5 Loopholes To Connect With The City's Way Of Life
You have probably guessed that while Schonbrunn Palace and the Giant Ferris Wheel are nice attractions, they will not connect you with local culture. Let me show you five easy-to-pass loopholes (and loopholes within those) that will allow you to join our way of life and thinking. Get some inspiration from the things I do when back in my hometown.
Wet Your Meals At Vienna Wineries
Vienna culture. Would you want to miss out on a wine tavern in the only world city with a notable wine growing industry? Vienna's wineries became famous through the musical theme of The Third Man Movie, played by local winery musician Anton Karas.
In general, wineries are very popular with both locals and travellers. My local friend Babsi has shared her favourite neighbourhood wineries with me.
Most wineries now serve warm meals with the wines, so you can go there for lunch or dinner.
Learn And Apply Some Vienna Waltz
Vienna culture. Viennese waltz and all the traditions around it are real, but steeped in tourist cliches: Vienna balls, the New Year's Eve waltz and carnival street dancing. Do exploit my insider knowledge as a native to give you the best experience. I can help you avoid tourist traps.To begin with, read my primer on Vienna waltz, best waltz music and composers, how to dance waltz, and the best dancing lessons for travellers in town.
Get Outraged At Controversial Vienna Art
Vienna culture. We Viennese tend to be addicted to harmony. Because or inspite of this, we love scandals, especially in the art world.
You will either share our outrage, or just shake your head in disbelief. Build a few controversial pieces of art and architecture into
your sightseeing programme, and have fun!
Hang Out At Vienna Theatres
Vienna culture. Vienna's more than 100 theatres cover a variety of glamour, burlesque, and underground; drama, comedy, concert and musical; operas and operettas; German and English language.
You can even attend a Saturday night clubbing or watch Mozart's The Magic Flute played by historic marionettes.
Read Up On Stefan Zweig And More
Vienna culture. Reading books by famous Viennese writers gives you a feeling for Vienna culture that no travel guide can provide. Stefan Zweig and Friedrich Torberg are among the best authors to evoke Vienna at in the early 20th century until the Second World War. Fritz von Herzmanovsky-Orlando describes life in baroque Vienna in a brilliantly funny way. Elfriede Jelinek, an internationally acclaimed contemporary writer, digs deep into dark Viennese souls. All books I recommend are also available in English. Read about the best books by Stefan Zweig and more Viennese writers.
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