Indian Embassy in Vienna, Austria
Kärtner ring 2 (2nd floor)
Tel: (+43)1-505 86 66
Indian nationals travelling to Austria require a Schengen visa as Austria is a member of the Schengen area. The following documents need to be submitted while applying for Schengen visa-
Additionally, you will also be required to provide the Austrian embassy/consulate with documents related to your employment status, to prove that you meet Austria visa requirements. The conditions under various cases are as follows-
Austria - A landlocked country in Europe, Austria is a traveller’s paradise with its rare combination of natural beauty and cultural brilliance. Gifted with God’s bounty, it can leave you enchanted with all that that attractions it has in store.
With picturesque sights of majestic mountains, gleaming lakes and beautiful vineyards waiting for you at each step, you’ll feel delighted beyond your expectations.
Salzburg’s Old Town:Named as a UNESCO world heritage site, this district in Salzburg has old-world charm preserved in its lanes and architecture. With Medieval and Baroque buildings, this historic town draws millions of tourists every year.
Vienna’s Hofburg: This is an imperial palace located in the centre of the capital city of Austria. When at this majestic palace, you can enjoy a trail of Empress Elisabeth. Its palace complex is one of the largest in the world and is a spectacular site with its gardens, squares, the Royal Chapel and the many different types of architectures.
Vineyards of Vienna: Vienna has 700 hectares of vineyards, whereas a visitor you can enjoy hiking trails and tours, along with trying a wide variety of wines. Not just that, the authentic atmosphere coupled with live music and good food will give you one of the most pleasing experiences while in Austria.
Lentos Museum: A modern art museum in the city of Linz, this is one attraction that can sweep you off your feet with all the exquisite masterpieces on display. Situated on the cultural mile, along Danube river, this museum puts together works which are international in appeal and yet rooted in culture.
Zwölferkopf Mountains: This mountain peak of the Karwendal mountain chain offers both adventure and soul-stirring beauty to the traveller in you. From enjoy hiking trails to skiing to Lake Achensee, you are sure to have a surreal as well as fun experience.
Among the major international airports in Austria, the most famous touchpoint for Indian travellers is Schwechat-Flughafen. Located in Vienna, you will land here from India before proceeding further to any other state or city. Though there are several other airports located in different cities like Innsbruck, Salzburg, Klagenfurt, they are mostly open for European travellers.
Flights are available from many major Indian cities like New Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Chennai and Kochi. There are also some direct Austrian flights which will take even lesser less time in commute.
One of the best times to travel to Austria is during the spring months, i.e. in between April – May. You may even visit it during fall, i.e. between September – October. During these months, you are sure to find excellent weather which will help you to enjoy outdoor activities to the fullest. Also, the crowd during this period is sparser.
The high tourist season in Austria that falls between June – August also sees good weather, but the crowds can be too overwhelming for you.
Being well packed brings with it many benefits and helps make your trip smoother and more fun. So, make sure to keep these few essential items in your baggage when travelling to Austria:
Viennese Apfelstrudel: Counted among their national foods, the Apfelstrudel is sweet and crusty to eat. It is a flaky pastry filled with a layer of apple filling, which is spiced with cinnamon, sugar and topped with raisins.
Knödel: Knödel is Austria’s version of dumpling, which is also famous all across Eastern Europe. Counted as an Austrian snack, the Knödel can be made as a sweet or savoury. When served as a side dish or in the form of meatballs in soup, it will be considered a savoury.
Tiroler Gröstl: This is Austrian’s comfort food at its best! Most common in the Austrian Alps, this is a rich dish made in the form of a pan-fried potato dish, along with chopped beef or pork and a good serving of butter and onion. This palatable dish is given a top layer of fried egg, which makes it even more delightful. A must-try dish, this one is counted among Austria’s classic foods.
Potato Gulasch: The Gulasch is a hot soupy stew, which comes in many variants. Hearty and spicy, it is made up of vegetables like potatoes, onions, sausages and bell peppers. Served with toasted bread, it is a breakfast dish.
Every destination has its distinct cultural charm. To carry a piece of that charm back with you as a memory, you should buy souvenirs and things that are unique to that place. Some of the items you must consider buying from Austria are as follows-
Beethoven Bust- Austria being Beethoven’s home country sells exquisite and quirky stuff with master composer’s picture and elements from his life. From fridge magnets to clay busts, you can buy several of these to carry back as a memory.
Location: Dorf 128, near Volksbank 6306, Soll, Austria
Ratings: 4.5 stars
Cost for two: INR 3,288
Location: Rainerstrasse 6, 5020, Salzburg, Austria
Ratings: 4.5 stars
Cost for two: INR 5,101
Location: Saint Christopher street 118, Arlberg Hospiz, 6580, Austria
Ratings: 4 stars
Cost for two: INR 3,396
Location: Himmelpfortgasse 23, 1010 Vienna, Austria
Ratings: 4.5 stars
Cost for two: INR 3,350
Location: Skodagasse 32, 1080 Vienna
Airport: Vienna 25 km
Train station: 3,5 km
Next public transport: 100 m
Contact: +43 1 401145873
Location: Heiligenstaedter Str. 57-63, 1190 Vienna
Airport: Vienna 26 km
Train station: 1,5 km
Next public transport: 250 m
Contact: +43 1 36066775
Location: Berthold-Lindner-Weg 15, 8047 Graz
Airport: Graz 15 km
Train station: 5 km
Next public transport: 200 m
Contact: +43 316 5960
No one would want to fall sick while on their trip to a place as fascinating as Austria. However, sickness, bodily injury or any other medical complication are unforeseen and can thus, arise at any moment. That is precisely why you need travel insurance before flying down to an international location. It will support you in getting treated in the best hospitals in Austria while ensuring that it doesn’t cause a dent in your pocket.
The official currency of Austria is Euro.
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