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In order to use the motorways in Austria, you must first acquire a toll sticker for your car. These stickers are not difficult to get, and are commonly supplied by petrol stations, Austrian Automobile Clubs and post offices.
The minimum age for renting a car hire in Austria is 19 years old. You must have also held your driving licence for the minimum of one year. 'Young driver fees' may be imposed if you are less than 25 years of age.
Fortunately enough, you can use the euro during your stay in Austria as the country is a fellow member of the euro zone. In Austria, ATMs and cash machines are known as Bancomats and you can access these with your foreign credit and debit cards. You can use your cash card in some supermarkets, restaurants and shops, but it would be ideal for you to keep cash on hand at all times in case the former option is declined.
Austria operates on GMT+1, which means that it is one hour ahead of Ireland. Daylight Savings time is usually in swing from the last Sunday in March until the last Sunday in October.
German is the most common language in Austria. In fact, it is the official language that is used in teaching and broadcasting. Some parts of the dialect take some getting used to, but if you have a good grasp of German you will not struggle too much.
The electrical voltage in Austria is the same as it is in Ireland, which is 230 Volts circulating at a frequency of 50 Hz. Plugs used are the type C Europlug and the type F Schuko. The latter plug model is most common, and it is ideal that you bring the appropriate adaptors if you still wish to use your Irish appliances.
You do not require a visa if you are in possession of an Irish passport. If you run into any trouble, however, and need help from the Irish embassy in Vienna, their contact details are listed below.
Embassy of Ireland
Rotenturmstrasse 16-18, 5th Floor
Tel: +43 1 7154246
Fax: +43 1 7136004
Monday to Friday, 09.30-12.30
Monday to Friday
09.00-13.00 and 14.00-17.00