Thursday, August 25, 2016

Fact of the Day: Vienna

The English name for the Austrian city Vienna most likely comes from either the Italian or French name for Vienna. The German (which Austrians speak) word for Vienna is Wien. 

12 comments:

  1. Interesting, and thanks for sharing!

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  2. I am getting many information from your blog. Thanks for sharing them.

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  3. I went to Vienna last year, simply stunning!

    -Kati

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  4. I would love to go there some day....

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    1. Really !!!!
      But would the Viennese welcome you?
      Colin

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  5. In German, W is pronounced like V, I believe, so it amounts to the same thing essentially.

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  6. Visited Vienna for the first time last year. A beautiful city.

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  7. Vienna (Wein) is marvellous. The food sublime - you won't get any junk
    food there. It is frowned upon and rightly so. The "Sacher" cakes
    are out of this world, so delightfully wickedly rich.
    No wonder the Waltz kings immortalised the city with their magical
    music.
    The city buzzes with sights to see. The Spanish Riding school, the
    Opera House, Stephandom, and the parks.........makes you think
    you are on another planet.
    Colin

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