When meeting Austrians for the first time good conversation topics can be downhill skiing, soccer, Austrian cuisine, Austrian classical music, art or peacekeeping.Also, since the European Union has welcomed countries from Eastern Europe, Austria is proud of its role in helping foreign companies to establish themselves in the East.Especially when you have guests from abroad, a wedding custom can be a wonderful insight into Austrian culture.Particularly in Austria many old customs still exist.Some are supposed to keep evil away, others should evoke love, happiness, health or fertility.Not every wedding custom can be traced back anymore, where it comes from and what purpose it had. Nevertheless, these customs are simply part of Austria. A big part of them reflects a component of Austrian identity.
All three languages are taught alongside German in some bilingual schools. Anyone who has taken a dip in to the dating pool (or sewer) will know it can be traumatic.No-shows, blanked texts and cat fishes can be enough to send anyone into cardiac arrest. Our friends from around the globe are knee deep in courting calamities too.Self-introduction is seen as pushy and even unprofessional.Some North Americans, have been taken aback by Austrians' initial lack of casual conversation about family and hobbies.