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Is Austria a Safe or Dangerous CountryAustria is a safe place to visit as long as you use common sense and take precautions. Terrorist attacks have happened in London, Paris, St. Petersburg and in January 2016 there’s been one prevented in Vienna. Thus the treat of terrorist attacks is high in Austria, as well as all over in Europe. Be vigilant to possible threats. Austria has one of the lowest levels of serious crimes in the world. Street crime levels are very low. In a country which attracts more than 25 million tourists per year, the level of pickpocketing and bag snatching are high. Tourists are often targeted on large train stations and main touristic routes, particularly in the capital. We recommend you maintain the same level of personal security as in any other country. ATM frauds are on the peak. Exercise caution while withdrawing money from the ATM. Keep your credit card in sight and monitor your transaction statements regularly.
GrazSecond largest city in Austria. This city is situated in the southeast of Austria. Generally, city is very safe, the only neighbourhood of Stadtpark, Augarten and Volkspark are supposed to be risky at night. We advise just walk around these parks during the dark period of time.
LinzSecond largest economic center in Austria. Well known for its universities. Totally more than 30.000 students constantly live in a city. Very safe area.
SalzburgIt is situated on the border of Germany. The city is divided on Old and a New City. Old pedestrian part of the city Altstadt is a birthplace of Mozart. Areas north the train station and near the Basilica of Maria Plain are supposed to be dodgy at night.
TransportationAustria counts with different types of public transportation that are considered safe and well maintained as they are constantly supervised by security personnel. There are known thefts on the overnight trains from Vienna to Prague. if you decided to travel overnight by train in a sleeping compartment, keep all your valuables in the special container under the bed.
Is it safe?Yes, but always watch out for pickpockets.
Is it comfortable?
Yes. Most of the types of public transportation in Austria are new and air conditioned. Taxis are reliable and safe to use.
Warnings & Dangers
OVERALL RISK : LOW
Austria is an overall very safe city with a rating of 87.8, it is ranked 3rd out of 113 on the ranking of the safest and most dangerous cities.
PICKPOCKETS RISK : LOW
Pickpocketing and bag snatching are common in Austria, especially in tourist areas in the capital.
MUGGING RISK : LOW
There is no mugging or kidnapping risks in Austria.
SCAMS RISK : LOW
Common cybercrimes reported are requests of money upfront for services or investments. Widely known the accommodation scams. The main tip here is to be vary cautions before paying for overseas accommodation.
TRANSPORT & TAXIS RISK : LOW
Overall, transportation in Austria is safe. However, travelers need to keep an eye on their belongings at all times.
NATURAL DISASTERS RISK : MEDIUM
Avalanches, mudslides can be a danger in alpine areas. Avalanche information is available on the following website European Avalanche Warning Service. Travelling to alpine areas constantly monitoring weather conditions, inform someone about your plans and plan your activities carefully.
TERRORISM RISK : LOW
Terrorist attacks have happened in London, Paris, St. Petersburg and on January 2016 there’s been one prevented in Vienna The threat of terrorist attacks exist, but relatively low. Be vigilant to possible threats.
WOMEN TRAVELERS RISK : LOW
Austria is very safe for women travelers.