Vienna is actually called “Wien”. And, if you are from Vienna, you are referred to as a “Wiener”… just sayin’.

For half of my adult life, my sister has affectionally called me “Wiener” in polite company. Though this nick-name is as embarrassing as it gets in the English language… tonight I am proud to be a Wiener!

From my limited knowledge, there are at least 4.5 important things that have come from Austria.

1. The wiener schnitzel
2. Gustav Klimt
3. The Sound Of Music
4. Mozart… and ostensibly, the Viennese Waltz (.5)

If these four things were on Facebook, I would press the “Like” button for each one.

First, I eat the schnitzel… which is just a huge chicken finger. Then I visit Klimt’s works in the museum. After that, I re-enact the Sound Of Music through various parts of the city (only partially kidding), and round off the evening taking in Mozart’s Symphony!

Nailed it!
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Written by Elyse Kishimoto

Elyse Kishimoto is a regular girl with an extraordinary sense of adventure. She's done everything from hiking up volcanoes in Iceland at midnight, to sitting down to dinner with royalty. She's climbed Mt Fuji and the Great Wall of China in the same week, and explored the lost glowworm caves in New Zealand. You never know where her next story is going to come from, but you can be sure that it will be packed full of fun! After spending years reading her favourite classic novels to her students, Elyse is excited to publish her second action/ adventure novel, Sky Watchers in the popular series, The Dining and Social Club for Time Travellers. www.thetimetravellersclub.com

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