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scot47



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PostPosted: Sun Apr 16, 2017 3:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Some of my best friends are German ! All of them citizens of the ex/GDR. I find "Wessis" a bit more difficult.

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twowheel



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PostPosted: Mon Apr 17, 2017 5:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I spent time in both Germany and Austria and I must say I preferred the Austrians.

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maruss



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PostPosted: Tue Apr 18, 2017 10:46 am    Post subject: There is quite a difference between them! Reply with quote

The Bavarians have more in common with the Austrians in Salzburg and Tirol areas from my experience?But then the Viennese are another type altogether and think they are the aristocracy of Austria, especially after their city is repeatedly voted as one of the worlds best places for life quality!
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 19, 2017 2:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Vienna - an Imperial City that lost its Empire, and its reason to exist, in 1918 !
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 19, 2017 4:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I lived and worked in three different locations in Lower Austria during my two-year sojourn in Österreich. The Lower Austrians were great folks.

I frequently went into Vienna and enjoyed my time in the capital. Luckily, I steered clear of the Viennese "aristocracy" and instead rubbed shoulders with the Viennese middle class--good people. I was also a member of a baseball club during those two years--the Vienna Lawnmowers, good times!

Haha, even the Lower Austrians were skeptical of the Viennese.

twowheel


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 19, 2017 4:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

scot47 wrote:
Vienna - an Imperial City that lost its Empire, and its reason to exist, in 1918 !


Oh, oh, oh!

Cool

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 20, 2017 10:22 am    Post subject: Nice one Scot!! Reply with quote

I like it!
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