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...

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  • 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 -->...

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  • 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,...

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  • 4. 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...

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  • 5. 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,...

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  • 6. 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...

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  • 7. X-mas / Weihnachten

    The website of Vienna Tourist Office lists a dozen Christmas markets: http://www.wien.info/en/shopping-wining-dining/markets/christmas-markets This page, which is updated each year so I hope the...

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  • 8. 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....

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  • 9. X-mas Markets in Vienna

    -on Stefansplatz( first time in 2013)-at Naschmarkt,-on Spittelberg,-at Hof Advent Market,-on Freyung,-in Altes AKH,-on Karlsplatz,-on Rathausplatz,-on...

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  • 10. 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,...

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  • 11. 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...

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  • 12. 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...

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  • 13. 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...

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  • 14. 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...

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  • 15. 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...

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  • 16. 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...

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  • 17. 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,...

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  • 18. 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...

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  • 19. 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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  • 20. NEXT station

    Just imagine, you ask a person from Vienna, which station to leave the tramway in order to get to the Opera..." Get out the NEXT station " will mean, the 2nd...

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  • 21. Dogs in Vienna

    The Viennese love their dogs! They are allowed to come into shops, shopping centres, the U-bahn and other transport, coffeeshops, restaurants, everywhere! Some...

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  • 22. Street art

    When you walk along the main streets you'll notice how many people are trying to make some money by street art. Some of them are playing music, others are...

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  • 23. Cosmopolitane city

    Vienna is capital of Austria and Austrians, but at the same time it is town which belongs to the world aswell. Apart from its beauty, culture and art it is seat...

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  • 24. Theatermuseum - Palais Lobkowitz

    Theatres were part of the courtly life of the Hamsburgscapital for centuries, actually the theatre culture was formalised in the Baroque age. During the Baroque...

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  • 25. Flavors of Vienna: palatschinken & kaiserschmarrn

    Think of a slightly thick pancake (in my opinion). Now think of that pancake with jam or chocolate sauce filling and roll it 2 or 3 times. Now add some powder...

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