Germany VS Austria
One language, general history, similar values. Austria and Germany a lot of relatives, but a lot of things and shares. Try to call Austrian German and on the contrary – if you forgive it, you will definitely not forget. What is so distinguished by Austria and Germany, or rather, Vienna and Berlin?
1. Germany – Khokhdoych, Austria – Vinearish
The state language of both countries is German. But if in Berlin, everyone is trying to speak in the Hochdoch-literary version of the German language, then in Vienna communicate on the veinier – local dialect, understandable only to the crowns. Moreover, the crowns even in Germany often communicate on Vinear, considering it a classic German. Because of this, sometimes there is no misunderstanding: the word "cream" in the Austrian dialect sounds like "barriers", which for the German means "Bay Waiter" (Schlag – Bay, Ober – "Waiter").
2. Germans – Simple guys, Austrians – lovers of titles
In each business letter, the Austrians try to indicate their scientific degree since the title of Master. Moreover, the mark is placed in the passport. If the Austrian has several titles in the field of science, they will all be indicated in order of increasing significance, for example "ASS. Prof. Dr.". The Germans are always fought above it, as in Germany, only the degree of doctor of science is taken.
3. Germany – Protestant and Catholic, Austria – Catholic
Austria – a Catholic country, where most church holidays are weekends. It even greets: "Grüß Gott", which means: "God welcomes you". Germans freely translate it as "Hello God" and often dismissed in response: "Tell when I see". In Germany, the Catholic is considered to be South, Berlin is mostly Protestant. Apparently, therefore Austria is considered more traditional and conservative than Germany.
4. Germany – Classic and Casual, Austria – Trachten and Dirndl
Austrians are very preferable to traditions. On the weekend, the crowns often wear the National Clothes of Luckhand and Dirndl, to just stroll around the city. By the way, they may come to work so. In Germany, National Clothes are worn only on Oktoberfest and carnivals. Although again in the southern regions bordering on Austria, traditions are stronger.
5. Germans save, Austrians spend
Germans between more expensive / string and cheaper / easier / more will choose the second. They openly do not consider themselves gourmets, giving preference to the size of the portion. Perhaps this is due to low (compared to Austria) worth and good quality products in supermarkets, and therefore, and habit little pay for food.
6. Germany – Beer, Austria – Wine
Germans understand everything about their wine, if they are decided to drink it, only white. By the way, popular in Russia "Milk of the beloved woman" in Germany is not considered a drink, suitable for use. Approximately the same Germans speak about Austrian beer, despite his centuries-old history. That to the Austrian wine, then it is popular in both countries. In addition, Vienna is the only capital, in which there are vineyards.
7. Germans – in stress, Austrians – in Relax
"The Austrians came up with slowness, the Germans came up with stress" – so they themselves are often joking about themselves. Shops in Austria are closed earlier than in Germany, they do not like processings and excess loads here. For the Germans, it is very important to stay in a business tone and do everything better than others. At the same time, the Austrians are more spontaneous: they are planning to meet friends in advance, but may well afford the evening not from the diary.
eight. Germany – Trendsetter, Austria – Observer
LGBT movements, vegetarians, feminists, defenders of nature and animals – alternatives, and therefore freedoms in Germany much more. This is read even in the appearance of the inhabitants of Berlin and Vienna. If among the first are fully informals with color hair and original clothes, then the second prefer the classics to not stand out. Regarding the rest of the Austrians honestly admit: "We always observe the effect of the law accepted by the Germans: if they are doing well – it means, and we need it".
nine. German Germans, Austrians are open
Austrians (and this follows Germans) more open and friendly. They are more like Russian in their mentality (proximity to Eastern Europe affects). Germans have a smaller abnormative vocabulary, a strict official style, a pronounced distance towards new people and inability to laugh at themselves. And if the most popular Austrian nickname of the Germans is "PIFC" (named historical person), symbolizing the arms and arrogance, then the Germans and there were not ashamed, nicknames the Austrians Schluchtesshes (Schlucht – "Gorge, Orag", Scheisse – "Shit").
ten. Germany – Carnavals, Austria – Balls
Of course, both can be found in different parts of both countries, but absolutely in incomparable proportions. Viennese balls are brought by UNESCO to the list of intangible cultural heritage. In addition to the legendary Opera Ball, there is also a ball of doctors, lawyers, the ball owners of the coffee shop – as a whole only in Vienna about 450 events per season. Carnavals in Germany have long been called the fifth time of the year. It’s like a virus that captures everyone and makes fool and have fun at the full coil. Peak Celebration is a week before the post. The most popular cities of the holding – Cologne, Düsseldorf and Munich.