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Banking hours

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday: from 08:00 am to 12:30 pm and from 13:30 pm to 15:00 pm.
On Thursday: from 08:00 am to 12:30 pm and from 13:30 pm to 17:30 pm.

 

Climate & Weather

The climate of Salzburg is moderately continental, with cold winters and warm summers. The city is located near the border with Germany, just north of the Alps and at 425 meters (1,400 feet) above sea level.
 
The average temperature in December is 1 - 4 degrees Celsius (33 to 39 Fahrenheit).

 

Credit Cards / ATM

Credit cards, although accepted in hotels, major restaurants and stores, are less used for purchases in small shops, cafes, or grocery stores. We recommend checking with the venue beforehand.

ATM's are widely used in Austria and are called "Bankomat". You will find outdoor venues at most branches of Austrian banks. Please check with your local bank if your bank card is equipped with the necessary codes. A four-digit PIN is also required to access an ATM.

 

Currency

As a member of the European Union, Austria is also part of the Economic and Monetary Union – which introduced the EURO as the common currency.

 

Disability Access

Salzburg Congress, as the main venue, was built to offer complete accessibility. They offer assistance for the deaf and people with hearing impairments, support for wheelchair users and people with mobility impairments (unrestricted access to all meeting rooms and designated toilet facilities) as well as guidance system for the visually impaired.

Hotel recommendations and sightseeing tips on how to enjoy a barrier-free stay in Salzburg can be found at this link.

For further information please contact: Goretti.cortina@eswi.org

 

Electricity

Austria uses 2-pin Schuko sockets and plugs, UK and US visitors, for example, need an adapter for electrical items. Voltage is 220V/50Hz.

 

Emergency

Emergency Services:

  • Fire Department phone: 112
  • Police phone: 133
  • Red Cross (rescue service) phone: 144
  • Euro-emergency Call phone: 112
  • Medical Emergency Service phone: 141

 

 

Health & Accident Insurance

The conference fee does not include insurance. All participants should arrange for their own insurance. Visitors from EU member states should make sure that they have a European Health Insurance card. It is advisable that all visitors, irrespective of their nationality, take out a personal medical insurance policy. Visitors receiving special medical treatment should bring a medical prescription or a letter of introduction from their family doctor, in case they need to purchase particular medicines.
Travelers do not normally require certificates of vaccination or immunization to enter Austria. Please check with your local, as well as Austrian government what Corona measures apply.

 

Language

German is the official language in Austria. Salzburg belongs to the region of Austro-Bavarian dialects.
English is widely spoken by younger people and by people in the tourism industry.
The official spoken language throughout the conference is English.

 

Local Time

Salzburg, Austria is in the Central European Standard time zone which is GMT +1.

 

Passports

If you are an EU national, you do not need to show your national ID card or passport when you are travelling from one border-free Schengen EU country to another. Even if you don't need a passport for border checks within the Schengen area, it is still always highly recommended to take a passport or ID card with you, so you can prove your identity if needed (if stopped by police, boarding a plane, etc.). Schengen EU countries have the possibility of adopting national rules obliging you to hold or carry papers and documents when you are present on their territory.
Driving licences, post, bank or tax cards are not accepted as valid travel documents or proof of identity.

 

Pharmacies

Pharmacies are generally open from 08:00 am – 18:00 pm (Monday - Friday). A list of pharmacies can be found at apo24.at/alle-apotheken

The closest pharmacy to Salzburg Congress is Elisabeth Apotheke (350 meters, 5 min walking) or Salvator Apotheke (400 meters, 5 min walking).

 

Religion & Worship

Christianity is the predominant religion in Austria, about 55% of the population is Catholic.

 

Taxis

Taxi’s can be ordered via phone 0043 662 8111

SALZBURG-TAXI 81-11 is the market leader in the Mozart town. In addition to regular taxi services, the company also offers other services, such as the "BusTaxi" as a night-time transport option within Salzburg and the surrounding municipalities. Uber is not very popular in Salzburg.

 

Telephone

The telephone prefix for calling Salzburg from other countries is: + 43 (662).

 

Water

Salzburg has been blessed with water in abundance. The drinking water in Salzburg is of exceptional quality and can be drunk straight out of the tap. The nearby Untersberg is Salzburg’s most important water reservoir. Furthermore, the water quality in Salzburg is constantly monitored.

 

Tipping

In many service areas, such as restaurants, taxis, hairdressers, serviced filling stations, etc., a tip is traditionally given. This is normally 5 to 10 percent, with the exact amount depending on the level of satisfaction with the service provided.