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The Low Down on Austrian Currency

Currency:

Euro

Currency code:

EUR

Central Bank:

European Central Bank

Currency symbol:

Currency sub unit:

cent

Currency sub unit symbol:

c

Bank notes:

€5, €10, €20, €50, €100, €200, €500

Coins:

1c, 2c, 5c, 10c, 20c, 50c, €1, €2




As in many European countries, the official currency of Austria is the euro - abbreviated to the currency code EUR.



The euro has been used in Austria since 2002, replacing the formerly-used Austrian schilling at a fixed parity of €1 = 13.7603.



The euro is used by 19 of the 28 member states in the European Union, as well as some other European territories.



The most commonly used bills for the euro are the 5, 10, 20, 50, 100 and 200 notes.



What to spend your euros on**:

  • *

    Ticket to see the Vienna
    Philharmonic Orchestra

    35+ EUR *

  • *

    1 litre of milk

    1.05 EUR *

  • *

    3 course meal for 2

    50 EUR *

  • *

    Monthly train pass

    45 EUR *

  • *

    Local bottle of beer

    3.80 EUR *

How many euros will I need?**

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Must-sees in Austria

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  • Vienna
  • Vienna is a mix of modern efficiency and old European charm. This stunning city is rich with history and decadence via its architecture, castles, lakes and symphonic clout; a true delight for the senses.
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  • Salzburg
  • This picturesque little town is famed for its lakeside location, stunning castles, and proximity to the Alps - as well as for playing set to The Sound of Music.
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  • Hallstatt
  • Hallstatt is a stunning lakeside town squeezed onto the ledge of a mountain range. It’s a place to relax, swim, paddle and enjoy nature among the land of lakes, forest and picturesque little villages.

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  • 3. Pay online
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FAQ Relating to Austrian Currency

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  • What credit cards are accepted in Austria?

    Most credit cards are widely-accepted in Austria with VISA™ and MasterCard™ being widely accepted in most outlets, with American Express™ and Diners™ accepted in fewer outlets.

  • What is the former currency of Austria?

    Prior to the euro, the official currency of Austria was the Austrian schilling.

  • What is the symbol used for Austrian currency?

    The symbol used for Austrian currency is € as they use the euro.

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*Rates are subject to change throughout the day. In-store rates vary compared to online.

**The figures provided are indicative only and are there to provide an idea of the amount of travel money you may need during your trip.

^^Based on mid-market and Travelex Online AUD to FX exchange rates as of the date of the relevant social media post and/or email communication. Rates are subject to change throughout the day. Any rates and savings are quoted as a guide only.

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