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VIENNA RECEPTION BOOKLET


Dear AMSA guest! With this information booklet we would like to say hello to you and tell you that we are looking forward to welcome you in Vienna! Furthermore, we want to provide some useful information about your stay in Vienna, so that your clerkship will be an exciting and cheerful experience. Contents 1. Wien 2. Arrival 3. Some important general information 4. The hospital 5. Dormitory 6. Public transport 7. Health Care 8. Culture 9. Shopping 10. Sports 11. Restaurants 12. Nightlife 13. Cinemas 14. Other information 2 3 6 8 12 14 16 17 25 27 30 34 37 38

1. WIEN

Vienna (in German Wien) is the capital of Austria, and is also one of its nine states. With a population of about 2 million, it is by far the largest city of the country, as well as its cultural, economic and political center. Vienna lies in the very east of Austria and is close to the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary. An Economist Intelligence Unit study of 127 world cities ranked it first equal with Vancouver for the quality of life. Vienna is composed of 23 districts (Bezirke). The two numbers in the middle of the postal code represent the district number (1120 for the 12th district). Also in the streets you will always find the district number, so you can find locations very easily. For more information on our beautiful city and Austria have a look at http://www.wientourismus.at/ http://www.austria-tourism.at/

2. ARRIVAL

We have organized you an accommodation with one (or more) student(s) from the Medical University Vienna, most likely at an appartment near the Vienna General Hospital (AKH). Your host will definitly contact you some days in advance and will tell you how to get to his appartment. by car: We recommend you to use an online route planner like: o www.viamichelin.com o www.reiseroute.de o www.map24.com o www.mapblast.com o www.wien.gv.at Vienna City map! by plane You will arrive at the airport Wien Schwechat. Unfortunately, we will not be able to welcome you directly at the airport. The airport is 15km outside of Vienna and we dont have cars to pick you up from there. But there is a fast and easy airport train called CAT(city airport train) which will transport you directly into the city center: There are 3 different ways to get to "Wien Mitte" (the city center): 1. You take a taxi, which costs about 45 Euro. Ask before you enter. 2. With the Airport bus, which leaves directly outside of the airport to "Wien Mitte" 3. The City Airport Train(CAT) which takes you to "Wien Mitte" in 16min. Singleticket is 8 , return-ticket is 15 4. Cheapest one: Take the train "S7" right at the airport till "Landstrae/Wien Mitte", single-ticket 3 By train: We have 2 main train stations in Vienna. The Western train station (Westbahnhof) and the Southern train station Write to: in-wien@amsa.at if you have any questions to your means of transport on arrival or contact your host directly! There is no need to ask if we already know where you are going to stay youll definitely get this information soon enough!

3. SOME IMPORTANT INFORMATION...


We remind you that you need: Health insurance: Absolutely compulsory is a health insurance that covers all costs of health care in Austria for the time of your stay! Professional liability insurance: This one you must contract in Wien (costs approx. 10). This is to be paid on the first meeting (Sunday evening), so you can get your insurance as soon as possible. The professional liability insurance covers the costs of your eventually destructive errors/accidents during your clerkship or elective (research exchange) in an Austrian hospital! SOCIAL PROGRAM During the year we dont offer social program, but usually we have more than one exchange student here and well probably help you find someone to go out with IMPORTANT: 1.) If you plan some trips by your own we will help you wherever we can. But please only on weekends!!! You have to do your clerkship (minimum 75%) or you will not get your certificate. Moreover you will also loose your right to stay in the exchange program, which also means the hostel. We know that you want to see Vienna and surroundings but we are not a cheap travel agency. The places you have got in the AKH-Vienna are very rare and not easy to organizea lot of students want to go there. If you dont use them frequently we will loose the places for the students next year. Please respect this! 2.) If you cannot speak English (or German if you mentioned that in your AF) on a level that you can speak with doctors and patients, we have the right to take you out of the exchange program (which also means the hostel). It makes no sense to make a clerkship without communication! Please tell us now if you made a mistake with your language knowledge in your Application Form. I hope you understand these points. We cannot risk to loose places in the hospital for students in the upcoming years. We are not your parents and we dont want to control you.....and we will not! But the hospital will call us if you dont go there or cannot com-

municate and then you have to leave. If you leave the hospital you also have to leave your room, because you are not in the IFMSA exchange program anymore. DO NOT FORGET TO: send back your CC(Card of Confirmation) check your insurance Inform us about your arrival details in CC ! read the Exchange Conditions

If you have any doubts after reading our booklet or need any help, feel free to contact us by e-mail (in-wien@amsa.at). We are looking forward to answering all your questions as soon as possible!

4. THE HOSPITAL

Address: AKH-Wien Allgemeines Krankenhaus Wien Whringergrtel 18-20, A-1090 Wien Phone: 0043 / 1 / 40400-0 Fax: 0043 / 1 / 40400-1212 Homepage: http://www.akh-wien.at

Your clerkship is going to take place in the University Hospital Allgemeines Krankenhaus (AKH) of Vienna (in English: Vienna General Hospital), which is by far the largest hospital in Austria and the 31st in the entire world! It constitutes the university clinic of the Medical University of Vienna, comprising 5 clinical institutes, 42 clinical departments and 51 operation theatres. The hospital looks back at a long and productive history and has brought up many prominent key figures of medicine, e.g. Landsteiner, Semmelweis and Charles de Piquet. Furthermore, it is the birthplace of several medical departments which are now standards in modern hospitals, for example dermatology and throat-nose-ear clinics. For further information on the hospital visit the website: www.akhwien.at/default.aspx?pid=80 A brief look into its history can be found at: www.meduniwien.ac.at/index.php?id=376&language=2

How do I get there?

There are two ways you leading you to two different entrances: The main entrance and a back entrance. Main entrance: Take the subway U6 until station Michelbeuern AKH. Follow up the only stairs of the station, go left and voil you are there. There are a lot of direction signs at the station giving you an easy time. You enter the hospital on level 5 which is also the ground level. Back entrance: If you enjoy walking a bit, this is your way. Please consult your AMSA guide, who will introduce this way to you, as it takes some time to explain. The entrance leads you to level 3.

How do I find my way inside the AKH? On the first day of your clerkship, your AMSA guide will provide you with an introduction to the hospital and its clinical departments, showing you personally every way you need to know and answering your questions. Please do not hesitate to ask us: It is both our duty and pleasure to help you. Also, you will find numerous direction signs throughout the AKH helping you to find the right way. Additionally, you can go to the main reception desk on level 5, which you can ask for directions whenever you need to. Basically, the AKH is split into three sections, each distinguishable by its colour: Ambulances: Blue Surgery: Green Inner medicine: Red

These colors are also used by the elevators connecting the three sections. Furthermore, you will find escalators in the ambulance section. We advise you to use them around noon, when the hospital is frequented by a lot of people. As you will see in this guide, the most important level is level 5. Entrance, food, students and praying rooms they are all on level 5. Where can I meet students in the AKH? All student facilities are centered in the ambulance section. You will always find students in that area. The medical library for students and the main learning hall are located on level 5. A part of the student computers are in the library. Lecture halls and seminar rooms are spread among levels 7 and 8. International exchange is all about sharing thoughts, creating new ideas and inspirations and establishing friendships that can last a lifetime. Your offering us your experiences

and views contributes to a multicultural society without prejudice and barriers. You will be surprised how easy it is to start a conversation with us. We Austrian students are always happy to share our experiences with international students and are very interested in foreign cultures and new perspectives. Saying hi and a smile are all it takes to receive a warm welcome and to start a conversation. Where can I buy something to eat?

THE AKH MENSA: Get the best bang for your buck! The MENSA is the restaurant of the hospital and the number one place to meet doctors and students during lunch. You can choose from at least three different menus and a vegetarian meal and can add a soup and salad. All meals are presented at the MENSA entrance, so you see what you get beforehand, including how many calories they contain. AMSA will give you vouchers that guarantee you the student price. Every working day you will get a warm lunch at the hospital MENSA. We will provide you with a special student ID card with which you can buy a meal for the cheaper student price of 3,90 . Always have this card with you, otherwise you will have to pay the regular and expensive price for the meal (6-7 !). The MENSA personnel will not argue with you, so always have the card ready at the counter. You will also receive pocket money from us to pay your meals. On the first day we will hand you the money for the whole month (20 working days with 3,90 for each day totals to about ~80 ; minus 10 for insurance = 70 ) If you feel like eating elsewhere sometimes, the AKH offers a variety of places you can pick from. All of them are located on level 5. Interspar: A grocery store offering all you need, including warm sandwiches. Anker: A famous Austrian bakery with lots of sandwiches and sweet desserts. Kangal: A small restaurant serving pizza, sandwiches and coffee. Starbucks: The worlds famous coffee shop. Some levels have soda and coffee machines, where you can quickly buy a drink or coffee. The prices range from 80c to 1,20 .

I am a practicing Christ/Jew/Muslim. Where can I pray? Austria has deep respect towards all world religions and takes great care in supporting people with a strong religious devotion. The AKH has praying rooms for Christians, Jews and Muslims on level 5. You will find schedules for masses and other notes at the room entrances. Where can I draw cash? There is an ATM in the main lobby on level 5 next to the post office. Is there any postal office in the AKH where I can send letters?

You will find one in the main lobby on level 5. Apart from the postal office, there is a drop-in letterbox into which you can simply drop your letter anytime. Where can I use computers? Most of our computers are located outside of the hospital. If you need to use one, there are three places you can go to. Your AMSA guide will show you the right ways the first time. They are all easy to remember. Medical library on level 5 inside the hospital. Only a few computers are there. Computer Learning Studio in BT87, which you can easily get to by exiting the hospital on level 3 (rear exit). Most computers are there. The Institute of Anatomy. You will find a computer room on the top level.

I want to visit other parts of the university outside the hospital. Can you show them to me? Certainly. Please keep in mind, however, that we too have to do clerkships during the summer months and may not have adequate time for touring on certain days, but well try our best. Simply contact your local AMSA guide and he/she will arrange a little tour on whatever you are interested in. A map of all Medical University buildings can be found here (German): http://www.meduniwien.ac.at/bemaw/admin/studierende/s_lv_raeume.php What do I have to bring along with me: Your working clothes will be provided by the hospital. Nevertheless, it is advisable to bring your own stethoscope, lamp and tourniquet, as well as a pair of preferably white shoes for the hospital. Please do take Euro 25 with you on your first day as a deposit for the coat! You will get the money back at the end of your clerkship. WORKING CONDITIONS Normally, the clerkship starts between 7.30 a.m. and 8.00 a.m. in the morning and lasts until 2.00 p.m. or 3.00 p.m. but it can vary depending on the department. Working days are Monday to Friday. Please ask your tutor about your timetable on the first day. We know that this exchange does not only mean hard work in the hospital but it should also be a lot of fun! If you need one day off, please ask your tutor in advance. Otherwise, well have trouble organizing exchange programs for international students in future.

CERTIFICATES You will get an IFMSA certificate after your clerkship. We will hand it out to you and at the end of your clerkship ask your tutor to sign and stamp it. You will have to be present in the hospital on at least 75% of your clerkship days to get the certificate.

PUBLIC TRANSPORT
VIENNA Vienna has a large public transport network including trams, buses, underground and S-bahn. Services are frequent between 5am and 12:30am, you will rarely have to wait more than 5 minutes. During night hours, public transport is continued by the Nightline buses operating on all the main routes, generally every half hour Fare prices within the city are: single trip ticket (Einzelfahrschein) on trams or buses) 24 hour ticket (Vierundzwanzig-Stunden-Ticket) 72 hour ticket (Zweiundsiebzig-Stunden-Ticket) 8-day card (Acht-Tage-Karte) weekly ticket (Wochenkarte) monthly ticket (Monatskarte) 1,7 (2,2 if purchased 5,7 13,6 27,2 14 49,5

You have to stamp the tickets on the buses and trams or before getting on the subway. If you are caught without a valid ticket you'll be fined 62 , no exceptions. Tickets can be purchased at underground stations and in a Trafik (tobacconist). Single trip tickets can also be purchased on trams and buses for a higher fare.

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For more information you can visit the website www.wienerlinien.at

VIENNA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT Schnellbahn 7 The cheapest way to get to the airport: Departs from Vienna North and passes through Wien-Mitte/Landstrae. 3 MonSat about every 30 min. www.oebb.at CAT - City Airport Train Fastest way to the airport(16 minutes). Departs Wien-Mitte/Landstrae. oneway/return 8/15 Mon-Sun every 30 min from 6 am to 12 am. www.cityairporttrain.com

AUSTRIA By train, you can reach each Austrian city within a few hours. You can get information about the train system under www.oebb.at Prices depend on the distance you travel. If you are planning to travel by train, it is advisable to buy the Vorteilskarte (euro<26; 19.9). With this card you get a 50% reduction of the normal price on train-tickets. Except for being younger than 26, all you need to get this card are a photo and an Austrian address (dormitorys address).

7. HEALTH CARE
HOSPITALS You can find a complete list of all public hospitals (with district in bracket) at: http://www.wienkav.at/kav/spital.asp We also selected some for you: Allgemeines Krankenhaus (AKH) Medical University Hospital Whringer Grtel 18-20, 1090 Wien Tel: +43(1) 40400-0 http://www.akhwien.at/ (Underground U6 stop: Michelbeuern)

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Lorenz Bhler Unfallkrankenhaus Donaueschingenstrae 13, 1200 Wien Tel.: +43 (1) 331 10-0 http://www.auva.at/ukhboehler (take 5A from Obere Augartenstrae to station Lorenz-Bhler UKH) PHARMACIES Here can you find a list of all pharmacies in Vienna (sorted by districts): http://www.wien-konkret.at/gesundheit/apotheke-wien-apotheken/ The pharmacy-emergency-service (at night) you can find here: http://www.wien-vienna.at/indexgesundheit.php?ID=1583 In general, you need a prescription from the doctor who is treating you to buy pharmaceuticals. But there are also some pharmaceuticals that are available without prescription (e.g. Aspirin acetylsalicylic acid). IN EMERGENCIES If you are injured you can go to the hospital for medical treatment. Insurance is important because without it, medical treatment is difficult or very expensive. If you need an ambulance, call 144. There is also a first-aid-doctor-service which you can always call 141. If you just want to see a general practitioner or any other specialist pick one at http://www.arztverzeichnis.at/suche/

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8. CULTURE
THINGS YOU MUST SEE Stephandsom Schnbrunn Palace Vienna Opera Ringstrasse Riesenrad http://www.wientourismus.at/ Information in German, English, Italian & Japanese In Vienna there are a lot of sights to be visited. In the following we only want to give you a few ideas where you can start your sightseeing tour. When the weather is nice, you ought to take a walk around the famous Ringstrasse. But there is also a tram if you dont want to walk. This boulevard encircles the 1st district where the city walls used to be. On a walk from Stubenring to Schottenring (the Ring changed its actual street name 8 times), you will see the following buildings and points of interest: Post Office Savings Bank (Postsparkasse), Museum of Applied Arts (Museum fr angewandte Kunst), City Park (Stadtpark), State Opera House (Staatsoper), Gardens of the Imperial Palace (Burggarten), Imperial Palace (Hofburg), Museum of Art History and Museum of Natural History (Kunsthistorisches, Naturhistorisches Museum), Heldenplatz and the Palace Gates (Burgtor), City Hall (Rathaus), National Theatre (Burgtheater), University of Vienna, Votiv Church, etc. You should also visit the most famous landmark of Vienna the St.Stephens Cathedral (Stephansdom). The architectural history of the cathedral started in the 12th century. The cathedral bears Romanesque, Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque elements. In the last days of World War II, the church burnt partly down. The people of Austria and all the Austrian provinces contributed to its reconstruction and the cathedral was reopened in 1948. The dimensions of the cathedral are awe striking: it is 107,2m long, the nave is 38,9m high, the southern tower with its 136,7m is the third highest church tower in Europe.

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It is also worth seeing the Belvedere Palace and Schnbrunn Palace. Prince Eugene of Savoye (1663 1736) commissioned Johann Lukas von Hildebrandt to design the Belvedere and built this garden palace as a summer residence outside the walls of the city. After Eugenes death the Palace, rated as one of the most exquisite Baroque structures of the world, was taken over by the Habsburg family. When the poverty fell to the Republic of Austria, a majority of the rooms were adapted to give home to the Austrian Gallery hosting a permanent exhibition of Gustav Klimt and Egon Schiele paintings. Schnbrunn Palace was the summer residence of the Habsburgs. It was a fair distance from the city, located in the woods and meadows. During wintertime the imperial family stayed at the Imperial Palace (Hofburg). There are 1441 rooms in the palace, 45 of which are open to the public on guided tours. The interior is mostly decorated in the Rococco style, featuring ornamentation covered with 14-carat gold leaves. The gardens of Schnbrunn Palace with spectacular, ever-changing designs of seasonal flowers, between the garden front of the palace and Neptune Fountain are a place of great beauty. On the hill behind the fountain, there is the Gloriette with a caf inside. From there you have a wonderful view over the Palace and the city behind it. Vienna is one of the cultural capitols in the world. In fact, the Vienna State Opera is one of the best opera houses worldwide and the Burgtheater has an excellent reputation throughout the German speaking world. But maybe you will wander around in some of the museums during the afternoon and find some evening program in one of the smaller theatres. For a general overview on all the different design your own afternoon/evening varieties, please have a look at http://www.wien.info otherwise just follow the link of the specific institution.

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Museums
Museums of Graphic Arts
Albertina 1, Albertinaplatz 1 The Albertina maintains one of the largest and most valuable collections of graphic art. The range of works stretches from Rembrandt, Leonardo da Vinci to Rubens and Czanne. Beside the permanent exhibition the Albertina also shows temporary exhibitions. http://www.albertina.at Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna !!! 1, Maria Theresien-Platz The permanent collection contains the Picture Gallery, Egyptian and Near Eastern Art as well as a Collection of Greek and Roman Antiquities. http://www.khm.at sterreichische Galerie Belvedere 3, Prinz Eugen-Strasse 27 The Museum is housed in the Belvedere Palace that was originally built as a summer residence for Prince Eugene of Savoy. It contains collections from the Middle Ages to the present day, but its main attraction is the collection of masterpieces by Gustav Klimt and Egon Schiele. http://www.belvedere.at MAK Museum of Applied Arts/Contemporary Art 1, Stubenring 5 The MAK presents the permanent exhibition of its collections according to periods from the Gothic to the present. Exhibits include the world-famous works of the Wiener Werksttte and the Viennese Porcelain Manufactory, selected chairs by Thonet Brothers and glass paintings. http://www.mak.at Bank Austria Kunstforum 1, Freyung 8 The Bank Austria Kunstforum is the top address for art lovers, especially for classical modern painting of the post-war years. Leading museums present their works here as well as private collectors. Whether van Gogh or Mir, Kandinsky or Chagall, Warhol or Lichtenstein, the great names of art are united here. http://www.bankaustria-kunstforum.at

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Kunst Haus Wien 3, Untere Weigerberstrasse 13 Next to the worldwide unique permanent exhibition of works from Hundertwasser, they also have 3-4 temporary exhibitions every year. http://www.kunsthauswien.at

The Museumsquartier (MQ)


1, Museumsplatz 1 The Museumsquartier has consistently pursued its commitment to create a living cultural district with a colourful mixture of opportunities in an urban setting that offers space for contemporary art and culture. http://www.museumsquartier.at The main attractions are the following ones: MuMoK (Museum of Modern Art) The Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig Wien (MuMoK) is he largest Austrian museum for modern and contemporary art. http://www.mumok.at Leopold Museum The Leopold Collection is one of the worlds most important assemblages of modern Austrian art: Egon Schiele, Gustav Klimt, Oskar Kokoschka, Richard Gerstl and many others. http://www.leopoldmuseum.org Kunsthalle Wien In recent years, the Kunsthalle Wien has developed into Viennas most experimental exhibition institution. http://www.kunsthallewien.at Architekturzentrum Wien (AZW) As an exhibition venue, meeting place and information center for anyone interested in architecture, the AZW is dedicated in particular to the 20th century and future developments. http://www.azw.at

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Museum of Ethnology 1, Heldenplatz The research work done by this museum is a continuous process of examining the ideology specific to this science, various ways of life and views on human living and of dealing with cultural identity and xenophobia, racism and hostility, nationalism and globalisation, social changes and the current cultural policy. http://www.ethno-museum.ac.at Jewish Museum Vienna 1, Dorotheergasse 11 The museum houses a permanent historic exhibition on Austrian-Jewish history and a permanent exhibition on Jewish religion. On the second floor of the museum special exhibitions on different topics from Jewish cultural and intellectual life, literature, architecture, photography and art are shown. http://www.jmw.at

Natural, Science and Music


Palmenhaus Schnbrunn 13, Schlopark Schnbrunn With a length of 111m, a width of 28m and a height of 25m, the Palmenhaus is the biggest museum of this type in Europe. Mediterranean, tropical and subtropical plants can be found in three different climes. http://www.bundesgaerten.at/article/articleview/62787/1/17612 The Natural History Museum !!! 1, Burgring 7 With an inventory of more than 20 million objects, some of them more than 250 years old, the Natural History Museum of Vienna is one of the most important museums in the world. Famous irreplaceable exhibits, such as the 25.000 years old Venus are the highlights of a tour through 39 rooms. http://www.nhm-wien.ac.at Haus des Meeres (House of the Sea) 6, Esterhazypark, Fritz-Grnbaumplatz 1 More than 2500 living animals from all over the world are shown here. You will see sharks, sea turtles and lots of beautifully coloured tropical fishes as well as the famous Piranhas. You can also find poisonous snakes, crocodiles and animals from the Mediterranean Sea. http://www.haus-des-meeres.at

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Technisches Museum 14, Mariahilfer Strasse 212 The Technisches Museum Wien offers a wide range of fascinating insights into the world of technology. Unique exhibits from the past to the present make the house a venue for exploring exciting technological developments. http://www.tmw.at Federal Pathologic-anatomical Museum !!! 9, Uni Campus, Spitalgasse 2 In its guided tours the museum presents historical facts concerning the building and the museum as well as disease patterns. Most of the tour guides are medical students or doctors. Pathologically transformed dead bodies conserved in formaldehyde can be found among other exhibits. http://www.narrenturm.at Haus der Musik (House of Music) 1, Seilersttte 30 Haus der Musik is an interactive discovery museum located in the heart of Vienna's first district nestled between St. Stephen's Cathedral and the Vienna State Opera. A host of interactive installations playfully communicate openness to new things, understanding and enthusiasm in approaching music. http://www.hdm.at

Theatre, Opera, Concert Halls, Musicals and Dancing


The program is a bit reduced due to the summer break. It is possible to get cheap tickets (standing room or seats) 60 15 minutes before the performance, so bring your international student identity with you!

Theatres
Burgtheater 1, Dr. Karl-Lueger-Ring 2 Phone: ++43/(0) 1 514 44 41 40 http://www.burgtheater.at Volkstheater 7, Neustiftgasse 1 Phone: ++43/(0) 1 52 111-0 http://www.volkstheater.at Akademietheater 3, Lisztstrasse 1 Phone: ++43/(0) 1 514 44 47 40 Theater in der Josefstadt 8, Josefstdter Strasse 24-26 Phone: ++43/(0) 1 42 700 309 http://www.josefstadt.org

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Viennas English Theatre 8, Josefgasse 12 Phone: ++43/(0) 1 402 12 60-0 http://www.englishtheatre.at International Theatre Vienna 9, Porzellangasse 8 Phone: ++43/(0) 1 319 62 72 http://www.internationaltheatre.at

Opera
Jeunesse is a music-organiser which offers special tickets (opera and concerts) for young people, please find some information at http://www.jeunesse.at or phone ++43/(0) 1 505 63 56 Staatsoper (Vienna State Opera House) !!! 1, Opernring 2 Phone: ++43/(0) 1 513 1 513 http://www.staatsoper.at Volksoper 9, Whringer Strasse 78 Phone: ++43/(0) 1 514 44 36 70 http://www.volksoper.at

Concert Halls
Wiener Musikverein 1, Bsendorferstrasse 12 Phone: ++43/(0) 1 505 81 90 http://www.musikverein.at Wiener Konzerthaus 3, Lothringerstrasse 20 Phone: ++43/(0) 1 242 002 http://konzerthaus.at

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Raimund Theater 6, Wallgasse 18 Phone: ++43/(0) 1 58885 http://www.musicalvienna.at Theater an der Wien 6, Linke Wienzeile 6 Phone: ++43/(0) 1 58885 http://www.musicalvienna.at Ronacher 1, Seilersttte 9 Phone: ++43/(0) 1 58885 http://www.musicalvienna.at

Dancing
Tanzquartier Wien, Halle G 7, Museumsquartier, Museumsplatz 1 Phone: ++43/(0) 1 581 35 91 or ++43/(0) 1 960 96 http://www.tqw.at

Others
Prater & Riesenrad The Wiener Prater is a large public park in Vienna's 2nd district Leopoldstadt. The term Prater is often used to mean the Wurstelprater amusement park which stands in one corner of the Prater and includes the Riesenrad.

Hunderwasserhaus The Hundertwasser House Vienna (German Hundertwasserhaus Wien) is an apartment house in Vienna, Austria, designed by Austrian artist Friedensreich Hundertwasser. The house was built between 1983 and 1986. It features undulating floors, a roof covered with earth and grass, and large trees growing from inside the rooms, with limbs extending from windows. It is located in the 3. district, Kegelgasse 3438 / Lwengasse 41-43,

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9. SHOPPING
Opening hours are almost standard: Monday to Saturday from 8.00 a.m. or 9.00 a.m. until 7.30 p.m. or 8.00 p.m. on weekdays. On Saturdays shops close earlier, usually around 6 p.m. Exceptions are supermarkets and bakeries at train stations and fuel stations which are also open on Sundays. SOME PRICES: Milk (non-skimmed) Bread (1kg) Pint of beer Dinner at a restaurant ~0,90 ~2 2.5 in supermarkets ~0,50 in pubs up to 3,50 ~ 8 - 13

->Tipping: You are expected to give a tip if you liked the service. You can just round up or give up to 10% of the bill. Simply say the total sum you want them to keep when you hand over the money (its not usual to leave the tip on the table, somebody else might take it). Usually you give tips for personal service (e.g. in restaurants or pubs but not in supermarkets!) SHOPPING CENTERS AND STREETS Krntnerstrasse : http://www.wes.at/Kaerntner%20Strasse.html It is the most prominent shopping avenue in Vienna and mainly sells luxury goods. Located between Stephansdom and the opera it is easy to find. Depending on where you want to start, you either get off at Stephansplatz or Karlsplatz, both via the U1 subway.

If you have too much money with you, you can easily get rid of it on Graben or Kohlmarkt where all the famous designers have their shops. The Graben starts at Stephansdom in the center of the city. At the other end of Graben you find on your left hand the Kohlmarkt street. There you find also the famous Viennese supermarket Meindl am Graben where you get special products from all around the world.

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Mariahilferstrasse : http://www.mariahilferstrasse.at/ Mariahilferstrasse is the longest shopping avenue in Vienna where you will find high quality casual wear at friendly prices. This is where students with a usual student budget would most likely buy their clothes. It even has some cinemas along its way. To get to its ends, exit at either Westbahnhof (U6, U3) or Museumsquartier (U2). Most people, however, usually get off at the middle of the avenue at Neubaugasse or Zieglergasse, both U3 stations. Shopping Centre South. Shopping Center Sd: www.scs.at It is a huge shopping mall, featuring everything you can think of. It is in Vsendorf, which is near Vienna. So near, in fact, that there are public transport systems heading there: IKEA-Bus: Enter at Karlsplatz. The ride to SCS is free, the ride back is 1,5 . It goes every 1 hours. Tickets for the ride back can be purchased in IKEA. The last buses going back to Vienna leave Mo, Tue, Wed at 7:45pm, on Thu, Fri at 9:15pm and on Saturdays at 6:15pm. Badner-Bahn: Enter at Karlsplatz. Costs more than the IKEA bus, but operates much more frequently and until late in the evening. Check local schedule for details.

Supermarkets: Spar, Billa, Hofer, Lidl, Zielpunkt Chemists: dm, Bipa, Douglas, Marionnaud, Pharmacies Shops for electrical equipment: Saturn, Media Markt, Hartlauer, Niedermeyer, Cosmos

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10. SPORTS

ROLLERBLADING Roller-skating is best at the banks of the Donaukanal (Danube Canal) and at the Donauinsel (Danube Island). A Viennese attraction is Friday Night Skating, where you get the possibility to skate through the inner city of Vienna by night. The event starts every Friday night around 10:00 pm. For detailed information about the route and meeting point visit www.nightskating.at. JOGGING Vienna offers a broad variety of Running tracks. As mentioned above the shores of the Danube Canal and the Danube Island offer a lot of different tracks to exhaust oneself. Also very popular in the running community of Vienna is the Hauptallee including the Prater-Auen and the Parks around Schloss Schnbrunn. For those students living in Haus Meidling, the Erholungsgebiet Wienerberg should also be mentioned. The Augarten located just next to the Haus Niedersterreich offers the possibility of running on a gravel walk. SWIMMING (see also www.wien-konkret.at/sport/schwimmbad/) Danube Island !!! U6 Station Neue Donau or U1 Station Donauinsel !swim for free! Opening hours: 24/7 Schnbrunner Schlobad Opening hours: Mo-Su 8:30-22:00 (June-15th August, from 16th August open till 20:00) http://www.schoenbrunnerbad.at/ Entracne Fees: Adults 9 (7 from 13:30; 4,5 from 17:00) Students 7 / 5,50 / 3,50 Krapfenwaldlbad (next photo) !!! Krapfenwaldgasse 73, 1190 Vienna Opening hours: Mo-Su 9:00-19:00 Entrance fees: Adults: 4.50 (3.50 from 13:00) o Outdoor pools, Football, Beach-volleyball, Table-Tennis

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Badeschiff Wien Danube Canal next to Urania (U4 Station Schwedenplatz)(next photo page 29) www.badeschiff.at Opening hours: Mo-Su 9:00-24:00 Entrance fees: Adults 7 o Outdoor pool Gnsehufl Miossigasse 21, 1220 Vienna (U1 Station Kaisermhlen VIC, then free Bderbus every 10min) Opening hours: Mon - Sun: 9:00-19:00 Entrance fees: Adults: 4.50 (3.50 from 13:00) o Outdoor pools with slide, Wave pool, Football, Beach-volleyball, Natural water area Theresienbad Hufelandgasse 3, 1120 Vienna Opening hours: Mon - Sun: 9:00-19:00 Entrance Fees: Adults: 4.50 (3.50 from 13:00) o Indoor and outdoor pool, sauna

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Stadionbad Prater-Krieau, 1020 Vienna (Next to the National Stadium) !closed until July 15th 2008 because of the European Championship! Opening hours: Mon - Sun: 9:00-20:00 Entrance Fees: Adults: 4.50 (3.50 from 13:00) o Outdoor pools, Wave pool, Diving platform, Football, Beachvolleyball CLIMBING Outdoor climbing at the old FLAK-Tower Esterhazypark, 1060 Vienna Opening hours: Mo-Fr 14:00 until it gets dark, Sa-Su 10:00 until it gets dark for further information and indoor climbing halls visit www.oeav-events.at SOCCER, BASKETBALL Ball-sports can be played in various Parks and baths all over the city. If you want to combine Sport with relaxing and sunbathing, the Danube Island is the place to be on a hot afternoon.

11. RESTAURANTS
HEURIGEN / WINE TAVERNS Wine taverns in wine-growing areas in the other parts of Vienna are called Heuriger. The characteristic feature of a Heurigen is that everything served - food or drink - is home-made. Heurigen is based on the the german word heuer, which means from this year. There you get the fresh wine from their own vineyards from this year!

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A common drink in Vienna Heurigen is white wine mixed with sparkling water. Especially in the hot summer month its very refreshing. We call it Gspritzter Traditionally, a Heurigen is a family-business which only serves products from their own farm or from carefully selected local farms. The typical dish Brettljause is a hearty meal of cold meat, sausages and cheese, served with farmhouse bread and a glass of local wine. On the menu, you will find selected beef, lamb, pork and game, prepared from old recipes, creatively refined. Side dishes include a vast variety of homemade Kndel (dumplings), Nockerl (noodles) and fresh potatoes. The range of sweet temptations is dominated by Strudel, Obst-Kndel (fruit dumplings) and Schmarrn (a kind of pancakes) You can find various of wine taverns in Grinzing, Neustift, Salmansdorf and Nudorf, which are parts of the 19th district of Vienna. CAFS Viennese Kaffeehuser have an extremely long and distinguished history that dates back centuries, and the caffeine addictions of some famous historical patrons of the oldest are something of a local legend. Traditionally, the coffee comes with a glass of water. The range of sweet temptations is dominated by Apfelstrudel, Palatschinken (Viennese crpes) and Sachertorte (chocolate cake you must try at Hotel Sacher next to the opera) . Caf Central Grand Central has an impressive interior and a rich history - Trotsky came here to play chess. 1., Herrengasse 14.

Hawelka A traditional meeting place for artists and writers, perfect to people-watch and to chat to complete strangers. 1., Dorotheergasse 6. Kaffee Alt Wien A rather smoky and gloomy caf, and the clientele often includes bizarre characters. Unique and typically Viennese, open late. 1., Bckerstrae 9 Caf Savoy Savoy's clientele is very mixed on weekends but during the week it is owned by the gay community. Bombastic interior. 6., Linke Wienzeile 36 RESTAURANTES: Schweizerhaus !!! It's famous for its roasted Schweinsstelze (pork hocks), draught Budweiser and massive garden in the middle of the Wiener Prater. 2., Strae des Ersten Mai 116. Heuriger Ingenieur Welser Located in the wine-growing suburbs of the north, only its own wine is served and food comes in form of a hot and cold buffet counters. Classic Viennese atmosphere. 19., Probusgasse 12 Figlmller !!! Serves huge Schnitzels which literally dwarf the plates. 1., Wollzeile 5. Centimeter 1-7 Seven large restaurants located around Vienna which serve enormous amounts of hearty Austrian cuisine in shovels and barrows for fair prices. Popular with students. www.centimeter.at Wrstelstand sausage place This small snack houses you will find all over Vienna, you will get some snacks there and first of all sausages! Order a Kse Krainer (sausage with cheese), Bratwurst(hot sausage) or a hot dog. Its very common to go there after a long party nightopening hours (7am-5am).

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TRENDY Europa Hot spot. Stylish garden, good sandwiches, chess. Live DJs in the back room. Open until 5am. 7., Zollergasse 8. www.hinterzimmer.at Das Mbel Mbel stocks furniture produced by local designers and it's all for sale. Very laid back, internet and WLAN. 7., Burggasse 10. Kleines Kaffee What this small caf lacks in size it makes up for in bohemian atmosphere, wonderful outdoor seating. 1., Franziskanerplatz 3. Palmenhaus Housed in a beautifully renovated palm house, complete with high, arched ceilings, glass walls and steel beams, this is one of the better locations in town. 1., Burggarten. Kunsthalle The Kunsthalle on Karlsplatz is one of the modern locations of the young scene. The large garden is a downtown sundeck. DJs every night. 4., Treitelstrae 2 (Karlsplatz). MIXED Merkur Best (and cheapest) breakfast in town, on weekends until 5pm. Always crowded with a miscellaneous, young clientele. Free internet. 8., Florianigasse 18. Ra'mien Simple look, full of bright, young things bent over bowls of piping hot noodles, menu goes from Thai to Japanese. Nightclub in the basement. 6., Gumpendorferstrae 9. www.ramien.at Kent Kent leads the pack of Turkish restaurants in Vienna. Excellent kebabs and pizzas, inexpensive, giant servings. Also has a huge summer garden. 16., Brunnengasse 67. Schnitzelhaus Ubiquitous chain that serves Viennese fast food.

Naschmarkt !!! Vienna's biggest and boldest market with food stalls selling fruits, vegetables, meats, cheeses and spices and a wide variety of restaurants alongside. On Saturday it is accompanied by an atmospheric flea market. 6, Linke & Rechte Wienzeile. Eissalon Tuchlauben Great ice cream in the middle of the first district. Tuchlauben 15 COOKING ON YOUR OWN Two famous Austrian recipes Wiener Schnitzel Ingredients four escalopes (veal) of 120 grams each For the breading flour, 2 eggs, breadcrumbs, salt,oil or lard for frying Recipe Pound the meat thin and cut the fringes carefully. Salt lightly, bread them and put them in a saucepan and fry both sides of them in hot fat. There should be enough fat in the saucepan so that the schnitzel float in the saucepan and do not touch the bottom. Breading: Prepare three plates: Put flour on one, breadcrumbs on a second and two eggs that have been whisked. Cover the meat first in the flour, then in the egg and finally in the breadcrumbs. Ingredients for 4 people: 6 Eggs, 200 grams cake or pastry flour, 50 grams sugar, 250 millilitres milk, pinch of salt, 20 grams or raisins, butter, powdered sugar, plum or apple puree Recipe Separate the egg whites from yolks. Thoroughly mix the yolks, sugar, milk and flour. Add a pinch of salt to the egg whites and beat until stiff. Add stiff egg whites into the dough and fold carefully. Melt butter in a large pan, pour in the dough and sprinkle in raisins. Let cook on one side for a few minutes, turn over and tear into pieces with a fork. Be careful not to overcook the pancakes, otherwise they will dry out. Sprinkle powdered sugar and serve with plum or apple puree.

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Kaiserschmarren... a sweet seduction

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MQ !!! The Museums Quartier has become one of the most popular meeting points in Vienna .with a wealth of programs and restaurants in its courtyards. A few streets further on, a charming blend of restaurants, shops and crafts businesses has evolved in Spittelberg. If you walk from Spittelberg towards the Grtel, you will find dozens of small, trendy bars beneath the arches of the Stadtbahn (railway), pepping up the mood every evening from Lerchenfelder Grtel to Dblinger Grtel. Bermuda Triangle In the Bermuda Triangle in the old city, you will find one bar after another. In the evening things get very lively around this area. Altes AKH Around the Old Hospital (alte AKH) there is a student district with a colourful mix of pubs and restaurants on the grounds of the former university clinic, which is also an oasis of green. B72 Fringe live acts, alternative beats and album launches are the mainstays of B72's line-up, which collectively attract a predominantly youthful crowd. Its tall glass walls and arched brick interior are typical of most bars along the Grtel, as is the thick, smoky air and grungy appearance. Its name comes from its address, Bogen (arch) 72. Address: Hernalser Grtel 72, 8th District, Inside The Grtel - Josefstadt Transport: tram: 43, 44 underground rail: U6 Alser Strasse Web: www.b72.at Keyword. club/disco, live music Cafe Leopold The pick of the MuseumsQuartier bars, Caf Leopold sits high at the top of the Leopold Museum . Its design is sleek and smart - its conservatory overlooks the MQ's square - and the atmosphere is more club than bar (DJs feature Monday to Saturday). At times the air can become uncomfortably smoky. Address: Museumsplatz 1, 7th District, Ringstrasse Transport: underground rail: U2 MuseumsQuartier Keyword: bar, club/disc Chelsea Chelsea is the old, ratty dog on the Grtel and very much a favourite of the student/alternative scene. Posters and underground paraphernalia adorn walls, DJs spin loud sounds (usually indie, sometimes techno) when live acts aren't playing, and on

weekends bouncers are required to control numbers. During football season, English premier league and Champions league football games are broadcast. Address: Lerchenfelder Grtel 29-31, 8th District, Inside The Grtel Josefstadt Transport: tram: 46 Web: www.chelsea.co.at Keyword: bar, electronic/dance, rock/pop, live music, DJ Flex !!! Flex has been attracting a more mainstream crowd in recent times, but it still manages to retain a semblance of its former edginess, and the title of best club in town. The sound system is without equal in Vienna (some would say Europe), entry price generally reasonable and dress code unheard of. The monthly DJ line-up features local legends and international names, and live acts are commonplace. 'Dub Club' on Monday (the night to catch G-Stone DJs) and 'London Calling' (alternative and indie) on Wednesday are among the most popular nights. In summer the picnic tables lining the canal overflow with happy partygoers. Address: Donaukanal, Augartenbrcke, 1st District Transport: tram: 1, 2, 31 underground rail: U2, U4 Schottenring, Augartenbrcke exit Web: www.flex.at Keyword: club/disco, electronic/dance Passage Passage is the closest Vienna comes to a megaclub. Its sleek interior, soothing colours and sweaty atmosphere attract the beautiful people of the city, their entourage and plenty of oglers and barflies. The music is loud and fairly mainstream, with R&B, hip-hop and house nights; 'Disco Fever Tuesdays' draws some of the biggest crowds. Expect lines and black-clad, muscle-bound doormen after 22:00 ( 23:00 on Friday and Saturday). Address: Babenbergerstr & Burgring, 1st District, Innere Stadt Hours: Tue-Thu 20:00 - 04:00 , Fri-Sat 22:00 - 06:00 Web: www.sunshine.at Keyword: club/disco, electronic/dance Schikaneder Most of the colour in Schikaneder comes from the regularly projected movies splayed across one of its white walls - the students and arty crowd who frequent this grungy bar dress predominantly in black. But that's not to detract from the bar's atmosphere, which exudes energy well into the wee hours of the morning. Address: Margareten Str 24, 4th District, Wierden Transport: bus: 59A Web: www.schikaneder.at Keyword: cinema, bar, art-related

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Strandbar Hermann !!! This newcomer on the banks of the canal made a huge splash in Vienna's bar scene in 2006. Its beach-bar design, complete with beach chairs, sand and an open-air outlook, attracts hordes of Viennese on hot summer evenings and at times its impossible to find a chair. Films occasionally feature, blankets are available on cooler evenings, and Glhwein (mulled wine) is served in December. Address: Ringstrasse Transport: tram: N, 1, 2 Keyword: cinema, bar

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U4 !!! U4 was the birthplace of Vienna techno clubbing way back when, and its longevity is a testament to its ability to roll with the times. A fairly young, studenty crowd are its current regulars and while the music isn't as cutting edge as it used to be, it still manages to please the masses. Schnbrunner Strasse 222, 12th District, Meidling Address: Transport: bus: 10A underground rail: U4 Meidling Hauptstrasse Web: www.u4club.at Keyword: club/disco, electronic/dance Volksgarten A hugely popular club superbly located near the Hofburg, Volksgarten serves a clientele eager to see and be seen. The long cocktail bar is perfect for people-watching, the music is an every rotating mix of Hip Hop, House, Salsa and Reggae yet rarely ever challenging. Opening hours are not fixed; dress well to glide past the bouncers. Address: Burgring 1, 1st District, Innere Stadt Transport: underground rail: U2, U3 Volkstheater tram: D, J, 1, 2 Web: www.volksgarten.at Keyword: club/disco, electronic/dance, hip hop, world music, dress code, DJ Wirr On weekends it's often hard to find a seat - particularly on the comfy sofas - at this colourful, alternative bar. Its rooms are spacious and open, its walls covered in local artists' work, including a large (albeit bizarre) tie collection, and light snacks are available. Eclectic club nights ranging from 60s pop to Balkan rhythms are well-attended in the downstairs club. Address: Burggasse 70, 7th District, Neubau Transport: bus: 48A Web: www.wirr.at Keyword: bar, club/disco, chillout

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13. CINEMAS & OPEN AIR

The ticket prices vary from 5,90 to 8 . In most cinemas the ticket prices are reduced every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday (also known as Kinomontag, Kinodienstag and Kinomittwoch) and will cost about ~5,90 . Most of the newspapers publish the current cinema program, but it is also possible to find an online cinema program at http://www.kino.at Here a small assortment of cinemas which show their movies in original version (OV): Admiral Kino 7, Burggasse 119 Phone: ++43/(0)152337 59 http://www.burgkino.at Artis International 1, Schultergasse 5 Phone: ++43/(0)153565 70 http://www.cineplexx.at/ki no-1/artisinternational.html Burg Kino 1, Opernring 19 Phone: ++43/(0)158784 06 http://www.burgkino.at De France 1, Schottenring 5 Phone: ++43/(0)131752 36 http://www.defrance.at English Cinema Haydn 6, Mariahilferstrasse 57 Phone: ++43/(0)15872262 http://www.haydnkino.at Filmcasino 5, Margaretenstrasse 78 Phone: ++43/(0)15879062 http://www.filmcasino.at Filmhaus-Kino 7, Spittelberggasse 3 Phone: ++43/(0)15224816 Filmmuseum 1, Augustinerstrasse 1 Phone: ++43/(0)153370 54 http://www.filmmuseum.at Stadtkino 3, Schwarzenbergplatz 7 Phone: ++43/(0)171262 76 UCI Kinowelt Millenium City 20, Wehlistrasse 66 Phone: ++43/(0) 1 33 760 http://www.uci-kinowelt.at Village Cinemas 3, Landstrasser Hauptstrasse 2a Phone:++43/(0)124240418 http://www.villagekinos.at Votiv Kino 9, Whringer Strasse 12 Phone: ++43/(0)13173571 http://www.votivkino.at Open Air Cinema 2, Augarten Phone: ++43/0800664 040 http://www.kinounterstern en.at

Film Festival Rathausplatz Rathausplatz A fine selection of records from classical and jazz concerts, operas, ballets and musicals are shown and it is completely free of charge. You will also find a great variety of international food stalls.

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14. OTHER INFORMATION


IMPORTANT PHONE NUMBERS Fire department 122 Police department 133 Ambulance 144 International Emergency Call 112 First-Aid Doctor 141 Public Hospital (AKH Vienna) +43 (1) 404 00 - 0 Emergency unit for accidents (AKH Vienna) +43 (1) 404 00 1964 Pharmacies on duty (German only): Apothekensuche (Nacht- und Notdienst, 2nd from the top) http://www.wien.gv.at/index/notfall.htm Vienna International Airport (Wien Schwechat) +43 (1) 7007 22233 Information about trains 05 17 17 TELEPHONE There are public phone booths almost everywhere around Vienna. They operate either with telephone cards, with coins or some even work with credit cards (minimum is 0,20 ). If you are lucky you can find a multimedia phone booth, where you can surf the web, write emails and text messages and even make a videophone call. Emergency calls (phone numbers 122, 133, 144) and numbers beginning with 0800 are free calls. For these neither coins nor telephone cards are needed. MOBILES In Austria the mobile networks are GSM standard 1800 or 900 MHz. There are five mobile service providers, namely A1 (http://www.a1.net), t-mobile (http://www.tmobile.at), orange (www.orange.at), tele.ring (http://www.telering.at) and Drei (http://www.drei.at). If you have already a mobile, which is not sim-locked, you may consider buying a prepaid sim-card. If you want to buy a new mobile be careful, because most new phones come with a 12 month minimum contract. INTERNATIONAL PHONE CALLS It is recommended to buy an international calling card. With this prepaid card you can call from any phone (public, private or mobile) without the hassle of searching for coins. They are available from Telecom Austria for 10 , 15 and 35 at every post office

or Tabak Trafik (tobacco shops). You may also check the international calling dial codes and prices from private operators on http://www.billigtalk.at, http://www.telediscount.at and http://www.weltrabatt.at. The prices differ for each country and for each operator. When you have found the cheapest one, you dial the listed code - either the one for landlines or the one for mobiles - wait until you are connected and then dial the number as usual including 00 and the country code. HOW TO PHONE ABROAD FROM AUSTRIA Dial 00 (international call prefix) Dial your country code Dial area code and phone number HOW TO PHONE TO AUSTRIA FROM ABROAD Dial international prefix Dial 43 (country code for Austria) Dial area code in Austria (without the leading 0 if it is provided) Dial phone number Note: the area code for Vienna is 01 for calls within Austria and 1 for international calls, e.g.: if you want to phone the Viennese number 40 4000, you dial 01 40 4000 (in Austria) or +43 1 40 4000 (from abroad). For calls within Vienna you can omit the leading 01. MONEY & BANKING Since 1.1.2002 the currency in Austria, like in almost every other country in the European Union, is the Euro (1 Euro = 100 Cents), abbreviated or EUR. Banks are open Monday to Friday from 8:00 to 12:30 and 13:30 to 15:00, Thursdays until 17:30. It is possible to exchange foreign currency at any bank and most railway stations. Credit cards are widely accepted, but please check in advance. You can get cash at ATMs (automatic telling machines) or cash points (Bankomat, marked with special signs) with your Maestro Card, Visa, Eurocard, Mastercard or EC-Card (Eurocheque). DRUGS, ALCOHOL AND SMOKING In Austria it is illegal to take any kind of drugs, including Marihuana. The legal drinking age is 16 for soft alcoholic drinks like beer or wine and 18 for any kind of alcohol. Smoking is allowed from the age of 16. Note that smoking is not allowed in public places, unless explicitly specified.

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GETTING ROBBED, BEATEN UP Generally, Austria is a very safe country so you shouldnt get into any trouble. Of course, there are also for example drunken people with whom you should be a little bit careful. Do not make fun of them, especially when they are bigger than you, baldy or muscular and do not wander around by yourself after midnight in dark corners. ELECTRICITY Plugs deliver a voltage of 230 volts AC with a frequency of 50 hertz. CHURCH & RELIGION Most Austrians are Roman Catholics, but many other religions are executed here. In every parish there is a mass on Sunday in the morning. Everybody is welcomed to join the mass! Here you can find a list of masses (German and in foreign languages) in Vienna: http://stephanscom.at/service/gottesdienstsuche (only German) http://stephanscom.at/edw/fremdsprachige_gemeinden/gemeinden/europa POST OFFICE Information about the post offices: http://www.post.at/en/2.htm Post offices are open Monday to Friday from 8:00 to 12:00 and 14:00 to 18:00. Most of them are closed on Saturdays. Post offices at main railway stations (Westbahnhof, Sdbahnhof, Franz Josefs-Bahnhof) and the main post office (1, Barbaragasse 2) are open 24 hours daily. Stamps are available at Tabak Trafik (tobacco shops) or post offices. Stamps for within Austria and Europe: 0,55 for postcards and letters. Stamps for other countries: 1,25 for postcards or letters. INTERNATIONAL STUDENT IDENTITY CARD (ISIC) This card enables you to obtain reductions at cinemas, theatres, public baths, etc. You should always ask for possible reductions. It can be obtained in any STA Travel office (fee 10 ). For addresses see http://www.statravel.at/cps/rde/xchg/at_division_web_live/hs.xsl/travel_shops.htm

TAXI All Taxis have a taxamter that has to be turned on. Please have a look at the taxameter you will start at some euros base price when entering the taxi and then have a close eye on the final price and don't get cheated! Taxis are available 24 hours by calling one of the following telephone numbers 60160, 40100, 31300 and 81400. C & K Taxis: Flat rated taxis that are especially useful for trips from the airport to the city or vice versa (about ~23 ). Phone: 44 444 RADIO STATIONS IN VIENNA Radio station sterreich 1 Hitradio 3 Radio FM4 Frequency (MHz) 92.0 99.9 103.8 Info Classical music, culture, news (also in English & French) Chart-hits, traffic information The juvenile ORF station, with progressive music (partially in English) News from Vienna Private station with progressive music More music for Vienna

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Radio Wien 89.8 Orange 94.0 88.6 88.6 Der Musiksender Radio Energy 104.2 Private station for young audience Antenne Wien 102.5 Private station for Vienna, Rock/Pop Radio Arabella 92.9 Rock-Mix of the 70s, 80s and 90s There are even many more stations, for example Slovenian radio stations - just try it out! AVERAGE TEMPERATURES January February March April May June July August September October November December Average day temp. (C) 2 5 10 15 20 23 25 25 20 15 8 3 Average night temp. (C) -3 -2 2 6 10 14 16 15 12 7 3 -2

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INTERNET CAFS BIGnet: Address: Hoher Markt 8-9, 1010 Vienna Phone: +43 1 533 29 39 http://www.bignet.at Prices: payment with prepaid cards Caf Stein Address: Whringer Strasse 6-8, 1090 Vienna http://www.cafe-stein.com Prices: W-LAN free of charge Opening hours: Monday Saturday 07-01h, Sunday 09-01h Surfland Address: Krugerstrasse 10, 1010 Vienna http://www.surfland.at Prices: ~0,10 per minute Opening hours: Monday Friday 9-23h, Saturday & Sunday 10-23h These are just a few examples, but there are many more Internet-Cafs in Vienna. YOUTH HOSTELS If you would like to stay a few days longer in Vienna or somewhere else in Austria, the cheapest lodging is in a youth hostel. Here you can find a list of all youth hostels in Austria: http://www.oejhv.or.at/e-choose.htm LANGUAGE WORDS AND PHRASES THAT MIGHT BE USEFUL English good evening good night hi / hello good day good morning good bye bye thank you sorry cheers please bless you German Guten Abend Gute Nacht Hallo / Servus Gr Gott Guten Morgen Auf Wiedersehen Tschss Dankeschn Entschuldigung Prost Bitte Gesundheit Vienna dialect obnd Guade Nocht Hallo / Seas Grias di Moagn Wiedaschaun /seas Pfiat di donksche Tschuldige Prost / Seas Bitte / Bittsche Gsundheit

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I like you You are very pretty I feel sick Lets go dancing May I pick you up Will we meet May I take you home May I call you Im gonna miss you My place or your place Would you sleep with me I love you fuck off shit damn leave me alone dont touch me go to hell I miss you Ich mag dich Du bist sehr schn Mir ist schlecht Gehen wir tanzen Darf ich dich abholen Werden wir uns treffen Darf ich dich nach Hause bringen Darf ich dich anrufen Ich werde dich vermissen Zu dir oder zu mir Wrdest du mit mir schlafen Ich liebe dich verpiss dich Scheie verdammt lass mich in Ruhe greif mich nicht an fahr zur Hlle Ich vermisse dich I mog di Geil schaust aus Mir is schlecht Geh ma krochn oida? Kon I di ohoin Treff ma uns Kon i die hambringa Derf i di oruafn Du wirst ma fn Za dia oda za mia Gemma budan I lieb di putz di/schleich di so a Scha vadomt schleich di greif mi ned o geh schein du fst ma

Some special word you must know in Vienna: OIDA ! Oida (Alter) means old guy(direct translation) or dude, you use it at the end of a sentence to make it more personal. There are some combinations like Fix oida which means for sure or Bam oida if you like something very much. For all German speakers: http://www.wien-vienna.at/freizeit.php?ID=529 there you can find Vienna slang words. If you understand the poem you are really good ;-)

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Vienna http://www.wien.gv.at/english/ http://www.wien.info/article.asp?IDArticle=9010 Online Map: http://www.wien.gv.at/stadtplan/suche.asp?lang=en Austrian Government: http://www.austria.gv.at/DesktopDefault.aspx?alias=english&init&init CIA Homepage about Austria: https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/au.html Austrian Press & Information Service http://www.austria.org Information about Tourism in Austria: http://www.austria.info/xxl/_site/au/_area/412314/home.html Public Transport tram, subway & bus (in Vienna) http://www.vor.at/ (German) Public Transport trains (in Austria): http://www.oebb.at/vip8/oebb/en/index.jsp Vienna Airport: http://www.viennaairport.com The Hospital (AKH Vienna) http://www.akhwien.at/default.aspx?pid=80 Newspaper http://www.falter.at (German) http://www.diepresse.at (German) http://derstandard.at (German) http://www.krone.at (German) AMSA http://www.amsa.at Cinemas http://www.kino.at (German) Youth Hostels in Austria: http://www.oejhv.or.at/e-choose.htm A free German course http://german.about.com/library/anfang/blanfang_inhalt.htm