Euro (EUR)

Official languages

German; officially recognized in some states – Croatian (in Burgenland), Slovene (in Carinthia), Hungarian (in Burgenland)


GMT + 1

Calling code


Area codes

Vienna: 1, Salzburg: 323, Graz: 316, Innsbruck: 512, Linz: 732

Internet TLD



Generally shops are open Monday–Friay from 9am to 6pm (with a lunch break usually between 1 and 2pm). On Saturdays shops are open from 9 am to 1pm. On Sundays shops are closed.

National holidays

New Year’s Day January 1
Epiphany January 6
Easter movable feast
National Day May 1
Ascension Day movable feast
Whit Monday movable feast
Corpus Christi movable feast
Feast of Assumption August 15
National Holiday October 26
All Saint’s Day November 1
Immaculate Conception December 8
Christmas December 25 & 26

National dish

Markknödelsuppe – a clear bone-marrow soup with dumplings
Frittatensuppe – a bullion with shreds of an omelette or a pancake
Knödeln – round poached or boiled potato or bread dumplings (Semmelknödel), often with various fillings, for example of liver (Leberknödel)
Wiener Schnitzel – fried breaded veal or pork
Kümmelfleisch – a goulash soup with chives and onions
Krenfleisch – pork or beef with horseradish sauce
Tafelspitz – simmered beef often served with mild apple-horseradish sauce (Apfelkren)
Strudel –a sweet layered pastry with various fillings (fruit, raisins, cinnamon, etc.)
Salzburger Nockerl – a sweet meringu dessert


Austria’s electricity runs on 220V/50Hz.


Citizens of European Union, Australia, Canada and the United States do not need visa for entry into Austria. Only a valid passport is required. Citizens of the Schengen Zone are entitled to travel freely within Schengen with the National Identity Card.

Useful numbers

Emergency: 112
Ambulance: 144
Fire Brigade: 122
Police: 133