Germany vs Austria
One language, common history and similar values. Austria and Germany have much in common, but a lot of things and shared. Try to name the Austrian German and vice versa - if you do this and just, it just will not be forgotten. What so distinguishes Austria and Germany, or rather, Vienna and Berlin?
Germany - hohdoych, Austria - vinerish
The official language of the two countries - the German. But if in Berlin, everyone is trying to speak hohdoyche - the literary version of the German language in Vienna communicate in vinerishe - local dialect that is understandable only crown. Moreover, even the crowns in Germany often communicate in vinerishe, considering it a classic German. Because of this, sometimes there are misunderstandings: the word "cream" sounds like "shlagobers" in Austrian dialect that German means "Bay of the waiter" (Schlag - "Bey", ober - "waiter").
The Germans - ordinary folks, the Austrians - titles lovers
In each business letter Austrians are trying to indicate his surname starting with a degree master's degree. Moreover, the mark of it is put in the passport. If the Austrians several titles in science, they will all be listed in ascending order of importance, such as "Ass. Prof. Dr. ". The Germans always make fun of it, as in Germany, taken to indicate only the degree of Doctor of Science.
Germany - Protestant and Catholic, Austria - Catholic
Austria - Catholic country, where most religious holidays are public holidays. It even say hello: "Grüß Gott", which means: "Welcome to God." Germans loosely translated it as "Hello God" and often speak maliciously answered, "Before, when I see it." In Germany, considered the Catholic South, Berlin is largely Protestant. Apparently, therefore, Austria is considered more traditional and conservative than Germany.
Germany - classic and casual, Austria - trahten and dirndl
The Austrians are very sensitive to the traditions. On weekends crowns often wear traditional costume dirndl trahten and just to walk around the city. By the way, they can work well to come. In Germany, the national dress worn only on the Oktoberfest and carnivals. Although, again, in the southern regions bordering with Austria, traditions are stronger.
The Germans save, Austrians spend
The Germans between expensive / more tasty and cheaper / easier / more will choose the latter. They do not openly consider themselves gourmets, preferring the size of portions. Perhaps this is due to the low (compared with Austria) cost and good quality products in supermarkets, and hence the habit a little to pay for food.
Germany - Beer, Austria - wine
The Germans understand everything about their wine, if you dare to drink it, only white. By the way, a popular in Russia, "The milk of the beloved" in Germany is not considered a drink, usable. Roughly the same Germans say about Austrian beer, despite its long history. As to the Austrian wine, it is popular in both countries. Besides Vienna - the only capital in the territory of which there are vineyards.
The Germans - under stress, the Austrians - in the relaxation
"The Austrians invented slowness, the Germans came up with the stress" - as they are about themselves often joke. Shops in Austria are closed earlier than in Germany, is not fond of overtime and extra load. Germans also very important to stay in the business tone and do better than others. At the same time the Austrians more spontaneous: they are even plan ahead and meet with friends, but it can not afford a night out diary.
Germany - trendsetter, Austria - The Observer
LGBT Movement, vegetarians, feminists, environmentalists and animal - alternatives, and hence the freedom in Germany much more. It read, even in the appearance of the inhabitants of Berlin and Vienna. If one of the first fully non-formals with colored hair and original clothes, the latter prefer the classics, not to stand out. Regarding the rest of the Austrians honestly admit: "We always observe the effect of the law adopted by the Germans: if they are fine - then, and we need him."
The Germans are harsh, the Austrians opened
The Austrians (and this is according to the Germans) are more open and welcoming. They are on their mentality more like Russian (impact and proximity to Eastern Europe). The Germans have a rough profanity, strict official style, marked distance in relation to new people and inability to laugh at themselves. And if the most popular Austrian nickname the Germans - "pifke" (named after a historical figure), symbolizing the pride and arrogance, the Germans and then did not hesitate, called the Austrians "shluhtenshayse" (Schlucht - "valley, ravine", Scheisse - "shit") .
Germany - carnivals, Austria - balls
Of course, both can be found in different parts of the two countries, but absolutely not comparable proportions. Viennese balls are included in the UNESCO list of intangible cultural heritage. In addition to the legendary Opera Ball Ball has also doctors, lawyers Ball, Ball owners of coffee houses - as a whole only in Vienna, about 450 events per season. Carnivals in Germany has long been called the fifth season. It's like a virus that captures all makes and fooling around and have fun to the fullest. celebration peak in the week before Lent. Most popular cities of - Cologne, Düsseldorf and Munich.