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Thursday, July 19, 2018

Benjamin Wolf

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
Austrian election

Special Report | The Austrian Election: A Soap Opera

On October 15, Austrians will head to the polls to elect a new parliament – in the most elaborate piece of theater the Alpine Republic has on offerIt’s late September and posters of high...
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...

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:...

7 (more) German words that will piss off Austrians

More fun with confusing Austro-German idiomsLast year we published some entry-level instruction for avoiding embarrassment (or purposefully instigating provincial predilections) in Austria by speaking Piefkenesisch (a.k.a., Hochdeutsch) idiom locally. Ready for more? Gemma!#1 -...
Living and Working in Austria

Living and Working in Austria

Austrians appreciate a fair day’s work if it doesn’t interfere too much with their private lives. But as the economic heart of Central Europe, the country scrambles to redefine its relationship with work“It’ll be...
be a spy

How to be a Spy

Are you cut out for 00 status? Improve your combat skills, polish your manners, and become wine, poker and dance floor savvy. It could just save your lifeIn America, spies in trench coats are...
preparing for death

Leave the World Behind

Most of us don’t like to think about the end of our days. But getting our affairs in order in time can be a huge relief for all partiesWriting a last will and testament...