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Practical information about Austria

Etiquette in Austria

Dining etiquette

  • Never cut a dumpling with a knife; break it apart with your fork.
  • Don't discuss business during a meal unless the host brings it up.
  • The person who extends the invitation to a restaurant will generally pay the bill – don't hassle over it.


  • Avoid wearing shorts while shopping.
  • Shake hands with everyone – men, women and children – before a social or business meeting.
  • Austrians insist on punctuality for social engagements.

Cantons in Austria

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