Written by:Students
Date posted:November 8, 2007
Posted in:Home / Locations / Austria / Vienna / Good times, incredible times and VIENNA-TIMES!!!

Good times, incredible times and VIENNA-TIMES!!!

I went to Vienna for four weeks and fell head over heels in love with this amazing city

I took a Standard Course for German, which was perfect for me because I had class in the morning and was free for the afternoon. That way I learned a lot of grammar, new vocabulary and pronunciation in the morning and used it in the afternoon with my classmates or locals.

An absolute must is the museums quarter. Even if you’re not a fan of museums it’s worth going for a walk just to enjoy the breathtaking architecture of the huge buildings.

Schönbrunn Palace is also a wonderful place to visit. In 1996 it was accepted by UNESCO as a world cultural heritage site and as soon as you see it you will know why

I can’t list everything that’s worth seeing in Vienna, because the list would be awfully long, but I can guarantee there is something for everyone!

A really funny thing about Austrian people is that they have disgusting names for some dishes. An unforgettable example is a sausage with melted cheese and bread, which they call “Eine Eitrige mit nem Buckel” which means something like “a pus with a hunchback”!!

My Viennese host family also contributed to my unbelievable good time in Vienna. As soon as I arrived I was part of their family. On the first evening they took me to a typical Austrian restaurant where I had my first “Wiener-Schnitzel” with potato salad. Even though it was delicious I couldn’t finish it….. It was just too much!

The eldest daughter in the family gave me a lot of good tips about where to go out at the weekend. I went to ‘Flex’, a club which is European-wide known for its excellent sound system and to ‘Arena’, which was saved from being knocked down in 1976 through 3 month sit in! I also went to a lot of other great clubs and pubs in Vienna, but these two impressed me the most.

There is really nothing more for me to say than GO AND VISIT VIENNA! It’s a great place for a German course. You won’t regret it.!

Martina

Comments

  1. Katherine

    Just a question: How did you communicate with your host family or the locals? Did they talk “Hochdeutsch” or did you have to battle with the Austrian / Vienna dialect? I am from Germany and I know that the spoken language often has very little to do with what is written in the textbooks.

    Posted November 21, 2007 at 11:01 am
  2. Evelien

    I love Austria! Still need to visit Vienna though, how bad is that 😉 I didn’t know that about the food, that is really a strange kind of humour haha.

    Posted November 27, 2007 at 1:15 pm
  3. Liv

    I´ve been in Austria several times now, but only during the skiing-season in the skiresorts.
    I absolutely love Austria for its skiing and I wanted to explore Austria more aside from the skiresorts I´ve already visited.
    I think the people are so nice and friendly and the food is amazing! So maybe I will visit Vienna soon!!

    Posted December 20, 2007 at 9:37 am

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