Klagenfurt Local Customs

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    Finish everything on the plate!

    by A2002 Updated Dec 8, 2003

    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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    Austrian costumes

    by ATLC Written Jan 30, 2003

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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.


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    I have not found a place like...

    by Andreaska Written Aug 25, 2002

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    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

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    Best historical and also...

    by hjmaut Updated Aug 24, 2002

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    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 !?

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    Give him a rub !!

    by neilward Written Nov 27, 2004

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    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 !!??

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    FOOD: Horseradish sauce

    by ATLC Updated Jan 30, 2003

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    This was to go with the stewed meat and potato main course.
    A bread sauce with horseradish.
    It tasted like it looked: YUCK!


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    propaganda board at 'Joerg's...

    by Andreaska Written Aug 25, 2002

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    propaganda board at 'Joerg's Treff' picturing Haider and vice-chancelor Riess-Passer with some kids; clichés seem to be very popular with Carinthians

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    If you want to see the whole...

    by highd Written Aug 24, 2002

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    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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