"Kuess die Hand" Top 5 Page for this destination Etiquette Tip by globetrott

Etiquette, Vienna: 29 reviews and 9 photos

  Schoenbrunn castle
by globetrott

Kuess die Hand, Gnaedige Frau !

This is a way to greet - mostly but not only by distinguished , elderly gentlemen...

...and in some cases they even do something like pretending to kiss the hand of the lady.
They take the hand of the Lady, move it up just a bit, bow down their heads towards the hand and PRETEND a kiss in a good distance...

On my pic : THIS is Schoenbrunn castle - the right surrounding to practice such a " Handkuss "

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  • Updated Jan 1, 2004
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