About Vienna


German is spoken in Austria, and the most commonly spoken foreign language is English.

Climate and temperature

Vienna has an oceanic climate with average high temperatures of 21.3 to 24.0 °C (70.3 to 75.2 °F) and average lows of 12.5 to 15.1 °C (59.2 to 63.3 °F) in May/June.


In many service areas, such as restaurants, taxis, hairdressers, serviced filling stations, etc., a tip is traditionally given. This is normally 5 to 10 percent, with the exact amount depending on the level of satisfaction with the service provided.


In Austria the power sockets are of type F. The standard voltage is 230 V and the standard frequency is 50 Hz.


Shops are usually open Mon - Fri from 9.00 am - 6.30 pm, Sat until 5.00 pm or 6.00 pm; some shopping centers are open until 8.00 pm or 9.00 from Mon-Fri.

Shopping is available on Sundays and holidays at the large railway stations, at the airport and in the museum shops.


Most restaurants in the city centre are open daily. Hot food is generally offered from 11.00 am - 2.00 pm and from 6.00 pm - 10.00 pm. Many restaurants also serve hot food throughout the day. Some restaurants, often outside the city centre, are closed on one day each week, sometimes on Sundays as well.

Money needs

The euro is the currency of Austria. You can also pay for your purchases without problem by card.

The most popular credits are usually accepted in Vienna, although sometimes their use is subject to a minimum purchase amount. You can use your Maestro card (bank ATM card) almost everywhere - especially in shops - even for small amounts.

You can withdraw cash with Maestro and credit cards at cash dispensers, which can be found everywhere in the city.

Most banks in Vienna are open from Monday to Friday from 8.00 am to 12.30 pm and from 1.30 pm to 3.00 pm, and until 5.30 pm on Thursdays.

Vienna (Austria)

Vienna is the capital of Austria with a population of 1.8 million. It is very popular as a destination for conferences and conventions as it is easy to reach, has plenty to offer and is considered one of the safest cities in the world, offering the highest standard of living (#1 according to the Worldwide Quality of Living Survey, Mercer Human Resource Consulting). All year round, Vienna is a leading tourism destination, attracting visitors with its historic city and numerous cultural attractions, such as museums, opera houses, concert halls, theatres, as well as architecture from several epochs. For those who like to enjoy culinary pleasures, Vienna is well-known for its coffee culture, which is best experienced at the impressive imperial coffeehouses, as well as its ”Heurigen” inns (local wine taverns) in and around the city. Vienna has a long academic history with 9 universities and hosts major international organizations such as the UN, UNIDO, IAEA, OECD and OPEC.

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