One Tourist Too Many

@RasmaSandra (75080)
Daytona Beach, Florida
May 24, 2024 4:19pm CST
In the days before WW II so very long ago when my mom was still going to university in Riga, Latvia she spent her summers in Austria. Not far from Vienna her aunt and uncle had an inn in the mountains. She told me how she enjoyed trips to Vienna particularly to enjoy the Prater, an amusement park. That is why it surprised me to learn today that Vienna, Austria is the most overcrowded tourist destination. A study discovered that for every local resident in Austria, there are 3.6 tourists. Austria opens its doors to around 32 million visitors each year. All these tourists look forward to seeing Vienna, the capital known as the “City of Dreams”. However, I can see that it can quickly become the city of nightmares with so many people crowded in to see places like the Schonbrunn Palace and the Vienna Opera House. The restaurants must be crowded just so people can get a taste of Vienna’s famous cake Sacher Torte. It is a delicious chocolate cake but you don’t have to go to Europe you can make it yourself or get it online. If you want to enjoy your vacation and not stand in eternal lines then for now you should bypass Vienna. I thought you might like to see a photo of the chocolate cake
https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/world-news/worlds-most-overcrowded-country-europe-32883599?utm
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@kaylachan (60600)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
24 May
Now I want one.
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@RasmaSandra (75080)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
24 May
@kaylachan yes, that cake got to me too, I do have some dark chocolate in the fridge but tomorrow morning I am off to the convenience store which has chocolate doughnuts,
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• United States
24 May
A beautiful place. Indeed it is over crowded. Thanks for sharing.
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@LadyDuck (463231)
• Switzerland
25 May
It was not crowded the last time we visited, but it was 10 years ago. I love their Sacher Torte.
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@LadyDuck (463231)
• Switzerland
26 May
@RasmaSandra I love chocolate cakes and Sacher Torte is one of my favorite, I also like the Black Forest Cake.
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@RasmaSandra (75080)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
26 May
@LadyDuck I know Black Forest very good and there was also a bakery that my parents loved when I was a child that invented the very delicious Blackout cake,
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@RasmaSandra (75080)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
25 May
@LadyDuck that cake is the best
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@snowy22315 (172628)
• United States
24 May
Interesting, I wouldn't have guessed
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@RasmaSandra (75080)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
25 May
@snowy22315 my thought was that it could be crowded in Salzburg because even after all these years people still remember that The Sound of Music was filmed there
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@snowy22315 (172628)
• United States
25 May
@RasmaSandra I wonder if the convent is still there?
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@RasmaSandra (75080)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
25 May
@snowy22315 Take a look
https://www.bing.com/search?q=sound+of+music+places+in+salzburg+austria&FORM=INCOH2&PC=1VIV&PTAG=ICO-c9d0fc87
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@celticeagle (161452)
• Boise, Idaho
24 May
That's a lot of visitors. I don't care for so many people around. I have heard that Austria is supposed to have some of the best chocolate foods. I think going on vacation in the off-season is best. There are fewer people and prices are probably lower.
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@celticeagle (161452)
• Boise, Idaho
29 May
@RasmaSandra ........I bet it can. I will dream of that in the july and august heat.
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@RasmaSandra (75080)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
25 May
@celticeagle only trouble is that if you got say in the winter time Europe can get mighty cold,
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@just4him (311401)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
25 May
The cake looks good. That's a lot of tourists.
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@RasmaSandra (75080)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
25 May
@just4him I would be uncomfortable in too many crowds
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@just4him (311401)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
25 May
@RasmaSandra Many people are.
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@Deepizzaguy (96491)
• Lake Charles, Louisiana
24 May
I did not know that Vienna is one city with the problems of too many tourists.
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@RasmaSandra (75080)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
24 May
@Deepizzaguy I had always figured it was London followed by Paris,
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@Deepizzaguy (96491)
• Lake Charles, Louisiana
25 May
@RasmaSandra I have heard of Vienna due to music part but not a lot of tourists going there.
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@RebeccasFarm (87102)
• United States
26 May
I would also be a tourist..what a beauty of a place to visit.
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@RasmaSandra (75080)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
26 May
@RebeccasFarm I know Vienna is a beautiful city but those crowds would keep me away,
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@jstory07 (134833)
• Roseburg, Oregon
25 May
That chocolate cake looks so good.
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@RasmaSandra (75080)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
25 May
@jstory07 it is a different kind of chocolate cake and worth trying at least once
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@LeaPea2417 (36781)
• Toccoa, Georgia
25 May
I think it would be fun to visit Vienna Austria. Hopefully one day.
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@Juliaacv (49027)
• Canada
25 May
I had no idea. That cake looks so delicious and such a work of art for the baker.
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@RasmaSandra (75080)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
25 May
@Juliaacv you should look up the recipe and give it a try
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@1creekgirl (40859)
• United States
24 May
That's really surprising. But that cake looks delicious!
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@RasmaSandra (75080)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
24 May
@1creekgirl so to say it is not your average chocolate cake and very delicious, Have tried to make it only once,
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@JudyEv (329098)
• Rockingham, Australia
24 May
Vince had his wallet stolen in Vienna but that's the one bad memory.
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@RasmaSandra (75080)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
25 May
@JudyEv not a nice memory of Vienna and you can imagine what happens now in the crowds
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@Dena91 (16060)
• United States
25 May
I have seen videos of Vienna, and it looks like a beautiful city. That is as close as I will ever get to it. I'm not interested in foreign traveling. That cake looks delicious.
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@RasmaSandra (75080)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
25 May
@Dena91 it is a delicious and very different chocolate cake, If you can find it online you should order it and try it at least once,
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@LindaOHio (161760)
• United States
25 May
I wouldn't have thought that Vienna was that popular of a tourist spot. Enjoy the long weekend.
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@RasmaSandra (75080)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
25 May
@LindaOHio I hope you have a great weekend too
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@LindaOHio (161760)
• United States
26 May
@RasmaSandra Thank you very much.
@JESSY3236 (19215)
• United States
28 May
That cake looks really good.
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• China
26 May
I have always enjoyed eating chocolate flavors, and I usually travel short distances during the off-season. I don't like having too many people.
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@grenery8 (4368)
• Croatia (Hrvatska)
26 May
i was there only once, when it was a christmas fair and i couldn't believe it gow crowded it was. but i like sacher cake
@HaruLoid (1485)
• Philippines
26 May
Vienna should establish a crowd control policy or law when it comes to the ingress and egress of its tourists.
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