Handy Info Vienna

Just some general information about Vienna that is handy to know!

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General information about Vienna 

Payment:                                                                   By euros (€)
Country code (phone):                                            +43
City code (phone):                                                    +431
In case of emergency (phone number):               112
Electricity:                                                                 220 Volt

Typical of Vienna (and Austria)
– schnitzel
– Sacher cake
– Spanish riding show
– Mozart



ATM services in Vienna 

In Austria they pay with euros. Everywhere in Wenen are ATM located, in Wenen they call an ATM a Bankomat. Credit Cards are everywhere excepted, keep an eye on that you can’t pay with American Express in every shop!

Vienna has plenty of ATM’s on the street where you can withdraw your money with most debit cards. In most shops and restaurants you can also pay with your debit card without any problems.

Monday to Friday from 8.00 am to 12.30 pm and from 1.30 pm to 3.00 pm, and until 5.30 pm on Thursdays.

Safety in Vienna 

Vienna is relatively even remarkably safe for a city approaching 2 million inhabitants, though it isn’t featured anywhere on the Economist Intelligence Unit’s rankings of the safest major cities in the world. It is, however, ranked fifth in the world for “personal safety”.

Crime rates in Vienna, Austria

Level of crime 18.64 Very Low
Crime increasing in the past 3 years 51.21 Moderate
Worries home broken and things stolen 21.06 Low
Worries being mugged or robbed 18.45 Very Low
Worries car stolen 13.21 Very Low
Worries things from car stolen 17.83 Very Low
Worries attacked 18.60 Very Low
Worries being insulted 20.36 Low
Worries being subject to a physical attack because of your skin colour, ethnic origin or religion 15.08 Very Low
Problem people using or dealing drugs 27.76 Low
Problem property crimes such as vandalism and theft 25.00 Low
Problem violent crimes such as assault and armed robbery 15.80 Very Low
Problem corruption and bribery 32.93 Low

Safety in Vienna, Austria

Safety walking alone during daylight 93.45 Very High
Safety walking alone during night 76.98 High

This is an overview from December 2016

Post office services in Vienna

Spread over Vienna you will find different Postal boxes. Postal boxes in the Viennaare painted red or Yellow.
In Vienna you can also some post offices, most post offices in Vienna are open between 8.00 am and 6.00 pm. Outside of the city centre, many postal counters are closed over lunch.


Public holidays of The Austria

Most shops and banks closed on public holidays. The public holidays of The Austria are:

1st January –  New Year’s Day
6th January –  Epiphany
14th – 17th April –  Easter
1st May –  National Holiday
25th May –  Ascension Day
4th June –  Whit Monday
15th June –  Corpus Christi
15th August –  Assumption of the Virgin Mary
26th October –  National Holiday
1st November –  All Saints’ Day
8th December –  Immaculate Conception
24th – 26th December –  Christmas

How late do the stores open and close

1st district, city centre
Albertinaplatz, corner of Maysedergasse
Daily from 9.00 am to 7.00 pm

Main Station
Daily 9.00 am – 7.00 pm

Vienna International Airport, Schwechat
Arrival hall
Daily from 7.00 am to 10.00 pm

Shops are usually open Mon – Fri from 9.00 am – 6.30 pm, Sat until 5.00 pm or 6.00 pm; some shopping centers are open until 8.00 pm or 9.00 from Mon-Fri.

Shopping is available on Sundays and holidays at the large railway stations, at the airport and in the museum shops.