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Hometown Explorers

As travel restrictions eviscerate Vienna’s hospitality sector, the city’s tour guides show locals the oddities, hidden spots and secrets of the city they call home.

Is Vienna a Fashion Capital ? Not Yet.

Once a burgeoning capital of fashion, Vienna lost its design industry with the Jews who supported it and has struggled in the decades since. But the next chapter may be different.

Everything You Need to Know About Trademarking in Design

What’s in a name? It is not sleeve, nor pant leg, nor button... How brands distinguish quality and set fashion makers apart. Designers beware, make sure to take trademarking seriously.

Sisters and Business Partners

At the Viennese label Kids of the Diaspora, founders Leni Charles and Cherrellone do everything together – even motherhood – creating a space where everyone belongs.

How COVID-19 Affects Rent, Memberships & Data Protection

COVID-19 poses a major challenge to all, raising questions about rent payments, the assessment of (unfulfillable) supply contracts, lower franchise fees and why data protection should not be neglected even during a pandemic.

Vienna’s Ultimate Swimming Pool Guide

It will be a summer like no other. This year due to Corona, many Viennese will opt to spend a good part of their holiday in the city. Lucky for us, there are few better places for relaxing in the shade and swimming in pools or rivers than Vienna.

Donauinsel | Vienna’s Leisure Island

Regardless of how many livability surveys Vienna tops, our beloved city has one glaring deficiency that it will never fix: The nearest ocean beach is hundreds of kilometers away.

Altes AKH |Forever a Student at the Vienna Commons

Wandering around the diverse and historic campus of Austria’s largest and best-known academic institution is compelling even if you are no longer a student

The Law in the Time of Corona

The SARS-CoV-2 virus poses a major challenge both to companies and individuals. A Vienna-based lawyer and data protection experts gives insights into ramifications in law.

Seestadt Aspern | The New Frontier

Despite a direct subway connection, getting to Seestadt Aspern is quite a trek: starting from Karlsplatz on the U2, you’ll pass the national stadium i...

Swarovski | Salt, Silver & Crystal

He lies there in silence, motion-, and emotionless. Eyes wide open, staring into the distance while a seemingly endless stream of silvery wa...

What’s Your U-Bahn Type?

Fifty years ago, construction started on Vienna’s subway network. The Wiener Linien celebrate the joyous occasion with perfumed wagons, a refurbished ...

Böhmischer Prater | The Fairytale Road

A whistle blares unmistakably through the bushes and shrubs. The little train is ready to depart. “Einsteigen bitte!” (All aboard!) says an au...

Schützenhaus | A Lock on Tradition

Dedicated to the cuisine of imperial times, to Otto Wagner Schützenhaus is steeped in history.The legendary architect Otto Wagner shaped modern Vi...

Expatriate Games

The Austrian Football League has long been a European powerhouse, with little help needed from across the pond.Building a broad fan base for a non...

Westbahnstraße | West Side Story

Vienna may not be quite as hip as Berlin – though not from lack of trying, as anyone who’s been to Westbahnstraße in the 7th district can attest.

Yori | Korean Debuts & Homecomings

In Yori authentic Korean cuisine takes the stage in Vienna as a veteran proudly looks on.One of my earliest memories as a child is making specia...

9 things to Do on Valentine’s Day in Vienna

Puns intended: Spot the six cheesy puns in the article!Whether you are single or in a relationship, Valentine’s day can be stressful – unless you'...

Night at the Museum

The Mystery Makers challenge you to experience the KHM in a different light.Behind the ornate facade of Vienna’s Kunsthistorisches Museum (KHM), a...

Say Grace! Casual Fine Dining

The Anglo-Austrian couple of Oliver and Petra Lucas offers seasonal casual fine dining.“When Grace is open, I’m in the house,” said UK-born chef/o...

Honu Tiki Bowls | Light & Bright

Honu Tiki Bowls serves fresh, healthy Hawaiian-inspired bowls with regional ingredients.Only open since June, Vienna’s first Hawaiian bistro, Honu...

Vienna’s Sparkling Wine | The Best Bars for Bubbly

Other winemakers may follow the méthode champenoise,  but the aristocrats of bubbly still define the market.  Procedures can be copied; the magic is m...

Secret Vienna | December 2018

Vienna  is  a  city  full  of  stories,  secrets and  hidden  treasures.  Like an open-air museum,  the  city  is  full of  endless  attractions  one ...

Taubenkobel | Doves & Decoys

The award-winning restaurant Taubenkobel lures you to its Vienna popup – and with good reasonDespite its off-the-beaten-track location in Schützen...

Brunnenmarkt | United We Eat

While Vienna’s inner districts will never lose their allure, Brunnenmarkt and its vibrant surroundings can offer an edgier alternative, providing a compelling and stimulating model of integration.

Travel | Living History

A stately gem in Lower Burgenland, Bernstein castle offers respite from modern living History has a way of drawing you in. Lords and ladies, knights ...

Wienerberg | Working-Class Playground

On a late summer afternoon, a man pushes a cooler across the dirt paths around the Wienerberg pond, selling cold beer for €2 a can to visitors of this...

Vienna Legal | Incorporating in Austria

Austrian law offers a number of options for establishing a business here. The legislative jungle can be quite confusing, so here’s a brief overview A...

10 Things We Love Right Now

Here are ten of our favourite products to guide your next shopping spree. ORAL B GENIUS 9000This ingenious toothbrush uses facial recognition tec...

Stats That Matter | Who Built Vienna

Throughout the ages, Vienna has been shaped by many architectural styles. We selected some of the most influential ones and the monuments they h...

Explore Glorious Ukraine

Europe’s second-largest country flaunts the blue of its skies and the golden fields of wheat in its flag – but Ukraine has so much more to offer....

Local Finds | Architecture

Whether it’s with handmade leather crafts, a hot new fashion emporium or tiny houses for everyone, this month’s local finds make it easy to express yo...

Where to Cycle in the Fall | Thermenradweg

Lower Austria's Thermenradweg bike path is an impressionist dream just south of ViennaWaterways tell stories that have touched generations. Sometim...

Our Pick for the Best Beer in Vienna

Intensive Care: The Delirium Café brings a bit of Belgian cheer to Vienna’s lager-battered heart.No matter the month or temperature, it’s always...

Wrenkh | Ready for Prime Time

The brothers Wrenkh build on family and history.Practically growing up in the kitchen of their parents’ pioneering vegetarian restaurant in the ...

Turnhalle Café | Hidden Cornucopia

In a crowded brunch landscape, Turnhalle im brick5 offers exceptional organic fare in a relaxed environment.When the doors to Turnhalle im brick...

Altlerchenfeld | Laying Low, Living Large

If Goldilocks had to choose a neighborhood in Vienna, it might be Altlerchenfeld.Laidback yet central, this neighborhood strikes the perfect balanc...

A Tale of Two Sisters

Follow big and little sister on a break-in! The destination: Artist Hannes Mlenik’s Arch in the Vienna Prater Ateliers. Once inside, the sisters con...

Lainzer Tiergarten | Where the Wild Things Are

As hard as it is to find solitude in a city of almost two million, it’s far from impossible: at the Lainzer Tiergarten nature preserve in the 13th and...

Divorce & the International Family

The international family is something we are inclined to think of as a new phenomenon – but it isn’t.Marriage has been a contract since antiquity,...

Cottageviertel| Imperial Suburbia

by Anastasia Gromontova & Binu StarneggThe lure of suburbia, with its promise of the tranquility of country life within city limits, is a strong...

Channel Your Inner Party Animal with this Donaukanal Guide!

Despite behind-the-scenes struggles, the Donaukanal remains the place to be when the temperature risesAs a tourist couple is taking a selfie on ...

12 Things We Love Right Now

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Meiselmarkt | Vienna’s Biggest Indoor Market

Rising BazaarDespite a grand hilltop view of stately Schönbrunn palace, a mere four bus stops further, for the locals of Meiselmarkt, the city’s...

Speakeasy Krypt Won’t Stay Secret for Long

The Krypt updates the speakeasy with award-winning décor and drinks.Little do we think about the space beneath our feet; our cities are full of va...

How to Protect Yourself Against Drones

In Austria, privacy is king. The advent of drones is thus seen with a good measure of skepticism and trepidation. But you can still pilot them legally...

Gumpendorf | Bohemian Rhapsody

As dawn breaks in Gumpendorf, you can observe two very different types of early morning creatures: You might catch bearded barroom revolutionaries stu...

Vienna Legal | The Lady in Gold

Great art has the power of legend. So it’s perhaps not surprising that one of the most spectacular legal disputes in post-war Austria was over the “Th...

Your Right to Vote in Austria

In Austria, you can vote at 16 and don’t need to register. For some elections, EU citizens can vote too.In democracies, a citizen’s right to vote ...

Lost in the City

We live in a city of stories. Each time you turn a corner, you become part of the history of the place. Even if you know your home town inside out, it...

Stadtpark | Central Perk

For all the rolling Prater meadows and vineyards in the Vienna Woods, green space in the city center is in short supply – were it not for the St...

Salopp Stands out with Exquisite, Unusual Cocktails.

Bartenders have it hard these days. A signature drink is a must for the in-crowd craving novelty, yet most patrons aren’t willing to venture too far o...

Nostalgia, The Seductive Liar

We retreat into nostalgia for comfort, for the feeling of being in a time period that is better than the present.We project meaning, romance and...
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