Austria Warning: Fellow travelers recommend avoiding Sound of Music Tour in Salzburg, high incident pickpockets

Posted on February 3, 2012 • Filed under: Europe, Tourist Warning

Any area that attracts a high number of tourists lures local pickpockets whose quick sleight of hand and distraction techniques could see a traveler robbed or their wallet, or worse, passport. So before you even leave the hostel/hotel, leave valuables (including your passport) and large amounts of cash in the safe or ask reception how it can be secured. Austria’s major cities are modern, highly law abiding and safe – it would be unlikely a hotel reception would steal the valuables you ask them to keep. It’s not a third world village! Read article

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