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Facts & figures

Vienna in figures

  • Area: 414 sq.km.
  • Population: 1.7 million
  • Districts: 23
  • Altitude: 171 m above sea level
  • Language: German
  • Currency: € Euro

Public holidays in Austria

  • January 1 (New Year's Day)
  • January 6 (Epiphany)
  • Easter Monday
  • May 1 (Labour Day)
  • Ascension Whit Monday
  • Corpus Christi
  • August 15 (Assumption)
  • October 26 (National Holiday)
  • November 1 (All Saints' Day)
  • December 8 (Immaculate Conception)
  • December 25 (Christmas Day)
  • December 26 (Boxing Day)

Emergency numbers

Emergency telephone numbers
  • European emergency call 112
  • Fire department 122
  • Police 133
  • Ambulance & emergency services 144
  • Emergency doctor 141
  • Night and weekend dental services (recorded message in German) 512 20 78
  • Pharmacies open nights and Sunday (recorded message in German) 1550 or see teletext page 648 on ORF1 or ORF2
For 24 hour breakdown service, call one of the following automobile clubs
  • ARBÖ 123
  • ÖAMTC 120

Electricity

Austria uses 220 volt alternating current. Plugs and sockets are European standard with two round pins.

Time zone

Vienna lies within the Central European time zone (CET). From the last Sunday in March to the last Sunday in October, summer time is in effect (MESZ).

Climate

 Month
 1
 2
 3
 4
 5
 6
 7
 8
 9
 10
 11
 12
 Temperature °C
 0.1
 1.6
 5.7
 10.0
 15.2
 18.1
 20.1
 19.6
 15.3
 9.9
 4.5
 1.5
 Temperature °F
 32.2
 34.9
 42.3
 50.0
 59.4
 64.6
 68.2
 67.3
 59.6
 49.8
 40.1
 34.7
 Sunshine hours
 61
 90
 132
 174
 228
 231
 248
 244
 168
 131
 64
 52
 Precipitation (mm)
 27,9
 34,8
 36,8
 36,9
 56,3
 60,8
 68,0
 63,2
 49,2
 33,0
 39,2
 29,4
 Precipitation (inch)
 1.10
 1.37
 1.45
 1.45
 2.22
 2.39
 2.68
 2.49
 1.94
 1.30
 1.54
 1.16

Visa Regulations

Who does not need a visa

Citizens of all countries of the European Union, Switzerland, Croatia, Israel, Japan, Australia, New Zealand, most of the countries of North and South America and some other countries do not need a visa, only a valid passport is required to enter Austria. In case of doubt please contact the Austrian Consulate or Embassy well in advance before departure.
Visa-free travel is allowed with a biometric passport for citizens from the following countries: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia.
 

Who needs a visa

Travellers requiring a visa can travel freely throughout the Schengen zone for three months with a Schengen visa issued by any Schengen country. Obtaining a visa entitling you to visit one Schengen country automatically entitles you to travel to and from all the other Schengen countries too.
Further information about visa regulations and Schengen visas can be found on the website of the Federal Ministry for European and International Affairs.
Current member countries of the Schengen treaty are Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland.

For further information please visit the website of the Federal Ministry for European and International Affairs.

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