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Services are widely available.


There are many Internet cafes. ISPs include Nextra (website: www.nextra.at).


Letters up to 20g and postcards within Europe are sent by airmail. Letters within Europe take 2 to 4 days, and to the USA 4 to 6 days. Stamps may be purchased in post offices or tobacco shops. Post boxes are yellow, red stripes mean that the box is also emptied weekends and bank holidays.

A Poste Restante service is available at most post offices. Address mail to ‘Postlagernd’ (‘Hauptpostlagernd’ if a main post office), followed by the person’s name, town, and post code.

Post office hours: generally Monday-Friday 0800-1200 hrs and 1400-1800 hrs, and Saturday 0800-1000 hrs, but main post offices and those at major railway stations are open for 24 hours, 7 days a week, including public holidays.  


The Wiener Zeitung, established in 1703, is the oldest newspaper in the world. Newspapers are in German. The national daily with the largest circulation is the Neue Kronen-Zeitung, followed by Kurier, Der Standard and Die Presse. English-language newspapers and magazines are also widely available, particularly in the big cities and tourist resorts.


BBC World Service and Voice of America radio stations can be received. From time to time the frequencies change and the most up-to-date can be found online.


Facilities are available from any post office, telegrams can also be sent by dialling 10 from any telephone.

Telephone - land line

 Full IDD is available.
 Country dialing code is 43

Call boxes are grey and found in all areas. International calls can be made from payphones with 4 coin slots. Trunk calls within Austria and to 40 countries are cheaper Monday-Friday 1800-0800 hrs and approximately 35 per cent cheaper at the weekend (from 1300 hrs Saturday to 0800 hrs Monday).

 Outgoing international code is 00

 Emergency Services number 112

  Police: 133, Ambulance: 144, Fire: 122.

Telephone - mobile

GSM 900 and 1800 networks.

Network operators are:

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