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Leutascher Geisterklamm The official currency in Austria is euro. The more profitable and reliable option is to exchange money in banks. However, they usually work from 8am to 3pm.
Dollars instead of euros are sometimes offered in exchange offices in airports. It is better not to go there and choose another place for currency exchange.
For purchases exceeding 75 EUR, tourists can return VAT at a rate of 13 percent. To do this, you need to save all checks until the very end of the trip.
Austria is one of the most economically stable and prosperous states in Europe. That is why the infrastructure here is set at the highest level. …
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If there are Tax Free checks, they can be registered at the airport after the boarding pass is issued. At the front desk, you must notify that you have checks with you.
Arriving guests can reach the city of their airport in several ways. The cheapest thing is to go by train to the station Landstrasse or Wien Mitte. To get there, you need to buy a ticket in special vending machines.
It’s not accepted to grab an Austrian taxi on the street by waving a hand. It is usually called by the phone or is searched on special parking lots equipped with the appropriate signs. It is better to write down several phone numbers, so you won’t waste time searching.
The cost of a taxi ride is calculated according to the meter, plus 2. 5 Euro for loading. Tipping is optional, but if you want to, you can add a small amount to the check. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
In hotels and restaurants, tips are quite common. It's usually enough to leave 5-10% of the order, because the service is already included in the bill.
For convenient transportation, you can use car rental services. You can rent a car in Vienna for about 10 euros a week. To do this, you will need a credit card and a valid international driving license. The driver must be at least 21 years old.
When traveling by car, you need to remember that most parking lots are paid. Nevertheless, there are zones of short-term parking marked with special signs. At gas stations, you can buy paper parking disks, which you need to put under the wipers, so that the police will have no complaints.
The temperate continental climate dominates in Austria. The lowest temperature is observed in January. In July and August, it is quite warm here, and the water in various ponds warms up to + 25C and above.
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Don’t bring a lot of things, as it's better to dress according to the weather. It's better to choose convenient and practical things, because the Austrians don't bother about their look.
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Fantastic City Tours and Excursions in Austria

Colorful and unique places in Austria

Dachstein Sky Walk

From the series “Elegant Architectural Structures for Fans of Skywalks”
It’s possible to find amazing architectural monuments even in the most hidden corners of the planet. The bridge built on the Dachstein glacier is an excellent example. This spectacular bridge with an observation deck, which is the final element of the structure, is situated in the Austrian town of Dachstein. The sight was built at the terminal cable car station, high in the mountains. Using the lift, travelers can climb to an altitude of 2 700 meters. After that they will be able to stroll through the beautiful glass bridge and admire the panoramic view of the mountains.

The glacier serves as a foundation for a viewing platform with a bridge. The structure is perfectly visible even from the territory of Slovenia and the Czech Republic. Not everyone dare to walk through the suspension ... Read all

Arnold Schwarzenegger Museum

From the series “Famous Museums of World Celebrities”
One of the most famous museums in the world is located in the Austrian village of Thal. It is dedicated to the legendary actor Arnold Schwarzenegger. The place of the museum location was not chosen by chance, as Tal village is home to the world-famous actor. It was decided to open the museum in the house where Schwarzenegger has spent the first 19 years of his life. The museum opened on 7 October 2011. The history of the sight is very interesting. The idea belongs to the best friend of the actor, Peter Urdlen.

A few years before the museum's opening, the author said that he wants to assemble a collection of things associated with the actor. A few years later, Urdlen confessed that they were necessary for him to be exhibited in the unique museum. Today, the collection presented in the old ... Read all
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Advices for popular cities of Austria

Vienna
1. The public transport system is very well developed here. Trams and buses work from early in the morning until midnight. After midnight you will see special night buses on main streets of the city. 2. Taxis are rather cheap in Vienna, but "catching" it on the streets of the city is simply impossible. It is better to call a car to a restaurant or a hotel. You can also take a taxi in one of special sites. 3. The majority of shops and shopping centers are open until 18:00. Shops located … Read more
Salzburg
1. The best time to visit the city is during warm months of a year. It’s quite cold in Salzburg in winter, and this fact can prevent you from enjoying various excursions and entertainments. 2. There is a well-developed network of trolleybuses and buses in the city. You can easily get to any street you’re interested in by using public transport. 3. Tickets for public transport can be purchased at any tobacco shop - here they are the cheapest. 4. The city’s taxi is quite … Read more
Innsbruck
1. The city and its surroundings are best to travel by public transport. Catching a taxi on the street of the city is extremely problematic, so, if you need one, it’s better to call to order it beforehand. In case you plan to make a long-distance trip, discuss the price in advance. 2. If you plan to rent a car, you will have to present a credit card of any bank. Of course, you will also need a driver's license of international standard. Those, who have got the license less than a year ago, … Read more
Kitzbuhel
1. The city has a developed public transport system. Buses run along the main streets from early morning to late evening. Thrifty travelers are advised to purchase special tickets, the validity of which varies from one day to several weeks. 2. It’s better to call the taxi by phone or take it on a special parking. It is unlikely to flag a taxi on the street. You may leave small cash reward for the taxi driver, but this procedure is not required. Most commonly, the resulting amount by the … Read more
Graz
1. You will find many car rental offices in Graz. In order to rent a car, you will need a driving license of the international standard and a credit card with the required amount of collateral in the account. Travellers are recommended to use the services of firms that are located near the railway station and airport. 2. All the taxis work in accordance with a unified tariff system, so taxi rates can only be changed depending on the time of day. Some firms charge an additional fee for … Read more
Linz
1. Gourmets should definitely order the Linzer cake in one of local ethnic restaurants. The recipe of this unique dessert was created over 300 years ago, and now chefs prepare the cake in full compliance with all the requirements. The taste of this treat is just amazing. 2. The main tourist center of the city is the Linz City Tourist Board located next to the Hauptplatz train station. The center serves its customers daily. You can take booklets describing sights and a city map, as well as … Read more

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