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"First mentioned in 788, it was held by the bishops of Regensburg under the dukes of Bavaria in the 13th and 14th centuries and was chartered in 1393. It was taken by the Holy Roman emperor Maximilian I in 1504 and thereafter belonged to Austria, except during a Bavarian occupation (1703–04) and a period of Bavarian rule from 1805 to 1814."
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"Like most European countries, Austria looks back on a very eventful history. Yet there are some elements of the Austrian character that haven’t changed much over the centuries: the partiality for indulgence, beauty, and cultivation has always been a driving force in the country’s past and present..."
"Ever since the end of the world wars, Austria has sworn itself to a position of permanent neutrality."
"There is sometimes a strict protocol for dressing appropriately in different situations: formal wear for the theatre or a concert, and semiformal wear for better restaurants."
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Vaccinations: Routine vaccinations
Visas: Not required for US citizens for a stay up to 90 days
What to Pack: "Very smart casual or smart business orientated clothes will carry you through for business, sightseeing and for eating out."
Where to Go
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