Update for UK nationals in Austria – from 13 January 2020.
We have had a number of requests for information about getting a visa for the United Kingdom from Vienna (searches on our website and forum). Since March 2014 commercial partner TLScontact has been managing the running of a Visa Application Centre in Vienna. There are no longer any visa application services at the British Embassy….
Austrian cuisine is still very seasonal – which is a very welcome change to the globalization-related all-year-round strawberries and other items which used to be seasonal. Usually family-run restaurants will have a chalk board that proclaims something being in season – be it asparagus (Spargel), goose (Martinigänsl), grape must (Sturm), or as currently is the…
The song that British comic duo Morecambe & Wise were best known for was a song called “Bring me sunshine” – and the opening lines went “Bring me sunshine / in your smile / bring me laughter / all a while” and recently there has been a surge in comedy shows in English in Vienna….
What’s the tradition about? The evenings are drawing in, now that autumn/fall is here. One of the typical treats of this time of year is the Martinigansl season in Late October to mid November. In Austria Martinigansl is the goose served to celebrate St. Martin of Tours.
After two Meet & Greets at Hofbräu zum Rathaus we are returning to Mel’s Diner for this month’s Meet & Greet! 20 October – VE Meet & Greet @ Mel’s Diner
27 October 2016 – Patrick Lamb – Gossip
In light of the recent siren test across Austria, and in trying to find information in English about civil defence for our members – it became clear that there is not too much official information available in English – our members seem to have also searched the site for information, so here is some brief information…
Robin Lumsden, Founding Partner of Lumsden & Partners will be holding a free seminar on 11 October about becoming an Austrian citizen – advanced registration is required. Further information: http://www.vienna-expats.at/events/11-october-how-to-become-an-austrian-citizen/
Austria’s Consumer Payment Accounts Act entered force in Austria on 18 September, bringing with it a number of advantages for consumers. The Act which transposes European Directive 2014/92/EU – known as the Payment Accounts Directive (PAD) into Austrian law means that a Basic Payment Account (known as a Basiskonto or a Jedermann-Konto) is now available,…