Cost of Living in Vienna (Average Rent, food prices, etc.) – is it expensive?
5 Places to Taste Vegan Vienna
It’s not the culinary stereotype one immediately associates with Vienna, but the vegan vittles of this schnitzel-focused city are not …
The Kaffeemuseum – a Time Capsule of Vienna’s Coffeehouse Culture
The Kaffeemuseum presents the city’s long-standing love affair with caffeine through tours, courses and countless artifacts from yesteryear.
The New Sobriety – Non-Alcoholic Bars in Vienna
Sobriety: Juice pairings, sober bars, 0% rum – the range of sophisticated non-alcoholic beverages is growing. Is society changing? Or is it just a fleeting trend?
The Business of Austrian Wine: Traditions Reinvented in a Post-Pandemic World
After months of closed restaurants and distancing measures, Austrian vintners are regaining their footing, adapting to modern sales tactics during the year of COVID-19.
How To… Become an Austrian Sommelier
Becoming a self-taught wine writer is easily more fun than covering city hall or the sewer district. Still, as my …
Word of the Week: Watschen [ˈvaːt͡ʃn̩]
What does Watschen mean? How is this Viennese slang word connected with an infamous German anti-aircraft gun and the Italian word for cymbal?
Word of the Week: Marie [maˈʁiː]
A popular Viennese slang term for cash, similar to the English “bread” or “dough.”
Word of the Week: Brillenschlange [ˈbʁɪlənˌʃlaŋə]
In Vienna, this the unflattering expression for someone who wears corrective lenses; the German equivalent of “four-eyes.”