Before you travel to the Austrian GP, look at some basic information about this country.
Austria is part of the European Union and the Schengen area. All citizens of the European Union do not need a visa to enter the country. All they need is a valid passport or ID card.
The official currency in Austria is the Euro (EUR). Most merchants accept credit cards from global card companies such as VISA and Mastercard.
The mains voltage is 230 volts, 50 Hz AC (as well as in Germany, France, or Poland). If you have a dual-voltage device, you will need an adapter.
A1, T-Mobile, 3 (= "Drei")
Customers from countries in the European Union call within Austria under the same conditions as in their home country. Internet connection charges may differ.
For visitors from non-EU countries, the terms and conditions agreed with the operator apply. When you enter the country and first connect your phone to the network, you will usually receive a text message from your operator with call and data charges.
The international prefix for Austria is +430 (00430).
Fire Department: 122
International emergency line: 112
Mountain rescue service: 140
Emergency car service ÖAMTC: 120
Emergency car service ARBÖ: 123
Austria is the only country in the European Union that is not a member of NATO.
Many famous people come from Austria. You must know Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - one of the most famous classical composers and a piano virtuoso. According to the records of his life, we could say that he was the first rock star.
And what about Arnold Schwarzenegger? Each of us has seen at least one movie he has starred in. Did you know that this burly Austrian became the 38th Governor of California from 2003 to 2011?
Vienna, Sacher cake, the Red Bull Ring... Austria is also known for its environmental friendliness. Did you know that up to 75% of its electricity comes from renewable sources (the European average is 24%)?
The Austrian national sport is skiing. No wonder. The Austrians have beautiful alps with breathtaking views.
Vienna has the oldest ZOO in the world! It was founded in 1752 by Emperor Francis I Stephen of Lorraine.
St. Peter Stiftskeller in Salzburg is the oldest still-functioning restaurant in the world. It has been working since 803!