Vienna Local Customs

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  • 1. Etiquette

    I learned the "Gruss Gott" when I made a stay in a factory of the (catholic) southern Germany i.e. Baden-W├╝rttemberg and Bavaria. That was half century ago and it seems to me that in Austria as well...

  • 2. Tipping

    I saw it on many "tips" on VT, that it is usual to add 10% to the bill... THAT is simply not correct, as most people in Austria will just ROUND UP the bill like : 02,70 --> 3,00 27,30 -->...

  • 3. Kaffeehaus

    Actually I am a beer or tea drinker more than coffee, so in this case I prefer Lithuania or Czech Republic, Germany, but Vienna was definitely place of coffee culture. Usually I don't drink coffee,...

  • 4. X-mas / Weihnachten

    The days leading up to Christmas are alive with Christmas markets almost everywhere. Some are more tourist oriented, basically being a souviner market, but others are more traditional. However on the...

  • 5. museums

    Schoenbrunn castle - the former summerresidence of the austrian emperors. The big park around the castle Schoenbrunn is a great place for a walk, or to go jogging, BUT is totally Off limits for dogs...

  • 6. festivals / Festwochen

    From the 14th March until the 26 th March 2003, the 5th French speaking film festival will take place at the Votiv Cinema in Vienna! Films presented during this festival are from France, Egypt,...

  • 7. dress - codes

    Although there is no formal dress code in the sense that you won't be let in without a tie, you will for sure get better service and experience less arrogance and grumpiness if you dress up a little....

  • 8. ball - season & carneval

    FASCHING is the austrian expression for Carneval - and in comparison to Venice or Cologne our kind of Carneval is certainly nothing you would miss, if you miss it... BUT attending a BALL in Vienna is...

  • 9. Habsburg-yellow

    I like architecture even I am not any expert by far or even devoted fan. This is city that mostly inspired me to learn more about its architecture. Vienna was...

  • 10. Doggie goes too

    You may well be surprised at the places you come across people with their dogs.As dog lovers we didn't have a problem with it, as the dogs were well-behaved,...

  • 11. Ride in a Fiaker

    I should say straight away that we didn’t do this, though it does seem to me to be a pleasant way to see the sights, albeit not a cheap one at 55€ for a 20...

  • 12. Grinzing and its Heurigen

    We came to Vienna on this occasion to attend a wedding, which took place in the suburb of Döbling. After the service we were able to walk to the wedding party...


    We met fellow VT'er at the Station and he took us to the Naschmarkt.This was early evening, so it was fairly quiet,...

  • 14. FREE! FREE!!

    I couldn't believe it!DECK CHAIRS FREE OF CHARGE! - UNBELIEVABLE!It is the first city where I have come across this, everywhere else there has been a charge. IN...


    All of us travellers/tourists when sightseeing, should be carrying a bottle of water with us.Isn't it great when you find a city that has FREE WATER available!...

  • 16. Vienna in May

    I visit Vienna for the first time on first day of May in 2013. I was surprise how first "Day of Labour" is important holiday in Austria. As I arrived with...

  • 17. Roger Waters in Vienna

    I grew up with rock n' roll and it's my music and culture. Beatles for me were a bit corny, the more I like some "wild" guys; Rolling Stones, Yardbirds,...

  • 18. Free water in center area

    Place where I live (Vilnius) is quite known for good quality water (even it is already in mineral water category, we drink it from tap). I think Vienna has the...

  • 19. Sigmund Freud Park

    Public city parks are places where artists like to exhibit their sculptures, improving the whole area and making it more beautiful. Park visitors should admire...

  • 20. The "riviera" of Vienna

    Vienna Promenade, which stretches along the Danube Canal, is a popular promenate and gathering place of idle Viennese. The canal is embanked and except for the...

  • 21. Gösser Märzen

    Let’s make no secret of it. I do like a nice cold glass of beer. Being abroad is always a challenge to find a beer I like, which reflects my particular taste of...

  • 22. Voltage, frequency and plug ins.

    Maybe it sounds a bit weird, but as an experience traveler I know that you every now and then need this kind of information in advance: electricity in Austria...

  • 23. Talko to someone who knows ...

    I guess we all agree on this on; there is nothing more exciting than going travelling - exploring another country, experiencing a different culture, travelling...

  • 24. Get your fill of Viennese pastries

    Viennese pastries are so famous, the word "viennoiseries" was expressely invented to refer to pastries made in Vienna. These include a wide variety of...

  • 25. Another tasty local custom

    Just like I couldn't resist the urge to buy a hot dog from one of the street vendors in NYC, I also had to get one from one of the würstelstands in Vienna....

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