EU passport scan system and ETIAS travel permit for non-EU citizens delayed until 2023

The new EU passport scan system (aka Entry/Exit System or EES), which was expected to be…

Covid quarantine in Austria no longer required for asymptomatic people as of August, 2022

If you test positive for Covid in Austria, as of August, you are no longer required…

Best pharmacy in Vienna, Austria? Apotheke zum Papst in Ottakring is my choice

Sure, I could start this article by telling you about the “The Best Pharmacy in Vienna,…

Can you drink tap water in Austria? You might be surprised

When it comes to one of the many things I love about living in Austria, one…

Violence against women in Austria – at least 20% of women have been victims of violence

While the crime rate in Austria is low compared to countries like the United States and…

Where to buy vitamins in Vienna, Austria and the cost compared to U.S. and UK

If you are in Vienna, Austria or planning on being here soon, one of the things…

What is Austrian government doing about coming Russian gas shortage?

As if high inflation, high gas (petrol) prices and the threat of more mask mandates and…

Free German classes in Vienna, Austria in city parks for beginners or intermediates

One of the cool things about being in Vienna, Austria in the summer is the free…

Riders of e-scooters in Vienna should be regulated more before someone is killed – Opinion

One of the very few things I dislike about living in Vienna, Austria are the rental…

Vienna named world’s most livable city for 3rd time now Covid-19 restrictions have ended

As a Brit who will have lived in Vienna, Austria for six years next month, I…

When are pharmacies open in Vienna, Austria? What about emergency pharmacies on evenings, Sundays and holidays??

** Special note: A pharmacy is called an ‘Apotheke’ in Austria, whereas a drugstore is a…

How much is ibuprofen in Austria and where can you buy it? Hint, it’s expensive

If you are American, British or from one of many other countries in the world, you…

책거리 Chaekgeori – Our Shelves Our Selves exhibit at Weltmuseum Vienna perfect for book lovers

On one of my walks around Vienna this week, I came across a colorful poster for…

Austria inflation rate of 7.7% in May, 2022 still lower than EU average

While the inflation rate in Austria for May, 2022 was a whopping 7.7%, a rate many…

What is the crime rate in Austria? One of the lowest in the world, even for murder

One of the many things I have loved about living in Vienna, Austria is how low…

Electricity blackout in Vienna causes Austria vs Denmark game to be delayed

There was a major electricity blackout in Vienna last night. A blackout that caused the Austria…

You must still wear an FFP2 mask in Vienna, Austria in June, 2022 and beyond – at least in these 3 places

NOTE: I will start this article by telling you upfront — the title is slightly sensationalistic…

Austrian Eurovision 2022 audience lowest in almost a decade – 90,000 lower than 2021

I will start this by admitting, as a resident of Austria and as a music journalist,…

How many passengers take Vienna’s trams every year? Wiener Linien statistics are astounding

If you visit Vienna, you will see quickly how popular Vienna’s trams are for both the…

Is it mandatory to carry an ID in Austria? You may be surprised at the answer

A question I actually did not know the answer to was asked by an American friend…

Inflation in Austria in April, 2022 increases to 7.2% – almost all products and services see large increase in price

Inflation in Austria in April, 2022 increased to 7.2% — the largest increase in prices since…

How many passengers use Vienna’s U-bahn (underground railway) every year? Sh*t tons, apparently!

If you ever take Vienna’s U-bahn system (ie: Vienna’s underground railway), especially at rush hour when…

Should you tip in Vienna, Austria and, if so, how much?

One thing you will probably notice if you spend any time in Vienna, Austria, or anywhere…

FFP2 masks still mandated on all Austrian Airlines flights in May, 2022 and beyond?)

Updated: As of June 1st — Mask mandates have finally been lifted on most Austrian Airlines…

Visitors to Austria no longer need vaccine, test or proof of recovery – all 3G entry rules dropped

Travelers to Austria do not need to show proof of vaccine, negative test or proof of…