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How Viennese people deal with the corona virus crises

A story that sums up the many facets that make Vienna so very special and endearing happened during the current Corona exit restrictions, these severely restrict public life as everyone is instructed stay at home.

– There was a call on Facebook: All musicians were encouraged to gather at the windows of their apartments at a certain time of the day and sing a song or play an instrument. The goal was to create an appealing atmosphere that should help make the difficult time a little more pleasant for everyone. It had worked well in Italy a week earlier and was supposed to promote a special sense of community here. But as the saying goes: Vienna is different. On a video of what happened, when everyone was supposed to open their windows to serenade the neighbors, you can first hear someone singing a song. His aria-like vocals are quickly interrupted after a few seconds by a neighbor who, in the best Viennese dialect, demands that the man stop singing: In her opinion the vocals are not as beautiful as he imagines. or in Viennese: Ruheeeeee, Ruheeee, So schee is das net!

On our tours at Prime Tours, it is my goal to bring our guests closer to the mentality and lovable idiosyncrasies of the Viennese people. The woman in the video is a good example of the famous “Viennese Grantigkeit” – the people here can sometimes appear a bit gruff and hard-hearted at first impression, but Underneath lies a lovable core that I wish to explore with my guestsA story that sums up the many facets that make Vienna so very special and endearing happened during the current Corona exit restrictions, these severely restrict public life as everyone is instructed stay at home.

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