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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

Grätzl | Alt-Hietzing: Suburban Imperialism

On a warm Sunday morning in Alt-Hietzing, an elderly lady pushes her walker along the old wooden parquet terrace of Café Dommayer, a coffeehouse where dukes and duchesses strolled in days past. Famous in the...
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Opinion | Don’t Call Me Tüte: Why Austrians Love to Hate on Germans

Austria and Germany share a troubled past, the (almost) same language – and are still worlds apart“Eine Tüte, bitte!” – a casual request at a supermarket checkout – is social suicide for a German...
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Books | Weird Vienna: The Stuff you Won’t Read on Tripadvisor

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At Gastwirtschaft im Durchhaus, Enjoy Modern Viennese Cuisine

Gastwirtschaft im Durchhaus brings Viennese cuisine into the 21st centuryLet’s face it: Neubau, Vienna’s ultratrendy 7th district, may have gotten a little too fashionable. Some of Vienna’s most exotic eateries have made their home...
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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...