Why Visit Austria
From snow capped Alpine peaks to beautiful natural reserves and crystal clear lakes, Austria’s scenery is nothing but inspiring, with many natural wonders that are worth visiting.
ART, MUSIC & CULTURE
Austria is known for its contributions to music, especially during the Classical and Romantic periods. The country is considered to be the heart of European classical music, and its streets are usually filled with multiple musicians playing the sounds of its treasured composers.
Austria is filled with picturesque villages and diverse architectural styles representing many periods, ranging from Baroque structures to modern buildings. And, of course, its remarkable castles.
In case you didn’t know, Austria self-proclaimed as the capital of cake, as Franz Sacher created in 1832 in Vienna what is known today as the Sachertorte. Probably the most famous chocolate cake of all-time. Nowadays, there is at least one bakery on every street in Austria, something austrian takes great pride in. Their pastries and cakes are a must try.
What to expect
German is the official language in Austria, but english is spoken by a lot of people, especially young ones, and it can get you by.
In Austria the standard voltage is 230 V and the frequency is 50 Hz. That’s the standard voltage in the UK, Europe, Australia and most of Asia and Africa; If you are traveling from the US you will need an adaptor.
The Euro is the official currency in Austria, as it is a member of the European Union. 1 USD equals 0.92 euros (as of 2020). Europeans prefer cash, and even though debits cards are widely accepted, not all the places will let you swipe for small transactions. It would be better to get some cash from the ATM or exchange it at a bank.
Austria is a very safe country. Pickpocketing could happen just like anywhere else. Take common sense precautions and keep your valuables out of sight just in case.
Nationals of the following countries do not need a visa to enter Austria for a maximum period of 90 days in any 180-day period and do not take up employment:
Albania, Andorra, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Australia, Bahamas, Barbados, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominica, El Salvador, Georgia, Grenada, Guatemala, Holy See, Honduras, Hong Kong, Israel, Japan, Kiribati, Macao, Macedonia, Malaysia, Marshall Islands, Mauritius, Mexico, Micronesia, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Palau, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, San Marino, Serbia, Seychelles, Singapore, Solomon Islands, South Korea, Taiwan, Timor-Leste, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tuvalu, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, USA, Uruguay and Vanuatu.
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