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Salzburg city

Salzburg city

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Salzburg is perhaps the most touristy of Austria's cities, and not without reason. The old inner city is beautiful, the views from the fortress overlooking the old city are stunning. Music lovers come to see the birthplace of Mozart, and other come to see the set of the Sound of Music.




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Sights and Activities

Mozarts Geburtshaus

Mozart balls

Mozart balls

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In the Getreidegasse on number 9, you will find the birthplace of W.A. Mozart. The yellow house which now is a museum was the place where he lived until he was 17. The house is opened every day from 9.00 until 18.00 (and in July and August until 19.00).

Mozarts Wohnhaus

From his birthplace Mozart moved to another house in Salzburg, On a square that was then called Hannibalplatz, but now has the name Makartplatz. This house was opened to the public in 1996 and also is a museum nowadays. The house/museum is opened every day from 9.00 until 18.00 (and in July and August until 19.00).

Hohensalzburg Fortress



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If you go to visit one castle in Austria and Southern Germany, make it this one. Hohensalzburg is the largest completely intact medevial fortress in Central Europe. Thousand years (almost) of massive stone work sit on a hill and loom over the Salzach River with the city clustering around its ancient protection. Inside the fortress there is an extensive museum about the history of the castle and the region. Don't miss one of the guided tours that take you to the parts of the fortress that are not open to visitors otherwise. Get there with the Festungsbahn (funicular railway), built in 1991 originaly powered by water (today electric).

Sound of Music Tour

Who doesn´t know the film the Sound of Music, about the family von Trapp? The film was shot in Salzburg and in the region surrounding the city. There are a couple of tours that can bring you to the original places where the film was shot. Most of the tours depart daily and take around 4 hours.

Hellbrunn Palace

The Hellbrunn Palace built by Markus Sittikus von Hohenems after he became Arcbishop of Salzburg in 1613 - 1619 in Mannerist Baroque stye if famose for it's jeux d'eau (watergames) with practical jokes like stone seats around a stone table through which water gets sprayed into the seat of the guests or hidden fountains that spray guests while walk around. This Arcbishop had a rather nasty humor. The busline 25 from main train station (via city centre) gets you there.

Other sights and activities



Events and Festivals

Salzburg Festival

The most famous event in Austria, the Salzburger Festspiele (July to September) dates back to 1920. The festival includes both musical and dramatic performances, which are held throughout the Baroque city of Salzburg. It celebrates the life of Wolfgang Mozart, who was born in Salzburg, and the annual highlight is the production of Jedermann (Everyman).




Salzburg has average maximum temperatures of around 20 to 24 °C from June to early September and winter temperatures slightly above zero during the day and a few degrees below at night (December-February). Rainfall (or some snow in winter) is quite evenly throughout the year but June to September is much wetter with a maximum of 200 mm of rain in July, when heavy showers occur.



Getting There

By Plane

Salzburg Airport (SZG) named W.A. Mozart Airport is situated at the west of the city, only 2.5 kilometres away from the city centre. Austrian Airlines, British Airways, Flybe, Transavia and Thomson Airways, are amongst the airlines that have regular flights to this airport. There are several dozens of airlines more though, some of them being charter airlines.
Some main destinations include Brussels, Copenhagen, London, Dublin, Berlin, Zürich, Bucharest, Corfu, Gran Canaria, Santorini, Zakynthos, Oslo, Warsaw, Stockholm, Moscow, Crete, Tenerife, Rhodes, Saint Petersburg, Rotterdam, Kiev and Tallinn.

Another option to reach Salzburg by air is to fly to the nearby airport in Munich and travel the last bit by train. There are many intercontinental flights to Munich.

By Train

ÖBB (Österreiche Bundesbahn) has train to/from Salzburg. Fast trains leave from the Hauptbahnhof hourly for Vienna’s Westbahnhof (3½ hours), travelling via Linz (1½ hours). The two-hourly express service to Klagenfurt (3¼ hours) runs via Villach. From Salzburg Hauptbahnhof to Vienna you can also go with the cheaper Westbahn. Trains run hourly and you can get tickets in the train or online.

Trains depart at least every two hours for Innsbruck (two hours) and stop at Kufstein. Trains to Munich take about two hours and run every 30 to 60 minutes, some of the trains continuing to Karlsruhe via Stuttgart.

There are also train connections to Berlin (eight hours), Budapest (seven hours), Prague (seven hours), Rome (10½ hours) and Venice (6½ hours), among other places en route.

By Car

Th A1 from Linz, Vienna and the east, the A8/E52 from Munich and the west and the A10/E55 from Villach and the south come together in Salzburg, ending at the loop road around the city.

By Bus

Check the Postbus website for information about buses in the region and further beyond to other places in Austria. Flixbus goes to Germany, Graz and Romania.



Getting Around

By Car

Driving around Salzburg can be a pain. The road names are small and written in a "traditional" German font which can be hard to read. The best bet is to get into the city, find a parking space, and travel by foot. Be sure that if you are driving in cold weather to be prepared for snow. Snow chains should be recommended, in extreme weather. (All cars must have snow tires (Winterreifen) by law from October to April).

By Public Transport

There is a network of city buses, the Stadtbus, with numbers from 1 to 8 (O-Buses, electric) and 20-27 (fuel-powered). A single trip costs €1.60 (€2.40 in the bus), a 24h ticket costs €3.30 (when bought at the vending machine). There also daily, weekly and monthly passes. Make sure that you do not catch one of the last buses. They will take you several kilometers out of town with your only way back being by walking or taxi. If you need to get somewhere late at night it may be best to take a taxi or walk. Bus tickets can be bought on the buses from the bus driver, but are more expensive (€2.40 compared with €1.60 at the vending machine).

The "Lokalbahn" train has a separate train station under the main train station and travels in the direction of Oberndorf and Lamprechtshausen. Tickets can be bought on the train.

Another option for exploring areas around the main city (Bad Ischl, Fuschlsee, etc.) are the POST-BUSes. These also leave from the main train station; tickets can be bought from the driver.

By Foot

The best way to get around Salzburg is by foot.

By Bike

An excellent option is renting a bike. Salzburg has over 100 kilometres of bike paths, and using this mode of transportation is often faster than bus, car or foot. There are also excellent bike paths on either side of the river which you can follow to either Freilassing (35 minutes), Oberndorf or Hallein (each about an hour away).




A typical dessert from Salzburg is the Salzburg Nockerl. Don't try to eat it on your own, it's too heavy for one person!

  • Wilder Mann, Getreidegasse 20. Wilder Mann offers traditional Austrian cuisine. The restaurant provides large portions and friendly-service. Smoking is allowed in the restaurant.
  • Augustiner Bräustübl, Lindhofstrasse 7 (near Muller Hauptstr, or Augustinergasse 4, On the Mönchsberg, bus stop Landeskrankenhaus), ☎ +43 662 431-246. Beer garden with self-brewed beer, and market-like shops to buy food. You can bring your own food (not drinks!) if you want. edit
  • Saran Essbar, Judengasse 10, Altstadt / Mönchsberg, ☎ +43 662 84 66 28. Great schnitzel, as well as the dumpling. Run by a very nice guy. Also, surprisingly excellent Indian fare for central Salzburg. (2nd opinion: decent, not excellent, chicken curry. And avoid the noodle soup: it (seems like it) came out of a can.)
  • Maroni-Salzburg, Hanuschplatz 1, ☎ +43 662 824372. Have roasted chestnuts and a glass of glühwein in the winterseason right before you start off to the Christmas Market. Maronibraterei Salzburg.
  • Bärenwirt, Müllner Hauptstraße 8, ☎ +43 662 422-404. Traditional food, traditionally furnished restaurant, rather cheap, fabulous beer from the close by Augustiner Bräu.
  • Raschhofer's Rossbräu, Alpenstraße 48, ☎ +43 662 626-444. Traditional, yet somewhat updated, Austrian fare. They serve excellent "Kaiserschmnarrn" a "breakfast" (yet really a dessert).
  • Zirkel Wirt, Papagenoplatz, Old Town. Delicious traditional and some not-so-traditional food, vegetarian-friendly, great beer, good atmosphere.
  • Gabler Bräu, Linzergasse 9, ☎ +43 662 889-650. Traditional food of high quality, a big selection of salads from the self-service-menu for approximately €7.
  • SOG, Erzabt Klotz Straße 21, ☎ +43 662 831-827. Excellent and affordable Italian food.
  • Der Schmuggler, Laufenerstrasse 7, 83395 Freilassing. This is a cafe/pub across the border in Freilassing offering good beer and a hearty meal. Good value. Popular with the locals. There is also a pool table.
  • Restaurant Mediterrane, Moostraße 36. This restaurant is the best Italian in Salzburg, better than the high end place like Pan y Vin. Nothing over €15 or so and the quality is excellent. Try the shrimp pasta or the calamarreti pasta and a mix green salad. This is a small and elegant restaurant, hidden and 5 minutes from Alt Stadt.
  • "Stiegl Keller" Festungsgasse 10 Phone +43 662 84 26 81 A cellar up on a mountain, serving traditional food and the famous Stiegl beer right from the barrel.
  • Franziskischlössl, Kapuzinerberg 9, ☎ +43 662 872595. On top of the Kapuzinerberg mountain. In what used to be a fortified castle, you find a superb restaurant serving traditional food and excellent fresh fish. Try the Gröstl for a hearty lunch and wash it down with Stiegl Weisse beer. Great views to the Alps.
  • Café Sacher Salzburg, Schwarzstraße 5-7, A-5020 Salzburg, ☎ +43 662 - 88 977 0. Trying the original Sacher-Torte is a must for all chocolate lovers out there. But there's more to Café Sacher than just cake. They also serve delicious hot food at prices cheaper than other touristy places listed here - plus you enjoy the service and ambiance of the Sacher Hotel.
  • Obauer, Markt 46, Werfen, ☎ +43 646 852-120. World renown Chef Rudi Obauer was awarded 4 toques. The restaurant is located 45 minutes south of Salzburg, but many claim that it is well-worth the effort! Prices range from €19-45.
  • Hangar 7, Wilhelm Spazier Straße 7a, ☎ +43 662 2197. If you seek a special environment for your dinner this is the place, a top-cuisine restaurant and a great bar close to the airport.
  • K+K Restaurant, Waagplatz 2, ☎ +43 662 842-156. Excellent Austrian fare in a romantic intimate setting. Just steps away from the Salzburg Cathedral on Mozart Plaza. A 3-course meal for two people with a bottle of wine was about €90.

Restaurant Hotel Gmachl, Dorfstrasse 14 - 5161 Elixhausen - Salzburg, ☎ +43 48 02 12 72, fax: +43 48 02 12 72-12. A short ride from the Old Town on the outskirts of Salzburg.




  • Augustiner Bräustuberl, Lindhofstrasse 7, ☎ +43 662 431-246. Beer garden with self-brewed beer (the delicious Märzenbier), and market-like shops to buy food. You can bring your own food (not drinks!) if you want. On the Mönchsberg, bus stop Landeskrankenhaus, or a 20-minute walk from the Altes Rathaus - just follow the river with the hill to your left and when you see the Augustinerkloster abbey on top of the hill, take the stairs going up.
  • The Denkmal, Hellbrunner Strasse (Near the Justizgebäude bus stop). The Denkmal is a private club, so expect to pay a few euro for a one-night temporary "membership" (just ask the bartender). Small, cozy, fun atmosphere, popular with university students. Sometimes has live music. edit
  • The Shamrock, Rudolfskai 12, Judengasse 1, ☎ +43 662 841-610. Guinness, cider, German and Austrian beer as well, occasional live music, and a nice atmosphere. Popular with local university students. Expect the place to be packed on a weekend night.
  • Stiegl Brauwelt, Bräuhausstrasse 9. Bus stop Bräuhausstrasse on line 1. Tour the brewery and museum and have a Stiegl in the brewery's own pub and beer garden. The tour costs €9 and it includes three 20cl drinks and a gift.
  • Stieglkeller, Festungsgasse 10, ☎ +43 662 8426810. 11:00-23:00. The Stieglkeller is open from May to September. It offers a small choice of traditional dishes, Stiegl beers, Radler and other drinks. It is most recommendable for its fantastic panoramic view over the city. The lower terrace is with service, though you are expected to consume food there. The upper two terraces are self-service areas.
  • O'Malley's. Everyone goes here. Great bartenders. Open late for real drinkers.
  • Die Weisse, Rupertgasse 10 (near Linzergasse), ☎ +43 662 872-2460. Located in one of Salzburg's most historic breweries, this is where all the locals hang out. It's best to make reservations Wednesday through Saturday as it can get crowded. They also serve treats from Bavaria and Salzburg!
  • Tomaselli, ☎ +43 662 844-488. Alter Markt 9. A traditional Viennese coffee house, the oldest in Salzburg. Try the Einspänner and Sacher cake!
  • Café Bazar, Schwarzstrasse 3, legendary Viennese coffee house with terrace overlooking the river Salzach and the city, where artists and businessmen alike (and yes, tourists as well) sip a "Kleiner Brauner" and discuss last evening's Festival-performance.
  • Fürst, Brodgasse 13. Exquisite pastries, and the place to buy the original Mozartkugel, invented by confectioner Paul Fürst in 1884.
  • Republic, Anton-Neumayr-Platz 2. A modern café with good breakfast, and a variety of cultural events (Jazz Brunch, Clubbing, special theme parties at night). Turns into one of the most popular places to be during night.
  • Shakespeare, Hubert Sattler Gasse 3 (close to Mirabell castle), +43 662 879 106. Art café with good Chinese cuisine, cheap lunch menu during the week.
  • Anifer Mühlenbrot, Markatplatz. A tiny bakery with a tasty selection of sweets and snacks, and serves cheap breakfast, even though there is only one table. Try the Berger chocolates.
  • Afro Café, Bürgerspitalgasse (at the end of Getreidegasse). A funky, modern café with decoration inspired by urban African style. Offers a variety of unconventional and great food and drinks.
  • Café Sacher Salzburg, Schwarzstraße 5-7, A-5020 Salzburg, ☎ +43 662 - 88 977 0. Excellent coffee (try the Wiener Melange if you like your cappuccinos) and great cakes and desserts. The Sacher-Torte hardly requires an introduction. But there are more cakes and tortes. The Strudel is great, and if you have a big appetite the Kaiserschmarrn (huge pancake-like dessert with plum confit and lots of sugar!) will not disappoint you. And it's not as expensive as you might imagine given this is a 5-star hotel. In fact, you'll spend the same, if not more, in any other café in the old part of town.




  • Nord-Sam, Samstraße 22a, ☎ +43 662 660-157, e-mail: Decent sized site with a pool, shop, washing facilities, and on a bus route. By car via A1 Salzburg-Wien (Vienna), exit Salzburg-Nord. Follow signs to Nord-Sam after the traffic lights. Takes about 20 minutes to get into the city and is in a peaceful residential area with a supermarket (Spar) a short walk away.
  • Hotel Lasserhof Salzburg, Lasserstrasse 47. This family-run hotel is located within walking distance of the Mirabell Castle and Gardens. Breakfast is included, and is served 07:00-12:00. There is also free Internet access.
  • Youth and Family Guesthouse Salzburg - Hostelling International, Josef Preis Allee 18, ☎ +43 5 7083-613, fax: +43 5 7083-611, e-mail: Renovated hostel. Breakfast and linens included. Amenities included: internet, café/bar, and a common room. The Sound of Music is shown nightly at 20:00 in the common room. €15.50-43.
  • YoHo (International Youth Hotel Salzburg), Paracelsusstraße 9, ☎ +43 662 879-649, fax: +43 662 878-810, e-mail: Check-in: 11:00, check-out: 10:00. The Youth Hotel offers guests clean rooms at reasonable prices. They also show The Sound of Music every morning at 10:30. €19-29.
  • Landesberufsschülerheim Aigen - Hosteling International, Aignerstaße 34, ☎ +43 662 623248, fax: +43 662 623248 4. This hostel has 156 beds and a fitness room.
  • Landesberufsschülerheim Haunspergstraße - Hosteling International, Haunspergstraße 27, ☎ +43 662 875-030, fax: +43 662 883-477, e-mail: 24 rooms all with an attached washroom and Internet access.
  • Eduard Heinrich Haus - Hosteling International, Eduard-Heinrich-Straße 2, ☎ +43 662 625-976, fax: +43 662 627-980, e-mail: The hostel is open 365 days a year, and offers its guests Internet and a TV room. Most of the rooms have an attached washroom. Prices start from €16.
  • Muffin Hostel Salzburg, Hegigasse 9, ☎ +43 664 63 67 635, e-mail: The hostel is opened from 13 July till 6 September and offers wide range of facilities, great location and superb prices starting from €21.
  • A&O Hostel Salzburg Hauptbahnhof, Fanny-von-Lehnert-Straße 4, ☎ +43 662 2342000, e-mail: Rooms for couples, groups and families for very cheap rates. Close to the main train station. rates starting from €11.
  • Gasthaus Hinterbrühl, Schanzlgasse 12, ☎ +43 622 846-798, fax: +43 622 841-859. Edge of old town in a building constructed in 1380, the plumbing is slightly more modern. €37-70 (without breakfast) or €42-85 (with breakfast).
  • AllYouNeed Hotel Salzburg, Glockengasse 4b, e-mail: The hotel is open from 1 July to 30 September and has 69 non-smoking rooms en-suite with hairdryer, flat-TV with cable access, telephone and free internet, 1 handicapped accessible room, breakfast buffet and breakfast room with a panorama terrace overlooking the rooftops of Salzburg, lift, lobby with seating, parking (extra charge), luggage storage, concierge service.
  • Hotel Gasthof Kamml, Brückenstraße 5, ☎ +43 662-850267, fax: +43 662 850267-13, e-mail:
  • Amade Hotel Schaffenrath, Alpenstraße 115–117, ☎ +43 662 639-000, fax: +43 662 639-005, e-mail: Located in the southern section of Salzburg, this hotel has 48 rooms and 28 apartments. Rooms start from €75 and include breakfast.
  • City Hotel Wolf-Dietrich, Wolf-Dietrich-Straße 7 (Old Town), ☎ +43 662 871-275, fax: +43 662 871275-9, e-mail: The hotel has rooms decorated in a classic style. Each room has a private bathroom and minibar. The hotel also offers its guests an organic breakfast buffet. Rooms start from €75 and vary according to season.
  • Hotel Haus Arenberg, Blumensteinstraße 8, ☎ +43 662 640097, e-mail: Quietly located on a slope of the Kapuzinerberg this Hotel Garni "House Arenberg" offers a special kind of stay. The view of the City with its breathtaking mountain panorama as well as the sophisticated atmosphere of the Salzburgian lifestyle give the feeling of country-live in the midst of the city.
  • Hotel-Pension Adlerhof, Elisabethstrasse 25, ☎ +43 622 875-236, fax: +43 622 873-663, e-mail: A small family-run bed & breakfast, very close to the train station. The hotel offers free wireless internet and bike rentals. 24-hour reception. €48-120 (low season) to €59-140 (high season).
  • Hotel Auersperg, Auerspergstraße 61, ☎ +43 662 889-440, e-mail: Part of the Golden Tulip chain but with an independent feel, this hotel is just off the Linzergasse, close to all old town sights and a pleasant 5-10 min walk into the city centre. Free mulled wine, a fantastic rooftop sauna/spa/winter garden complex (also free) and free wi-fi internet access all over the hotel. Breakfast buffet included and served until 11:00. €85-180 (low season) to €120-240 (high season).
  • Hotel Trumer Stube, Bergstraße 6, ☎ +43 662 874-776, +43 662 875-168, fax: +43 622 874-326, e-mail: Family-run three-star hotel just off the Linzergasse, close to all old town sights. Hosts are exceptionally friendly and knowledgeable. Breakfast buffet included. €89-125 (low season) to €133-161 (high season).
  • Ambiente-Hotel Struber, Nonntaler Haupstrasse 35, ☎ +43 662 84 37 28, fax: +43 622 84 37 28 8, e-mail: Family-run hotel, set in a central location, with spacious rooms, near the old town, yet surrounded by meadows. Rooms reflecting Salzburg tradition, feature shower (or bath tub), toilet, phone, satellite TV and radio. Some rooms have balcony with view of Salzburg Castle.Car park right in front of the hotel. €90-126 (low season) to €138-168 (high season).
  • NH Salzburg City, Franz-Josef-Strasse 26, ☎ +43-662-8820410. This 4-star hotel offers comfortable rooms and is located in the heart of the city. The hotel itself is very modern and offers many amenities to make the stay very comfortable. Rooms from 65€.
  • Hotel Weisse Taube, Kaigasse 9, ☎ +43 662 84 24 04, fax: +43 662 84 17 83, e-mail: Situated in the center of the old town, Hotel Weisse Taube has been owned by the same family for over a hundred years. Now a four star hotel and fully renovated, it has retained the spirit of the 700 year old citizen house. €68-82 (low season), €85-98 (high season).
  • Zur Goldenen Ente, Goldgasse 10, ☎ +43 662-84 56 22, fax: +43 662 84 56 22-9, e-mail: Very nice hotel set in a central location. €49.
  • Gasthof Brandstätter, Münchner Bundesstraße 69, ☎ +43 662-434535, fax: +43 662 434535-90, e-mail: edit
  • Holiday Inn, Sterneckstrasse 21. Well furnished rooms. Reasonable breakfast, good service. A little way out of the centre of town. Has parking, some free, mostly paid. €120.
  • Hotel Goldener Hirsch, Getreidegasse 37, ☎ +43 662 80840, fax: +43 622 843-349, e-mail: This 65-room hotel is situated across from the Festival Hall and down the street from Mozart's house. The friendly staff is happy to help with all one's business needs. The hotel also has a 24-hour in room dining and nightly turndown services. €200 per night.
  • Hotel Schloss Mönchstein, Mönchsberg Park 26, ☎ +43 622 848-555-0, fax: +43 622 84 85 59, e-mail: This hotel is comprised of 24 rooms, each equipped with a minibar and a wireless internet power point. There is also a restaurant on site; reservations are recommended. Prices vary according to the season.
  • Best Western Hotel Elefant, Sigmund-Haffner-Gasse 4, ☎ +43 662 843-397, fax: +43 662 8401-0928. One of Salzburg's most ancient buildings, over 700 years old. The hotel is situated in a quiet alley off the world famous Getreidegasse. Over the hotel's 400-year history, its purpose was, and still is, to serve its guests according to the best in Austrian tradition.
  • Schwärzler Hotel Neutor, Neutorstrasse 8, ☎ +43 844-1540, fax: +43 662 8441-5416, e-mail: Schwärzler Hotel Neutor, known as the artists' meeting place, is located close to the city center. Breakfast is served until 1PM in your room or until 15:00 in the hotel's 'Artist Cafe.'
  • Hotel Hölle, Dr -Adolf-Altmann-Str 2, ☎ +43 662 820-760, fax: +43 662 820-760-18, e-mail: Hotel Hölle is comprised of 15 rooms, and is on the edge of the city center. The hotel has various sized rooms to suite your level of comfort. The on site restaurant, A la Carte, serves the best of Austrian cuisine, and is open daily from 08:00-12:00.
  • Romantik & SPA Hotel Gmachl, Dorfstrasse 14 - 5161 Elixhausen, ☎ +43 48 02 12 72, fax: +43 48 02 12 72-12. - On the green outskirts of the city, just about an 8 kilometres drive from Salzburg’s historic heart, you will find the Romantik Hotel Gmachl, the oldest family-run establishment in all of Austria (established in 1334). The hotel offers 35 luxurious rooms, an accredited restaurant and an exclusive Spa & Beauty area, boasting a bio-sauna, infrared cabin, aroma steam bath, fitness room, mist grotto, tanning studio and an outdoor pool heated year-round.
  • Hotel Bergrose, A-5350 Strobl Weissenbach 162, ☎ +43 61 37 - 54 31, fax: +43 61 37 54 31-5, e-mail: Hotel Bergrose is a very romantic hotel at the legendary Wolfgangsee close to Salzburg.
  • Hotel Sacher Salzburg, Schwarzstraße 5-7, ☎ +43 662- 88 977 0, fax: +43 662 88 977 551, e-mail:
  • Hotel Stein, Giselakai 3-5, ☎ +43 662 8743460, fax: +43 662 8743469, e-mail:
  • Altstadthotel Amadeus, Linzergasse 43-45, ☎ +43 662 - 87 14 01, fax: +43 662 - 87 14 01 7, e-mail:

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The general emergency number is 112.The country calling code to Austria is: 43. To make an international call from Austria, the code is: 00.

Austria has a perfect GSM and 3G (UMTS) network coverage of nearly 100%. If you bring your own cell phone with you assure yourself that it operates on 900 MHz / 1800 MHz (GSM) or 2100Mhz (3G WCDMA). There are cell phones that operate at 1900 MHz (e.g. networks in the United States) which are not supported in Austria. If you plan a longer visit in Austria it might be useful to buy a new mobile with a prepaid card from a local cell phone network provider. Be aware that some remote areas (especially mountainous areas) do not have network coverage yet, though this rather the exception than the rule.Austria has a large number of cell network providers including A1, T-Mobile, Drei, Telering, Bob, Hot and Yesss. Bob, and Yesss have the lowest prices.


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