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Opening hours and public holidays

The opening hours in Austria, and therefore in the Tyrol and Innsbruck, are subject to the following legislation: the Shop Opening Hours Act, the Sundays and Public Holidays Business Hours Act and the Working Hours Rest Periods Act.

opening hours
Normal shop opening hours are from 8 a.m. to 6.30 p.m. Mondays to Fridays and from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturdays. A lunch break and early closing on Saturdays are only typical of small retailers and service providers. Retailers including grocery stores are closed on Sundays and in the evening, although some major chains keep their supermarkets open until 8 p.m. on certain weekdays.
There are exceptions in Innsbruck where some bakers and various shops in tourist areas are open on Sundays. The grocery store at the main railway station in Innsbruck is open continuously from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. seven days a week.

Restaurants, museums (usually closed on Mondays) and various service providers often have a closing day during the week. Hairdressers, for example, are almost always closed on Mondays. To be on the safe side, check out the opening hours before you pay a visit.

Public holidays
1st January - New Year’s Day
6th January - Epiphany
End of March/beginning of April - Easter Monday
1st May - State Holiday
End of May/mid-June: Ascension Day, Whitsunday and Monday, Corpus Christi (depending on the date of Easter)
15th August - Assumption of Mary
26th October - National Holiday, anniversary of the Federal Constitutional Law of 26.10.1955 on Austria’s “neutrality in perpetuity”
1st November - All Saints
8th December - Immaculate Conception
25th December - Christmas Day
26th December – Boxing Day