Celebrating your birthday on the cheap in Austria

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Celebrating your birthday on the cheap in Austria
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A birthday is always a reason to celebrate, and if you’re lucky enough to be turning a year older in Austria, there are quite a lot of things you can enjoy for free!!


Many companies and organisations offer you free entry, vouchers or gifts if it’s your birthday. So, be sure to take advantage of them and make your day extra special. 

The Kika chain of furniture stores and the Leiner home furnishings store both send you a €10 voucher on your birthday if you’ve signed up for one of their customer cards.

Billa, Merkur, Bipa, and H&M all give a 10 percent discount to their loyalty scheme members.  Owners of an OBI Biber card get 15 percent off an item of their choice.

If you have a Tchibo/Eduscho PrivatCard make sure to claim your €10 birthday voucher, plus a voucher for free coffee and cake! The perfume shop Douglas also gives a €10 voucher to loyalty scheme members.

Denn’s organic supermarkets send Denn’s loyalty card holders a €5 voucher in the post. 

If you have a birthday in autumn or winter, one of the nicest things to do in Austria is go to the spa or thermal baths. And many offer free entry if it's your birthday! (Just remember to take some ID with your date of birth on). Here’s a list of the spas where you can get in for free.

  1. Ther­me St. Mar­tin (Burgenland)

  2. Ther­me Laa (Lower Austria)

  3. Sole Fel­sen Bad (Lower Austria)

  4. Ybbs­ta­ler Sole­bad (Lower Austria)

  5. Ther­me Gein­berg (Upper Austria)

  6. Bad Vigaun (Salzburg)

  7. Alpen­ther­me Gas­tein (Salzburg)

  8. Parkther­me Bad Rad­kers­burg (Styria)

  9. Ther­me Loi­per­dorf (Styria)

  10. Ther­me Nova Köf­lach (Styria)

  11. Ther­me Aqua­lux (Styria)

  12. H2O Hotel-Therme (Styria)

  13. Alpen­ther­me Ehren­berg (Tyrol)

You also get free entry at Vienna’s Kunst­his­to­ri­sches Muse­um on your birthday (a saving of €14) - and there’s so much to see, you can spend the whole day there. If you’re feeling peckish after all that art, pop along to Cafe Latte on Neubaugasse in the 7th district where you can choose a free meal or snack of your choice, up to a value of €15. 

And if you like surprises, Bel­laf­lo­ra, XXXLUTZ, LIBRO Club and Esprit Fri­en­ds all give a free surprise gift to loyalty scheme members on their birthdays.

Alles Gute zum Geburtstag!



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