Elmayer Tanzschule
Austria’s own Mr. Manners, Thomas Schäfer-Elmayer spills the beans on upholding traditions, ball season’s allure and gender equality.
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Native Tongues

Felix Kramer
Defying globalized monotony, Viennese dialect makes a musical comeback.
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It’s easy to be a film buff in Vienna: With not one but two film museums and numerous cinemas specializing in original-language fare, offbeat, independent movies are readily available. At no time is that more apparent than during the Viennale, Austria’s biggest film festival: Each fall, about 300 features, documentaries and shorts by international and […]
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With high culture such an integral part of the Austrian identity, there are few positions as coveted and prestigious as director of Vienna’s Burgtheater, the country’s premier stage. One of the oldest and largest theaters in Europe, it has been considered a “national theater” akin to the ComĂ©die-Française ever since Emperor Joseph II elevated its […]
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You couldn’t miss it if you tried. After the vast vineyards, golden sunflower fields, apricot trees heavy with fruit and century-old farmhouses of the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage region Wachau, the Landesgalerie Niederösterreich (State Gallery of Lower Austria) seems oddly displaced among the idyllic old townhouses of Krems. Looking like a majestic concrete fish about […]
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how to collect art
The scene may feel like an impenetrable world from the outside. In truth, it’s within any art lover’s reach. The trick is knowing where to look – and how.
Franz Kafka monument in Prague captures writer's trademark alienation
The struggle over a rich literary inheritance opens questions of identity regarding the seminal writer, a Czech who was also Jewish but wrote in German of Habsburg-era Prague. At four in the morning on March 15, 1939, Max Brod crossed the Czech-Polish frontier with his wife, Elsa, a visa to Palestine, and a bulky, cracked […]
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Krems
Sleepy little town on the Danube – or hotbed of political intrigue and architecture? Surrounded by vineyards and just an hour from Vienna, Krems is both.
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ramen
The movie "Ramen Shop" celebrates food and family – emphasis on the food.

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