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Viennese 101 with Carl

16. Juli 2016 19:00 bis 21:00

Come join Carl, a charming Viennese man willing to share his expertise and answer your questions regarding Viennese culture over a drink at Cafe Leopold.

Carl has given talks to expats to help them understand more on Viennese culture.

During this relaxed evening, Carl will answer questions like:
-Why do the Viennese tend to complain so much?
-The interesting history of the Ringstrasse
-Why the Opera Ball is held on Thursdays
-Insider info on World War 2 in Vienna
…and so much more!

Topics for discussion include:
implication of the social-economy of Austria
oping hours
school / studying
Austria & air conditioners 🙂
Greeting and addressing in Austria
-> job titles etc…
austrians & alcohol -> wine
coffee & vienna
Viennese and the their relation to death

daily things:
lost and found..
money & credit cards
-> Viennese relation to money related things
grumpy Viennese
roaming kids
Water in Vienna
maybe: a bit of working culture

Carl’s biography, according to him:
Born 1970 Vienna into a scientist family (father university full professor)
-> travelled the world with my parents (and brother) because of my fathers researches and field studies …
– therefore missed some school, but learned a lot from living and working on this trips
– learned even more by listening to my fathers and his colleges explanations …
working part time (mainly in IT) sine 1985
graduates school in 1990
worked more 🙂 and started studying electrical engineering and technical computer science at TU-Wien
met my wife at university
married 1996
son born 1998
founded my (first) company in 1995 – still running it 🙂
compulsory civilian service (Zivildienst) 1998/99
graduated Master from TU in 1999
still working 🙂

*If you have specific questions for Carl, you can write us in advance at so he can prepare his answers for you. Otherwise, just come to event and ask on the spot!


16. Juli 2016
19:00 bis 21:00

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Cafe Leopold, Leopold Museum
Vienna, 1070 Austria

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