Chinese, German and New Zealander skiiers killed in Austria – 8 deaths in Austrian avalanches and accidents this weekend

While Austrian authorities say there were more than 30 avalanches in the Tyrol area of the…

Vienna immigrants vital for city’s service industries says AMS boss Johannes Kopf – without them they would collapse

As an immigrant living in Austria for the last almost seven years myself, I am always…

Dutch hacker stole GIS data from everyone in Austria – culprit caught in successful sting operation

According to Die Presse, a Dutch hacker was able to steal GIS data from nine million…

Is Austrian customer service good or bad? It would be difficult to find a country that has worse

While there are many, many things I love about living in Vienna, Austrian customer service, or…

Draft beer will be more expensive in Austria in 2023 – almost a 10% increase over 2022

As the rising cost of almost everything in Austria is causing businesses everywhere to pass their…

How powerful is an Austrian passport in 2023? – Short questions and answers about Austria

As most people who travel internationally know, some passports are more powerful than others. By “powerful’,…

How long can a British person spend in Austria after Brexit if they are not a resident? – Short questions and answers

In the last few weeks, I have had a couple of British friends ask me the…

What is current inflation rate in Austria in January, 2023? — Latest figures available – Short questions and answers

With inflation being on many people’s minds as prices of many things in Austria continue to…

How much debt per capita does Austria have in 2023? – Short questions and answers about Austria

Another in our series of ‘Short Questions and Answers About Austria“ While Austria is generally considered…

Why non-EU citizens living in the EU should not use EES scanners when arriving/leaving EU from May

Note: January 18th, 2023 — The EU has just announced the EES planned implementation of May,…

Electricity price cap in Austria for all of 2023 and into 2024 – same limit for single and multi-person households

With the cost of electricity in Austria continuing to rise (up more than 5% this month…

Austria’s Provisions fee ends July 1st, 2023 – renters no longer need to pay expensive fee just to get an apartment

One of the things I hated when I arrived in Vienna, Austria and began to look…

What is the unemployment rate in Austria as of January 1st, 2023? – Short Questions and Answers About Austria

Oh My Vienna is starting the new year with a new series of articles called ‘Short…

Mask mandates on Vienna public transport in 2023 continue – Thanks, I’ll walk until the stupidity ends

People riding Vienna public transport must still wear FFP2 masks I am one of a number…

What governmental paperwork do EU/EEA nationals need to move to Austria to study? Not as complicated as you may think

Note: The paperwork talked about in this article is only the governmental paperwork you will need…

When are national public holidays in Austria in 2023? There are 14, but not everything is closed on them

When it comes to national public holidays in Austria, the same ones apply every year. The…

Austria 5th safest country in the world according to 2022 Global Peace Index – occasional violent demonstrations only negative

When it comes to being safe, there are not many countries that beat Austria. In fact,…

I don’t recommend flying Vienna to Dublin on Aer Lingus, not if you like your luggage to arrive and hate being lied to

I am not someone who normally complains about the airline I fly. After all, I have…

Who are the wealthiest people in Austria in 2022 and what do they do?

While many people living in Austria make exceptionally high salaries, especially compared to other less affluent…

Austrian population increases in first six months of 2022 by more than 82,000 people

In some of the latest information released by Statistics Austria, it appears the Austrian population increased…

How many Austrians were killed in World War II? A huge number compared to population size

How many Austrians, both military personnel and civilians, were killed in World War II? I am…

How many British citizens live in Austria? More or fewer than you think?

As a Brit living in Austria myself, I am always interested to meet other British citizens…

Do you need a PCR test to visit Vienna, Austria in August, 2022 and beyond?

One of the things would-be travelers to Vienna, Austria are still asking is “Do you need…

€150 energy voucher in Austria not easy to get for some — here’s why

The new €150 energy voucher in Austria, ie: the €150 credit on the annual electricity bill,…

What language is spoken in Austria? Does the country have only one official language?

Now, while you may think it is obvious what language is spoken in Austria, it depends…