General Tourist Information
The official currency in Austria is the EURO. 1 Euro = 100 Cents.
Voltage: 230 Volts. Plugs are Continental-style two-pin. A plug adaptor should be taken along if incompatible electronic gadgets are used.
Foreign Exchange, Banks & Credit Cards
Money can be changed at the airport, at banks, exchange bureaus and larger hotels.
Business hours of banks:
Prices and Tips
Menu prices usually include service and taxes. In restaurants, a tip of approximately 10 % is expected.
Typical shopping hours are Monday to Friday 09:00 - 18:00 and Saturday 10:00 - 13:00 (17:00). Apart from some tabacconists and small supermarkets at petrol stations and at the main railway stations, shops are closed on Sundays.
Luxury shops with an elegant clientele can be found in the pedestrian zone of the Graben and of Kärntnerstraße (underground U1, U3 / station Stephansplatz). Street entertainers and outdoor cafe's contribute to the special atmosphee of this area.
A well known shopping area is Mariahilferstraße (underground U3 / station Neubaugasse).
The best way to discover Vienna is by public transport. The transport system is based on a dense network of trams, buses, subways and trains.
The following tickets are available:
Tickets are available at Vienna Transport sales counters and at tabacconists. Apart from the Vienna Card, tickets can also be obtained from vending machines at the underground stations.