Business tourism in Vienna

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Working in Austria has proven itself in terms of stability and reliability. This is one of the few countries that is very popular among representatives of other states. Working in Austria means being confident in the future and getting decent wages for your work.

Economic situation in the country

Austria is in 12th place in the world economic development rating, and 28 in terms of GDP. Unemployment in the state is 5.8%. There is no minimum wage here, but the approximate figure is around 1200 euros (gross). At the same time, there is progressive taxation.

About 650 thousand foreigners live in the state, of which about 25 thousand are citizens of Russia, Ukraine and Belarus. There are also many Russian-speaking employers who accept theirs. But the market is very competitive.

In-demand professions

Among applicants for employment in Austria, narrow specialists in the field of medicine, programming and engineering are especially valued. Every year, the Ministry of Labor publishes a list of the most scarce professions, the owners of which receive many preferences when moving to Austria. In 2019 it includes:

  • programmer, IT specialist;
  • doctors and nurses;
  • teachers;
  • managers;
  • mechanical engineers;
  • energy engineers.

In order to become a participant in this program, you must have documents confirming the availability of specialized education.

Job search options in Austria

Migrants have three options for finding a job:

  • through Russian job sites;
  • through Austrian job sites;
  • directly during a visit to the country.

In the first case, a significant drawback is the scarcity of vacancies for work in Austria, and the advantage is the presentation of information in Russian. In the second option, the applicant is given a wide range of vacancies and employers, but in most cases he will need a good command of German for additional information.

Below are the resources to find a suitable vacancy:

The land of a thousand lakes; pearl of Europe

Vienna has over 100 museums. These include large collections with a worldwide reputation, and small establishments, impressive with original exhibits. For example, here you can visit the world's largest Bruegel collection and see the kiss immortalized by the genius Gustav Klimt in his world famous painting. But the works of talented young designers are just as impressive as the old masters. We present exhibitions that are worth recommending to your tourists who are going to visit the capital of Austria. You can learn more about the direction at the OTM: Summer 2019 exhibition.

This year, you will find all the news and novelties of the summer season abroad at the online exhibition for professionals of the travel industry OTM: Summer 2019. Throughout February, representatives of tour operators, tourism offices, host companies, hotels and airlines will share new tourism products and plans for the season.

As part of the OTM: Summer 2019, a representative of the Vienna Travel Agency will hold a webinar:

Topic: "Vienna: exploring unusual tourist routes, urban and suburban activities of the summer 2019, as well as the most beloved places and authentic restaurants of the indigenous Viennese!".

When: February 14, Thursday, 12:00 (Moscow time).

Host: Natalia Generalova, official guide in Vienna.

List of exhibitions in Vienna

Wes Anderson and the Mouse Coffin

Until April 28

At the Vienna Museum of Art History

What happens when award-winning American filmmaker Wes Anderson and his wife Juman Maloof curate an exhibition at the Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna? The exhibition features over 400 unusual objects, many of which are on display for the first time. Among them - along with the coffin of the shrew mouse, which is the basis for the name - are ancient Egyptian, Greek and Roman antiques, paintings by ancient masters, a selection of objects from the Kunstkamera and the Treasury, the theater museum and from the Ambras castle near Innsbruck!

"Brave Women of Vienna's"

In the greenhouse Lower Belvedere

Crystal clear lakes, fabulous landscapes, restrained Scandinavian architecture, names unusual for the Slavic ear. The country of a thousand lakes, the pearl of Northern Europe - Finland.

Main topic

tasty and healthy

Public opinion

development program

Video

bans and penalties

Vostochny GOK

space resources

record drop

North Atlantic Alliance

Fifth Commandment

by itself

Brilliant Austria is a country, every corner of which has prepared its own "tidbit" for tourists. Lovers of opera, sights and architecture go, of course, to the Austrian capital Vienna, fans of classical music to Salzburg, and tourists go to the purest lakes and hot mineral springs in charming Carinthia. Fans of contemporary art will find their way in the most "cultural" city of Austria - Graz, while lovers of picturesque landscapes and crystal clear lakes go to Salzburg, located in the foothills of the mountains, where the most famous son of Austria, Wolfgang Amadeus, once lived. For "idle" vacationers, Austria has prepared excellent resorts, which in terms of price-quality ratio are reasonably considered one of the best in the Alps.

In addition, Austria claims, and quite rightly, for the status of "the classic European ski destination for the pros." There is every reason for this: a high-quality and varied hotel base, rich "après-ski" (which is sometimes lacking in other European countries) and, of course, a huge number of well-groomed slopes, along which Austria is ahead of the Alps. At the same time, most of them are difficult to attribute to "warm-up": they require good skills from skiers. In addition, the country has many glaciers, which means guaranteed skiing regardless of the weather.

Regions and resorts of Austria

The capital of the state is Vienna, a smart and solemn city. It circles travelers in the sounds of a waltz, amazes with the beauty of temples, palaces and squares, beckons with the aromas of strudel from pretty coffee houses. In the city of Strauss and Mozart, a lot is connected with art in general and with music in particular: the Vienna Opera, Konzerthaus, Burgtheater, Volkstheater are real architectural masterpieces worthy of attention, even if you do not manage to attend a performance or concert. An even more stunning impression is made by local palaces and castles: Schönbrunn, Belvedere, Hofburg, Kreuzenstein.

Excursions to museums will complement the aesthetic palette: in Albertina you can admire the graphics, in Liechtenstein - on items of princely life.

The second largest Austrian city is Graz with manicured parks, baroque palaces and original modern art objects. The heart of Graz is the Hauptplatz square, symbols are the famous Clock Tower on the Schlessberg mountain and the majestic ducal castle, built in the 15th century. In general, the architectural appearance of the multinational city, which managed to visit the residence of the rulers several times in its history, is very eclectic.

Innsbruck is known for its amazing alpine landscapes and popular ski resorts with modern infrastructure. And here everything breathes with Tyrolean culture: souvenir shops are full of hats and suits made of leather and linen that are recognizable at first sight. The Swarovski factory and the museum dedicated to the legendary jewelry can also be considered as original attractions.

Skiing will be possible not only in Innsbruck, but also in many other resorts of the country. Mayrhofen is equally good for young people (the nightlife is vibrant here) and for families with children. Zell am See is suitable for beginners: there are excellent schools with professional instructors and easy tracks. Serfaus is a resort with impeccable service, modern lifts and cozy family hotels. All the details about the cities and resorts of Austria - on the page "The intricacies of tourism".

Time difference with Moscow

Climate

The climate in the country is moderate, transitional to continental, highly dependent on altitude. The winter is mild, with frequent snowfalls, the coldest winter month is January, the temperature in the valleys drops to −2 ° C, in the mountainous regions - to −14 ° C. Summers are warm and sunny, the hottest months are July and August (around + 25 ° C, on some days - over + 30 ° C). Comfortable summer temperatures prevail in most of the country from early June to mid-September.

It's chilly at night in the Alps, and Vienna can be prone to strong easterly winds in mid-summer. On the lakes of Carinthia, the water warms up to +26 ° C in summer. There are two tourist seasons: summer (July-August) and winter (Christmas). The best time to visit Vienna is in early autumn and late spring. The ski season in most resorts lasts from November to mid-April. See also the weather forecast for the main resorts and cities in Austria.

Visa and Customs

15 travel tips in Vienna

Every big city has its own world fame, its own philosophy, its own "reputation". Paris is considered the capital of world bohemia. Barcelona is called the city of Gaudí, Valencia is reputed to be the abode of arts and sciences. Vienna is a city of beautiful architecture, galleries and museums, and music.

The capital of Austria to this day remains imperial in spirit: calm and majestic. But at the same time it is democratic, comfortable, comfortable for life. The purest water flows in city water supply systems, streets and parks are well-groomed. For people with limited mobility, there is a “barrier-free” environment. There are vehicles adapted to the peculiarities of disabled people, transparent elevators are installed in the buildings. There are no stray animals on the streets, people are polite, helpful and smiling.

Tourists should be aware of certain features of the city in order to see and learn more and spend less money. Here are some useful tips for visiting Vienna.

Public transport

public transport in Vienna

If you plan to stay in Vienna for more than two days, then you should figure out which ticket is more profitable to buy. I wrote about tickets for public transport in Vienna and prices here.

Please note that the Wochenkarte Weekly Pass is valid Monday through Monday. The 8-day climate ticket (8-Tage-Klimakarte) with eight magnetic stripes is designed for 8 trips and is beneficial if you plan to use transport intensively for 6-8 days, or if you come with a family or a company (several people can travel with this ticket , you only need to punch one strip on the ticket for each).

Travel tickets are sold in vending machines near the metro, at railway stations, at Tabak-Trafik kiosks; they work on all types of transport within the Kernzone.

Vienna museums and other attractions

Laxenburg Palace and Park Ensemble, photo by Corniger

Vienna has many museums of various kinds, free and paid. Visit the Kunsthistorisches Museum (KHM), Schönbrunn, Hofburg; give them a whole day. Prepare in advance, find information about the Habsburg dynasty, read about Maria Theresa, Princess Sissi, Franz Joseph I.

In the Hofburg, at the Heroes' Square (Heldenplatz), you will see two equestrian statues. These are the heroes of Austria - the commanders Eugene of Savoy and Karl Ludwig John. If you want to know more about the Prince of Savoy, visit the Upper and Lower Belvedere Palaces.

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