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Austria

We travelled 349 miles in Austria over 7 days between 07 November 2013 and 26 June 2014. It was mainly sunny (2 days) whilst we were there

Key places where we stopped


Blog posts

To toll or not to toll… (November 24, 2013)

Kje je Bog? (November 16, 2013)

Bertha takes up drinking and smoking (November 11, 2013)


The following information was last updated on July 21, 2014 and therefore may now be out of date. Please consume with a pinch of salt!

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Personal comments:

Spent a few days travelling through; explored Schwaz and Salzburg, but due to the weather (snow on the way) we had to get through quite quickly. Drove through loads and loads of tunnels (some of which are toll) and saw some spectacular snow up on the top of the mountains in the centre of the country. Struggled to find any free places to stop, although we didn't try proper wild camping...


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EU Member:

Yes


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Currency:

Euro


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Language(s):

German


Numbers:

1 - eins
2 - zwei
3 - drei
4 - vier
5 - fünf
6 - sechs
7 - sieben
8 - acht
9 - neun
10 - zehn


Useful words / phrases:

Hello - Guten Tag
Goodbye - Auf Wiedersehen
Yes - Ja
No - Nein
Please - Bitte
Thank you - Danke
Sorry - Es tut mir leid
I don't understand - Ich verstehe nicht
How much does it cost? - Wieviel kostet das?
Where is the toilet? -Wo ist die Toilette?
Petrol - Benzin


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Vignette / toll requirements:

Motorway vignette sticker must be displayed if using motorways - this can be bought at the border

Some motorway tunnels are also toll roads


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Vehicle laws:

Speed limit is 130kph on motorways, 100 kph on main roads and 50 kph in built up areas.

Warning triangle, first-aid kit and reflective jacket compulsory

Winter tyres are mandatory between 1 November and 15 April

You're not allowed to use a horn in Vienna or near a hospital

You mustn't overtake a school bus that's letting children on or off

You must form an emergency corridor when in traffic

Do not use "erdgas" at petrol stations - this is not LPG


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Wild camping rules:

Permitted anywhere apart from protected rural areas or Vienna, as long as no camping equipment is set up outside the vehicle