Lydia Franc

Vienna, Vienna, Austria

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  • I am a social worker
  • BAchelor social work (Sozak) in Vienna and Master of Arts...
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About Me


enjoy life!


ich bin wie ich bin. die einen kennen mich, die anderen können mich... (ist ein geklautes motto von konrad adenauer aber mir gefällts)

lets meet in real life thats much better than any describtion.
Stuff I like in Vienna:
*hacker space in vienna:
* thx c3o!
*association for data protection and privacy:
*big brother awards:
*crazy art collectiv, philosophy, political and technical stuff:
*festival for cocktailrobotik:
*ars elektronica: http://www.aec.a
*best weekly neewspaper in town with pogramm for the whole week for clubs, parties, cinema, food, muesum etc.:
*best daily newspaper:
*nice amusement park in the middle of nature:, restaurant schweizerhaus in prater and riesenrad
*for my profession as social worker:
*best commercial radio in town:
*best non-commercial radio in town: radio orange:
*high commissioneer for refugees in austria:
*filmfestival in vienna:
*association against racism:
*night club and cinema in vienna:
*museums areal in vienna with shops and restaurants and lots of other stuff: museumsquartier:
*nightclub which is a squat:
*free cinema in summer:
*big tower with fish and other animals: *tower with restaurant in the air which moves around:
*cheap restaurant with good food and live concerts: tunnel:
*other cheap restaurant: merkur:
*best austrian food restaurant with own beer brewerie: siebensternbräu:
*best wiener schnitzel:
*best nigth club in town:
*another good night club in town: donau:
*also good night club:
*sweet chocolate from vienna:
*3 day music festival open air:
*socialistic-kommunisitic festival:
*gay parade in vienna:


*Stephansplatz and stephansdom, katakomben!!!
*schloss schönbrunn, gloriette, tiergarten
*ringstrasse (tram for tourists), kärtnerstrasse
*hofburg, sisi museum, prunksaal
*dali museum
*spanische hofreitschule/lipizanner
*kunst- und naturhistorisches museum
*technisches museum
*haus der musik
*flea market every saturday at kettenbrückengasse
*graben, maria am gestade, schwedenplatz (all 1.district)
*opera house
*famous plachutta restaurant: "grünspan" next to my place with big garden
*heurigen: traditional little restaurant with own wine producing and selling: a couple of famous heurigens are next to my place for example: "10er marie" is the oldest heurigen in vienna, but there are also lots of heurigens in grinzing! go there!!!
*cobenzl: little mountain with wonderfull view over vienna
*wienerwald or erholungsgebiet steinhof
* between undergroundstation Lerchenfelderstrasse and station Thaliastrasse are a lot of cool nightclubs and bars with live music and good parties for instance weberknecht, cafe catarina, chelsea, pool, loop, b72, cafe concerto, rhiz. perfect for a nigth out bar-hopping

try out some typical austrian food/drinks:
*meat dishes: leberknödelsuppe, verhakertes, grammeln, geselchtes, schweinsbraten mit sauerkraut und semmelknödel, käsekrainer, frankfurter würstel with kren or süssem oder scharfem senf, hot dog, leberkäsesemmel, gulasch, blunzen, beuschel, stelze at restaurant schweizerhaus, schnitzl at restaurant figlmüller
*sweet dishes: strudel and knödel filled with fruits/chocolate (but also available filled with meat or vegetables/cheese), milchrahmstrudel, gefüllte buchteln, germknödel, powidltascherl, sachertorte, mohr im hemd, kaiserschmarrn mit zwetschkenröster or holunderröster, salzburger nockerln
*sweets/pastry you buy in supermarket or bakery: punschkrapfen, rumkugeln, vanillekipferln, lebkuchen, marzipan, windringe, maroniherzen, maronipüree, krapfen, golatschen, linzer torte, mozartkugeln, mannerschnitten, tortenecken, zotter chocolate, zuckerwatte, schwedenplatz icecream, tichy ice-marillenknödel
*veggie dishes: käsespätzle, griessnockerlsuppe, kürbiscremesuppe, frittatensuppe, backerbsensuppe, salad with kürbiskernöl, kasnudeln, langos available at christmas-market or prater, gebratene maroni,
*bread spread: dark bread with: grammelschmalz (meat), brattlfett (meat), tiroler speck (meat), salami (meat), powidl marmelade (sweet and veggie), kürbiskernaufstrich (veggie), kartoffelkas (veggie), bergkäse (veggie), alpenkräuterkäse (veggie), liptauer (veggie)
*drinks: holunderdicksaft, almdudler, spezi, cola rot, weisser spritzer, ottakringer beer, punsch, glühwein

typical austrian specialities in vienna:


No risk no fun: Explore new things I have never done before!
Life Long Learning!!!

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


host ppl, meet ppl, go to meetings, parties, travel, show my city...


In 1999 I lived in Vienna in a shared flat with two other people. One of my previous room-mates played the internet game "Midnight-sun". Once in a while the players met somwhere in the world to see eachother for real. In April 1999 my room-mate went to Amsterdam to see the Dutch players. I was borred in Vienna and went with him. We slept in different cities, in different houses with different people on different couches. It was a great excperience. It was like the couchsurfing project but than not so professionell :) After we were back in Austria we invited all the people to our place and then we where invited to Holland again and so on...


Having fun, reading books, good movies, spend time in nature, skiing in Tyrol, interested in politics+history+philosphy, sci-fi fan, travelling, play risk and other games, love asia style and sushi, cooking, good food, wine and a nice company during dinner; and Party Party Party!!! hobby: once in a while I totally change my haircut and -colour

Music, Movies, and Books

well there is so much...I will try: Favorite movies: movies about drugs like Thursday, Trainspotting; crazy movies like Donnie Darko, Four Rooms, Blade Runner, Fight Club, 12 monkeys, The Big Lebowski, 23, Very bad things, Being John Malkovich; sci-fi movies like Equilibrium, The fith element; german& austrian comedies like Der Schuh des Manitu, Sonnenallee,Was tunn wenns brennt?, Indien, Muttertag, Lola rennt, Der Bockerer I+II; old movies like Willi wird das Kind schon schaukeln, One Two Three, Front Page, The third man, Sleeper, Love and Death; classic movies like Indiana Jones I-III, The yellow submarine; documentaries like Super size me, We feed the world, Operation Spring; everything from the Coen brothers, Monty Python. I like Orson Welles, Josef Hader, Alfred Dorfer, Bully Herbig and Christoph Schlingensief...he is my hero!!! further Michael Moore: films and books, Billy Wilder was the best regisseur, Quentin Terentino is the best current regisseur, Steve Buscemi is the best male actor, Franka Potente (Run Lola Run) is the best female actress! I am sure I forgot thousands of good movies to mention here :)

Favorite music: Deutscher Hip Hop (Fanta 4, Die Firma), Deutscher Punk (Tote Hosen, Ton Steine Scherben), d+b (Kruder+Dorfmeister), Electronical (Christopher Just), Goa, Offspring, Green Day, Infected Mushrooms, Dead Can Dance, Afro Celt Sound System, Chumbawamba, Tocotronic, Quetschenpowa, Herbert Groenemeyer, Reinhard Mey, Leonard Cohen, Beatles, Nina Hagen, Nena.

Favorite books: Making history from Frey, The illuminatus trilogy from Wilson, The hitchhiker's guide to the galaxy from Adams, Die Entdeckung der Langsamkeit from Nadolny, 1984 from Orwell.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Travelling to Hackercamps in germany and the netherlands. very cool with 3000 other hackers, geeks and nerds.
I was in Lybia at a socialistic congress for 10 days: we slept on a private beach with people from all over the world, it was pretty amazing! But the most amazing thing I saw was the beautiful city New Orleans long time ago before the historical flood, what a pity that the original city is gone forever...shame on you, Mr. Bush!

Teach, Learn, Share

Life Long learning!!! I am a good listener, it is part of my job as social worker :) I can cook very well, cause it is one of my big hobbies :) I love to cook for my friends and I would be happy to share my recipes! I can roll a cigarette :) I can translate german/dutch cause I speak both very well. I am also interested in other stuff: discussing with friends weird topics like world conspiracy of Illuminatus&the number 23, wormholes, black holes, time-travels, the meaning of life&universe, globalisation&politics, lots of philosophy... If you want to know more, you have to meet me :)

Countries I’ve Visited

Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Libya, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Spain, Tunisia, United Kingdom, United States

Countries I’ve Lived In

Austria, France, Germany, Netherlands

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