What to pack for Austria

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    Leibnitz

    by croisbeauty Updated Jan 23, 2012

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    Luggage and bags: This tip indicate the town of Leibnitz as the shopping destination for one-day tourists from near countries of Slovenia and Croatia.

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: It sounds amazingly but small town of Leibnitz, among others, offers a fine designers clothes too.

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    My Beautiful Souvenir

    by hunterV Updated Oct 30, 2011

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    Miscellaneous: Of course you can't miss souvenir shops that are numerous in every town and city!
    I keep this fridge magnet in our kitchen and each time I look at it I think of our splendid trip to Austria dreaming of another one! Let's hope for the best!
    Now I am going to take some Ukrainian fridge magnets with me when I travel to Austria...They would make a nice gift to my friends there...

    My beautiful Austria reminder
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    Vienna Guidebook

    by hopang Updated Jan 19, 2010

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    Miscellaneous: When you visit Vienna on your vacation, it is highly recommended to purchase on the first day of your Vienna visit, an important and excellent guidebook on Vienna known as "Vienna - City guide with a city map and a map of the underground" by Verlag Bauer Wien. It costs just 7.90 euros each and you are able to purchase it from many souvenir shops or bookstores in the city of Vienna especially at walking streets and subway stations. Lots of important information and colourful photographs about Vienna and its colourful history are depicted in this excellent guidebook.

    Two excellent monthly guidebooks on events in the city we received from Hotel Holiday Inn City in Vienna are Guide to Vienna (photo 2) and Wien-Programm (photo 3). Guide to Vienna for December 2009 with interesting city walks and culture is printed by Halo Wien. You may visit their website below for more information. Wien-Programm lists all the events and scene for the month happening in Vienna especially operas, concerts and other entertainments. Both guidebooks contain free interesting city maps. We are sure you shall be able to obtain these guidebooks from your hotel or the tourist information office in the city.

    An excellent Vienna guidebook Photo 2 - Guide to Vienna Photo 3 - Wien-Programm
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    Winter jackets

    by hopang Updated Jan 3, 2010

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    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: For those who happen to visit Vienna in particular or Austria in general during the winter months, make sure you read the weather forecast of the region before bringing along with you either thick winter jackets or just mild winter jackets. Winter in Austria can be very extreme. It can be as cold as minus ten degrees Celcius or as warm as plus fifteen degrees Celcius.

    When we were in Vienna on Christmas weekend last month, the winter was quite mild, i.e. the temperatures were between plus seven and nine degrees Celcius. But one week earlier before we arrived in Vienna , the temperature was minus eight degrees Celcius in the city of Vienna. It was even sunny on 26th December when we were there. We had a pleasant Christmas! You may read Vienna's weather forecast at below website:-

    26th December, 2009 - sunny at Lower Belvedere
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    A City Map

    by hopang Updated Jan 2, 2010

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    Miscellaneous: Vienna is a large city - one of the largest in Europe! It is possible to purchase one city map of Vienna from many parts of the world before you travel to the city of Vienna or you can purchase a map from many souvenir shops and/or bookstores in Vienna when you arrive.

    Most city maps cost less than 10.00 euros each. The map as depicted in our image on the right is an excellent city map by Hallwag International which costs only 79.00 SEK each (approximately 8.00 euros). We bought this map in Sweden before we travelled to Vienna. It contains a city map with a scale of 1:15,000 and a map of Vienna subway system with important telephone numbers. Make it a point to get a copy if you do not have any before travelling to the city of Vienna!

    Of course you can also obtain a free map of Vienna from tourist information office or from the hotel where you are staying as depicted in our second photograph. But it is not as clear as the one we bought from Sweden. For more information regarding the free map, you may e-mail to the following address: info@vienna.info

    A Vienna map A free map from tourist office
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    Walking poles are very handy in de mountains

    by buxx Written Jun 22, 2009

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Stiff walking boots, categorie C.

    Miscellaneous: Although I thought all the people walking woh poles are nuts, i bought an set for myself when on an 3 days trail into the mountains and I did nog regret it. It was the best buy for that vacation. It gives stability and supports you while walking up.

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  • Clothes and weahter

    by verliebtinwien Written Apr 20, 2008

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    Miscellaneous: I always find it a bit difficult when people ask what sort of weather they can expect and what clothtes they should bring, especially in these times when everyone has heard of climate change. Basically you should be prepared for cold and warm weather. If the sun comes out, the days may be warm, although evenings are still rather chilly. If the sun doesn't come out and if you're very unlucky, it may snow. I know that's not of much help when it comes to packing, but unfortunately it is the truth. Besides, weather forecasts for more than 5 days are generally not reliable. It makes more sense to check out average temperatures in general. Then you'll see that you indeed should be prepared for basically everything. Example; MSN forecast for Bad Ischl (not far from Hallstatt) says it will be 12 centigrades high and 1 centigrade low (almost freezing point!) on Thursday 24th, 22 centigrades high and 10 centigrades low on Monday 28th. That is, in terms of clothing, quite a difference.

    In Vienna we've had sleet and wind and 4 centigrades at Stephansplatz in June but 16 degrees and sun in December. Such things are impossible to predict two weeks in advance when people normally start asking for packing advice.

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    a Few Must Haves

    by Wife_of_chaser Written Apr 9, 2008

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    Luggage and bags: For a week or more stay, check as much as you can and travel light on the plane, makes transfers and boarding much faster and easier.

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Always wear comfortable shoes because you will do some walking in Vienna. If traveling from October to March, I would recommend a good coat, light enough to wear comfortably but heavy enough to protect you from the snow and wind. Bring and umbrella, a light jacket, and possibly a hat for walking around.

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Sunscreen for all the walking you'll do, bandaids in case you don't pack sensible shoes, and headache meds & allergy pills for those who need them, saves you a trip to an apothacery.

    Photo Equipment: digital is faster, lighter, and easier.

    Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: If you plan on hiking at all then I would recommend a backpack. Ladies, either carry a small purse for just your ID and basics, or take a bag that will hold your cameras and drinks and anything else you might need to take while walking.

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    Wear Comfy Shoes!

    by ShantelleDotNet Written Feb 21, 2008

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Totally leave your heels at home if you're going to walk around! Although the cobblestone ground is beautiful, wearing heels can cause you to fall down! Bring comfy...somewhat flat shoes if possible!:)

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  • Be a Allrounder in Austria

    by Tobias_Plieninger Written Dec 31, 2005

    Luggage and bags: You can use your usual bags.
    If you want to go in the mountains a baclbacker could be useful.

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: You can use your normal shoes.
    If you want to go in the mountains you need good shoes.

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Normal

    Photo Equipment: Normal / Camera bag for rainy weather!

    Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: Normal / Bathing is possible / Sun protection is necessary also in the winter!

    Miscellaneous: In Austria all weather are possible. So be a Allrounder! Take with colthes for all situations!

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    Pack to Vienna

    by dr.firas Updated Jan 4, 2005

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    Miscellaneous: Please don't forget a warm coat when you go in the Christmas period, it is so importnat, Vienna at winter time is really cold, especially at night, so better be careful and ready, as nothing is more lovely than taking a walk at night for a visitor, so you'd do it in the right warm way!

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    Don't forget

    by dr.firas Updated Jan 4, 2005

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    Miscellaneous: To Austria don't forget to pack a great friend who knows how to guide you to the city, it is much easier, LOL
    well as always you must have all your camera stuffs and equipments, and also some money, and don't forget to buy a guide book and a map, my guide book and my map were Angelika! LOL

    Angelika in Vienna
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    Don't forget to pack your friend LOL

    by dr.firas Updated Dec 15, 2004

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    Miscellaneous: To Austria don't forget to pack a great friend who knows how to guide you to the city, it is much easier, LOL
    well as always you must have all your camera stuffs and equipments, and also some money, and don't forget to buy a guide book and a map, my guide book and my map were Angelika! LOL

    Angelika guiding me in Vienna ;-D
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    Go with the Seasons

    by Sweetberry1 Written Nov 29, 2003

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    Luggage and bags: Good Luggage on wheels

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: If you are travelling here in the Autumn or Winter.. remember the thermal wear.. I was here in November, and thought I would never survive.. LOL.. But then.. I live in Australia.. ;-)

    Photo Equipment: Another thing I would never leave home without, is a good camera.. An absolute MUST!!!

    Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: After the night I spent sitting outside at a tramstop, in below zero temps, because a certain man didn't think we would need to book ahead for accommodation.. I really could have used some good camping gear.. LOL...

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    Satellite computer uplink

    by Martin_S. Written Oct 11, 2003

    Miscellaneous: If you have kids who use internetm then think about taking a portable computer that has a satellite uplink capabilitym then you will be able to travel more freely without your offspring saying "I just HAVE to use the computer"

    Tal ay computer in Austria
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