Austria – Tourist Guide


Austria– the mountains and lakes, numerous beautiful landscapes, castles, palaces and monasteries, historic towns, varied cuisine, as well as theater, opera, concert halls, friendly people, the possibility of physical education and sport, the whole family … the capital of Austria – Vienna – a city of waltzes and parks. In Vienna, a huge number of hotels of any class. The peculiarity of the center of Vienna – numerous monuments composers who lived here …

Austria is located in the heart of Europe. In the north the country borders with the Czech Republic in the north-east – with Slovakia in the east – with Hungary, in the south – with Slovenia, Italy and Switzerland in the west – with a Liechtenstein, Switzerland and Germany. Most of the territory occupied by the Alps and their foothills, the highest point -, the Grossglockner (3797 m). The total area of the country is 83,8 thousand square meters. km.

The capital of Vienna.

Climate

Mild, a transitional continental, highly dependent on the altitude. Winters are mild with frequent snowfalls, the coldest winter month – January, temperatures in the valleys drop to -2 C, in the mountains – to -14 C. Summer is warm and sunny, the hottest months – July and August, temperatures around 20 C. precipitation of 600 mm per year in the east, up to 2000 mm per year in the western and south-western slopes of the Alps.

Distinguished 2 tourist season – summer (July – August) and winter (Christmas). Best time to visit Vienna – late spring and early autumn. Ski season lasts until mid-April.

Political system

Austria – a federal parliamentary republic with a presidential form of government. Head of state – the president who is elected for 6 years by universal suffrage. The Federal Chancellor heads the government, whose members are appointed by the president. Legislature – bicameral parliament (National Council and Federal Council). Administrative unit – earth, headed by the governor.

Population
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About 7.9 million people. The Austrians are approximately 91% of the population, Germans – 3%, is also home to the Croats, Slovenes, Czechs and Hungarians.

Official language

Official language – German (with typical Austrian accent).

Money
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Euro (Euro), equal to 100 cents. In the back of the banknote denominations of 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 200 and 500 euros, and coins of 1, 2, 5, 10, 20 and 50 cents.

Visa

For entry into Austria needed a passport and visa. With the accession of Austria to the countries of the Schengen Agreement, December 1, 1997 to issue a single Schengen visa the following categories:
A Visa (Transit Visa to travel by plane) – a visa to foreign persons who should have a Schengen visa at the time of transit in the international transit area of the airport. This visa does not permit entry to the territory of Austria.
Visa (transit visa) – Visa for foreign persons who should have a Schengen visa to transit through the territory of the Schengen countries, the country has not acceded to the Schengen Agreement in another country not to join the Schengen agreement. This visa is issued for travel up to 5 days.
Visa C (for short stay) gives the right to enter the Schengen area for up to 90 days within 6 months from first entry into one of the Schengen countries.
National D visa entitles to stay in Austria from 3 to 6 months without a permit for temporary stay or residence permit. This visa gives the right only to transit through the Schengen countries for up to 5 days, but not to stay in other Schengen countries.

Tourist visa
To obtain a tourist visa to Austria must have:
• Passport, valid for three months after the expiration of the visa;
• Original invitation;
• One fully and accurately completed application form, application (visa application) to obtain a visa at the Austrian German or English, signed personally by the applicant;
• One color photograph glued 3,5 x4, 5 cm on a light background, taken recently before the filing of documents;
• Photocopy of passport (or other identification document) of a person in that position papers to the consulate;
• Hotel bookings plus a confirmation of 100% payment for living expenses (fax / original bill), or a voucher for a reception and service from the Austrian Tourist;
• Proof of the applicant of the availability of funds for travel (such as credit card or bank account statement) + certificate from the employer about the salary for the past three months and a copy of employment contract;
• Health insurance and accident insurance (worth at least? 30-000)
• Air ticket or other travel documents;
• Letter from the employer indicating income (in English or German) for the unemployed – an excerpt from a bank account, credit card, etc., for students – a certificate from the study;
• Paid visa fee is 35 Euros (including commission of the bank the amount of the collection will be about 45 euros).

Transit visa
For transit trips will require:
• A copy of the valid visa of the destination country, as well as those countries not members of the Schengen • Agreement through which the applicant when he left Austria, following the path to the destination country;
• Health insurance and accident insurance (for an amount not less than 30000 euros);
• A copy of the ticket on a train or a plane there and back.

For children under 18 years old, traveling separately from their parents, need permission from their parents, certified by a notary.

Processing your visa application is carried out only if all the required documents. The usual term of documents in the embassy – up to two weeks. The Embassy reserves the right in some cases require additional documents. If necessary, the applicant for a visa can be personally invited to the Consulate. When submitting documents should be borne in mind that the person in the photo should occupy not less than 70-80% of the image, and the eyes of the applicant should not be covered glasses with dark lenses.

Customs
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There are no restrictions on the import or export of foreign and local currency (export more than 3,5 thousand euro declared). In addition to personal items, you can import goods and souvenirs in an amount not to exceed 180 euros per person (if the goods are imported through the border with Hungary, Slovenia, Slovakia or the Czech Republic – 70 euros per person). Duty-free import wine – up to 2 liters, spirits – up to 1 liter, cigarettes – up to 200 pcs. (Or a cigar – to 50 pcs. Or tobacco – up to 250 g), spirits – up to 50 grams, toilet water – up to 0,25 l and gifts totaling no more than 70 euros per person.

Without special permission prohibited import and export of items and things of historical and artistic value, drugs, weapons, gold bullion, as well as some medications.

Medical care and insurance

Medical care is mainly paid. Before the trip is necessary to make an international medical insurance. Certificate of vaccination is not required. If you need to better apply to the medical center at the Russian embassy.

Employment agencies
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Banks are open Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday from 8.00 to 12.00 and from 13.30 to 15.00 and Thursday – from 8.00 to 12.30 and from 13.30 to 17.30. Branches of banks at the airports and major railway stations operate from 6.30 to 22.30, including and on weekends.

Shop on weekdays, work from 8.00 to 18.30, some of them may be closed during the lunch break for 1-2 hours on Saturdays – until 13.00; first Saturday of each month – up to 17.00. On Sundays and during national holidays shops do not work. At the resorts and tourist centers might be closed until 21:00, and the train station restaurant – until 23:00.

Transport
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For owners of travel plastic cards is a flexible system of discounts. At night buses (from 00.30 to 04.00), travel costs about $ 2, travel does not apply. Fine for ticketless travel – $ 40 plus the cost of travel.

Tickets for coaches are a bit cheaper than rail.

Hitchhiking is very light, but high-speed freeways to vote is prohibited. Better do it before entering the track, and always with a tablet.

If you want to get from one city to another in a passing car, it is better not to vote on the highway, and turn into a specialized agency “Mitfahrzentrale”. For a small fee, it will find the car.

Roads and driving rules
Movement sided. For travel on motorways and highways is taxed (even in cities), confirming his payment receipts are valid for a week, month or year. In winter, some roads and passes in the Tyrol closed due to avalanche danger. In some regions, binding chains. Parking fee from Monday to Friday from 9.00 to 19.00, on Saturday paid parking in the downtown (also from 9.00 to 13.00). Maximum parking time in the city center – 90 minutes in the garage – not limited.

Domestic air travel in Austria are small and are mainly a means of delivery of passengers of regional centers for international flights departing from Vienna Airport.

Domestic flights are served by a subsidiary of the Austrian national carrier Austrian – Tyrolean Airways. Typically, this small regional jets. From Innsbruck to Vienna run six flights a day from Klagenfurt – five from Salzburg – four.

Tariffs on these flights can be relatively small and start from 89 euros round trip without charges (from Innsbruck – from 139 euros).

Buses in Austria play a supportive role in relation to the trains. Long routes not only suburban. The main function of buses (in Austria they are called “mail”) – transport of passengers to the railway stations. Rates average trip – a few euros, but if your trip combined with commuter rail, it should buy a single ticket from start to finish – it will be cheaper than buying tickets for each of the bus and train. Bus schedules are available on the website of the Austrian railways.

Ground transportation and metro
Urban transport in most cities in Austria presented by buses and trams, sometimes trolley. Vienna public transport consists of buses, trams, subway (U-Bahn) and suburban electric trains (S-Bahn).

Single tickets for any mode of transport is 1,5 euro (from the driver – 2 euros). Day pass costs 5 euros a ticket for three days – 12 euros. Also, three days, but the discount in the museums, the sightseeing and restaurants operates travel travel Vienna Card.

A ticket for a full week (Monday-Sunday) costs only 12.5 Euro. Tickets for 8 days (not necessarily consecutive) costs 24 euros. This ticket is also beneficial to tourists, traveling alone, three or four – they can use them at the same time, put out one day each. All tickets must be validated before the first trip.

Taxi
Taxis can be ordered by phone (at the stations and large hotels are staffed around the clock), “catch” on the street is often meaningless.

The train is the main means of movement in Austria. Hourly flights of the national railway company ÖBB connect all major cities of the country. Austrian trains are among the most reliable and comfortable in Europe.

By rapid long-distance trains are EC (OEC), IC (OIC), D, ICE. Regional trains are referred to as E and R, suburban – S.

Rates
Standard rates are sufficiently large. Travel from Vienna to Salzburg (3 hours) will cost 36 euros in the second class and 57 euros in the first. From Salzburg to Innsbruck (2 hours) – 29 euros in the second class and 48 in the first. A move across the country from Vienna to Bregenz (8 hours) is in the daytime train 56 euros in the second class and 86 euros in the first.

The fare for all types of trains is the same, extra charge for the class of train speed or not. Buying a ticket there and back does not give any discounts, but if you go a few passengers, each starting with the second, going for half price.

Internal communication is reduced to the night train from Vienna Bregenz. You can also find us in the international night trains – for example, Vienna, Zurich. If you want a bed, for it should pay to the regular ticket price – about 20 euros for a couch, sleeping car more expensive. But if you buy a ticket in advance, it can sometimes be a special offer – from 29 euros per trip, including tickets and reservations.

If you expect to make several trips to Austria, then the best option would be a ticket EvroDomino Austria. This ticket costs € 84 for any three days of unlimited travel within a month plus 11 euros for each additional day. Since you can only buy up to 5 additional days. For youth under 26 years of lower prices – 64 euros for the first three days plus 8 euros for each additional.

Electricity

Voltage is 220 V, 50 Hz, European-style outlets.

Attractions

In Austria, considered the most beautiful country in Central Europe, and tourists attracted by the beauty of Vienna and the famous ski resorts, as well as the picturesque alpine village of Tyrol, magnificent national parks and the Lake District on the west.

Vienna
Vienna, located in a picturesque place the middle reaches of the Danube and surrounded by the beautiful ridges of the Vienna Woods – one of the most beautiful cities in the world and the “musical capital of Europe. Merging of many cultures over the centuries has created this unique architecture, suffered greatly during the Second World War, but almost completely recovered hardworking crowns.

The symbol of the city – St. Stephen’s Cathedral (Shtefansdom), the patron saint of the capital of Austria. Cathedral of more than 800 years. Under the cathedral are the ancient catacombs – the burial place of the representatives of the Habsburgs, its interior just charmingly beautiful, but its spire sunk into a Turkish cannonball released to the church during the Turkish siege of the city in the XVI century. On the walls you can see Shtefansdoma measure the length, size and weight, which in the Middle Ages checked when buying goods, but with its observation deck offers a magnificent view over the Danube and Vienna. Instead of the cathedral is a beautiful area Shtefansplatts and postmodern glass building commercial center Haas House. Departs from the square Graben, “the heart of the city”, yet another symbol of Vienna, where the focus of such famous landmarks as the column Peytzoyle, Hotel Sacher and the church Peterskirchen. Here are the most fashionable shops. It is interesting to see the nearby Mihalerkirhe, San-Marie-am-Geshtade, Frantsiskanerkirhe, Neo-Gothic Town Hall (1872-1883 Gg.), One of the most beautiful squares in the world – with Iozefplatts placed on her palace chapel and the Burgtheater (1874-1888 Gg.) Building Parliament (1883), before which stands a statue of Pallas Athena and the famous Vienna Opera House (1861-1869 years.) – the venue of the cult’s annual Opera Ball.

Some south-west of the Graben and Iozefplatts is magnificent complex of the Hofburg Imperial Palace (XIII-XIX cc.), Built on the site of the Bavarian fort (1278), which now houses a number of government organizations in the country and the OSCE. In the premises of the palace are the Spanish Riding School – the famous winter riding Habsburg (1735), an exhibition of treasures “Shattskammer” (in her collection made in 962, the crown of the Holy Roman Empire and the Austrian Imperial Crown), a separate room “Burgundy treasures (jewels , ceremonial robes, jewelry and relics of the Order of the Golden Fleece and the Dukes of Burgundy, including the “Holy Lance”, which was allegedly pierced the crucified Christ), the imperial reception hall and the bedroom of Kaiser Franz Joseph.

In separate buildings of the complex are the Vienna House of the Arts, a unique Austrian National Library (XVIII cent.), Which collected more than 2 million books, music, manuscripts and ancient manuscripts, as well as the court church Avgustinkirhe and one of the richest art collections of the world – Gallery Collection (1800).

Near Hofburg Palace is a unique shop Petit Pointe, where for many centuries made embroidered with tiny crosses handbags, brooches and miniature snuff.

One should visit the church of St. Ruprecht and the summer residence of the Habsburgs – Schönbrunn Palace, in which more than 1400 rooms and halls. Now here are located the Museum of Weapons, a collection of costumes and horse-drawn carriages “supply train”, a beautiful park with fountains, an orangery and a zoo. Architectural patterns are located on a hill in the south-eastern part of the city palace of Prince Eugene of Savoy – Belvedere Castle (1714-1723 Gg.) With the Austrian Gallery of Art XIX-XX centuries. (The largest collection of Klimt, Schiele and Kokoschka), and rest of the Archduke Ferdinand, the baroque church Karlskirche (1739) and Shtadtpark, University, Palace of Count Manfelda funds, and the Vatican church.

Pride of Vienna – the most beautiful parks, diverse in their appearance and purpose. Prater is considered the most “national” park in Vienna (in force since the XVIII century.) And boasts the largest Ferris Wheel in the world (65 m) and excellent restaurants. In the historic Augarten park regularly conducted dozens of musical performances and symphony concerts. The famous park “Vienna Woods”, located in the vicinity of the capital, in the foothills of the Eastern Alps – is a forest area with their own towns and hotels, resorts and hot springs. Limited to one side the picturesque valley of the Danube and the vineyards, on the other – the famous kurrortnym area of Baden and Bad Foslau, “Vienna Woods” is a favorite spot Viennese and visitors alike.

In the Austrian capital, certainly more interesting museums than any other city in the world.

No tourist can not resist the temptation to visit the famous Viennese cafes and restaurants, is as an inherent part of the city, as Shtefansdom or “house curve” Hundertwasser House. Viennese cafes – the oldest in the world. The most famous classic “Maria Theresia” fashionable “Up-and-Co” modernist “Museum” and “Mozart”, “cab”, “Central”, “Melange” and “Demel”, where going to the most motley crowd, Freud’s favorite cafe – “Landman,” respectable “Zahir” and “Havelka, whose walls are decorated with paintings left as a payment known artists, as well as” Dommayer “, which debuted Strauss.

Restaurants capital of not less famous and glamorous. Grandfathering Piaristenkeller “has two in-house museums, and serves on prescription XVIII century. Restaurant Greyhenbeysl “- the oldest” saloon “in Vienna, already in the XVI century, the inn served. It is practically all the famous people of the country and the world – from Bekhova and Strauss, to Mark Twain and Chaliapin. Also famous restaurants “Plashutta on Auhofshtrasse,” Temple “on Pratershtrasse,” Hansen “and” Shtomah, as well as wine cellars (“celebs”) area Grinzing. Total in Vienna more than 180 comfortable “celebs” – from the tiny, no larger than a living room, where the habitues comes from the neighboring streets, to huge, elegantly furnished rooms where you can meet a simple wedding, and the aristocrat of the “high society”.

Zaltsburgerland
Salzburg

Federal Province Zaltsburgerland located in the center of the country. Capital – Salzburg, birthplace of the great Mozart, stretching at the very foot of the Alps. Salzburg stunningly picturesque and famous for its rich culture and annual music festivals. The symbols of the city is the fortress Hohensalzburg (1077-1861 Gg.) With the authority “Salzburg Bull” (XVI cent.), Which served as the residence of the princes, archbishops (1595-1619 Gg.) And gave the name of the city, and surrounded by three squares of Salzburg Cathedral (VIII in., rebuilt in 1611-1628 Gg.) Mirabell castle (1606-1727 Gg.), and striking the imagination of the church – Collegiate, Trinity, Ursulines, and the oldest in the Austrian monastery of St. Peter (696) – in his catacombs as early as 250 AD Christians were praying. Also interested in small and cozy space with a “toy” houses – Alter Markt and Vaag-Platz, the Museum of baroque (the second most important art collection of the country), the Toy Museum, House of Nature, an excellent zoo and a house in the street Getreydegasse, the birthplace of the great Mozart . Since 1920 in the city are the famous music festival that attracts music lovers from all over Europe.

8 km from the town is the palace Helbrunn (1615), considered one of the finest examples of landscape art in the world and not conceding Versailles or Peterhof, but Tennengebirge, south of Salzburg – a cave Aysrizenvelt (“the world ice giants”). In Nonberge is the oldest nunnery north of the Alps (715 dates), in Mattzee – Church of the Benedictine abbey (about 770), and in Mihaelboyerne – Benedictine abbey (817), with the Basilica of the XI century. In Verfene sure to visit the fortress Hoenverfen (1077) and the ice caves in Seekirchen – Amusement Park “Fantasy”, and in Hallein – salt mine and the only museum in Europe, the Celts in the open.

From Salzburg you can easily get to the lake region Flahgau, where lie the beautiful mountain lakes Obertrumer Zee, Mattze, Wallersee, as well as popular Zeller See, Fuschlsee and Wolfgang.

Burgenland
Eisenstadt

A small Federal Province of Burgenland is the easternmost country on the border with Hungary, Slovakia and Slovenia. In Eisenstadt, the capital of Burgenland, interest-Platz square Esterhazy, Esterhazy Palace, with four wings Baroque (1663-1672 Gg.) Hall of Haydn and beautiful ceremonial halls, park on Gaydngasse, house-museum of Haydn, Franciscan Church (1625) with Esterhazy family crypt, City Hall, the church Kalvarinbergkirhe m Haydn mausoleum near the church Bergkirchen.

Neusiedler Lake and its environs
A special attraction is the only steppe lake in Europe with the National Park Neusiedlersee Noyvidlerze-Zevinkel. Surrounded on all sides with thickets of reeds, solonchak ponds and marshes, this broad (length – 33,5 km, width – 12 km) but shallow (1.8 m) lake is the perfect place for a large number of rare animals and birds, and also a favorite spot of the Austrians. Southwestern coast stretches a whole series of old castles and monasteries – a baroque palace in Halbturn (1711), a former Servite Monastery in Loretto (1651), the ruins of the largest fortress in Burgenland Landzo, Burgh Castle Schlaining (1272 ), a medieval castle (XV-XVII centuries.) and the Franciscan Monastery (1648) in Güssing and many others.

Vorarlberg
The most western province of Austria, Vorarlberg, bordering Switzerland and Germany. In the provincial capital, Bregenz, situated on the southern shore of Lake Constance, interesting town hall, the tower of St Martinsturm (XVII cent.) With a small museum of weapons, palaces, Thurn and Taxis, the House of Congresses and festivals, museum Foralberger-Landsmuzeum with a collection of paintings by Austrian artists and “safari-zoo” on Mount Pfander (1064 m). On the mountain can be reached by elevator. From stunning views over the lake and its surroundings.

Traditional cuisine

Austrian cuisine is very traditional and rather varies in different lands of the country. In the national cuisine of a strong Italian and German influence, very much in common with a kitchen and Hungary, the Czech Republic, Slovenia, and even Turkey. This is the world’s only national cuisine, named after the capital, and not the country that is “Vienna” and not “Austrian”.

The main Austrian meat dish – the famous Viennese schnitzel. It is fried in breadcrumbs large piece of soft veal, certainly closing edge plates, served with vegetable salad. Another symbol of Viennese cuisine – fried chicken “bakhun, as well as Kaiser’s omelet (or rather, air pie whipped eggs) Kaiserschmarrn, boiled beef with apple horseradish” tafelshpits, trout fillet, noodles with cheese kasnokken and cheese soup carp in Serbian, air dried ham, similar Italian “pasta” – “nokerl and tender foie gras. Many dishes prepared from sauerkraut, such as dumplings and sauerkraut “krotspattsn” roast “hoarneystnidey” and a lot of side dishes. In Austria and bake delicious bread, which, unlike other European countries, is present at the table.

And as the number of desserts and Viennese cuisine is unrivaled in the world. In addition to the traditional apple pie apfelshtrudel “world-famous chocolate” zahertorten, rum cake gugelhupf, sweet souffle “Salzburger nokkerln” baked in an egg white bread with jam and sugar, “Ritter Armagh, apricot dumplings” marilenknedl, Vienna pancakes, cakes and pastries.

Tyrolean cuisine is a great variety of dishes and sytnostyu, the most popular soup with bacon, sautéed potatoes, flour, meat and bacon “grestl, broth with liver balls” liberknedl, a variety of fresh salads and grilled meats, especially – famous Viennese schnitzel, as well as many Italian dishes. Styria characterized by abundant dishes of stewed meat with various spices and herbs, as well as an indispensable presence on the table of local wine. In Carinthia, Salzburg and many dishes of Slavic origin – dumplings stuffed with cheese, dumplings, noodles with ham shinkenflekern “pancakes” Straube “pancakes” palachinken “with sweet fillings, grilled trout, and many baked foods.

In Austria, produce many varieties of good beer and wine. Sami Austrians prefer to use a light wine “hoyrige, also produced such remarkable varieties like Riesling, Grüner Veltlinner” and “Muller Thurgau” from the Wachau valley, red wine “Shilher or white wine Muskateller” and “Morrilan” from Western Styria as well as dry wines from Burgenland.

Special mention deserve the Viennese cafes, which are the birthplace of European culture of coffee consumption, and this “calling card” of the country where the offer is usually at least 30-50 varieties of coffee – coffee with cream “blend” coffee with cream “Brauner”, “cappuccino”, cold black coffee with rum or brandy, strong espresso “Kurtz” or weaker “ferlengerter” double “mocha” with lots of whipped cream “aynshpenner” and countless other types of coffee.

Traditions and rules of conduct in the country

Approximately 78% of the population are Catholics, 5% – Protestant 2% – Muslims 12% – are atheists.

Official holidays and weekends Austria
January 1 – New Year
January 6 – Epiphany, the day of the Three Saints
May 1 – Labour Day, Easter Monday
August 15 – Assumption, Ascension and Whit den
October 26 – National Day of the Republic of Austria
November 1 – All Saints’ Day
December 8 – Conception of the Virgin Mary
December 25 – Christmas
December 26 – Day of St. Stephen’s

Festivals and holidays
The number of celebrations and festivals simply enormous, and most of them in one way or another connected with the musical and cultural events in the country.

Vienna
In Vienna, conducted by Haydn Days (early March), Days of Sacred Music (early March – mid April), the Vienna Festival (May – June), the Viennese musical summer (mid June – mid September), the International Music Youth Festival (July), Festival Spektakulum “(July), Days of Schubert (November), operetta festival in Baden (late June – mid September), etc.

Other cities
In Innsbruck – Ambras Palace Concerts (mid-June – early August) and the Early Music Festival (late August). In Salzburg – Mozart Week (last week of January), Easter Festival, Salzburg Festival on the Trinity, concerts at the fortress Hohensalzburg (Easter – end October), concerts in the Mirabell Palace (all year), the Salzburg Marionette Theater (all year), Salzburg Festival ( the end of July – end August), Cultural Days in Salzburg (October), Advent concerts (December), and Mozart’s music festivals.
Eisenstadt – International Days of Haydn (mid September), concerts by Haydn at the Esterhazy Palace (mid September – early October). In Graz – Shtiriada “(June-July), Festival” Autumn in Styria “(end of September – the end of October), concerts in the palace Eggenberg (May-September), etc.
Linz – International Bruknerovsky Festival (mid September – early October), an exhibition of Ars-Electronica (mid September) and others Mörbisch – Lake Festival (July-August, on Saturdays and Sundays). Austrian Grand Prix on the Formula-1 racing is held at the circuit A1-Ring in Spielberg in May-July.

Tip

Tipping is 5% of the order, in large restaurants customary to leave 10% of the total bill. The waiter would return delivery of the account, and after that, in the same cloth, leave a tip. The bar and cafe can leave a small coin. In sidewalk cafes a tip do not give. The taxi driver decided to leave 10% over the counter, you can just leave the detail of delivery.

Useful Contacts

Across Austria – 1611.
Internal Information Service country – 08.
Travel News – 03 or (0) 512/1550.
Central Railway referral Vienna – (222) 17-17.
Russian Embassy in Austria – 714-71-69
Consulate – 712-32-33
Representation of “Aeroflot” – 512-15-01

Emergency Services
Ambulance – 144.
Police – 133.
Fire brigade – 122.
Salvation Army – (0222) 214-483-04 (for men), 317-21-47 (for women).
Emergency Road Service OAMTS – 120, Secretariat – (0) 512/3320-0.
Emergency service ARBO – 123, Secretariat – (0) 512/345123.
Pharmacy background – 15-50

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