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Up & Down the Danube: From the Black Forest to the Black Sea

The mighty river is the lifeblood of the entire southeastern flank of Europe. Cultures flourish, empires fall and ideologies shatter on its shores.The cyclists hurtling down the Danube track near Baja barely catch a...

The Closer the Better: Austrian Chefs Go Local

  Austrian restaurants are proud to cook with local fare. It’s all about knowing your suppliers and helping your customers understand the difference.Cooking is easy. You take the best ingredients and try not to spoil them, Austria’s legendary chef, Reinhard Gerer,...

Bringing Life to Our Streets: The Tramway’s Enduring Appeal

With the Straßenbahn in their DNA, the Vienneseare abandoning their cars for public transport and looking forward to robot chauffeurs. Bumper to bumper, the motorcade makes itstortured way forwardalong Vienna’s Gürtel, dividing the inner nine districts from the rest of...
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The Birth of Modernism: 100 Years of Artistic Excellence and Revolution

On this centennial of the deaths of four Viennese masters, the city looks back on the birth of modernism and a vision of the “total work of art,” an enduring impulse of creative excellence.By...

My Home is My Grätzl: Cottageviertel

by Anastasia Gromontova & Binu StarneggThe lure of suburbia, with its promise of the tranquility of country life within city limits, is a strong one. And while Vienna mostly consists of large Gründerzeit apartment...

My Home is My Grätzl: Meiselmarkt, Vienna’s biggest indoor market

Rising BazaarDespite a grand hilltop view of stately Schönbrunn palace, a mere four bus stops further, for the locals of Meiselmarkt, the city’s splendor seems a million miles away. Part of Vienna’s 15th district...

Grätzl | Nestroyviertel: A Legend Behind Every Door

On a little square, tucked away at the bottom of Praterstraße, stands a gentleman cast in iron, his Napoleon collar high on his neck, top hat in hand, making his entry. It’s Johann Nepomuk Nestroy,...

Grätzl | Gumpendorf: Bohemian Rhapsody

As dawn breaks in Gumpendorf, you can observe two very different types of early morning creatures: You might catch bearded barroom revolutionaries stumbling out into the glaring sunlight – or you may see young...

Grätzl | Stadtpark: Central Perk

For all the rolling Prater meadows and vineyards in the Vienna Woods, green space in the city center is in short supply – were it not for the Stadtpark (city park), popular as ever...