New feature: It’s so easy to get your registration certificate on your cell phone

Things are no longer quite so dusty in the local offices in Austria. Some official channels and official documents have even been transferred to smartphones. The digital admission slip is the latest feature to be added to the Republic’s official apps. In the smartphone app “eAusweise”, the driver’s license and the registration certificate can now be presented in digital form in case of a traffic stop. The digital vehicle registration can be sent to your smartphone in just a few moments with a few clicks. It’s surprisingly quick and easy…

Read More

Mild weather in Austria

The mild temperatures are already reminding us of spring. The spring weather currently divides Upper Austria into two camps: one is happy and enjoys the mild temperatures, and the other—especially operators of smaller ski lifts—wants new snow as soon as possible. It is mid-February, and there is little snow in many parts of Austria. Last time, the temperatures even climbed to 20 degrees. It’s quite unusual for this season. In Vienna, the highs since February 3 are daily above the 10-degree mark, and the end of this series is in…

Read More

Measles outbreaks in Austria: “Virus can now spread rapidly”

Measles is back: not only in Vienna have numerous people fallen ill (“Die Presse” reported), a measles outbreak was also recently registered in Tyrol, and people in other federal states have also fallen ill with the highly contagious virus. There are currently just under 60 confirmed cases in Austria. Lukas Weseslindtner, virologist at the Medical University of Vienna, is sounding the alarm: “There are several hotspots of different viruses,” he says on Ö1’s Morgenjournal. “And since this virus is very, very contagious, it can now spread rapidly if not enough…

Read More

Fraudulent letters: warning from the City of Vienna

The City of Vienna issued a warning on Wednesday about fraudulent letters claiming to come from city departments or authorities. The letters are apparently being sent by post to Viennese households. The letters request that the recipient enters sensitive and personal registration data in an internet form. For this purpose, a QR code is to be scanned or an internet link followed. City of Vienna: Letter with logosFailure to do so results in a threat to delete the data from the Central Register of Residents. This is where the fraud…

Read More

Sunshine follows a cold front at the weekend

Temperatures are set to rise again in Austria over the next few days. According to the forecast by Geosphere Austria (formerly ZAMG), this is due to the effects of a high-pressure wintry influence on Saturday. Only on Friday evening will a cold front reach us from the Bregenzerwald to the Salzkammergut. The end of the working week will initially be heralded by clouds in the morning, especially in the west and north due to another disturbance zone. Some fresh snow will initially only fall above around 1300 to almost 2000…

Read More

Church contribution: Up to 600 euros tax-deductible

In view of inflation, the proportion of the church contribution that can be deducted from tax has increased by 200 euros. Several dioceses in Austria have announced an inflation adjustment to the church contribution for 2024. However, the calculation of the church contribution has remained unchanged at 1.1 percent of taxable income. However, as personal income has risen in many sectors, the actual contribution to be paid is higher. The respective income is used as the basis for recalculating the advance payment. The social security contributions paid and the deductible…

Read More

Up to 100 km/h – a storm sweeps over Vienna

On Tuesday evening, the Austrian Severe Weather Center (UWZ) issued a red warning to the public. A “severe storm with gusts of up to 100 km/h is expected. The warning initially “only” applies to Vienna-Favoriten. However, it is likely that other parts of eastern Austria will also be affected. The time for the expected squalls is Wednesday from 11:00 to 19:00. “From Wednesday morning to Wednesday evening, the wind, which is shifting from west to northwest, will reach gale force at times. Peak gusts of 80 to 100 km/h are…

Read More

Weather this weekend will be sunny and cold

Geosphere Austria forecasts that the weekend weather will remain mainly sunny and characterized by cold temperatures under the influence of high pressure. The new week, on the other hand, will start off unsettled. The trend will continue as the week progresses, with the snow line dropping to up to 800 meters on Tuesday. Sunny winter weather on SaturdayHigh pressure will bring sunny winter weather across the country on Saturday. Local patches of early morning fog will remain flat and dry out quickly. The wind will moderately freshen from westerly directions,…

Read More

Weather forecast: Brief onset of winter before it gets warmer again

Geosphere Austria is forecasting a brief onset of winter on Friday night before the weather becomes increasingly mild again. Although the highs will rise steadily until Tuesday, reaching twelve degrees, the early temperatures will remain frosty.Friday morning will still bring plenty of clouds and snow in the country’s southern parts and partly in the west; otherwise, it will be mostly dry. In the afternoon, the clouds will clear quickly from the northwest, and the sun will often still be out. It will remain largely cloudy only in the south and…

Read More