On December 25 and 26, special opening hours apply for food retailers on public holidays. Food markets at major train stations and airports can open, but this is not everywhere. (The exact times of the locations can be found here: Sonderöffnungszeiten | BILLA). Another option on Sundays and public holidays is petrol station stores and unmanned vending machines.
A third of Austrians buy presents in the last week before Christmas, some just before the festive season.
Petrol stations and pharmacies
Petrol stations are open just as long as on other public holidays. 24-hour petrol stations are also open around the clock over Christmas. If you need medication, you should find out about the on-call and emergency services of pharmacies on the Internet. Post offices are closed on December 25 and 26. The best way to find out the opening hours of the pick-up stations is to use the Post’s location finder.
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