Austria

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  • What NOT to do
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  • Don't give red roses as a gift unless you have romantic intentions; yellow roses are more appropriate. --Karan
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  • Fold salad, don't cut with a knife. --Paul
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  • Don't discuss salaries or money matters in casual conversations --Ben
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  • Don't use radar detectors; they are prohibited. --Alexander
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  • Don't be impatient with service staff; politeness and patience are appreciated. --Warner
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  • Don't publicly display Nazi symbols; it's illegal. --Laura
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  • Don't talk loudly on public transportation or use your phone without headphones. --Merry
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  • Don't wear inappropriate attire: Avoid wearing white (reserved for the bride) or black (associated with mourning) to the wedding. --Ben
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  • Don't engage in public displays of affection, as it is generally considered reserved. --Cristian
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  • Always respect the couple's guest list and don't bring uninvited individuals along with you to the wedding. --Alexander
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  • Austrians value politeness and good manners. When attending a wedding, be sure to greet and acknowledge all the guests, even if you don't know them personally. --Gary
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  • If you're invited to someone's home, it's customary to bring a small gift for the host, such as chocolates, flowers, or a bottle of wine. --Zen
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  • On Sundays and public holidays, Austria observes a quiet time (Ruhezeit), during which loud noise and disruptive activities are discouraged. So follow the custom. --Sammy
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  • In Austria, it is customary to clink glasses and say "Prost" (cheers) before taking a sip of your drink, whether it's beer, wine, or another beverage. --Freddy
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  • In residential areas, there are often designated quiet hours during the afternoon and late at night. Avoid making loud noises during these times --Sammy
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  • While credit cards are widely accepted in major establishments, some smaller businesses and rural areas might prefer cash payments. Always carry some euros with you to avoid any inconvenience. --Emma
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  • 📌Don't Joke About the Habsburgs: Austria has a complex history, and the Habsburg dynasty played a significant role in shaping the country. Avoid making jokes or comments that could be perceived as disrespectful or offensive regarding the Habsburgs. --Austin
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