Darina Mittelmann

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Austria Equal Pay

Equal Pay Day in Austria

It's 2019 and the Gender Pay Gap is still here. This year, the difference between  men and women's salaries when fully employed is 15,6 percent.  Why is Equal Pay Day on the 26th of February? Becau...
Uber eats Vienna

Goodbye! Uber (no longer) Eats in Vienna

On Valentine's day, Uber broke our hearts. They have officially announced on their blog that Uber Eats will no longer operate in Vienna starting on March 8. The popular food delivery service starte...
paternity leave austria

Papamonat for Everyone?

Papamonat? In recent months, there has been much discussion surrounding this topic by the Austrian media after Social Minister Beate Hartinger-Klein (FPĂ–) made a promise to grant statutory paternity l...
skiing near Vienna

9 Places to Go Skiing near Vienna

It's almost the weekend, and you feel like going outdoors instead of spending another day watching Netflix in bed. Why not go skiing or snowboarding? Thankfully, in Austria, powdered slopes are ne...
Akademikerball Vienna

All You Need to Know about This Evening’s Akademikerball

What is the Akademikerball? It is a ball that happens yearly, and before 2013, it was known as "Wiener Korporations-Ball" (WKR-Ball). WKR is an association formed by Burschenschaften, with an emphasi...
transportation vienna

11 New Transportation Changes in Vienna in 2019

New year, new laws... there are all sorts of changes on the transportation horizon in Vienna, affecting bicycles, E-scooters, U-Bahn and even horses. Here are 11 changes (in no particular order) conce...

Female Stabbed at Wiener Hauptbahnhof | Four Women Dead in 7 Days

It's been 16 days since the new year started and four women have already been murdered by men. The latest attack happened yesterday at 1:30 in the morning. Here is what the police tweeted: https...

#WienStehtAuf – Why the online community is mocking Sebastian Kurz

What time do you normally get up? Austrian’s Chancellor Sebastian Kurz recently made some controversial comments amid the ongoing discussion on welfare reform, drawing ire for the following sentence: ...