ebeth wrote : "I googled it, and got this "
that looks suspisciously like vienna ... where mrs h was greeted with heel clicking , handkiss and murmured 'kuesse ihre hand , gnaedige frau'
('kiss your hand , madam') by a retired colonel of the austrian army (in full uniform !) when we attented a concert .
mrs h was quite impressed - didn't wash her hand for rest of holiday !
viennese glum ? we certainly found them extremely friendly and helpful - of course it helps if you know a words of 'viennese' .
that's a pretty accurate picture of the austrian colonel - except he didn't bring his horse into the concert-hall ; tied it up at lamp-post ?
he actually wore the little 'satchel' - did he have 'refreshments' in there ?