Manners and Customs - Austria

Last Updated: 7th Jun 2012

<p><img src="" class="rightwise" alt="" /></p> <p>No Matter where you travel, it&#8217;s always best to understand a little of the language, manners and customs of your host country in order to be polite and respectful to the locals. A few of these hints and tips may help you out as you tour through <a href="/contikipedia/articles/austria">Austria</a> while it&#8217;s also helpful to know a little <a href="/contikipedia/articles/western-european-language-basics">German</a> (Austrians speak various dialects of German).</p> <p>Contiki&#8217;s tour managers live and work in Europe full time and are also on hand to help you out throughout your tour.</p> <ul> <li>Austrians are generally very polite and proper people and please, thank you, hello and goodbye are important</li> <li>English is widely spoken and accepted</li> <li>If a 10 -15% service charge is added to your bill it is polite to only leave small change as a <a href="/contikipedia/articles/tipping-europe">tip</a>, otherwise 10-15% tip for service is appreciated</li> <li>The Austrians take excellent care of their environment and you should take care to help them recycle. There are very strict laws that enforce recycling and these should be adhered to</li> </ul> <p><a href="/search?scope=tours&amp;terms=austria"><strong>Contiki Tours that travel to Austria &gt;</strong></a></p>