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Ensure you get a legible entry stamp in your passport when you enter the Schengen area (including Austria) for the first time.
The argued this amounted to discrimination contrary to the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR). The petitioners challenged their convictions on the basis that the Austrian Penal Code did not criminalise sexual activity between man and a woman or two women in the same way. Article 209 criminalised consensual sexual activity between men where one party was an adult aged 19 and over and the other party was between 14 and 18 years of age.Police issued a warning for people to be alert in crowded places and to report any suspicious activity or objects. Petty crime, including bag snatching and pickpocketing, is increasing, particularly on public transport and in tourist areas.Travellers are frequently targeted at Vienna's three largest train stations (Westbahnhof, Hauptbahnhof and Meidling), the plaza around St Stephan's Cathedral and the nearby shopping areas.