It may sound like a strange thing to enshrine in a country's constitution: the right to pay cash.
But a debate on whether to do just that has entered Austria's election campaign, shining a light on the country's love of cold, hard currency.
The Austrian People's Party (?VP) recently made the suggestion as part of its campaign for a parliamentary election in late September, for which it has a commanding poll lead.
This led to other parties -- though sceptical of the ?VP's proposal -- vaunting their commitment to protecting cash, with the center-left Social Democrats (SP?) demanding an end to fees levied at cashpoints.
And it is not hard to see why all major parties see protecting cash as a vote-winner.
"In Austria, attitudes change slowly," an employee of Weinschenke, a burger restaurant in downtown Vienna, told AFP.
The woman in her 30s, who only gave her name as Victoria, says she prefers to use cash because "you don't leave a trace".
Financial law expert Werner Doralt says Austrians put a high value on privacy and are wary of anything that could be used to keep tabs on them, such as card transactions.