Michael Bernstein

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American expat Michael Bernstein moved to Vienna in 2001, abandoning his previous career in arts administration. He is now a freelance writer, editor, translator and Internet Marketing consultant. He was a regular contributor to inventures.eu — an E-zine about the Austrian/CEE startup scene — and was Lead Editor for its 2015 Ventures Almanach. Photo: Visual Hub
Martinigansl at Gasthaus Wild

Martinigansl | Geese go to Eleven at Gasthaus Wild

At Gasthaus Wild, the Austrian custom of roast goose for St. Martin’s is a veritable feast.
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The Draft Dodgers

An expat muses on the virtues of fresh air. Before moving to Vienna in July 2001, I spent my final weeks in New York suffering through the withering heat and humidity typical of a Big Apple summer....

A League of Their Own | Baseball in Vienna

Vienna’s baseball teams aim for the bleachers If you happen to be near the Lusthaus, at the southern end of the Prater Hauptallee on a sunny Saturday morning this summer, you might be surprised to hear some rare, foreign sounds, in quirky contrast to the gracious ­elegance of the 18th century imperial hunting lodge. First, […]
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In our age of e-commerce, it is the mobility of things that has become ever more important. Logistic companies aim to tackle the problem with new technologies.

Delivering New Solutions | The Last Mile Problem in the Age of E-commerce

In our age of e-commerce, it is the mobility of things that has become ever more important. Logistic companies aim to tackle the problem with new technologies. Since Darius the Great’s failed attempt to conquer Greece in 492 B.C, the problem of “last mile” – the complexity and inefficiency of delivering freight on the final […]
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St. Patrick's Day in Vienna

Here’s How to Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Vienna in 2018

St. Patrick’s Day is celebrated in more places around the world than is any other national festival. Vienna is no exception! Whether or not you hail from the Emerald Isle, March 17th is the day to embrace all things Irish. Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Vienna by wearing green, sporting a shamrock and, yes, drinking […]
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Austrian Politics is Late to the Digital Revolution and it’s Changed the E...

Austrian politics is late to the digital revolution. Past electoral campaigns have typically focused on billboards and traditional media. But in the 2017 election, Americanization was on the rise. By Michael Bernstein with additional reporting by Benjamin Wolf Viewed through rose-colored glasses, Big Data – the collective traces of everything we do digitally – is the […]
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Leonard Bernstein

Leonard Bernstein and Vienna: A Complicated Relationship

Leonard Bernstein’s nephew explores the icon’s love for the city of Beethoven, Brahms and Mahler and how it helped him overcome Austria’s Nazi past. Mounted outside Vienna’s Kon...
Thanksgiving Vienna

How to…Celebrate Thanksgiving in Vienna

Just because you’re a long way from home doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy Thanksgiving right here in Vienna For many Americans, Thanksgiving is their favorite holiday. A time to reunite with one’s family, without all the stress of the Christmas season. Being far away from your stateside relatives can be sad, yet perhaps a blessing […]
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Sport | Vienna Capitals: Vienna’s Ice Hockey Champions

Hockey may take a backseat to soccer and skiing in Austria, but don’t tell that to the Vienna Capitals and their loyal fans While famous as a winter sports powerhouse, Austria’s relationship to Eishockey can be somewhat underwhelming. While still reasonably popular – it’s second only to skiing and team football – surrounding countries like Czechia, […]
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