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Friday, April 20, 2018

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
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Happy Birthday to the Bicycle! 200 Years and Still Going Strong

While we no longer ride out with a lamp and a whistle, cycling today has become a part of life"I want to ride my bicycle, I want to ride it where I like” are...
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Make the Most of Vienna During the dog Days of Summer

As the natives flee town for their vacation, why not make the city your oyster?"How beautiful Vienna would be without all those Viennese,” quipped Austrian cabarettist Georg Kreisler. Today he would no doubt be...

A Tinder Novice Samples Viennese App-Dating

Old-school bar romancer discovers the matching app phenomenon Tinder“Meeeaaap – wrong answer??!” – twenty-four hours after not replying to Hannah, this message angrily pops up on my smartphone. My first Tinder match had reported...

Slow Food, Fast Dancing

The Markterei Lindy hops onto the after-work bandwagon with their new evening event, TanzereiThe historic grand hall of the Alte Post (Old Post Office) looked like a scene from a musical, its green, cast-iron...
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Toys in the Attic – 25hours Hotel’s Rooftop bar

Savor the last days of summer on the terrace of the 25hours Hotel's Dachboden barLate summer may be the best season to enjoy Vienna: As the evenings grow long again, locals scramble to make...

Silvesterpfad: How Vienna Welcomes the New Year

Ringing in the New Year takes you through the many-sided Viennese soulThis article has been updated to reflect the 2017/2018 times and dates. Beneath the majesty of St. Stephen’s Cathedral, two slinky Goths in thick...