Welcome to Austria!

This website contains initial information about life in Austria.

Here, you will find many questions asked by refu­gees when they arrive in Austria – and the answers to them.

How do people in Austria live alongside others? What status do men and women have? What do you need to know about school and pre-school establish­ments? People in Austria live by laws that you also have to comply with. Sometimes, however, they also only abide by rules that many people, but not all, accept. And some information is in the form of tips that aim to make your life easier.

We hope that your arrival in Austria is a positive experience. Whether you return to your home country or build a new life here – you are part of Austria for the coming months or years!

Univ.-Prof DDr. Gerald Schöpfer
President, Austrian Red Cross