General Information about Austria
To make your holiday as smooth as possible, we’ve outlined some general information that may be helpful to you when planning your next getaway to Austria.
- Currency: Euro (€)
- Local Time: Ireland/UK Time +1 hour
- Passport: A valid passport is required for this holiday. EU citizens do not need a visa, however non-EU citizens should check requirements.
- Flight Duration: Approx. 2 hours and 45 minutes.
- Climate: Austria has a continental climate, with warm summers and cold winters. Spring and autumn are mild, with relatively little precipitation.
Food & Drink
A traditional Austrian speciality is the Wiener Schnitzel ; a cutlet of veal, pounded thin and dipped in flour, egg and breadcrumbs, then fried until golden brown. In most restaurants nowadays, the meat is more likely to be pork than veal. Austria produces internationally acclaimed wines. For a refreshing aperitif, try a glass of Sekt, the nation’s favourite sparkler. Austrian beer is of high quality and popular brands include Ottakringer, Stiegl, Zipfer and Gösser. A "Krügel" or "grosses Bier" is 0.5 litres, while a "Seidl" or "kleines Bier" is 0.3 litres.
Average Prices for Region
- Coffee: €3.00
- Beer: €3.50
- Glass of wine: €4.50
- Light Meal: €9.00
- Soft Drink: €2.70
- Bottled Water: €2.00