Austria Shopping

Austria Shopping, Embassy and Communication

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Language

Overview

Official language is German. Slovenian is also spoken in southern Carinthia, while Croatian and Hungarian are also officially spoken in Burgenland. In Vienna there are Turkish, Czech and Slovak ethnic groups. Many Austrians also speak English. The regional dialects give way z. T. strongly from High German.

Public Holidays

01/01/2022 New Year

01/06/2022 Feast of Epiphany

04/18/2022 easter monday

05/01/2022 Labor Day

05/26/2022 Ascension of Christ

06/06/2022 Whit Monday

06/16/2022 Corpus Christi

08/15/2022 Assumption Day

10/26/2022 National holiday

11/01/2022 all saints day

08.12.2022 Immaculate conception

12/25/2022 Christmas

Duty free shopping

Overview

The following items can be imported duty-free into Austria (when entering from non-EU countries): 200 cigarettes or 100 cigarillos or 50 cigars or 250 g of tobacco (without printed warnings in German); 1 liter of spirits with an alcohol content of more than 22% or 2 liters of spirits with an alcohol content of up to 22%; 4 liters of wine (no sparkling wine); 16 liters of beer; Medication for personal use during the trip. Gifts/other goods up to a total value of €430 (air and sea travel) or €300 (travel by train/car); Children under 15 generally €150. Note: (a) Duty-free goods are subject to the condition that they are carried in the traveller’s personal luggage.

Import regulations

Travelers who bring meat and milk products, among other things, into the EU from outside the European Union must declare them. The regulation does not apply to the import of animal products from EU countries, Andorra, Liechtenstein, Norway, San Marino and Switzerland. Anyone who does not register these products must expect fines or criminal prosecution.

Prohibited Imports

Fresh meat and preserved meat, milk and milk products (see also import regulations), certain weapons. There is a general ban on imports of live poultry, meat and meat products from third countries (with the exception of the Faroe Islands, Greenland, Iceland, Liechtenstein and Switzerland).

Import/Export to the EU

The movement of goods within the EU is unrestricted for travelers as long as the goods are for personal use and not for resale. In addition, the goods must not have been purchased in duty-free shops. Travelers may be asked to provide proof of their own personal needs. Member States have the right to levy excise duty on spirit drinks or tobacco products if these products are not intended for personal use. The following maximum quantities apply as personal requirements: 800 cigarettes (persons aged 17 and over) (with printed warnings in German); 400 cigarillos (persons aged 17 and over) (with printed warnings in German); 200 cigars (persons aged 17 and over) ) (with printed warnings in German); 1 kg tobacco (persons aged 17 and over) (with printed warnings in German); 10 liters of high-proof alcoholic beverages (persons aged 17 and over); 20 liters of fortified wine (such as port or sherry) (over 17s); 90 liters of wine (of which a maximum of 60 liters of sparkling wine) (persons aged 17 and over); 110 liters of beer (over 17s); Perfumes and eau de toilette: No restrictions if it can be shown that the amount is for personal consumption. Medicines: Amount corresponding to personal needs during the trip. Other goods: The movement of goods within the EU is unrestricted for travelers. However, this does not apply to gold alloys and gold plating in the unprocessed state or as a semi-finished product and fuel. Fuel may only be imported from an EC member state exempt from mineral oil tax if it is in the vehicle’s tank or in a spare container that is carried along. A fuel quantity of up to 10 liters in the reserve tank is not objected to. If additional quantities of these goods are carried, e.g. For example, a wedding is an event that could justify a bulk purchase. Note: However, there are certain exceptions to the free movement of goods regime. They relate in particular to the purchase of new vehicles and purchases for commercial purposes. (More information on car taxes can be found in the European Commission’s Guide to Buying Goods and Services in the Internal Market.

EU

Duty-free sales at airports and seaports have been abolished for travel within the EU. Only travelers leaving the EU can shop cheaply in duty-free shops. When importing goods into an EU country that were bought in duty-free shops in another EU country, the same travel allowances and allowances apply as when entering from non-EU countries. Further information is available from the Austrian Federal Ministry of Finance.

Contact addresses

Embassy of the Republic of Austria

Honorary general consulates in Basel, Zurich and Geneva. Honorary consulates in Chur, Lugano and Lucerne.

Kirchenfeldstrasse 77-79
Bern
Switzerland
+41 (31) 356 52 52.
http://www.bmeia.gv.at/oeb-bern
http://www.bmeia.gv.at/oeb-bern

Consular section: Mon-Fri 09.00-12.00, Wed also 14.00-16.00.

Embassy of the Republic of Austria

Consulate General in Munich. Honorary Consulate General in Stuttgart. Honorary consulates in Bremen, Dresden, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt/M., Fürth, Hamburg, Hanover, Kiel, Lübeck, Rostock-Bentwisch and Saarbrücken.

Stauffenbergstrasse 1
Berlin
Germany
+49 (30) 20 28 70, Consular Section: +49 (30) 26 93 42 80.
http://www.bmeia.gv.at/oeb-berlin
http://www.bmeia.gv. at/oeb-berlin

Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., Wed 12 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Business

Business etiquette

Spring and autumn are the most favorable for business trips. The Austrians are very formal when dealing with strangers, in conversation and correspondence one always uses the name and (academic) title (Frau Doctor, Herr Magister, Herr Studienrat, Frau Ministerialrätin). Accordingly, business partners should be addressed by their full name and title, at least until you know each other better. In the context of a business meeting, the dress code is not overly formal, it is quite possible to show up without a tie. When first meeting, however, dress overly formal rather than overly casual, just in case. Social life in Austria is more or less separated from working life, Overtime or working at weekends is rather rare. If you are invited home by a colleague or business partner, you should definitely bring flowers for the lady of the house or a bottle of wine for the host. Punctuality is taken very seriously and is also appropriate. Upon entering a private home, visitors should offer to remove their shoes. Business dinners are there to get to know each other, topics such as family or politics should not usually be discussed. If you are invited home by a colleague or business partner, you should definitely bring flowers for the lady of the house or a bottle of wine for the host. Punctuality is taken very seriously and is also appropriate. Upon entering a private home, visitors should offer to remove their shoes. Business dinners are there to get to know each other, topics such as family or politics should not usually be discussed. If you are invited home by a colleague or business partner, you should definitely bring flowers for the lady of the house or a bottle of wine for the host. Punctuality is taken very seriously and is also appropriate. Upon entering a private home, visitors should offer to remove their shoes. Business dinners are there to get to know each other, topics such as family or politics should not usually be discussed. Punctuality is taken very seriously and is also appropriate. Upon entering a private home, visitors should offer to remove their shoes. Business dinners are there to get to know each other, topics such as family or politics should not usually be discussed. Punctuality is taken very seriously and is also appropriate. Upon entering a private home, visitors should offer to remove their shoes. Business dinners are there to get to know each other, topics such as family or politics should not usually be discussed.

Opening hours

Business hours are normally Monday to Friday from 8am to 12.30pm and 1.30pm to 5.30pm, with many offices and companies closing as early as 3pm or 4pm on Fridays.

Business contacts

Communication

Phone

The country code for Austria is 0043. The area code for Vienna is 01. Public phones can be used with phone cards or coins. Prepaid telephone cards are available in post offices and tobacconists.

Mobile phone

Network operators include Tele.ring, Magenta Telekom and A1. The network coverage is very good. In Austria there are GSM networks in the 900 MHz range and in the 1800 MHz range. Roaming abroad can be used within the EU at the regular home tariff of the respective provider. Roaming charges were abolished within the EU in mid-2017.

Internet

There are numerous internet cafes in all major cities. Free internet access via Wi-Fi is available at the new main train station, Wiener Westbahnhof, Wiener Neustadt train station, Wien-Schwechat Airport and at several locations in the city of Vienna. Numerous phone booths are so-called multimedia stations that are equipped with broadband Internet. Most hotels that belong to the Austrian Hotel Association and fast-food restaurants offer free WiFi. The main providers include A1 and Tele.ring. Flat rate tariffs are mainly used.

Post office

Stamps are available at post offices. Almost all post offices accept poste restante items. Mailboxes are yellow. Post office opening hours: Mon-Fri 08.00-12.00 and 14.00-17.00/18.00. Main post offices and post offices at major railway stations are open 24 hours a day, every day (including Sundays and public holidays).

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