QUICK AUSTRIA FACTS
Currency: People in Austria use the Euro as their currency which can be withdrawn from ATMs throughout Austria, however keep in mind that smaller towns may not have access to ATMs and its recommended to withdraw cash and take it with you if you day trip outside of the major cities.
Power Points: Most power points are the same as most other European power points (2 circular prongs). Obviously I would recommend you take a Travel Adapter especially for non Europeans.
Official Language: The official language of the Austria is German, however, most people generally speak English.
Health: There are no major health concerns in Austria for travellers, however, Tick-borne encephalitis is a risk in forested areas. Ticks are most common in country areas and I would recommend that you contact your doctor a few weeks before you travel as in some cases you need to start any medication a few days before your trip or you may need to get a vaccination.
Drinking Tap Water: The tap water is generally safe to drink, however, if you are unsure, make sure to ask your hotel receptionist or host.
Visa: Most countries don’t require a visa for short stays, to visit Austria.
– Apfelstrudel (a flaky pastry that is lined with apple filling and qualifies as vegetarian Austrian food).
– Wiener Schnitzel (fried delight which is served with a side of fried potatoes and sour cream and onions).
– Knödel (Austrian dumpling that can be both sweet and savoury).
– Käsespätzle (Austria’s answer to Mac n’ cheese).
When to go: The tourist season in Austria typically lasts from May through September. The best weather, snow-free alpine paths, exceptionally long days (light till 9pm at night), and the busiest tourist activities are the perks of summer.