Topics include Transportation, Things to Do, Dining Scene & more!
The unit of currency in Austria is the Euro (€), which is divided into 100 cents. Foreign visitors can exchange their currency at banks and exchange bureaus, as well as in ATMs.
Euro Notes (Bills) are available in denominations of 5,10,20,50,100 and 500 Euros, and coins in 1 and 2 Euros and 1,2,5,10, 20 and 50 Cents.
The Euro is used in many countries in Europe. Each participating country mints Euro coins with its own national design, but these are usable with no problem in any "Eurozone" country.
Banks, "Sparkassen" and all other financial institutes are open Monday through Friday, closed weekends. In most places they also close daily from 12:00 noon to 14:00. Many are closed on Wednesday afternoons.
Exchange bureaus at airports and rail terminals are open every day, including weekends. If possible, exchange foreign currency at a bank, as the commission is a fraction of what you would pay at exchange bureaus.
Most convenient and probably least expensive for obtaining funds are the many ATMs found everywhere in the city. You will also find them in the airport and train stations.
It is also advised to use your 'Cirrus' card at ATM's, if you have one, as most banks back home do not charge a fee. However, using your cash card is still often cheaper.
Cirrus ATM's for Kaprun can be located by using the following link ..
Major credit and debit cards are accepted in most hotels and restaurants. Small hotels and independently owned inns may only accept cash or travellers cheques, although travellers cheques are not as widely accepted as they once were. Banks will charge a fee fo cashing travellers cheques. For example, in Feb 2016 Sparkassen charged Euro 7.20 per transaction.
American Express and Diners Club cards are not accepted in many places. Visa and Master Card are the best cards to use.