1. Finding the right exit at Karlsplatz
Finding the right exit at Karlsplatz is an extreme sport, let us tell you.
2. Finding a parking spot in the city after 10pm
Once the clock strikes 10pm and there is literally no, let us repeat, NO free parking spot available anymore.
3. Sprinkling little “heast” and “oida” into any conversation
One of the best feelings in the entire world.
4. Finding an Altbau apartment with a working elevator
No, we don’t mind carrying our groceries up to the 6th floor.
5. Being yelled at for standing on the left side of the escalator
The first rule of Vienna is: Do not stand on the left side of the elevator. The second rule of Vienna is: Do not stand on the left side of the elevator.
6. Accidentally walking on the bike lane at Ringstraße
Have you ever managed to walk along the gorgeous Ringstraße without getting bike-bell-ringed at by furious bikers numerous times? Well, we haven’t either.
7. Visiting U3 Westbahnhof supermarket at night
The U3 supermarket at Westbahnhof promises to be there for you daily till midnight. But, the real question is, do you REALLY want to be there after regular shops close?
8. Inhaling the eggy vomit smell of the Stephansplatz U-Bahn Station.
Nothing makes us feel more alive.
9. Witnessing an argument because a bus driver doesn’t let a passenger board the bus with a couch.
Wait, what? Public transportation is not there for moving furniture?
10. Bragging about the “Wiener Wasser” whenever you leave the city.
But we have the best tap water. Don’t even try to argue about this.
11. Hearing your neigbhour yell “Heast oidaa, Nachtruhe” at 10.01pm?
Some people in this city take their holy “Nachtruhe” way too serious.
12. Yell at people for standing on the left side of the escalator
Oh, how quickly things turn around.
13. Explaining, what a ‘Hüsn’ and a ‘Eitrige’ is
But to be fair, the fact that a ‘Hüsn’ is a beer and ‘A Eitrige’ is a ‘Käsekrainer’ (cheese kransky) is not at all obvious to guess.
14. Teaching an international friend how to say ‘Oachkatzlschwoaf’
The literal translation of ‘Oachkatzlschwoaf’ is ‘a squirrel’s tail,’, so next time somebody tries to make you say it, just casually drop this translation.
15. Going to a Wiener Kaffeehaus and being yelled at by the waiter
It is an unwritten rule that Viennese coffee houses always have grumpy waiters. Don’t ask why.