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Friday, December 15, 2017

Benjamin Wolf

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Born 1991, studied Journalism, History and International Affairs. After stints with Cafébabel in Paris and Arte in Strasbourg, he is now working as a free journalist in Vienna and finishing his Master's degree in Global History. Fields of expertise are politics, economics, culture, and history. Photo: Visual Hub
Czechia Austria

Ahoj Fešák!: Czechia

How well do you know your neighbors? We looked into the Alpine Republic’s special relationship with each of them Czechs (and Slovaks) have a particular name for Austria: Rakousko, derived from an obscure border castle....
EBA

Special Report | How Vienna is Bidding to Become the new Home of the...

Following the Brexit vote, two EU agencies are poised to leave London. Amidst cutthroat competition, Vienna is a prime contender As the Brexit negotiations drag on, the downside for Britain only becomes clearer. Now, two London-based agencies – the European...
philipp oberlohr

The Illusionist Philipp Oberlohr can Read Your Mind, and he Knows You’re Coming to...

Baffling and bewildering, illusionist Philipp Oberlohr knows everything about you As I walked through the 16th district, I suddenly got a queasy feeling. I was on my way to The Game, a performance by illusionist...
sebastian kurz coalition

Opinion | Will Austria’s new Government Find Friends in the “Right” Places?

He did it. Sebastian Kurz, head of the conservative People’s Party (ÖVP), won the Austrian election. His shift to a more populist stance on immigration and the EU may have been decisive, and reflects a broader trend in the region, with...
Austrian election

Special Report | The Austrian Election: A Soap Opera

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carinthia worthersee travel

Travel | When Austrians Pretend They Have a Beach: Our Guide to Wörthersee

From jet setters to families, Carinthia's Wörthersee is the waterfront escape Austrians keep coming back to The Alps have no shortage of glitzy winter resorts, but when it comes to summer getaways none can top...
hiking

Travel | Switching From Ski Boots to Hiking Boots, Austrians Head to the Alps...

Summer heat doesn’t temper Austrians’ appetite for high peaks in the slightest. Many Austrians have never seen The Sound of Music (after all, what does Hollywood know?). And those who have may well reject the...
gay in Austria

Has There Ever Been a Better Time to be gay in Austria?

The LGBT scene has experienced a surge of acceptance in Austria, but it took a while to get here and equality is not yet a reality. Tall and tan and young and handsome, the boys crowding...
Masters of Dirt

Get Ready for the Freestyle Explosion That is Masters of Dirt

So what's wrong with dirty money? Founder Georg Fechter has perfected the art of banking on fuel, fire and adrenaline. Motors roar, flames blaze, music blasts, whipping up the crowd – and then they come:...
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