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Andreas Rainer

Andreas Rainer is a journalist and writer based in Vienna. He lived across the pond in the U.S. and Canada for three years which gave him a new love for Vienna from an outsider's perspective. He headed the Vienna branch of the San Francisco based food app Yelp for the past six years, making him a prime source of insider knowledge on new restaurants hidden bars. He authored the Guide Book Vienna for Germans (2017) and made the short list (2015) and long list (2016) for the "Wortlaut" short fiction contest, tweets at @an_rainer

Animals Are Our Best Ingredients: Can You Love Puppy Dogs AND Pork Cutlets?

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My Home is My Grätzl: Lainzer Tiergarten

As hard as it is to find solitude in a city of almost two million, it’s far from impossible: at the Lainzer Tiergarten nature preserve in the 13th and 23rd districts, you can have...

Channel Your Inner Party Animal with this Donaukanal Guide!

Despite behind-the-scenes struggles, the Donaukanal remains the place to be when the temperature risesAs a tourist couple is taking a selfie on the Schwedenbrücke, just a few feet below them a slightly tipsy older...

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 | 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...
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Museum | How the Social Democrats Shaped Vienna

The Waschsalon in the historic Karl Marx-Hof shows how the Social Democrats shaped Vienna.The museum Das Rote Wien im Waschsalon (Red Vienna at the Laundry Room) is certainly unusual: True to its name, the...
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Opinion | Smoking: Freedom Worth Dying For?

As the door to Café Einhorn opens, a draft of icy winter air surges into the room. For a fleeting moment, our lungs suck in the oxygen before it dissolves into the yellow haze of dozens of cigarettes, preserving...
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Don’t let the Name Spelunke Fool you: Where Shabby, Chic and Fancy Meet for...

Spelunke does dark and swanky for trendy businesspeopleIn German, a Spelunke is a dark and shabby bar, often hidden in a grotty backstreet near a harbor. Not unappealing to Viennese, who have a soft...
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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...