Austria - Österreich
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Austria

Österreich

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Austrian Resorts

Old Austrian Bus

WORDS

English

German

Monday

Montag

Tuesday

Dienstag

Wednesday

Mittwoch

Thursday

Donnerstag

Friday

Freitag

Saturday

Samstag
Sonnabend

Sunday

Sonntag

Walking Easy in the Swiss & Austrian Alps
Chet & Carolee Lipton0762723149This US book covers day walks in Alpbach, Kitzbühel, Neustift, Seefeld, Wagrain, Zell Am Ziller, Bad Gastein, Zell am See, Kaprun, Wengen, Grindelwald, Mürren, Meiringen, Lenk, Adelboden, Lötschental, Lucerne, Saas-Fee, Engadine,  Zermatt, Arosa, Appenzellerland,
There is also a chapter on getting to and about Austria & Switzerland, what to take, and information about Austria & Switzerland.

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“Walking Easy in the Austrian Alps”
Chet & Carolee Lipton0933469160This US book covers day walks in Alpbach, Damüls, Kitzbühel, Neustift, Seefeld, Tschagguns - Schruns, Wagrain, Zell Am Ziller,
Wien (Vienna). Walks are graded as ”Gentle”, “Comfortable”, and  ”More Challenging”.There is also a chapter on getting to and about Austria, what to take, and information about Austria.

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Austrian Pastries and Desserts (Hardcover)
by Maria Wiesmuller3854918100
This Kompass Book is in English has recipes of Austrian dishes illustrated with colour photos.

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mayr Holiday Map of Tirol with Panorama  and guide on back.

Travel to Austria

You can travel to Austria by Air, Road (Coach or Car) or Train.

See Travel for details.

Travel operators to Austria include: Inghams, Thomson,

Walking Holidays include: HF Holidays, Ramblers.

The Rough Guide to Austria
(Rough Guides)The Rough Guide to AustriaMaps, Ski & snow boarding slopes, restaurants, Mozart, accommodation, highlights

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Resort

Province

Post Code

Alpbach

Tirol

6236

Altmünster

Oberösterreich

4812

Bad Aussee

Steiermark

8990

Bad Ischl

Oberösterreich

4820

Bruck an der Großglocknerstraße

Salzburg

5671

Ellmau

Tirol

6352

Ebensee

Oberösterreich

4802

Fieberbrunn

Tirol

6391

Filzmoos

Salzburg

5532

Fuschl am See

Salzburg

5330

Galtür

Tirol

6563

Gmunden

Oberösterreich

4810

Hallstatt

Oberösterreich

4830

Igls

Tirol

6080

Innsbruck

Tirol

6021

Kaprun

Salzburg

5710

Kitzbühel

Tirol

6370

Kufstein

Tirol

6330

Mayrhofen

Tirol

6290

Mittersill

Salzburg

5730

Mutters

Tirol

6162

Obergurgl

Tirol

6456

Pertisau

Tirol

6213

Ramsau am Dachstein

Steiermark

8972

Rattenberg in Tirol

Tirol

6240

Reith im Alpbachtal

Tirol

6235

Saalbach-Hinterglemm

Salzburg

5753

Salzburg

Salzburg

5020

Schladming

Steiermark

8970

Seefeld in Tirol

Tirol

6100

Söll

Tirol

6306

St. Anton am Arlberg

Tirol

6580

St. Gilgen am Wolfgangsee

Salzburg

5340

St. Johann in Tirol

Tirol

6380

St. Wolfgang am Wolfgangsee

Oberösterreich / Salzburg

5360

Strobl am Wolfgangsee

Salzburg

5350

Telfes im Stubai

Tirol

6165

Traunkirchen

Oberösterreich

4801

Waidring

Tirol

6384

Westendorf

Tirol

6363

Zell am See

Salzburg

5700

Austria

In Austria, there are a number of towns and villages that have the same names. For example, there is a Ramsau in Niederösterreich, one in Oberösterreich and one in Steiermark. One way to uniquely identify the village is to use the name of the province or a nearby landmark like a lake or river (Zell am See and Zell am Ziller). Another way is to use the postcode.

 

Paperback & kindle versions

 

Poster Alpen - Adria Panorama

Poster Die Alpen Panorama - H.C. Berann

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alpenpanorama

Das Große Alpen-Panorama Sommer, size / plano 214,5 x 60,6 cm

By Hans Oberacher. View from north to south - Blick von Nord nach Süd.

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Wien / Vienna                                                             Rhöne

  Zagreb                                                                   Marseille

austria

There are nine provinces in Austria: 

English Name; (German Name)

Postcode starts

Burgenland; (Burgenland)

7XXX

Carinthia; (Kärnten)

9XXX

Lower Austria; (Niederösterreich)

2XXX east
3XXX west

Upper Austria; (Oberösterreich)

4XXX

Salzburg; (Salzburg)

5XXX

Styria; (Steiermark)

8XXX

Tyrol; (Tirol - Nordtirol & Osttirol)

6XXX Nord
9XXX Ost

Vorarlberg; (Vorarlberg)

6XXX

Vienna; (Wien)

1XXX

Tourist Information

In Austria, the main Austrian Tourist Board details are:

There are Tourist Information Offices in most resorts.

Airports (Flughafen)

There are several airports serving Austria:

Rail Stations

Most trains are run by Austrian Railways. For train and bus timetables, click here ÖBB (English).

Buses

There are lots of bus companies in Austria. They co-operate to provide bus services which integrate with the trains. For bus and train timetables and other information, click here ÖBB (English). You will find Postbus in most places, and in Tirol buses also operate as VVT (Verkehrsverbund Tirol) - also has train information.

Cable Cars / Chair Lifts

Most resorts have one or more cable cars or chair lifts. They normally do not operate in Spring (April - early June) or Autumn (Mid September - October). See Resorts for details.

Walking / Hiking in Austria

The walking / hiking in Austria varies from short walks round lakes to strenuous hikes above 2000m staying in mountain huts. See Resorts for details.

There are a number of long distance walks across Austria and adjoining countries:

Austrian Maps and Guide Books

A good map of Austria is useful for finding you way round on the trains, buses or roads.

For walking / hiking maps there are several map companies that make suitable maps:

Kompass, mayr and freytag & berndt offer ranges with scales of 1:25000 to 1:50000 depending on the resorts and surrounding areas. The Alpenvereinkarten range from the Austrian Alpine Club (Oesterreichischer Alpenverein [OeAV]) or the Deutscher Alpenverein are more detailed but only cover part of Austria. The BEV ÖK maps are similar to the Alpenvereinkarten maps but covers the whole country.

Some maps have co-ordination systems marked (Long & Lat; UTM) or include booklets with GPS information.

For use with a PC / GPS receiver, Digital Maps allow you to plan your walks on your PC  and upload the track to your GPS receiver. You can also download track from your GPS receiver and view them in 3D on your PC.

See Books & Maps for general information, and Resorts for details of maps suitable for the resort. A selection of books and maps are available from Amazon stores.

Austrian Public Holidays

These are the main public holidays in Austria.

Holiday

 

New Year's Day - Neujahr

1 January

Epiphany - Heilige drei Könige

6 January

Easter Friday - Karfreitag

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Easter Day - Ostersonntag

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Easter Monday - Ostermontag

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Labour - May Day - Tag der Arbeit

1 May

Ascension Day - Christi Himmelfahrt

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Whit Sunday - Pfingstsonntag

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Whit Monday - Pfingstmontag

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Corpus Christi Day - Fronleichnam

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Assumption Day - Mariä Himmelfahrt

15 August

National Day - Nationalfeiertag

26 October

All Saints' Day - Allerheiligen

1 November

Immaculate Conception - Mariä Empfängis

8 December

Christmas Day - Weihnachten

25 December

St. Stephen's Day - Stephanstag

26 December

Emergencies Phone Numbers

The Europe wide emergency number is 112. In Austria you can also use the number 144. For mountain rescue the number is 140.

Shops

In general, shops are open Monday - Friday 09:00 to 18:00, closing for lunch. Food shops and supermarkets stay open on some weekdays until 19:30 and Saturdays until 17:00. In tourist areas some shops may also open in the evenings and Sundays.

Electricity

Two pin continental plugs are needed on electrical items. Following “European Voltage Harmonisation” in 1995, the nominal voltage is 230 volts at 50 Hz. (It used to 220 V but products marked 220V, 230V or 240V should work correctly). You may need a travel connector adapter.

If you have any 110V items that cannot be set to 230V, you will need a travel voltage converter.

Bike Hire

Sports shops in resorts hire Mountain Bikes and City Bikes. Some train stations also hire them and it is possible to return them to another station, click here ÖBB (English).

Excursions

Local coach companies offer a range of excursions.

European Union

Austria is a member of the European Union (EU).

Currency and Credit / Debit Cards

The currency used in Austria is the euro (EUR) and eurocent.

Credit and debit cards are not as widely accepted as in the UK. Check that the shop or restaurant takes them before you buy.

Most resorts have Automated Teller Machines (ATM) inside the bank branch or outside that will take Visa, Mastercard or Eurocard.

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