It's struck me recently that a recurring theme on this blog is how much Germany is beginning to resemble the US, mostly in unfortunate ways. When Germany finally becomes 83.54% culturally indistinguishable from the US, where can I go to recapture that Mitteleuropäisch flair? I suppose Hungary, which I've always really liked, but then I'd have to learn Hungarian, which, as we all know, is impossible. I guess it will have to be Vienna, which I also love. The Austrians still seem to have enough cultural self-confidence to remain fresh and odd.
Any other suggestions?