Formula 1 GP Austria 30.06.2023 - 02.07.2023

Useful information about Austria

 

Before you travel to Austrian GP, take a look at some basic information about this country.

Entry to the country:

Austria is part of the European Union and the Schengen area. All citizens of European or Schengen countries do not need a visa to enter the country. All they need is a valid passport or ID card.

 

Electricity:

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.

 

Mobile services:

A1, T-Mobile, 3 (= "Drei")

 

Important phone numbers:

The international prefix for Austria is +430 (00430).
Police: 133
Ambulance: 144
Fire Department: 122
International emergency line: 112
Mountain rescue service: 140
Emergency car service ÖAMTC: 120
Emergency car serviceARBÖ: 123

Trivia about Austria

  • Many famous people come from Austria. You must know Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - one of the most famous classical composer and 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?
  • Vien, Sacher cake, Red Bull Ring... Austria is known for its environmental friendliness as well. Did you know that up to 75% of its electricity is drawn from renewable sources (the European average is 24%)?
  • The Austrians are ranked second in the beer-drinking world rankings, just behind the Czechs. This fact has influenced the wide selection of quality beer.
  • The Austrian national sport is skiing. No wonder. The Austrians have beautiful alps with breathtaking views.
  • In Vienna, there is the oldest ZOO in the world! It was founded in 1752 by Emperor Francis I Stephen of Lorraine.
  • Austria is the only country in the European Union that is not a member of NATO.
  • St. Peter Stiftskeller in Salzburg is the oldest still-functioning restaurant in the world. It has been working since 803!

FAQ

You can exchange money in many exchange offices (we recommend exchange offices outside the main tourist routes) or in banks. If you opt for an exchange office, make sure that you do not have to pay any unnecessary fees and check the exchange rate in advance. If you go to the bank, keep in mind that they are usually closed at weekends.
In most shops and restaurants, however, it is possible to pay with bank cards (VISA, MasterCard, Plus, Maestro, etc.)

Austria has a strong economy and renowned services, so higher quality comes at a higher price.
In restaurants and other catering facilities directly in the area of the Red Bull Ring, prices are around €15-20 for lunch.
Outside the circuit area, resp. directly in the town of Spielberg or Knittelfeld, however, lunch prices are already around €10-15.

 

If you were satisfied with the service and the quality of food and drink, it is polite to leave a tip of about 10% of the total expenditure when paying.

All this information can be found at www.oebb.at (if you do not speak German, in the upper right corner, the page can be switched to English). More information on how to travel to Spielberg can be found here.

Clear or partly cloudy. To be honest, we do not know…. However, the usual summer temperatures are between 24-26 ° C. Let's hope the weather is nice. But one never knows. 

All questions

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