Prepare Your Stay

Prepare Your Stay

From check-in times to information on currency and time zones, we have the answers to all your travel questions.

Prepare Your Stay

Welcome to the capital of music: The most liveable city in the world features two UNESCO World Heritage Sites, a living coffee tradition, a long imperial history and a central geographical location.

For the preparation of your trip to Vienna, we have created a short checklist for you: 

Check-in/Check-out Time 
Check-in 15:00 - Check-out 12:00 

Time Zone: GMT +2 

Plug Type: F 

The two UNESCO heritage sites – the historical city centre and the former summer residence of Empress Elisabeth – reflect the glory of the time. Numerous museums and art collections testify to the impressive history and the contemporary art scene of the city: compositions by Wolfgang Mozart, Ludwig van Beethoven, Johann Strauss or Gustav Mahler are on the daily programme of music-performing houses; and the world-famous Viennese waltz is played countless times during the ball season at more than 450 events between January and February. Do not forget to taste some delicious local cuisine, such as Wiener schnitzel, Tafelspitz or apple strudel, in Vienna. 

Nationals of EU member states, the European Economic Area and Switzerland do not require a visa to enter the Republic of Austria. All other nationals require a visa in order to enter the Schengen Area or the Austrian territory. Those visas have to be applied for at the relevant Austrian representation which is competent for the residency of the applicant. Our reservation team can prepare a stamped and signed hotel confirmation letter, which is mandatory for the visa application.

Although no mandatory vaccinations are requested before a trip to Austria, it is recommended to talk to your doctor about usual vaccinations, such as Hepatitis A or B, measles, rabies, tetanus, diphtheria or other useful vaccinations before travelling. It is recommended to take TBE (tick-borne encephalitis) vaccinations when you travel to Vienna between April and October or plan to spend your holiday mainly outdoors in a green or neighbouring forest area near Vienna. If you require any prescription medications, please remember to bring them with you. However, should you need any medication, there are many pharmacies in Vienna. 

To enter the Schengen area at Schwechat International Airport, all travellers have to present a valid passport with visa, if it is applicable. 

German is the official language in Austria, but many Austrians speak English and, in some cases, additional languages fluently. 

The Euro is the official currency in Austria, but you can use many kinds of credit cards and debit cards in most of the shops and properties to finalise purchases in Vienna.