Smoking in Austria – What’s the Real Story?

No Smoking Sign
Common around the world – but not so much in Austria

So you’ve heard there’s a ban on smoking in Austria – at least in public places. But you still walk into restaurants and bars filled with smoke. So what’s the story with smoking in Austria? What is allowed and what is not allowed? Continue reading “Smoking in Austria – What’s the Real Story?”

Finding a School in Salzburg

Luckily enough finding a school in Salzburg doesn’t cost anything like finding accomodation and it’s actually a relatively simple process. While the process might be simple though, the educational system in Austria is far from simple. You have my apologies in advance therefore, for the length of this post. The good news is that there are English speaking schools at all levels Continue reading “Finding a School in Salzburg”

Buying a Car in Austria – Simple, but Bureaucratic

I found the process of buying a car in Austria to be straightforward, if not a little bureaucratic. But follow the process and you can’t really go wrong. We bought a second hand car, but I’m sure it’s not too different if you’re buying  a new car. In fact it’s probably a little easier.

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Find a Place to Live in Austria – A Complicated Process

Find a place to live in Austria! It’s easier said than done,  is an expensive process – really expensive – and that’s before you even pay your first month’s rent.

Most houses and apartments are rented through real estate agents, and they For Rent Graphicknow how to charge. You may be lucky and find acommodation without a ‘Provision’ (Fee), but chances are you’ll probably deal with an estate agent.

So here’s the low down on some of the main points to know and consider when renting: Continue reading “Find a Place to Live in Austria – A Complicated Process”