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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...
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Austrian Democracy: The Consensus Machine

From Proporz to Verhaberung, participation and influence in Austria go far beyond the walls of Parliament to find an "Austrian solution".  By Margaret Childs & Benjamin WolfWe just moved in,” she said, ushering me into...

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...
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Grätzl | Bermudadreieck: History and Hard Drinking

Ominously named after the mysterious navigational hazard that allegedly claims countless vessels in the Caribbean, Vienna’s Bermudadreieck (Bermuda Triangle) is an adventure, particularly on weekendsThe jocular nickname for the area between Schwedenplatz, Marc-Aurel-Strasse, Hoher...