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Practical information

Useful information for your holiday in Austria. Learn more about visa regulations, Austria's currency, driving regulations and how to save money during your stay in Austria.

Useful things to know for your stay in Austria

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Passport & Visa Regulations

Holders of an Australian or New Zealand passport do not need a visa if their stay in Austria does not exceed three months. For detailed information contact the Austrian embassy in Canberra or the Austrian consulates in Australia's major cities.
Find out more about Visa Regulations
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Monetary Matters

Austria is a member of the Economic and Currency Union - the common currency is the Euro. Also: find out about ATM, use of credit cards and traveling with large amounts of money.
Find out more about Monetary Matters
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Driving in Austria

Driving in Austria is uncomplicated and offers the greatest flexibility and freedom: you explore at your own pace. However there are a few rules you need to be aware of when driving on Austrian roads.
Find out more about driving regulations in Austria
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City discount cards

There is an easy way to save money during your city break in Austria. Get a discount card for Vienna, Salzburg Innsbruck or Linz and use tpublic transport for free and get reductions or even free admission to local sights and attractions.
Find out more about City discount cards
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Austrian public and school holidays & daylight saving time

Will a public holiday fall during your holiday in Austria? An easy way to find out is to check our 2015 to 2017 listing of holidays.
Find out more about Austrian public and school holidays
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The easiest way to get tickets

A trip to Austria would not be the same without a visit to the opera or a concert. Get tickets ahead of time to ensure entry to the concert or festival of your dreams
Find out more about how to get your tickets
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Shopping

Holidays are never holidays without a bit of shopping, so visitors will be delighted by many large shopping malls, small souvenir shops and splendid shopping streets across Austria.
Find out more about Shopping in Austria
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Barrierfree travel

Austria offers a wide range of accessible holidays and leisure facilities for those travelling with a disability.
Find out more about Barrierfree Travel
Concert for Europe, Schönbrunn Palace © Wiener Philharmoniker Concert for Europe, Schönbrunn Palace © Wiener Philharmoniker

What's free in Austria?

A vacation in Austria is much more affordable than you think. Austria’s cities offer a range of free festivals, museums, sights and activities.
Find out more about free things in Austria
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Travel with Pets

Would you like to travel with your pet? Don't forget there is a number of guidelines to follow.
Find out more about travelling with pets

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