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Austria Money and Currency Explained

Euro coins and banknotes

Austria money and currency. Since it is part of the Eurozone, Austria uses the euro as its currency. This means you can pay with the same euros in Belgium, Cyprus, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia and Spain. One euro represents 100 cents. Essentially, euro banknotes come in six denominations …

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Smart Vienna Tourist Checklist – 7 Vital Holiday Planning Tips

Vienna Ringstrasse from above

After you have decided about your travel date and long before you advise your bank, mobile phone provider and pet of your trip, use a smart Vienna tourist checklist. Because Austria’s capital is small, many travelers underestimate its rich cultural offer, and booming tourism.  ❑ 1. Check Seasonal Peaks, Highlights And Weekend Closures If you always dreamed of visiting certain …

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Tipping in Austria – Guide To Hotel, Restaurant and Taxi Tipping

Is it customary to tip in Austria? And how much do you tip? Essentially, tipping in Europe can differ significantly by country. Tipping in Austria is generally at the consumer’s discretion. While certain service sector workers expect to receive a tip you do not need to pay extra if you are not happy. If you have been to Germany you …

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Austria Cell Phone Use For Travelers: SIM Cards To Mobile Hotspots

Austria cell phone use: Austrian mountain and lake

Austria Cell Phone Use for Travelers. If your cell phone carrier’s International Roaming and Mobile Data Package is too expensive there are a few options to consider to cut roaming charges: Buy Prepaid Austrian Or European SIM Card Austria Cell Phone Use for Travelers. Overall, a SIM Card can considerably cut roaming charges. Since Austria may only be one stop during …

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Day Trip To Vienna From Budapest: Tours And Transfers

Day trip to Vienna from Budapest: Neue Burg

Are you planning a day trip to Vienna from Budapest? From time to time users ask me whether the journey is doable. Not only is Wien overwhelming in terms of attractions but also located at 250 km distance. My answer is yes, do it, by train, by car but not by boat (too long). Since you will want to get the most out …

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Car Rental Vienna: How To Rent a Car in Austria

Visit Vienna: rental car

Car Rental Vienna. When I take my family back to my Viennese hometown, we sometimes rent a car. Over the past years, our experience with car rental in Austria has grown. Find tips for getting the best deal, a car rental checklist, and  driving and parking tips. Do also check the alternative option: renting a car with driver. The Car Rental …

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Map of Vienna Austria: Find Landmarks, Transport, Hotels And More

map of Vienna: city council map

Map of Vienna. On this page you find my collection of the best online and printed city maps. Find the most suitable map for your needs: find out your way round, find all top landmarks, search for addresses, and find hotels in your favourite spots. If you want to print the online maps, click on the link to the full version (Vollversion) where available and …

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Vienna Metro Map and Metro System Info: Travel And Sightseeing Tips

Vienna Metro U1

The Vienna metro is the quickest and most popular means of public transport. Here you’ll get to know the Vienna metro system and access a Vienna metro map. Learn more about fares, tickets, city cards and timetables, and find free travel tips for using the metro when sightseeing. How Does The Vienna Metro Work? In total the Vienna subway or …

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Vienna Walking Tours: 9 Thought-Provoking Walks

New Year's Eve Concerts: Hofburg Palace

If you belong to the smart 27% of Vienna visitors*) who are keen to learn about the city while there check these eight Vienna walking tours. Since my home city offers almost 100 guided walks start on top with this manageable list of the best group tours: from basic orientation walks to expert-led tours, from Jewish to architectural, shopping and …

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Flights To Vienna Austria: My Frequent Flyer Tips

Flights to Vienna Austria: Schwechat airport

Sharing My Frequent Flyer Tips If you searched for flights to Vienna Austria every few months, too, you’d probably have found what I have: an overdelivering flight search tool that regularly spits out attractive airfares for the city. This flight search engine has delivered fabulous flight offers since I started using it seven years ago. In the past years I have found that Austrian Airlines …

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