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Would you ever date an Austrian?

Apparently Austria is like the Texas of Europe and it's not surprising that the most notorious person in history came from there. And remember all those creepy stories about their secret basements from a while ago?

So, if the right lederhosen-wearing guy came along, would you consider dating him?

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--Anonymous
replies 165Dec 3, 2017 10:21 PM +00:00
not surprising that the most notorious person in history came from there.

Maria von Trapp?

--Sister Berthe
replies 1Dec 3, 2017 10:23 PM +00:00

Gurl!?! I would if the dick was big and the hole was tight

--Anonymous
replies 2Dec 3, 2017 10:24 PM +00:00

Dating?

I wouldn't kick him out of bed until I was done with him.

--Anonymous
replies 3Dec 3, 2017 10:24 PM +00:00

How is Austria the Texas of Europe?

--Anonymous
replies 4Dec 3, 2017 10:25 PM +00:00

I've heard that Hitler was gay for pay when he lived in that homeless shelter before WWI. He apparently had to turn tricks when he couldn't sell any of his shitty postcards and landscapes. His hatred of the Jews comes from a Jewish tailor who hired him to sing degrading songs and parade around in lederhosen.

--Anonymous
replies 5Dec 3, 2017 10:30 PM +00:00

I don't know what being forced to parade around in lederhosen would do to me. I think I'd end up transgendered lesbian.

--Anonymous
replies 6Dec 3, 2017 10:35 PM +00:00
Apparently Austria is like the Texas of Europe and it's not surprising that the most notorious person in history came from there.

In history? Hitler? Pffft. Stalin (62 million deaths) and Chairman Mao (75 millions deaths) beg to differ OP.

--Anonymous
replies 7Dec 3, 2017 10:36 PM +00:00
it's not surprising that the most notorious person in history came from there

Hey, Falco wasn't THAT bad.

--Anonymous
replies 8Dec 3, 2017 10:46 PM +00:00

R7 not to be a Stalin-apologist but there is no way Stalin’s caused anywhere near 60 million deaths unless you are counting soldier killed in the war. Similarly the 75 million for mao is an estimate. We simply have no way of knowing how many people died during the Great Leap Forward.

--Historian
replies 9Dec 3, 2017 10:52 PM +00:00

I agree Sigmund Freud was very notorious

--Anonymous
replies 10Dec 3, 2017 10:52 PM +00:00

R8 You've obviously never seen his gravestone:

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--Anonymous
replies 11Dec 3, 2017 10:53 PM +00:00

Has anyone ever seen the original Austrian version of the movie Funny Games? The movie fucking sucks, btw, but apparently the deeper meaning behind it is it's intended to be a satire of how uptight, image-conscious, conventional and conservative Austrian society is. Or something to that effect. The plot involves an upper-middle-class couple and their kid being held hostage by two preppy clean-cut male villains.

Despite the movie being a piece of shit, Hollywood thought, for some unbeknownst reason, that it was worthy of an American remake a decade later with the same director and big-name stars in the roles (including DL fave Michael Pitt).

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--Anonymous
replies 12Dec 3, 2017 11:16 PM +00:00

Yes. Austria has always appealed to me

--Anonymous
replies 13Dec 3, 2017 11:19 PM +00:00

Austria isn’t the Texas of Europe. Russia is the Texas of Europe.

Having said that, it’s an intensely weird place once you scratch underneath the pretty, orderly veneer of its beautiful cities, landscapes, high standard of living and such.

Nice for a visit, but nice to get out of.

--Anonymous
replies 14Dec 3, 2017 11:26 PM +00:00

It is basically a part of greater Germany, always has been. It wasn't included in the reunification of Germany because of the Austro Hungarian empire of the time. The Prussians were a rival to the Austrians and they wanted their Kaiser as the head of a united greater Germany.

--Anonymous
replies 15Dec 3, 2017 11:34 PM +00:00

questionable anal hygiene

--Anne L Lingus, MD
replies 16Dec 3, 2017 11:35 PM +00:00

Anne, we can always rely on you to provide the most pertinent information!

--Anonymous
replies 17Dec 3, 2017 11:39 PM +00:00
Having said that, it’s an intensely weird place once you scratch underneath the pretty, orderly veneer of its beautiful cities, landscapes, high standard of living and such.

Care to explain this a little more in-depth?

--Anonymous
replies 18Dec 3, 2017 11:52 PM +00:00

For such a small country Austria is supposed to have some of the most liberal gun laws in the EU. I always found that kind of strange, the country always seems so conservative and orderly yet it's one of the easiest countries in Western Europe to own a handgun.

--Anonymous
replies 19Dec 3, 2017 11:57 PM +00:00

Oh, and that Josef Fritzl guy (the guy who kept his daughter trapped in the cellar for 24 years, and also fathered 7 kids with her) needs his own DL thread. Hey, if Jeffrey Dahmer, Charles Manson, other various serial killers, and the Dyatlov Pass incident are worthy of their own thread, he should be, too.

The little details, like how he asked the daughter to help him install the door on what would turn out to be her prison for the next 24 years, are what really haunt me.

Even creepier--as if that was even possible--is the fact that his daughter wasn't even his first victim. For some reason, the media didn't make a big deal out of this, but he had actually imprisoned his elderly mother in a similar way. She was kept in the bricked-up attic for around 20 years, until she died of natural causes. It was after his mother's death that he started construction on the cellar for his daughter *shudder.*

--Anonymous
replies 20Dec 3, 2017 11:58 PM +00:00

I can think of ONE I'd date!!

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--Anonymous
replies 21Dec 4, 2017 12:08 AM +00:00

No way. At least the Germans apologized. The Austrians, who welcomed Hitler with open arms, still call themselves unwilling victims. Fuck them.

--Anonymous
replies 22Dec 4, 2017 1:17 AM +00:00

As if anyone there wants you. Stick with Guatemala OP. Your Levis might still buy you some dick.

--Anonymous
replies 23Dec 4, 2017 1:37 AM +00:00

I've had only one Austrian. Handsome and a fat uncut cock. Delish. And impeccable hygiene R16. I'd love to go to Austria for more.

--Anonymous
replies 24Dec 4, 2017 1:46 AM +00:00

More just their anuses, r16. Try all over.

--Anonymous
replies 25Dec 4, 2017 1:47 AM +00:00

Seconding R18 R14. Intensely weird how? Did you live/expat there? I wondet whether Austria has any kind of drcent arty, bohemian, indie, alternative scenes going on?

--Anonymous
replies 26Dec 4, 2017 1:47 AM +00:00
how uptight, image-conscious, conventional and conservative Austrian society is.

Exactly. Bavaria is known as the "Texas" of Germany.

--BonniePrinceCharlie
replies 27Dec 4, 2017 1:50 AM +00:00

Texas,? In the redneck sense or off the charts libertarian attitudes? That would be a Balkan or former Eastern Bloc country wouldnt it?

--Anonymous
replies 28Dec 4, 2017 1:51 AM +00:00

OP = Dan Savage

--Anonymous
replies 29Dec 4, 2017 1:52 AM +00:00

More like the "Alabama" of Europe. Fuck all of you for dragging Texas' good name into this.

--Anonymous
replies 30Dec 4, 2017 1:53 AM +00:00

R14 Was recently on a field trip to an area an hour from Vienna, and the hotel was the former SS HQ. Ownership was still in the same family since before the war, and I got talking to them about the refugees coming into Europe. While I agreed with their fears on security, I detected an overwhelming dislike of anyone from a non white Christian background. Even the building was cold and unwelcoming. Strange place.

--Anonymous
replies 31Dec 4, 2017 2:25 AM +00:00

Most of Europe is the "Texas of Europe". The myth of a sophisticated, civilized, refined Europe disguises the fact that most of France (the "photogenic" white hoards who violently protested against gay marriage), southern Germany, white suburban England, the Balkans and Russia are packed with ignorant, brutish white trash. The Scots however are a very decent and goodnatured people.

--Anonymous
replies 32Dec 4, 2017 2:32 AM +00:00

Americans have such a deluded view of Europe and Europeans. For some reason we've forgotten Euro Trash and instead romanticize the continent.

Re: Austria. Some Austrians I met and and festival in Germany described it this way. Germans are more uptight like Brite while Austrians were more laid back.

They were hot. (Except the girls they were with were very festival-looking.)

--Anonymous
replies 33Dec 4, 2017 2:40 AM +00:00

I visited Austria and the people were the most humorless I've ever encountered. It was so depressing I left a week early.

--Anonymous
replies 34Dec 4, 2017 2:57 AM +00:00

Nobody hates like the gays.

--Anonymous
replies 35Dec 4, 2017 3:15 AM +00:00

The truth is nobody wants non white, non-christian people to come to their country, neither in europe nor in america and even if the SJW's and mainstream media try to tell you otherwise that's how it is.

--The truth fairy
replies 36Dec 4, 2017 5:29 AM +00:00

R36 with the exception of scholarly Chinese and Japanese people

--Anonymous
replies 37Dec 4, 2017 6:17 AM +00:00

Austria is not the "texas of Europe". OP has never been to Europe.

--Anonymous
replies 38Dec 4, 2017 6:35 AM +00:00

The messy posthumous outing of Jörg Haider was a hot topic here at the time. His grieving boyfriend attended the funeral along with his widow.

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--Anonymous
replies 39Dec 4, 2017 6:40 AM +00:00

Yeah the Austrian stereotype would be cold, humorless and uptight.

If you are looking for the redneck culture of Europe, go east.

--Anonymous
replies 40Dec 4, 2017 6:49 AM +00:00

R40, this is the German stereotype.

Would any of you date / fuck Sebastian Kurz, Austria's prime minister-to-be? (Just google him, I can't be arsed to link a pic here.)

--Anonymous
replies 41Dec 4, 2017 7:31 AM +00:00

I grew up next to a couple that were German/Austrian. She was from Germany, he was from Austria. Her daddy served in Hitler's army. She had a framed photo of him decked out in his nazi uniform (but it wasn't his fault he was forced to).

Anyway, his nickname for one of his daughters was Pisi ( I have no idea if that is spelled correctly or what it means). He pronounced it 'pie-zee'. Whenever anyone mentions Austria, I immediately think of that man and his awful Austrian accent calling "Pisi!"

They were stereotypically horrible in so many ways and really thought of themselves as superior to other people. It makes me laugh when I think of it now.

--Anonymous
replies 42Dec 4, 2017 8:59 AM +00:00

I've been hearing for a long time that the "Austrians are the rednecks or hillbillies of Europe", at least outside the big cities. The sort of rural people whose idea of a fun Saturday night is to go into town and beat up some hippies or queers.

Schwarzenegger came from that sort of background, brutal hillbillies without electricity or running water.

--Anonymous
replies 43Dec 4, 2017 9:18 AM +00:00

As mentioned already, Russia is the Texas of Europe. Austria would be Kentucky.

--Anonymous
replies 44Dec 4, 2017 9:27 AM +00:00

My roommate is Austrian and he might as well be from Texas. Way right wing. Watches Fox News all day.

--Anonymous
replies 45Dec 4, 2017 9:28 AM +00:00

Those are Austrian expats. Austria itself is generally socialist.

--Anonymous
replies 46Dec 4, 2017 9:35 AM +00:00

R43 The only place you've heard that is DL.

--Anonymous
replies 47Dec 4, 2017 9:37 AM +00:00

very rich people in a very small, insular country. Of course they're racist! a lot of extreme performer artists hail from Austria, because of the guilty conscience they desperately try to silence. Also, a lot very fucked up movies are from there (Haneke, Seidl). A very creepy place. At least they gave us a lot of pies and Romy Schneider.

--Anonymous
replies 48Dec 4, 2017 9:44 AM +00:00

Vienna is a beautiful city with so much culture. I enjoyed my time there.

this is the German stereotype.

There isn't that much difference between them in my experience. Austrians were like a lamer version of Germans.

--Anonymous
replies 49Dec 4, 2017 9:47 AM +00:00

But...they have such marvelous and intellectual coffee houses...!

So classy!

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"The history of Viennese coffee house culture is closely linked to the end of the Siege of Vienna in 1683. Legend has it that the Viennese citizen Georg Franz Kolschitzky (1640 - 1694) was the first to obtain a licence to serve coffee in the city following his heroic actions during the Siege of Vienna. The coffee beans left behind by the Turks were the basis of his success. A street in Vienna’s 4th district was named after him and a statue was put up at the corner of Favoritenstraße/Kolschitzkygas - se.

However, the first coffee house in Vienna was actually opened by the Armenian spy Diodato. He served at the Viennese Imperial court and was a man full of secrets. He knew about the dark beans and the art of preparing coffee from his home country. The Johannes-Diodato-Park in Wieden, Vienna’s 4th district, is dedicated to him.

Traditions evolve

The first coffee houses already had several of the characteristics that are still typical of a Viennese-style coffee house today. Waiters served a glass of water with every cup of coffee and they were equipped with card games and pool tables.

In 1720, the Kramersches Kaffeehaus coffee house in Vienna’s city centre was the first to put out newspapers for its guests to read. It was another big step in Vienna’s coffee house history when warm meals and alcohol were first allowed to be served. However, in 1808, Napoleon's Continental Blockade of England also had an effect on Austria, where the price for coffee beans increased sharply. Coffee house owners had to look for alternatives not to go bankrupt which led to the development of café restaurants.

In 1856, women were finally no longer banned from coffee houses. Before that the cashiers were the only women there.

Literature cafés and coffee house literature

Around 1890 Café Griensteidl became the regular meeting venue of a group of literary figures called "Jung Wien" (Young Vienna). An illustrious group of young writers such as Hugo von Hofmannsthal, Karl Kraus and Arthur Schnitzler met at the café and gave birth to coffee house literature.

However, the writers did not limit their attention to just one coffee house. They regularly chose different coffee houses as their favourites: Café Griensteidl was followed by Café Central, which was followed by Café Herrenhof as the most popular meeting point of young writers. Other artists also had their favourite coffee houses: Café Museum, for example, became a popular meeting venue for painters.

In general, the Viennese, who mostly lived in tiny, crowded flats, regarded the elegant coffee houses as their "extended living rooms" or second homes where they could meet friends and other people. After World War One, the first dance cafés opened and played popular American jazz music. During the world economic crisis in the 1930s, coffee houses were increasingly used as trading places where much sought-after goods were exchanged under the tables.

Destruction of Jewish coffee house culture

In 1938, the Nazis seized coffee houses owned by Jews, mainly in Vienna’s 2nd district. They had been a lively counterpart to the more ostentatious coffee houses of the first district and a second home for many Jewish intellectuals and artists.

Post-war crisis

In the 1950s, Viennese coffee houses plunged into a crisis. Italian-style espresso bars became more and more popular, and traditional coffee houses were increasingly considered old-fashioned. Up to the 1980s, many long-established Viennese-style coffee houses had to close down.

Positive outlook

In 1983, the tradition was revived when Viennese coffee houses celebrated their 300th anniversary and many Viennese started to remember the unique qualities of their coffee houses.

In 2011, Viennese coffee house culture was included by the UNESCO in the national inventory of intangible cultural heritage: cultural heritage "Viennese coffee house culture" (in German)."

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--Anonymous
replies 50Dec 4, 2017 10:16 AM +00:00

Oh, well that makes it alright then.

Kurz looks like John Taylor Thomas.

--Anonymous
replies 51Dec 4, 2017 10:21 AM +00:00

I think Austria is more like the Oklahoma of Europe than Texas.

--Anonymous
replies 52Dec 4, 2017 10:24 AM +00:00

Poland is the Texas of Europe.

--Anonymous
replies 53Dec 4, 2017 10:33 AM +00:00

Austria is the Kentucky of Europe.

--Anonymous
replies 54Dec 4, 2017 10:34 AM +00:00
southern Germany, white suburban England, the Balkans and Russia are packed with ignorant, brutish white trash.

Look, gurls, Tennessee Williams came back from the dead to contribute.

--Anonymous
replies 55Dec 4, 2017 10:36 AM +00:00

But I though Bavaria was the more fun part of Germany? I am so confused about these Teutonic types. Fuck them all. They're all boring.

--Anonymous
replies 56Dec 4, 2017 10:40 AM +00:00

Bavaria and Austria are very much alike, not just in terms of their common German dialect. (Austrian German is Eastern Bavarian, a much softer sounding sort of Bavarian than the Bavarian spoken in Bavaria. The softer sound of Austrian German might be a linguistic remnant of the Slavic settlement back in the early Middle Ages.)

--Anonymous
replies 57Dec 4, 2017 11:06 AM +00:00

Big cock for days. Yum yum

--Anonymous
replies 58Dec 4, 2017 11:12 AM +00:00

Bavaria is the Texas of Germany.

Austrians are a bit more sophisticated. Vienna is a great city, traditionally left and progressive.

--Anonymous
replies 59Dec 4, 2017 11:21 AM +00:00

R58 Great sex arcades in Vienna-come out felling filled, emptied and satisfied. Major cock on these guys.

--Anonymous
replies 60Dec 4, 2017 11:24 AM +00:00

Ukraine is the Texas of Europe. Everyone knows this.

--Anonymous
replies 61Dec 4, 2017 11:35 AM +00:00

Their music is simply fab!

--Anonymous
replies 62Dec 4, 2017 11:40 AM +00:00

Austria is keen on art and culture, they produced some great actors.

Christoph Waltz, Hedy Lamarr, Maximilian Schell, Helmut Berger, Tobias Moretti, Klaus Maria Brandauer, Joseph Meinrad, Helmut Qualtinger.

Otto Preminger, Fritz Lang, Fred Zinnemann and Billy Wilder were Austrian

--Anonymous
replies 63Dec 4, 2017 11:53 AM +00:00

I'm surprised no one has mentioned the Habsburgs yet, one of the most powerful European dynasties and easily one of ugliest. Their inbred jaws are stuff of legends.

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--Anonymous
replies 64Dec 4, 2017 12:10 PM +00:00

The guy in OP's post is really quite cute, so yes.

Music: Haydn, Liszt, Schubert, Bruckner, the Strausses, Schoenberg.

Art: Klimt, Oskar Kokoschka, Egon Schiele

--Anonymous
replies 65Dec 4, 2017 12:12 PM +00:00

I am Bavarian!!

--GGG
replies 66Dec 4, 2017 12:24 PM +00:00

R65 Those people were all born centuries ago. Austria reminds me of Russia in that respect - when they still had the Kaiser/Tsar, those countries were home of world's leading writers and composers, but these days nothing good comes out of them.

--Anonymous
replies 67Dec 4, 2017 12:35 PM +00:00

Isn't Mozart Austrian? R65

--Anonymous
replies 68Dec 4, 2017 12:35 PM +00:00

R68, yes.

--Anonymous
replies 69Dec 4, 2017 12:39 PM +00:00

Pink is the navy blue of India!

--DV
replies 70Dec 4, 2017 12:46 PM +00:00

R70, hoid afoch de Pappn, ok?

--Anonymous
replies 71Dec 4, 2017 12:53 PM +00:00

R68, R69, Yes, but I didn't add him because at the time he was born, Salzburg was the capital of the Archbishopric of Salzburg, which was part of the Holy Roman Empire. Still Austrian, though. I was afraid of being ripped to shreds, as DL is wont to do (I was told I was a monster from the pit of hell for using nutmeg).

R70, I've read that Diana Vreeland had her maid polish the soles of the shoes she had worn every night (since one might cross one's legs) and iron 5 hundred dollar bills to carry for a night out on the town.

Why don't you wash your blond child's hair in dead champagne, as they do in France?
--R69
replies 72Dec 4, 2017 1:20 PM +00:00

Yes I would, I mean why not?

Yes R57 I have had people from both Austria and Bavaria tell me how they are basically both the same and that it's akin to telling the difference between someone from New Hampshire and Vermont.

I watched the film R12, it was not that bad but it should not have been remade into a film for North American audiences.

No sorry I would not R41.

--Anonymous
replies 73Dec 4, 2017 1:28 PM +00:00

But why no deodorant?? What's wrong with smelling good?

--Anonymous
replies 74Dec 4, 2017 1:29 PM +00:00

R64, that jaw looks outbred to me.

--Anonymous
replies 75Dec 4, 2017 2:27 PM +00:00

For the record: Austrians and germans are very different in terms of culture, humour and language. Austrian people will be offended if you compare them to germans. People from germany don't even understand austrian german unless they are from bavaria ( for example hardly no one from germay would understand what R71 postet). And what's with all that upthight, humourless bs? That's a german stereotype and austria is far more open and liberal when it comes to pre-marital sex , underage drinking and smoking than other countrys.

--Anonymous
replies 76Dec 4, 2017 2:30 PM +00:00

But the hygiene...

--Anonymous
replies 77Dec 4, 2017 2:31 PM +00:00

OP has never been to Texas either.

--Anonymous
replies 78Dec 4, 2017 2:32 PM +00:00

I've never heard anything about Austrian hygiene, R77.

What's the story?

--Anonymous
replies 79Dec 4, 2017 2:36 PM +00:00

They shit, shower, and shave just like we do.

--Anonymous
replies 80Dec 4, 2017 2:38 PM +00:00

R77, they're not uptight about soap and wasser. Or any kleine nazi nasties. Chillen Zie out, Mann! Kaffee mit Schlag!

--Anonymous
replies 81Dec 4, 2017 2:39 PM +00:00

I think the troll at R77 is acting like this because most of austrian men are uncut and that's a horrible crime for some DLer's.

--Anonymous
replies 82Dec 4, 2017 2:39 PM +00:00

No, they just stink r82. I stopped hooking up with European men because of negative experiences with the lack of personal hygiene! French, UK, German, Austrian, Polish. Stank!!!! And don't call me uptight for not wanting to go down on you if your crotch smells like ass!

--Anonymous
replies 83Dec 4, 2017 2:43 PM +00:00

R83, Maybe they think of that as a little special something extra they're bringing to the party?

--Like a great gargonzola
replies 84Dec 4, 2017 2:47 PM +00:00

Yuck, R83.

I have no experience with European guys, so I can't speak on it. But it sounds disgusting.

Are you saying they don't wash their asses, their dicks, their balls, or just.. anything?

--Anonymous
replies 85Dec 4, 2017 2:48 PM +00:00

We don't want you either R83.

--gay men all over europe
replies 86Dec 4, 2017 2:50 PM +00:00
R62 no one has mentioned the Habsburgs yet...Their inbred jaws are stuff of legends.

Yeah....Marie Antoinette was kind of a Butter Face. No wonder she splurged on clothes, jewelry and wigs so much.

I did read she was incrediblt feminine and graceful, though, and at her most appealing in movement...so, there's that.

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--Anonymous
replies 87Dec 4, 2017 3:31 PM +00:00

Uncircumcised: deal-breaker.

--Anonymous
replies 88Dec 4, 2017 3:33 PM +00:00

To say Austria is the Texas of Europe isn't really an appropriate analogy.

Texans are freewheeling. Austrians are reserved, and the men are devoid of emotion and expression.

But the cock is fine. Very, very fine.

--Anonymous
replies 89Dec 4, 2017 3:37 PM +00:00

Well, she moved nicely in the 1938 film.

--Anonymous
replies 90Dec 4, 2017 3:37 PM +00:00

Her head moved nicely into that wicker basket...

--Anonymous
replies 91Dec 4, 2017 4:13 PM +00:00

I rather live in Vienna than in NYC or LA. Great city with amazing food, architecture and cultural richness. Austria is making big steps to undermine Saudi Arabian funding of mosques and they banned burka and niquab recently.

--Anonymous
replies 92Dec 4, 2017 4:25 PM +00:00
Austrians are reserved

BS!

--Anonymous
replies 93Dec 4, 2017 4:30 PM +00:00

R92: Well if that's the case good for them. It's too late for London.

--Anonymous
replies 94Dec 4, 2017 4:33 PM +00:00

I will never stop posting the schuhplattler, vows Schuhplattler Troll.

German Bavarian Schuhplattler Knee dance or Slap Dance from the Australian Euro festival!
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--Anonymous
replies 95Dec 4, 2017 4:33 PM +00:00

Gehts alle scheißen, Ihr Trotteln!

Warmest regards from Vienna.

--Anonymous
replies 96Dec 4, 2017 5:03 PM +00:00
People from germany don't even understand austrian german unless they are from bavaria ( for example hardly no one from germay would understand what [R71] postet).

Then why is Anorld Scwarznegger always interviewed without a translator whenever he's in Germany?

--Anonymous
replies 97Dec 4, 2017 5:11 PM +00:00

What's the gay scene like? Is it too conservative for lots of DL gay sex? Is there any Austrian gay porn or pornstars we can look at? How about sex tapes? None?

--Anonymous
replies 98Dec 4, 2017 5:12 PM +00:00

They're sure taking their time in implementing a smoking ban in all public venues, which most other European countries did about a decade ago. Horribly strong cigarettes, too. That won't stop me from heading over there on the 17th of this month, though--pre-Christmas and summer are a wonderful time to be in Vienna.

--Anonymous
replies 99Dec 4, 2017 5:17 PM +00:00

Years ago, I recall the bars in Paris really stunk like burning trash because of their cigarettes.

--Anonymous
replies 100Dec 4, 2017 5:25 PM +00:00

Guten Abend, R96. And happy shitting to you, too!

--Anonymous
replies 101Dec 4, 2017 5:28 PM +00:00

It's a country the size of a postage stamp. I've always wondered why they've let in so many migrants as the country doesn't have the land or resources to absorb them in the long term.

--Anonymous
replies 102Dec 4, 2017 5:32 PM +00:00

R102, it has a tiny population.

--Anonymous
replies 103Dec 4, 2017 5:38 PM +00:00

Free medical care, free dental care... they don't know how good they have it. And anyone, regardless of whether they're employed in the public or private sector, can take a year's sabbatical to study, do volunteer work, or travel, while continuing to earn 70% of their salary, all fully funded by the government.

--Anonymous
replies 104Dec 4, 2017 5:45 PM +00:00

You cunts knocking Austria. Hey, they are smarter than you. They are strong Catholics and hate the evil Satan Muslims. I have spent time in Austria and love it. It is breathtakingly beautiful. They are smarter than the English and French as they quickly realized the scum is not needed. So did the Poles, Hungarians and Greeks. Unfortunately there are quite a few in Greece, for now, not too worry, they'll take care of the cockroaches. Vienna is gorgeous. It is one of Europe's most beautiful cities. It will be even more beautiful when all the Ajubakuzbars are gone.

--Make Europe Great Again
replies 105Dec 4, 2017 6:14 PM +00:00

Well howdy, mr. Schikelgruber!

--Anonymous
replies 106Dec 4, 2017 6:42 PM +00:00

Did you make your annual pilgrimage to Braunau am Inn yet, R105?

--Anonymous
replies 107Dec 4, 2017 6:43 PM +00:00

Eastern Europe is the Deep South of Europe. Austria is like Kansas or something

--Anonymous
replies 108Dec 4, 2017 6:52 PM +00:00

R108 Wrong! Eastern Europe is like South America of Europe. US fave Kosovo, for instance, is Haiti of Europe.

--Anonymous
replies 109Dec 4, 2017 6:56 PM +00:00

No but I did hook up with one very famous Austrian FALCO!

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--Anonymous
replies 110Dec 4, 2017 7:04 PM +00:00

I see Herr Goebbels has arrived at R105.

--Anonymous
replies 111Dec 4, 2017 7:06 PM +00:00

Indians are pretty great r35. Some of the guys are seriously hot.

--Anonymous
replies 112Dec 4, 2017 7:14 PM +00:00

The way they treat Falco over there is hilarious. They take him so serious and have no sense of humour when you take the piss and let them know he was a shitty one hit wonder.

--Anonymous
replies 113Dec 4, 2017 7:22 PM +00:00

Date one? I married one!

--Liza
replies 114Dec 4, 2017 7:24 PM +00:00

Because he is able to speak standard german R97. Everyone in austria can speak and understand standard german when necessary, however most people speak austrian german or various dialects unless they have to deal with people from germany or other foreigners.

--Anonymous
replies 115Dec 4, 2017 7:38 PM +00:00

I would never date an Austrian. I understand if you have a baby with one, they turn out really ugly

--Matt Lattanzi
replies 116Dec 4, 2017 7:45 PM +00:00

Mine wasn't that ugly but he was a boy.

--Jeff Wald
replies 117Dec 4, 2017 7:47 PM +00:00

What are the men like personality wise?

--Anonymous
replies 118Dec 4, 2017 8:25 PM +00:00

They're incorrigible, R118.

--Anonymous
replies 119Dec 4, 2017 8:26 PM +00:00

Austrians are fatalistic

--Anonymous
replies 120Dec 4, 2017 9:05 PM +00:00

R60 are those saunas (also called bath houses in North America), bars that have public sex areas like you will find in Germany and most European cities, or porn/adult video stores that have the booths men have sex in?

--Anonymous
replies 121Dec 4, 2017 9:17 PM +00:00

Austria isnt the Texas of Europe. Poland is the Texas of Europe.

--Anonymous
replies 122Dec 4, 2017 10:06 PM +00:00

I married an Austrian. We live in Vienna, a gorgeous, cosmopolitan city that regularly ranks as the top city in the world for quality of life.

My partner is originally from the opposite end of Austria, near the Swiss border, and although the landscape and the skiing there are lovely, it's so provincial and conservative I'd shoot myself if I ever had to live there. But that's the urban/ rural divide that you'll find in any country.

In response to r67, the end of the Habsburg Empire was devastating for Austria, not just because it turned the country from a sprawling empire with a huge population into a tiny rump state, but also because the two world wars and the iron curtain cut the country off from much of its heritage. Before WWI, over a third of the population of Vienna was foreign-born, mostly from other countries of the empire. Thinkers and artists from all over Europe moved to Vienna for the opportunities and the fertile intellectual climate it afforded. By 1970, Vienna had only half the population it had in 1914, but it's been growing explosively again for the past 20 years or so, again primarily through immigration. So we'll see whether the city gains influence again.

Anyway, Austria is definitely not the Texas of Europe, not by a long shot. I always think of the cultural tensions between Austria and Germany more like the relationship between Yankees and Southerners in the US: the Germans think of the Austrians as charming, lazy, and not entirely trustworthy, and Austrians see Germans as uptight and humorless.

--Anonymous
replies 123Dec 5, 2017 12:39 AM +00:00
Austrians see Germans as uptight and humorless

No different from the rest of the world, then.

--Anonymous
replies 124Dec 5, 2017 1:08 AM +00:00
Free medical care, free dental care... they don't know how good they have it. And anyone, regardless of whether they're employed in the public or private sector, can take a year's sabbatical to study, do volunteer work, or travel, while continuing to earn 70% of their salary, all fully funded by the government.
We live in Vienna, a gorgeous, cosmopolitan city that regularly ranks as the top city in the world for quality of life.

Exactly.

The idiots comparing Austria to Texas (or Kentucky!) most likely don't even possess a passport.

--Anonymous
replies 125Dec 5, 2017 1:49 AM +00:00

[post redacted because independent.co.uk thinks that links to their ridiculous rag are a bad thing. Somebody might want to tell them how the internet works. Or not. We don't really care. They do suck though. Our advice is that you should not click on the link and whatever you do, don't read their truly terrible articles.]

Austria's Constitutional Court has decided that same-sex couples will be allowed to marry by the beginning of 2019, ruling that the existing laws are discriminatory. The move brings Austria into line with many other European nations including Germany, France, Britain and Spain. Same-sex couples in Austria have been allowed to enter legal partnerships since 2010, but until now have not been able to marry.
The Independent
--Anonymous
replies 126Dec 5, 2017 1:52 AM +00:00

Damn it. Stupid Ind.. Well anyway, Austria just legalized gay marriage. So Schnitzel for everybody!!

--r126
replies 127Dec 5, 2017 1:53 AM +00:00

"Vienna occupies first place for overall quality of living for the 8th year running, "

The Mercer UK quality of life index:

Mercer’s annual quality-of-living ranking of popular expatriate assignment destinations; Vienna tops the list again.
Mercer Global
--Anonymous
replies 128Dec 5, 2017 1:55 AM +00:00

yes, as creepy as some culture there is, it's crazy to compare Austria to Texas or any other american shit hole. Austria looks like a clean version of Switzerland, for fuck sake!

--Anonymous
replies 129Dec 5, 2017 2:02 AM +00:00

What are they using all those bidets for? They should have nice clean crotch areas and keep a clean hole.

--Anonymous
replies 130Dec 5, 2017 2:07 AM +00:00
yes, as creepy as some culture there is,

It's hilarious to hear Americans pointing fingers about "creepy cultures".

--Anonymous
replies 131Dec 5, 2017 2:21 AM +00:00
R91 Her head moved nicely into that wicker basket...

#ohnoshedidn'!

--Anonymous
replies 132Dec 5, 2017 2:30 AM +00:00

If you can pronounce the word "oachkatzlschwoaf" correct then you are austrian.

--Anonymous
replies 133Dec 5, 2017 3:15 AM +00:00

R133, Oida, hoit de Goschn.

;-)))

--Anonymous
replies 134Dec 5, 2017 3:22 AM +00:00

Another fugly pic of M. Antoinette, "The Austrian Whore"

www.biography.com
--Anonymous
replies 135Dec 5, 2017 3:30 AM +00:00

Was in Vienna recently. Incredibly beautiful and cultured. Great food, easy to navigate, and CLEAN. It's also populated by some of the most dour people I've ever encountered.

--Anonymous
replies 136Dec 5, 2017 3:40 AM +00:00

I'm from Innsbruck

biguncutdicks.com
--Anonymous
replies 137Dec 5, 2017 4:22 AM +00:00

R102 What's this obsession with the size of a country? I only ever hear it from Americans. Austria could easily fit millions and millions of people more inside its borders. If you can't imagine that, your spatial awareness and/or math just might be a bit off.

Also, ever heard of residential buildings? Not everyone in the world has an American dream of living in their own trailer.

--Anonymous
replies 138Dec 5, 2017 4:55 AM +00:00

R137, jetzt schwadeln si a poa drüm in Amerika wegn dia und deim Beidl an owa ... ;-D

--Anonymous
replies 139Dec 5, 2017 5:55 AM +00:00

Mmmm, Austrian accent sounds so sexy...

--Helen Keller
replies 140Dec 5, 2017 6:15 AM +00:00

What r83 said. Honorable mention to the Dutch. Dated a graduate student from Rotterdam circa 1997. Good sex. Liked to cuddle. But deodorant free and I woke up in the middle of the night...to...see...him picking his nose... in the shadows. I thought that the moonlight was playing tricks on me, but there he was...stopped returning his calls.

--Eurotrash men ewww
replies 141Dec 5, 2017 6:16 AM +00:00

R141 i dont see a big deal about picking your nose at night in the shadows, we all do that. If he were to have done it in public at a restaurant then I would understand. Bad breath, Body Odor and long dirty fingernails are a dealbreaker , however. And I have seen many European men with these hygene issues unfortunately .

--Anonymous
replies 142Dec 5, 2017 8:20 AM +00:00

R123 are you from Germany or Austria? Or did you move to Austria for work and meet your husband that way?

I have never traveled to Vienna, but I have been to Innsburck and I loved it there.

--Anonymous
replies 143Dec 5, 2017 8:26 AM +00:00
I detected an overwhelming dislike of anyone from a non white Christian background. Europeans have reason to do this with all of the Islamic migrants from African and Arabic countries who invaded their country, who do not want to become citizens or productive members of their culture, society, and country and want to implement/legalise Sharia law in the countries that they force themselves into.
--Anonymous
replies 144Dec 5, 2017 8:30 AM +00:00

Austria will legalize same sex marriage in 2019As of October 2017, fifteen European countries legally recognise and perform same-sex marriage: Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Iceland, Ireland, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands,[nb 2] Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdom.[nb 3] In Austria, marriages will be legal from 1 January 2019.[1] An additional eleven European countries legally recognize some form of civil union, namely Andorra, Croatia, Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Liechtenstein, Slovenia, and Switzerland. San Marino only allows immigration and cohabitation of a citizen's partner. Armenia and Estonia recognize same-sex marriages performed abroad.

......

Several European countries do not recognize any form of same-sex unions. Marriage is defined as a union solely between a man and a woman in the constitutions of Armenia, Belarus, Bulgaria, Croatia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Montenegro, Poland, Serbia, Slovakia and Ukraine. Of these, however, Armenia recognizes same-sex marriages performed abroad,[2] and Croatia and Hungary recognize same-sex partnerships.

en.wikipedia.org
--Anonymous
replies 145Dec 5, 2017 10:40 AM +00:00

Austria will legalize same sex marriage in 2019

Kickl: Ja zur eingetragenen Partnerschaft war Türöffner für Höchsturteil – Eingetragene Partnerschaft kommt auch für alle
derStandard.at
--Anonymous
replies 146Dec 5, 2017 10:43 AM +00:00

But if we marry them, will they insist we do not circumsize any sons?? Better get an agreement in writing during the green card process....

Bleeeeeccccchhhhhhhhh.

--Anonymous
replies 147Dec 5, 2017 11:04 AM +00:00

DLers need to get over the circumcision thing. Whether you like it or hate it, it is such a ridiculous thing to harp on when outside of America and Israel people don't do it.

--Anonymous
replies 148Dec 5, 2017 11:06 AM +00:00

I'm european, R131

--r129
replies 149Dec 5, 2017 11:13 AM +00:00
R148 DLers need to get over the circumcision thing. Whether you like it or hate it, it is such a ridiculous thing to harp on when outside of America and Israel people don't do it.

I would never bring it up, myself...but when the topic is suddenly SHOVED IN MY FACE, as it tragically was in R137, then I will speak THE TRUTH!

--Will Not Be Silenced!
replies 150Dec 5, 2017 11:21 AM +00:00

Are they good at presenting hole?

--Anonymous
replies 151Dec 5, 2017 11:57 AM +00:00

Is he from Vorarlberg, R123? 'Near' the Swiss border to my mind isn't Tirol. I grew up in Vorarlberg (foreign invader as R144 puts it; no longer living in Austria) and I liked it. I wouldn't live there as an adult, I don't think, but it's a great place to raise children.

I had to google that, R133, and I'm still confused.

--Anonymous
replies 152Dec 5, 2017 12:37 PM +00:00

R137, OID!! Deim Beidlheidlho, und grosses Schwantzschlong. Prosit mit Seemen Schlag!

--Anonymous
replies 153Dec 5, 2017 1:16 PM +00:00

Sweden is dead and Poland is looking pretty smart right about now.

--Astrid getting finger banged against my will by Mohammad at the ABBA karaokebar
replies 154Dec 5, 2017 2:09 PM +00:00

My sister referred to her husband's foreskin as "that ugly chicken-neck thing."

After she had him snipped she stopped getting the UTIs he was giving her with his poorly maintained stank sleeve.

--Anonymous
replies 155Dec 5, 2017 4:04 PM +00:00

For you R152

de.wiktionary.org
--Anonymous
replies 156Dec 5, 2017 4:40 PM +00:00

Thanks, R156, I got the 'oach' part, but I don't think I've ever heard it called 'Eichkaetzchen' in any form or dialect. That confused me.

--Anonymous
replies 157Dec 5, 2017 4:51 PM +00:00

very true R148, it's genital mutilation and if someone wants to mutilate their own genitals they can do this as an adult, as some people do this by getting piercings and making their cock and balls look like a pin cushion.

--Anonymous
replies 158Dec 6, 2017 1:36 AM +00:00

Yes, he's from Vorarlberg, r152. Glad you enjoyed growing up there -- the mountains are pretty and all, but as I said, I'd shoot myself if I had to live there.

And "Eichkätzchen" is certainly the term used for squirrels in Vienna.

--r123
replies 159Dec 6, 2017 1:42 AM +00:00

For you R159 and R152.

de.wikipedia.org
--Anonymous
replies 160Dec 6, 2017 5:11 PM +00:00

R153, Verkratzen Deuch!

--Schleimsparrer dummes
replies 161Dec 6, 2017 6:31 PM +00:00

Question for austrian dataloungers: Who is gay or a closet case in austria ( sports, entertainment ect.)? I only know about the obvious ones ( Thomas Brezina, Stefan Petzner, Christoph Feuerstein, Helmut Berger, Gerry Keszler) and I once heard that Christoph Grissemann is bi but don't know if that's true.

--Anonymous
replies 162Dec 7, 2017 5:52 AM +00:00

Sebastian Kurz is rumoured to be gay.

--Anonymous
replies 163Dec 7, 2017 8:52 AM +00:00

R162 When it comes to Europeans, does differentiating between gay and straight really matter?

--Anonymous
replies 164Dec 7, 2017 9:00 AM +00:00

The biggest white cock I ever tried to take was attached to a handsome middle aged Austrian stud. So fat so long. Could not deep throat in the slightest. Could not get more than a few inches in my butt. Huge load too.

Plus Austrians make nice woolens. Vienna is pleasant for a large city.

--Anonymous
replies 165Dec 7, 2017 9:23 AM +00:00