Austria is a wonderfully uncomplicated place to visit. It is in the heart of Europe, most people speak English, and there is a spectacular combination of cultural and natural attractions. And, like everywhere, there are national peculiarities that you will not find described in standard guidebooks. Which is a pity, because the following - quintessentially Austrian – expressions, institutions and mannerisms are integral parts of the real Austrian experience. Some of them may seem trivial, but knowing them will earn you kudos points among locals and enhance your understanding of 'Austrianness'.
After a long night of revelry, there is nothing like a hearty snack to avoid a rude awakening the next day. These food stalls are specialized in serving a wide range of sausages and staying open until dawn.
Almost as iconic as the Austrian Kaffeehäuser (coffee houses) themselves, are their waiters. If you have achieved a certain standing at a Kaffeehaus because of generous tips or repeat visits you may be awarded a title like doctor.