Ten very peculiar Austrian superstitions

The Local
The Local - [email protected] • 11 Feb, 2015 Updated Wed 11 Feb 2015 09:37 CEST
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Austria is home to some weird and wonderful superstitions, with some of them still practised today. Ahead of that traditionally inauspicious date - Friday 13th - we explain ten of the most common Austrian superstitions.


As a Catholic country, it’s perhaps no surprise that Austria is steeped in superstition.

Some - like never walking under a ladder - you may have already heard of in your own home country while others are individual to Austria.

If the prospect of Friday 13th is troubling you, or you worry about breaking mirrors, here are ten other things to think about. 

Click here to see our list of ten peculiar but delightful superstitions. 

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The Local 2015/02/11 09:37

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