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SOCIAL HINTS
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AUSTRIANS TEND TO BE QUITE FORMAL IN BOTH THEIR SOCIAL
AND BUSINESS DEALINGS. HANDSHAKING IS NORMAL WHEN SAYING
HELLO AND GOODBYE. IT IS CONSIDERED IMPOLITE TO ENTER A
RESTAURANT OR SHOP WITHOUT SAYING GUTEN TAG OR, MORE
USUALLY, GRUSS GOTT, SIMILARLY, TO LEAVE WITHOUT SAYING
AUF WIEDERSEHEN. SOMETIMES IT MAY CONSIDER AS A OFFENCE.
THE CHURCH ENJOYS A HIGH AND RESPECTED POSITION IN AUSTRIAN
SOCIETY, WHICH SHOULD BE KEPT IN MIND BY THE VISITOR.
IT IS CUSTOMARY TO DRESS UP FOR THE OPERA OR THE THEATRE.
ALCOHOL IS FREELY AVAILABLE AND ACCEPTED IN MODERATION.
IN PUBLIC PLACES SMOKING IS NOT PERMITTED.

BUSINESS HINTS
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AUSTRIANS ARE QUITE FORMAL IN THEIR BUSINESS DEALINGS.
IT IS ADVISABLE TO WEAR A SMART SUIT AND A TIE.
MEETINGS SHOULD BE FIXED WELL IN ADVANCE. MOST MEETINGS
ARE CONDUCTED IN ENGLISH, BUT SOME GERMAN CREATES A GOOD
IMPRESSION.
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