General Information

BANK SERVICES

The official currency in Austria is the Euro (EUR, €).

Business hours of banks:

Monday to Wednesday and Friday:

08:00-12:30 and 13:30-15:00

Thursday:

08:00-12:30 and 13:30-17:30

CASH MACHINES (ATM’s)

A large number of cash machines accepting debit cards as well as most common credit cards are located outside of bank buildings throughout Vienna. They are easy to identify by their green-blue logo.

SHOPPING

Shops in Vienna are usually open from Monday to Friday, from 9.00 - 19.00, Saturdays from 9.00 - 17.00. They are closed on Sunday, some shops open until 21.00 hrs on Thursday. Most shops accept all major credit- and “Maestro” cards.

EATING OUT

First-class and deluxe restaurants in Vienna are open from 11.30 - 14.30 and 17.30 - 24.00. However, most of them stop serving warm meals at 22.00 hrs. Many traditional restaurants are open throughout the day and evening.

Service charges are included in the price, unless explicitly mentioned. Nevertheless an additional tip in between 8-10% of the bill is expected, if you deem the service good enough. Some restaurants have cover charge. Major credit cards are accepted. Table reservations are recommended.

TAXIS

Numerous taxi stands are located throughout Vienna as well as in front of most hotels, congress centres, hospitals, railway stations, opera- and theatres and major sights.

Some telephone numbers of selected taxi companies (calling from Vienna):

60-1-60

31-300

40-100

TELEPHONE CALLS

International calls to Austria: Access code: +43

Area code Vienna: 1

E.g. from Germany you dial: 0043 – 1 + local phone number

VIENNA TOURIST OFFICE

The online pages of the Vienna Tourist Office give answers to most of your questions in 13 different languages and offers day-by-day information about all events in the city. Visit the VTO here: www.wien.info/en

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