Finish everything on the plate!
I went to a cafe and ordered a bread with a thick layer of sugar with cinnamon. I do not remember what it is called, but it taste very sweet. I removed the layer of sugar and left it on the plate. I noticed that the owner of the cafe collecting the empty plates and cups when the customers had finished. I had finished, but the owner did not collect my plate. I thought "Maybe I am a foreigner, so she's letting me finish first."
I also noticed that before leaving the shop, everyone would say "Bitte schon". Wanting to be polite too, I said "Bitte schon" to the owner. To my surprise, the owner gave me a very stern look and ignored me :-(. I kept thinking what was wrong... I think it is because I had left some pieces of sugar on my plate.
Well, I did not mean to make her angry. It is just that the food is too sweet for my taste, hence I removed the sugar.
Anyway, it was an experience for me...
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The traditional Austrian costumes are held in high esteem. You can buy ready made or make them yourself. The quality of the fabrics is exquisite. I like this sort of thing, really.
The Heimatwerk shop mentioned in my shopping tips has all the trimmings to make your own costume.
I have not found a place like...
I have not found a place like this in any other city in Austria so far, at first I thought it was a cafe or restaurant because of it's name which means 'Joerg's meeting point' (Joerg is Haider's first name - for details look at the travelogue); but then I looked closer and found out that it is some kind of information centre, or party centre for Haider's 'Freedom Party', I am not sure what is really going on in there as it was closed the day I was there; anyway those kind of things give you an idea of the different 'style' of politics in this part of Austria
Best historical and also...
Best historical and also actual overview of the town
one can get by taking a guided tour (Half day). Information right (60ft) of main entrance/city-hall
(at Neuer Platz). Walk through the small streets between 'Domplatz' and 'Heuplatz' (south to north),
'Kardinalsplatz' and 'HeiligenGeist-Platz' (east to
west), look for arcades and 'inner places' of the houses, find there small shops, cafe's and nice views of restaurated old buildings.
By the way: Try to ask younger people in english...
we've many visitors in our country but like the French
we expect them all speaking our mother tongue !?
Give him a rub !!
We came across this wee man around the pedestrian are,not far from Altar Platz,maybe he`s Klagenfurts tribute to ET !!!!
Everyone seems to rub his finger for luck !!??
FOOD: Horseradish sauce
This was to go with the stewed meat and potato main course.
A bread sauce with horseradish.
It tasted like it looked: YUCK!
propaganda board at 'Joerg's...
propaganda board at 'Joerg's Treff' picturing Haider and vice-chancelor Riess-Passer with some kids; clichés seem to be very popular with Carinthians
If you want to see the whole...
If you want to see the whole world in half a day - go to 'Minimundus' near Klagenfurt. The world's most famous monuments and sights.
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