16 signs that Vienna’s infamous Sommerloch is here – vienna würstelstand

16 signs that Vienna’s infamous Sommerloch is here

August 6, 2018

16 signs that Vienna's
infamous Sommerloch
is here

August 6, 2018

Vienna Würstelstand's says

Vienna’s notorious Sommerloch (translation: hole of summer) that empties out the streets of this city is in full effect. Here are a few signs that indicate it’s reached its peak:

 

1. Weekdays before noon feel like the weekend due to the empty streets & the holiday vibe floating about

2. You suddenly notice there are no children on the bus in the mornings

3. Nobody is sitting inside a cafe or a restaurant, but meanwhile the Schanigärten are full

 

4. You try to organise a party and only 3/20 people show up. The rest sends you a, ‘sorry, I’m away’ message, followed by a picture of them on a beach somewhere

 

5. Only selfie-stick wielding tourists can be found wandering the streets of the historic city center

 

6. Every email you send is met with an automatic vacation responder that you want to respond to with a very passive aggressive meme

 

7. Visiting railway station supermarkets on a Sunday doesn’t make you want to climb one of the shelves and hide at the top until everybody has gone

 

8. Those that are left are complaining about the hot weather

 

9. There are people sun baking in their bikini, or topless in public parks

 

10. You find it hard to do any work as you keep getting messages from friends asking you to join them at the river, or on the Donaukanal

 

11. The only place in town you see people are in lines out the front of ice cream stores, the MQ, on the Danube, or the Donaukanal

 

12. You don’t have to reserve a table a day before at all the hip restaurants

 

13. There are signs like this in the windows of stores and restaurants

 

14. Most clubs take a summer break, leaving all the party animals in desperate need of a party fix

 

15. If you listen carefully, you can hear people mutter, ‘Wahnsinn,’  or ‘Scheiß Hitze!’ under their breath when stepping outside

 

16. The streets in the outer districts are empty like the city’s been evacuated after a nuclear explosion

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