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Austria Tourist Information
An idillic destination capturing some of the best destinations Europe has to offer from great cultural treats in Vienna by following some of the worlds most famous composers and musicians as they celebrate the long cultural heritage of Austria, with summers full of concerts and performances to enjoy or even visit the sights of the sound of music.
Christmas markets have been a long tradition in Austria with the market held in the front of Vienna's city hall which can be traced back to 1298, almost every town has its markets which can be visited together to get the most out of your shopping trip.
Skiing is extrememly popular in Austria with nearly 50% of the population going skiing or snow boarding. Austria boast over 3,500 lifts, 14,000 miles of ski trails, 12,000 instructors in 900 resorts offering some of the best skiing in the world.
Mountain biking has grown in popularity over the last few years with most of the large ski resorts opening up the ski runs and lifts to summer visitors. Bike hire is availble in the main resorts or for a small extra charge you can take your own bike on many of the low cost airline.
Climbing in the Zillertal mountains offering a beginners introduction lessons for the novice climbers wanting to enjoy this mountain experience, courses available for adults and children. The are many routes available for the experienced climbers, climbers with little alpine experience are advised to hire a local guide to get the most out of your trip.
Facts and Figures
Language: German is the main language spoken by 98% of the population, English is the main second language taught in schools which is widely spoken within the tourist regions.
Currency: Austria's only currency is use is the Euro which was introduced in 1999.
Climate: the weather in Austria
Public Holidays: January 1st New Year's Day, January 6th Epiphany, April 13th Easter Monday, May 1st National holiday, May 21st Ascension, June 1st Whit Monday, June 11th Corpus Christi, August 15 Assumption, October 26th Austria National Holiday, November 1st All Saints Day, December 8th Immaculate Conception, December 25th Christmas Day, December 26th Boxing Day.
Country Travel Guides
Burgenland - pop 11,334
Carinthia - pop 90,141
Lower Austria - pop 49,121
Salzburg - pop 142,662
Syria - pop 226,244
Tirol - pop 113,392
Upper Austria - pop 183,504
Vienna - pop 1,539,848
Vorarlberg - pop 26,752
Banks and Bureaux de Change,
Mon - Wed and Fri 08:00/09:00 - 15:00, Thu 08:00/09:00 - 17:30. Branch offices closed 12:30 - 13:30. You will find that the major stations and airports will have Bureaux de Change open all day with extended hours to accommodate visitors on early/late transfers.
Generally Mon - Fri 08:00 - 12:00 and 14:00 - 18:00, some will open during lunch time and the main offices will open on Sat 09:00 - 12:00
Emergency Telephone Numbers
European Energency Number 112
Fire Department 122
Ambulance and Medical Emergency Services 144
Emergency Doctor 141
24 Hour Breakdown Service;
ARBO (Automobile,, Motorbike and Cycling Club) 123
OAMTC (Austrian Automibile, Motorbike and Touring Club) 120
Electricity is 220 volt alternating current, plugs and sockets are European standard with two round pins.