Palace in AustriaLocation
Europe

Local time
GMT +1 (From 25 Mar Oct to 27 Oct GMT +2)

Capital
Vienna

Language
German

Electricity
220V AC 50Hz

Int. direct dialling code
43

Driving
National or EU licence required. International Driving Permit recommended. Minimum driving age is 18

Currency
Schilling (ATS 1 = 100 Groschen)
Euro (EUR 1 = 100 Cents). Circulation starts 1st Jan 2002

Notes
ATS: 20, 50, 100, 500, 1,000, 5,000
EUR: 10, 100, 500

Coins
ATS: 1, 5, 10, 20. Groschen: 5, 10, 50
EUR: 1, 2. Cents: 1, 2, 5, 10, 20, 50

Banks
0800-1230 & 1330-1500 Mon-Wed & Fri, 0800-1230 & 1330-1730 Thur (Vienna, slight variations in other areas)

Offices
0800-1230 & 1330-1700 Mon-Fri

Shops
0800-1800/1900/1930 Mon-Fri, 0800-1700 Sat (some variations out of town)

Emergency services
Police: 133. Fire: 122. Ambulance: 144

Climate
Moderate continental. Warm summers with cool nights. Winters sunny but cold with moderate snowfalls

Clothing
European clothes according to season with Alpine wear for mountain resorts