Innsbruck FAQs

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Area geography

Located in the west of Austria, Innsbruck is situated in a valley between high mountains. Bordered by the Alps Innsbruck is surrounded by the Nordkette, Patscherkofel and Serles mountains.

Notes currencies cards

Euro is the currency of Austria and there are many ATM’s around the city where tourists can withdraw cash and even change currency. Tourist can also find many ATM’s and currency changing points at the airport.

Cellular service for tourists

To avoid high international roaming charges, tourists are advised to get a pre-paid local SIM card which is easily available from mobile stores across the city. You will also find many mobile stores at the airport as well.

Wifi internet

WiFi internet is easily available in most hotels in Innsbruck. Many restaurants and pubs also provide free WiFi to their customers.

Drinking laws

The legal drinking age in Austria is 16 years for beer and 18 for distilled beverages.

Tipping

It is customary to tip 10% of the bill in restaurants, bars, cafes and taxis in Innsbruck.

Custom visa

Indian nationals can apply for an Austrian tourist visa at their local embassy or consulate. While applying please ensure that your passport is valid for at least three months after the expiry of your visa. Also make sure you submit all the necessary documents at the time of application to avoid any unnecessary delays in visa processing.

Safety

Innsbruck is a safe city and locals are friendly and helpful. Though take necessary care of your valuables and try not to venture out into deserted and secluded areas after dark.

General information

Languages spoken

German and English

Time zones

UTC +1

Major religions

Majority of the population in Innsbruck is Roman Catholic, followed by Protestants, Muslims and Jews.

Domestic international calling codes

0043

Electricity standards

230 V, plug F

Common greetings

Hello: Grüetzi

Good Morning: Guten Morgen

Good Evening: Guten Abend

Goodbye: Auf Wiedersehen / Tschüss

Thank you: Danke

Sorry: Es tut uns leid!

No: Keine

Yes: Ja

What is your name? : Wie ist Ihr Name? / Wie heissen Sie?

My name is___: Meine Name ist __ / Ich heisse __

Where is this? : Wo ist das?

How much does this cost? : Wieviel kostet es ?

Help! : Hilfe!

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Emergency numbers

Police: 133
Fire: 122
Ambulance: 144
Euro Emergency: 112
Alpine Emergency: 140
Doctor (for emergencies): 141