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Useful information

Telephone country code: 0043

Police / Ambulance / Fire: 112

Airport Information Linz:
+43 7221 600 1101

Gratifications: The gratification is optional, but usually 10% in taxis, restaurants and cafeterias.

Passports and Visas

Depending on the purpose of your travel to Austria, there are different types of visas that will apply to the occasion. Whether you are planning to go on a visit, study or work and reside there permanently, you will have to apply for a different Austria Schengen Visa, accordingly.

Please consult the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Austria to obtain the information and contact information for the Embassy of Austria serving your country. Please apply for your visa well in advance of your journey.

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Weather and Climate

The climate in Austria is widely continental with the Eastern edge of the country stretching into the Pannonian climate zone. It is typical for Central Europe with cold winters (going down to minus 20 degrees Celsius during the night) and hot and sunny summers (going up to 35 degrees Celsius during some days in August). For Americans: this means that winter lows and summer highs range from about 0 to 100 degrees Fahrenheit. The coldest months are January and February, the hottest July and August.

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Time zone Austria: CET (UTC+1) and the Central European Summer Time starting on the last Sunday of March CEST (UTC+2).

The official currency used in Austria is the euro. Rates can be checked at the currency converter.

The official language is (Austrian) German.

The power supply in Austria is 230 volts 50 Hertz and plugs are European standard with two round pins.

power supply in the Czech Republic

Welcome to Linz, Austria!

Discover the UNESCO City of Media Arts, Linz, as a contemporary city that looks to the future. In December 2014 Linz was accepted by UNESCO into the Creative Cities Network and is now allowed to bear the title "UNESCO City of Media Arts".

Only cities that can demonstrate extraordinary achievements in one of the categories of literature, film, music, crafts and folk art, gastronomy, design or media arts are accepted by UNESCO into the Creative Cities Network. The Ars Electronica Center, the annual Ars Electronica Festival, the activities in the Tabakfabrik, the emerging independent scene and other institutions have established Linz as as a center of media art which opens up new prospects and innovations in culture, economy and society. The title "UNESCO City of Media Arts" will make Linz nationally and internationally attractive as a Creative City in culture, science and business.

Photos of the venue and surroundings