Xocolat – Vienna’s Latest Chocolate Hotspot

© Xocolat / Herbert Lehmann

In Vienna, the Latest Hotspot is not about WiFi : If the thought of gourmet, handmade Viennese chocolates makes you dribble at the mouth, wait till you have a peak through the large window of Xocolat Manufaktur, Vienna’s latest chocolate hotspot. Even before you set foot in the door of the ninth district’s Xocolat Manufaktur, […]

Café Hawelka – More than a Typical Viennese Café

© WienTourismus / Karl Thomas

Vienna’s equivalent of Paris’ St-Germain des Prés Literary Cafés : If you’re looking to experience a typically Viennese coffee house, Café Hawelka in the old town comes highly recommended. This classic Viennese coffee house is a legend in its own right. Located at Dorotheergasse 6 in the 1st district, this venerable institution owes its success […]

Vienna Shops That Were Good Enough For Emperors


“k.u.k Hoflieferant” – A Hallmark of Quality: When shopping in Vienna, there’s nothing that confirms the hallmark of quality more than the honorary title of “k.u.k Hoflieferant”. Back in the days of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, companies were handpicked by the royal court for the quality of their goods.  If chosen, the company had the privilege […]

"k.u.k Hoflieferant" – Purveyors to the Imperial Court


When “k.u.k Hoflieferant” confirms that you’re good enough for the Imperial Court: If your business had the honorary title of “k.u.k Hoflieferant” during the times of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, that meant that you were chosen to be a purveyor to the Imperial Court.  It’s of course a much sought-after accolade for any company to be […]

Salzburg Designer Outlet

McArthurGlen's Salzburg Designer Outlet

With the Salzburg Designer Outlet, Mozart’s city is now on the Fashion Map: Salzburg has made it to the McArthurGlen’s European Designer Outlet fashion map.  Salzburg Designer Outlet is McArthurGlen’s second Designer Discount Outlet mall in Austria, the other being Parndorf. The Salzburg Designer Outlet is conveniently situated next to the highway A1/Airport exit and […]

Airport Transfers – Vienna International Airport (VIE)

Airport Transfers

Tranportation To and From Vienna Airport: Vienna International Airport (VIE) (Wien-Schwechat) is 18 km southeast of the city. There are several ways of getting to/from the airport including public transportation via bus, the S-Bahn Metropolitan train, City Airport Train (CAT) or taxis, shuttle buses and airport rental cars. By Bus The Vienna Airport Lines run […]

Currency Exchange and Money for your Austrian Holidays

Euro Banknotes

Money in Austria – the Euro (€): As of January 1, 2002, the national currencies of 12 countries within the European Union (EU) were replaced with one common currency, the Euro (€).   Austria is a member of the EU and adopted the Euro in 2002. Currency Exchange You can exchange currency and travellers cheques […]

Find an Austria Phone Number or Phone Code


Austria Phone Number, Austria Phone Code, Austria Phone Book Finding a phone number or telephone code in Austria is relatively easy because of the Herold website – "Austria’s Phone Book" (see below). Austria’s country phone code is 43. There are no standard lengths for either area codes or subscribers’ numbers in Austria, so some subscribers’ […]

Vienna, the City of Music

Mozart in Stadtpark, Vienna..

Vienna has what many travellers want: Vienna is one of the cultural capitals of Europe with a cultural calendar that’s packed with concerts, festivals and balls throughout the year. For music alone, there are hundreds of concerts annually catering to locals as well as music lovers from all over the world. Vienna is certainly the […]

Innsbruck, Capital of the Alps

A Wintry Innsbruck..

Innsbruck, a City that Many would Love to Call Home: Innsbruck markets itself as the Capital of the Alps and it’s no wonder that the city was twice chosen to host the Winter Olympics (1964 und 1976). Wedged between two mountain chains, Innsbruck is positioned right in the middle of the Tirol, one of the […]