No, you can’t eat on subway trains (U-bahn) in Vienna, Austria and here’s what may happen if you do

A recent article in the Austrian newspaper Heute reminded me about an article I had planned…

What percentage of Austrians smoke in 2023 even after smoking ban in bars and restaurants?

One of the few things you may dislike about living in or traveling to Austria is…

What is Austria’s life expectancy in 2023? Better or worse than the previous year?

Is Austria’s life expectancy in 2023 better or worse than previous years? One of the things…

What are phone numbers for emergency services in Austria? Police, fire, ambulance – Short questions and answers

Another in my series of Short Questions and Answers About Austria is the question “What are…

Bringing prescription medication to Austria – What can you bring and how much?

One of the things you may worry about when planning a trip to Vienna is figuring…

What is open in Vienna, Austria on Easter Monday April 10th, 2023? Shops? Supermarkets? Museums?

For those like me who don’t always keep an eye on Austrian national public holidays, it…

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…

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…

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,…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…