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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?

by Anonymousreply 16512/07/2017

[quote] not surprising that the most notorious person in history came from there.

Maria von Trapp?

by Anonymousreply 112/03/2017

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

by Anonymousreply 212/03/2017

Dating?

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

by Anonymousreply 312/03/2017

How is Austria the Texas of Europe?

by Anonymousreply 412/03/2017

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.

by Anonymousreply 512/03/2017

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

by Anonymousreply 612/03/2017

[quote]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.

by Anonymousreply 712/03/2017

[quote]it's not surprising that the most notorious person in history came from there

Hey, Falco wasn't THAT bad.

by Anonymousreply 812/03/2017

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.

by Anonymousreply 912/03/2017

I agree Sigmund Freud was very notorious

by Anonymousreply 1012/03/2017

R8 You've obviously never seen his gravestone:

by Anonymousreply 1112/03/2017

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).

by Anonymousreply 1212/04/2017

Yes. Austria has always appealed to me

by Anonymousreply 1312/04/2017

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.

by Anonymousreply 1412/04/2017

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.

by Anonymousreply 1512/04/2017

questionable anal hygiene

by Anonymousreply 1612/04/2017

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

by Anonymousreply 1712/04/2017

[quote]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?

by Anonymousreply 1812/04/2017

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.

by Anonymousreply 1912/04/2017

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.*

by Anonymousreply 2012/04/2017

I can think of ONE I'd date!!

by Anonymousreply 2112/04/2017

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

by Anonymousreply 2212/04/2017

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

by Anonymousreply 2312/04/2017

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.

by Anonymousreply 2412/04/2017

More just their anuses, r16. Try all over.

by Anonymousreply 2512/04/2017

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?

by Anonymousreply 2612/04/2017

[quote]how uptight, image-conscious, conventional and conservative Austrian society is.

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

by Anonymousreply 2712/04/2017

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

by Anonymousreply 2812/04/2017

OP = Dan Savage

by Anonymousreply 2912/04/2017

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

by Anonymousreply 3012/04/2017

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.

by Anonymousreply 3112/04/2017

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.

by Anonymousreply 3212/04/2017

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.)

by Anonymousreply 3312/04/2017

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

by Anonymousreply 3412/04/2017

Nobody hates like the gays.

by Anonymousreply 3512/04/2017

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.

by Anonymousreply 3612/04/2017

R36 with the exception of scholarly Chinese and Japanese people

by Anonymousreply 3712/04/2017

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

by Anonymousreply 3812/04/2017

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.

by Anonymousreply 3912/04/2017

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

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

by Anonymousreply 4012/04/2017

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.)

by Anonymousreply 4112/04/2017

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.

by Anonymousreply 4212/04/2017

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.

by Anonymousreply 4312/04/2017

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

by Anonymousreply 4412/04/2017

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

by Anonymousreply 4512/04/2017

Those are Austrian expats. Austria itself is generally socialist.

by Anonymousreply 4612/04/2017

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

by Anonymousreply 4712/04/2017

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.

by Anonymousreply 4812/04/2017

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

[quote]this is the German stereotype.

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

by Anonymousreply 4912/04/2017

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/Kolschitzkygasse.

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)."

by Anonymousreply 5012/04/2017

Oh, well that makes it alright then.

Kurz looks like John Taylor Thomas.

by Anonymousreply 5112/04/2017

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

by Anonymousreply 5212/04/2017

Poland is the Texas of Europe.

by Anonymousreply 5312/04/2017

Austria is the Kentucky of Europe.

by Anonymousreply 5412/04/2017

[quote]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.

by Anonymousreply 5512/04/2017

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.

by Anonymousreply 5612/04/2017

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.)

by Anonymousreply 5712/04/2017

Big cock for days. Yum yum

by Anonymousreply 5812/04/2017

Bavaria is the Texas of Germany.

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

by Anonymousreply 5912/04/2017

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

by Anonymousreply 6012/04/2017

Ukraine is the Texas of Europe. Everyone knows this.

by Anonymousreply 6112/04/2017

Their music is simply fab!

by Anonymousreply 6212/04/2017

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

by Anonymousreply 6312/04/2017

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.

by Anonymousreply 6412/04/2017

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

by Anonymousreply 6512/04/2017

I am Bavarian!!

by Anonymousreply 6612/04/2017

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.

by Anonymousreply 6712/04/2017

Isn't Mozart Austrian? R65

by Anonymousreply 6812/04/2017

R68, yes.

by Anonymousreply 6912/04/2017

Pink is the navy blue of India!

by Anonymousreply 7012/04/2017

R70, hoid afoch de Pappn, ok?

by Anonymousreply 7112/04/2017

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.

[quote]Why don't you wash your blond child's hair in dead champagne, as they do in France?

by Anonymousreply 7212/04/2017

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.

by Anonymousreply 7312/04/2017

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

by Anonymousreply 7412/04/2017

R64, that jaw looks outbred to me.

by Anonymousreply 7512/04/2017

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.

by Anonymousreply 7612/04/2017

But the hygiene...

by Anonymousreply 7712/04/2017

OP has never been to Texas either.

by Anonymousreply 7812/04/2017

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

What's the story?

by Anonymousreply 7912/04/2017

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

by Anonymousreply 8012/04/2017

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

by Anonymousreply 8112/04/2017

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.

by Anonymousreply 8212/04/2017

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!

by Anonymousreply 8312/04/2017

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

by Anonymousreply 8412/04/2017

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?

by Anonymousreply 8512/04/2017

We don't want you either R83.

by Anonymousreply 8612/04/2017

[quote]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.

by Anonymousreply 8712/04/2017

Uncircumcised: deal-breaker.

by Anonymousreply 8812/04/2017

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.

by Anonymousreply 8912/04/2017

Well, she moved nicely in the 1938 film.

by Anonymousreply 9012/04/2017

Her head moved nicely into that wicker basket...

by Anonymousreply 9112/04/2017

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.

by Anonymousreply 9212/04/2017

[quote]Austrians are reserved

BS!

by Anonymousreply 9312/04/2017

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

by Anonymousreply 9412/04/2017

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

by Anonymousreply 9512/04/2017

Gehts alle scheißen, Ihr Trotteln!

Warmest regards from Vienna.

by Anonymousreply 9612/04/2017

[quote]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?

by Anonymousreply 9712/04/2017

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?

by Anonymousreply 9812/04/2017

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.

by Anonymousreply 9912/04/2017

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

by Anonymousreply 10012/04/2017

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

by Anonymousreply 10112/04/2017

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.

by Anonymousreply 10212/04/2017

R102, it has a tiny population.

by Anonymousreply 10312/04/2017

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.

by Anonymousreply 10412/04/2017

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.

by Anonymousreply 10512/04/2017

Well howdy, mr. Schikelgruber!

by Anonymousreply 10612/04/2017

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

by Anonymousreply 10712/04/2017

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

by Anonymousreply 10812/04/2017

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

by Anonymousreply 10912/04/2017

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

by Anonymousreply 11012/04/2017

I see Herr Goebbels has arrived at R105.

by Anonymousreply 11112/04/2017

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

by Anonymousreply 11212/04/2017

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.

by Anonymousreply 11312/04/2017

Date one? I married one!

by Anonymousreply 11412/04/2017

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.

by Anonymousreply 11512/04/2017

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

by Anonymousreply 11612/04/2017

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

by Anonymousreply 11712/04/2017

What are the men like personality wise?

by Anonymousreply 11812/04/2017

They're incorrigible, R118.

by Anonymousreply 11912/04/2017

Austrians are fatalistic

by Anonymousreply 12012/04/2017

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?

by Anonymousreply 12112/04/2017

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

by Anonymousreply 12212/04/2017

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.

by Anonymousreply 12312/05/2017

[quote]Austrians see Germans as uptight and humorless

No different from the rest of the world, then.

by Anonymousreply 12412/05/2017

[quote]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.

[quote]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.

by Anonymousreply 12512/05/2017

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by Anonymousreply 12612/05/2017

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

by Anonymousreply 12712/05/2017

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

The Mercer UK quality of life index:

by Anonymousreply 12812/05/2017

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!

by Anonymousreply 12912/05/2017

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

by Anonymousreply 13012/05/2017

[quote]yes, as creepy as some culture there is,

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

by Anonymousreply 13112/05/2017

[quote]R91 Her head moved nicely into that wicker basket...

#ohnoshedidn'!

by Anonymousreply 13212/05/2017

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

by Anonymousreply 13312/05/2017

R133, Oida, hoit de Goschn.

;-)))

by Anonymousreply 13412/05/2017

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

by Anonymousreply 13512/05/2017

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.

by Anonymousreply 13612/05/2017

I'm from Innsbruck

by Anonymousreply 13712/05/2017

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.

by Anonymousreply 13812/05/2017

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

by Anonymousreply 13912/05/2017

Mmmm, Austrian accent sounds so sexy...

by Anonymousreply 14012/05/2017

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.

by Anonymousreply 14112/05/2017

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 .

by Anonymousreply 14212/05/2017

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.

by Anonymousreply 14312/05/2017

[quote] 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.

by Anonymousreply 14412/05/2017

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.

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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.

by Anonymousreply 14512/05/2017

Austria will legalize same sex marriage in 2019

by Anonymousreply 14612/05/2017

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.

by Anonymousreply 14712/05/2017

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.

by Anonymousreply 14812/05/2017

I'm european, R131

by Anonymousreply 14912/05/2017

[quote]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!

by Anonymousreply 15012/05/2017

Are they good at presenting hole?

by Anonymousreply 15112/05/2017

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.

by Anonymousreply 15212/05/2017

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

by Anonymousreply 15312/05/2017

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

by Anonymousreply 15412/05/2017

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.

by Anonymousreply 15512/05/2017

For you R152

by Anonymousreply 15612/05/2017

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.

by Anonymousreply 15712/05/2017

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.

by Anonymousreply 15812/06/2017

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.

by Anonymousreply 15912/06/2017

For you R159 and R152.

by Anonymousreply 16012/06/2017

R153, Verkratzen Deuch!

by Anonymousreply 16112/06/2017

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.

by Anonymousreply 16212/07/2017

Sebastian Kurz is rumoured to be gay.

by Anonymousreply 16312/07/2017

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

by Anonymousreply 16412/07/2017

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.

by Anonymousreply 16512/07/2017
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