Getting to Austria and other information for tourists.
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Austria by Road
All the major Austrian cities are connected by motorway, if you need
to get somewhere quickly, but driving on Austria's national roads is always more
If you bring your own car to Austria, and intend to drive on the
motorways, you will need to buy a vignette -- available from service stations -- and stick
it in your window.
Vignettes can be bought for ten days, one month, two months or a year.
There are also tolls on some of the tunnels, but you may prefer to drive over the passes
in the summer months.
Austria by Train
Austria connects well with all of Europe's major cities. Timetables.
Austria by Boat
Lake Constance, or Bodensee, has services between Switzerland, Bregenz in Austria, and Germany during the summer season.
The River Danube has traffic from Ravensburg in Germany, through
Vienna onto Bratislava, Budapest, Belgrade and the Black Sea.
Austria by Air
Airlines and Airports:
The national airline is Austrian Airlines, and the
former Formula 1 champion, Niki Lauda, owns Lauda Air.
Vienna's international airport is located at Schwechat; to the
south-east of the city. There are also smaller airports at Innsbruck and Salzburg.
Austria for Americans:
This site is produced by the Austrian National Tourist Office exclusively for North
American residents and contains material specific to their needs.
Austrian National Tourist Office:
The official site for tourism in Austria.
Austria is divided into nine provinces.
There are twelve Casinos in Austria: Baden, Bad Gastein, Bregenz, Graz, Innsbruck,
Kitzbuhel, Kleinwalsertal, Linz, Salzburg, Seefeld, Velden and Wien.
The official currency in Austria; and most of Europe.
Tour My Country:
Benedikt Mandl, an Austrian, offers first-hand, local advice for travellers wishing to
visit Austria; not the picture-perfect image that tourist offices draw of Austria.
U.S. Embassy in Vienna:
Boltzmanngasse 16, Vienna. The Consular Section is at Parkring 12a.
An independent vacation guide to active summer holidays on the Seefeld plateau, near Innsbruck.
Austria's illustrious history leaves a lot of memories behind. Uncover the delights of
Illustrated tourist and travel information on Austria's major cities. Also find out more
about living in Austria and learning German.
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