Love: It looks so pretty!
Hate: Until it turns into a slushy mess like this…
Love: you can hide and disguise your winter belly under the layers of clothing you wear
Hate: you have to wear a hundred layers to keep warm…or one of these puffy jackets.
Love: sometimes, people will leave some snow street graffiti that will make you smile
Hate: you have to uncover your car from piles of snow every morning
Love: you can let out all your dark and deep frustrations with life by blaming the weather for everything…including climate change (the irony!).
Hate: everybody’s complaining about how cold it is.
Love: snow is super pretty and Vienna looks gorgeous in snow
Hate: this super pretty snow often means the running of the trains, trams and U-Bahn is thrown into chaos
Love: you can convince yourself that the snow is a valid excuse to stay an extra hour in bed in the morning and use the excuse – the snow had my tram running late – when you turn up late to Uni, or work.
Hate: we’ve got nothing here – this can only be a good thing.
Picture by @spoti
Love: that the ‘Dachlawine’ sticks that warn you of falling snow from the buildings (so considerate StadtWien!)
Hate: that sometimes the ‘Dachlawine’ just aren’t long enough and you get a pile of snow landing on your head anyway
Love: what this guy said…
Translation: The only good thing about snow in Vienna is that there aren’t those crazy e-scooter drivers zipping around the place
Hate: that this means the U-Bahn is packed with people in puffy jackets and with bad atittudes
Love: as a diehard biker, you’ve got the bike paths to yourself
Hate: riding your bike means you have to dress like this…
Love: how people turn snow into art around the city
Hate: that the snow art only lasts a day before it all melts away…just like that one-night stand you had on Saturday night 🙁
Love: how your Instagram feed fills up with pictures of Schonbrünn and the Karlskirche covered in snow
Hate: that the Vienna snow pics in your Instagram feed make you jealous that a.) you’re stuck at work and not out there enjoying and taking selfies with snowmen, and b.) you couldn’t take such beautiful, idyllic snow pictures even if you could be out ther enjoying the snow
Love: the crunching sound of snow under your feet when walking through the snow-covered streets
Hate: that you keep slipping and falling on the ice…IN PUBLIC
Love: the therapeutic and comforting sound of the 48ers shovelling snow early in the morning
Hate: that sometimes the 48ers snow mobile splashes snow slush on you when driving past
Love: some of the outfits that people dress their dogs in
Hate: you can’t help but wonder how cold their little paws are and then drift off into thoughts about how cold the wider world is on all of our little paws… (wait, or this just us)
Love: the inspiring and hardcore people going for a run in the snow…at night
Hate: how when these inspiring runners pass you on your way home where you intend to order in your dinner on Ubereats and watch Marie Kondo on Netflix.
Love: how families are out having fun in the snow, with parents pulling their kids around on sleighs.
Hate: that nobody will pull you around on a sleigh.