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Preparing your trip to Vienna: advices & hints - things to do and to obey

Vienna, Austria 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 near railway stations work until 23:00.
4. Tobacco products can be purchased in special stores and kiosks only.
5. Leaving tips in local restaurants is customary. The usual size of tips is 5 - 10% of the total bill. Leaving tips in summer cafes and small restaurants is not necessary. You can also leave a monetary reward to taxi drivers and hotel employees, which should be not less than 1.5 Euros. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
6. Anyone can rent a car in Vienna. For this purpose it is enough to have a credit card by any bank and an international driver's license. A person, who rents a car, should be at least 21 years old; some brands of cars are allowed for rent only to persons aged 23 or older.
7. Banks are the best place to exchange currency as they usually offer the most favorable rate. On Thursdays the majority of banks have reduced working hours, so they are closed for an hour and a half earlier than usual.
Vienna has prepared to its guests widest choice of attractions and museums. Stadtpark City Park is simply a great place for a family rest. In the beginning of the 19th century several … Open
8. Tourists, who are used to save on accommodations, are recommended to visit Vienna during the period from July to September. At this time of a year special campuses named Studentenheim are opened in the city. Here guests will be provided with not only comfortable accommodations, but also with low-cost food – there is a special dining named Mensa on the territory of each campus.
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What to visit being in Vienna - unique sights

Vienna Opera Toilet

From the series “Public toilets, who makes it extravagant”
The renowned architect Friedensreich Hundertwasser and the painter Rudolf Scheffel are the creator of the most unusual toilet in Austria. Remarkable that the exclusive toilet looked a little different at first. Into the men's cabins the original colorful pissoirs were placed in the form of the female lips, which were later removed. The Viennese women consider this design immoral, so the original design pissoirs have been replaced by the typical ones. After the abolition the original Klobecken were not destroyed, but by the Internet Auction eBay sold. … Read further

Mozarthaus Vienna

From the series “Houses of famous people and stars currently open to tourists”
For many years, Mozart's House Museum has served as a permanent venue for interesting exhibitions and music concerts. In the museum the exciting excursions for the children are performed, so it is worth seeing for the whole family. In contrast to many other museums, photo and video recording is allowed in the museum of Mozart, which is a pleasant addition to the excursion. … Read further

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Travelling to Vienna - advices and tips. What should be provisioned in advance, the rules you might want to follow, and the things you better avoid doing in Vienna. We help you to make your trip smooth and easy, with no unexpected surprises.
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