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Vienna  Backpack Guide

Backpack Guide

How many days should
I visit Vienna for?

For some, months or even years is not enough. For first time visitors, anywhere from 3-4 days is enough to take in the city and go on a few day trips.

When's the best
time to visit Vienna?

Vienna attracts alot of visitors each year especially during the summer months. Try to visit Vienna either in the spring or fall for lower travel rates and significantly shorter lines at attractions.

How much
does Vienna cost?

On average, backpacking in Vienna costs about $75 a day.

Is it safe
to visit Vienna?

For the most part, Vienna is safe to visit.  However, as with most big cities, pickpockets can be a problem, so be extra cautious when in touristy areas.

Do I need to
know German?

It’s not necessary to know German as most people you meet can also speak English.
Don’t be a tacky tourist though, learn some common German phrases before you go.

What currency
does Austria use?

Austria uses the Euro as their currency.  One US dollar is worth approximately €0.95.
Euro Trip Kit
Trip planning made easy!
Whether you're going to Vienna for just a couple of weeks or traveling around Europe for a few months, the Euro Trip Kit will help plan your trip.

Inside the kit, you'll find a travel journal, adventure passport, language cards and a bunch of other great things to get you excited for your euro trip.
Inside The Kit

Warning Schengen Area

Austria is part of the Schengen Agreement which allows open borders between many European countries.

However, if you're traveling for longer than 90 days, you need to be aware of certain restrictions that may affect your trip.
Schengen Agreement

German phrases for traveling

Guten tag
How are you?
Wie gehts?
My name is...
Ich heisse…
Do you speak English?
Sprechen sie Englisch?
One beer please
Ein bier bitte
Thank you

Vienna Adventures

Here are 14 of our favorite adventures you should do while you're in Vienna.  Read about them in our Vienna Adventure Guide.