Whether you are an Expat, Flexpat, Spouse, Partner, Tourist or Austrian and whether you are here for a few days, a few months, a few years or have chosen Austria as your permanent home, we heartily welcome you and hope you will often Read More
Finding a job is tough? Finding a job in a foreign country is even tougher, especially when that country is known for its complex bureaucracy, which unfortunately is the case in Austria. Do not despair, with the right guidelines going through the labyrinths Read More
Jobboard. Find English speaking jobs in and around Vienna and all over Austria on our Jobboard. We are listing job and internship opportunities with English as the main working language for expats and English speaking professionals in Vienna and Austria.
Vienna is a notoriously history-rich place. With its central location in Europe, its history as a capital of the Habsburg Monarchy and major role as a strategic point of interest during the Second World War, Vienna has quite literally always been in the middle of things.
Finding work in a new place can be quite a challenge and sometimes the hardest task can be to find a place to start from. Vienna generally has a good employment rate and sees companies of various industries hiring, but being fluent in German can be a necessity at times.
There are innumerable anecdotes and stories surrounding Vienna’s Jewish community. Just one example, why does a “talking fish” decorate the entrance to Döbling cemetery? Legend has it that an observant Jew once brought a live fish home for passover. Just as his wife Read More
The Austrian version of Art Nouveau is known as “Wiener Jugendstil” or “Secessionsstil”, inspired by the art movement of the "Vienna Secession"
Salaries and wages have to be paid by law 14 times a year. Normally the 13th salary is paid at the end of June and the 14th at the end of November. For the employees the 13th and the 14th salary are taxed Read More
Vienna and Death: an eternal love, a special relationship embracing sentimental, melancholic coquettishness and an almost passionate intimacy. As a well-known wine tavern song goes, there’ll always be wine, but we won’t always be here to enjoy it. Opulent funerals with a large Read More
Vienna has an excellent public-transportation system with reliable, clean and convenient service. Moreover, taking public transportation into and within the city is a lot less stressful than dealing with Vienna’s heavy traffic. The Viennese public transport system is made up of trains, trams, Read More
Finally! The summer is back and Vienna’s bathing beaches are opening up again. Time to sit in the sun and enjoy that timeless sense of leisure with a friend on a balmy afternoon at the water’s edge. Vienna is a city where the Read More
Rents for unfurnished or furnished apartments in Vienna or other major cities and towns in Austria may vary. Rents depend on the location, the standard of the building, and the available facilities. Rent laws and regulations are applicable in various cases, particularly to Read More
Residence Registration and Permits. Third-country nationals who are staying or want to stay in Austria for more than six months require a residence permit (unless they have a right of residence according to Union law). Many of the steps can be (or must be) done before arrival to Austria.
Austria is a member of the EURO currency area, and has a AA sovereign debt rating – a reflection of the highest political and economic stability. Regulation and prudential supervision of the banking sector and the regulation of the securities and insurance industries Read More
Moving day is getting closer! Before you leave, there are so many things to be taken care of. You’re worried about forgetting something? Well, don’t worry! For your serenity and peace of mind, Directmoving.com has put together a detailed checklist. This checklist will Read More
Vienna’s People are often described as a straight-forward and grumpy on the outside, but warm-hearted and jovial on the inside. Harmless grumbling and a chunk of black humor are very common with the Viennese and small-talk and randomly smiling a no-go. But as Read More
This is a one-time payment to the preceding tenant to compensate for permanent, non-removable improvements. According to Austrian rental law, an “Ablöse” can be exacted to compensate for substantive upgrades made to the standard of the rental property, such as the installation of a bathroom, toilet, heating system, new electrical wiring and other improvements.
Quality of life has a different meaning to each individual. The international consulting firm Mercer evaluates the quality of life of 231 cities around the world and has come to the conclusion, that Vienna is the world’s Most Liveable city – for the 8th time in a row.
2 . Residency certificate = Anmeldebescheinigung:. This need to be done 4 month period starting from your arrival in Vienna.Many people will confirm that they went years living and working in Austria without this document, but if you forget to register, you might pay fine. This residency certificate is important for a permanent residence application.You can apply for permanent residence after ...
In 2019 Vienna was voted as the best city to live in, the 10th year in a row! London, Paris or New York did not even make it to the top 20. Affordable cost of living, great position in the middle of Europe, a huge range of cultural activities and friendly expat community.
During the 1920s and early 1930s, “every visitor to Europe who had any interest whatsoever in reform, housing, social progress, went as a matter of course to look at the magnificent workers’ apartments that Vienna had built,” the distinguished American journalist Marquis Childs observed.
Your Driver’s Licence The Validity Period of a Foreign Drivers Licence in Austria From an EEA state is unlimited and the license may be converted to an Austrian one at any time on a voluntary basis. From a non-EEA state it six months Read More
An early Gothic column on top of the Wienerberg in the 10th District celebrates the Legend of the Spinnerin (a woman who spins). This medieval wayside shrine, first mentioned in 1296, is one of a few early Gothic structures surviving in Vienna today. Read More
Crown Prince Rudolf of Austria (21 August 1858 – 30 January 1889) was the son and heir of Emperor Franz Josef of Austria and Elisabeth of Austria. His death, apparently through suicide, along with that of his mistress, Baroness Mary Vetsera at his Read More
In Austria both the employer and the employee are required to pay social security contributions. The employee’s part of the contributions are withheld by the employer and then paid together with its own contribution. The basis of assessment is the employee’s monthly gross Read More
The beginnings of the state schooling system go back to the school reforms made by Empress Maria Theresa in 1774, which provided the foundation for schooling for everyone and for six years of compulsory education. In 1869 the duration of compulsory education was Read More
Wedding customs and traditions exist since the institution of marriage has been around. And that’s pretty long. These customs have changed over time. Some have disappeared, others have survived to this day. The meaning and origin of the different wedding customs vary widely. Read More
Christianity, especially Roman Catholicism is still the predominant religion in Austria and has a long and intense tradition. Beautiful Churches, Shrines, Monasteries and Cathedrals, like Vienna’s famous landmark the St. Stephen’s Cathedral, can be found all over Austria and are usually located in the center of each town.
The 19th & 22nd districts have the largest concentration of Expats with families due to it’s location and suburban qualities (i.e. American International School, Vienna International School, houses with yards). If you have children contacting the school they will be attending for recommendations might be a good start to help you decide the best option for you and your family.
Whether you brought a house full of furniture or arrived with nothing but the bare necessities in your suitcase, the goal of most people is to make their house or apartment a home. So, if you need everything including the kitchen sink (and Read More
Whether you are visiting Vienna for a few days or you are an expat based in Vienna, when you’re looking for a familiar taste of beer and English speaking company, Vienna has quite a few great international pubs to choose from. While you Read More
It was in 1949, four years after the end of the Second World War and seven years after the Austrian writer’s death that an English-language publication, the prestigious Times Literary Supplement announced the rediscovery of a forgotten writer. His name: Robert Musil. Musil Read More
Many poets and writers rhapsodized about the Vienna coffeehouse, all searching for the essence of what has become the most Viennese of all Viennese institutions. With limited success – coffeehouses have acquired a certain mythical quality; in short, they are the stuff legends Read More
Haydn, Mozart, Schubert, and Brahms (among others) are symbolized in Vienna not only with monuments but also with museums (two, in Schubert’s case: his birthplace, and the house in which he died), but it is Beethoven who is represented most. With several museums Read More
Public transport is excellent in Austria and you should use it whenever possible, but if you do have a love affair with your car or you can’t avoid having one do to your job or lifestyle here are some points to ponder.
Vienna is home to peculiar traditions and manners. One of them being its strong relation to Death. Vienna and Death share a passionate and melancholic intimacy, which has sunk in deeply in the city’s character. The famous “Wienerlied” is full of death references Read More
Security and Health are major agendas for the Austrian population, therefore Austria prides itself with a well-established and generous social and health care system. From the urban areas to the remotest mountains, a decent level of care is provided throughout a vast network Read More
One of the great things about Vienna is how easy it is to escape the heat of the city in the summer, simply by taking on one of the amazing hiking trips in the areas surrounding Vienna.
Residence Titles. Familienangehöriger = is a title for spouses and children up to 18 years of Austrian citizens. With this title they have free access to work and do not need an additional work permit. Daueraufenthalt Familienangehöriger = can be issued after five years of uninterrupted residence and fulfilling the integration agreement. It is issued for five years and grants free acces to ...