Before traveling to Austria you need the following documents
A valid passport or a valid identity card.
A driver's license is not a valid ID, but you will surely need it when you go to Austria by car or when you intent to rent a car. Do not forget your green (insurance) card if you take your own car!
Do not forget your documents such as the travel insurance, health insurance when you travel. These are not compulsory in Austria, but they can help you solve possible issues much faster.
Város határain belül 50km/h
Város határain kívül: 100km/h
In Austria it is mandatory to have a toll sticker on the highways, we recommend that you buy one anyways at the ANWB before going into Austria. You can buy a vignette for 10 days (11.45 euros), 2 months (27,75 euros) or one year (83.30 euros) (the 2014 prices).
In Austria, the permitted BAC is 0.49 ‰ and for drivers that own their license for less than 2 years the permitted blood alcohol level is 0.1 ‰. The fines are very high in case of defying these laws.
The use of your mobile phone while driving is not allowed, there are high penalties for violating these rules.
It is compulsory to have a hazard warning triangle, safety jackets and a first aid kit in the car.
Cyclists often ride on the roads along with the cars. Sometimes they are harder to spot in the hilly areas. Please consider that they can be cycling anywhere on the road. We advise you to offer them sufficient space. In Austria there is also a lane for passing cyclists.
In winter you need snow tires and / or snow chains
The official currency in Austria is the euro. Érmék: 1, 2, 5, 10, 20, 50 eurócent valamint 1 és 2 euró. Bankjegyek: 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 200, és 500 euró.
- Bauernsmaus (sausages, ham and bacon with a potato dish)
- Wiener schnitzel (breaded cutlets)
- Semmelknödel with Eierschwammerlsosse
- Kasnocken cheese dumplings
- Bosner, bratworst in a roll
- Beuschel, veal ragout
- Gulash, kind of like Hungarian goulash stew but served with Semmelknödel
- kaiserschmarrn, pieces of thick pancake with raisins, served with powdered sugar
- Apfelstrudel, warm apple pie served with whipped cream
- Tropfenstrudel, similar to Apfelstrudel but with cottage cheese filling
- Germknödel, dumplings filled with Powidl, a kind of jam and vanilla sauce.
If you want to take your dog with you to Austria, you must consider the following aspects.
The pet has to have a European passport or a valid vaccination card where all the vaccinations your pet had have to be stated.
The pet has to be able to be identified through a chip.
Prior to going to Austria your pet must be vaccinated against the following diseases at least:
- Dogs: Rabies
- Cats: cat flu, feline distemper
Also make sure that your pet has been dewormed before leaving.
Please contact your vet in plenty of time to arrange for vaccinations and passport.
Please keep in mind that if you have a dog it should always be on a leash while in public and you should have a muzzle with you. The dog does not always have to wear it but you should be able to show it upon request.
You may bring a maximum of three dogs with you to Austria.
For further information please consult our Website http://www.dogsincluded.nl/invoer/oostenrijk.htm
During a holiday in Austria you will find that everyone speaks German with or without an accent and depending on the region. The Austrians very much appreciate if you know some German words. Here are some pronunciation tips and frequently used phrases and words.
A német nyelvben vannak bizonyos betűk, amelyekre kiejtéskor oda kell figyelni:
Az „a”-t úgy ejtik, mint a magyar „á”-t
Az „s”-et, mint a magyar „z” hangot
A „z”-t, mint a magyar „c”-t.
Jó reggelt - Gutenmorgen (gútenmorgen)
Jó napot - Gutentag (gútentág)
Jó estét - Gutenabend (gútenábend)
Helló - Hallo (hálló)
Viszlát - Auf Wiedersehen (auf víderzén)
Kérem, adáskor/kapáskor - Bitte (bite) / Gerne (gerne)
Köszönöm - Vielen Dank (fílen dánk)
Elnézést - Entschuldigung (entsuldigung)
Igen - Ja (já)
Nem - Nein (nájn)
Szupermarket - Supermarkt (zupermarkt)
Pékség - Bäckerei (békeráj)
Mészárszék - Fleischerei (flájseráj)
Vendéglő - Restaurant (resztáuránt)
Gyógyszertár - Apotheke (ápotéke)
Kórház - Krankenhaus (kránkenhausz)
Orvos - Doktor (doktor)
Fogorvos - Zahnartzt (cánárct)
Úszómedence - Schwimmbad (svimbád)
Strand - Strand (stránd)
Egy - Eins (ájnsz)
Kettő - Zwei (cváj)
Három - Drei (dráj)
Négy - Vier (fír)
Öt - Fünf (fünf)
Hat - Sechs (zeksz)
Hét - Sieben (zíben)
Nyolc - Acht (áht)
Kilenc - Neun (najn)
Tíz - Zehn (cén)
Each country has its own traditions that determine its culture. Customs may also vary by country. You will find here some information about life in Austria. Knowing this you can demonstrate more respect towards your host or your hostess.
Austrians often have a warm lunch, but you can get a hot meal in restaurants also in the evening. When you want to eat somewhere between meals you can often find hot dishes on the menu. The portions are larger than the ones in the Netherlands.
It is customary to leave a tip for services received in restaurants, when you are pleased. The standard tip on the bill is considered to be 10 to 15%, but it is common to tip even some 5% more. It is also customary to leave a small tip to the person working in a theater, wardrobe or gas station.
Always address someone you converse with in a polite form (not with the familiar du-form), it is considered rude not to do so. There has to be a prior agreement for addressing each other on first name basis, this is called Duzen. In German, the "Sie" is easiest to use, therefore "Sie" is always followed by a verb.
When you are invited somewhere, it is customary to take a little something for the hostess. Do not take a seat before being invited to do so.
If you meet people while walking, it is customary to greet one another.
Many shops are closed on Saturday afternoon in some places, but there are numerous supermarkets that are opened on Saturday afternoon and evening.