Top Ten mistakes tourists make visiting Austria
Austria is a country that attracts tourists from all over the world. It’s not hard to see why, the place is stunning. From Alpine majesty to cosmopolitan Vienna, there’s a lot to see. So come one and all! But make sure you familiarize yourself with some of the common pitfalls of being a tourist. From tourist traps to avoiding the locals’ ire — here is the Local’s list of Top 10 mistakes tourists make in Austria.
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Forgetting what public transport is for --
You’re on holiday? That’s great. Unfortunately the rest of the Viennese public aren’t and utilize the public transport to get to work/go about their lives. Tourists in Austria have a habit of treating the tram like a gondola ride. It is, first and foremost, a means of transport; not a tour bus. Be considerate of everyday commuters. And when on an escalator, stand on the right side only!
Photo: Leoni di Vienna