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January 2, 2008updated Dec 11, 2015

Useful Information for your Stay in Vienna

By Chris Boyle

 

WHEN BEST TO GO / LOCAL CUSTOMS

Useful Information for Vienna

Vienna has a mild climate, with temperatures peaking in June, July and August.

Drivers should note that it is compulsory for vehicles to be driven with their lights on throughout the year. Smoking is not allowed in many public places.

BUSINESS HOURS

Shops typically open from 9am to 6pm Monday to Friday, and from 8am to 12pm on Saturdays. Banks generally open from 8am to 3pm Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, and from 8am to 5.30pm on Thursday. Some branches close between 12.30 and 1.30pm.

TIME ZONE

GMT +1

LANGUAGE

German

CURRENCY

EURO

E XCHANGE RATE

$1 = €0.73

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£1 = €1.17

24 HOUR EMERGENCY CONTACT

Ambulance: 144

Fire services: 122

Police: 133

Europe-wide general emergency number: 112

EMBASSY CONTACTS

Embassy of the United States, Vienna

Phone: +43 1 313 390

Email: embassy@usembassy.at

Address: Boltzmanngasse 16, 1090

Website: austria.usembassy.gov

 

The British Embassy in Vienna

Phone: +43 1 716 130

Address: Jauresgasse 12, 1030

Website: ukinaustria.fco.gov.uk

POPULATION

1.7 million

RELIGIOUS DEMOGRAPHIC

Roman Catholic

PUBLIC HOLIDAYS

  • January 1 – (New Year)
  • January 6 – (Twelfth Night)
  • Easter Monday
  • May 1 – (Labor Day)
  • Ascension
  • Whitmonday
  • Corpus Christi
  • August 15 – (Mary Ascension)
  • October 26 – (National Holiday)
  • November 1 – (All Saints’ Day)
  • December 8 – (Immaculate Conception) – stores are open
  • December 25 – (Christmas Day)
  • December 26 – (Boxing Day, St. Stephen’s Day)

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