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Tuesday, January 23, 2018
Vienna's Best second-hand shops
Live – and dress – in the past.Often underappreciated when it comes to fashion, Vienna has found it somewhat difficult to stand out from the crowd and be noticed, perennially living in the shadows of its stylish neighbors Milan and Paris. However, this glamorous city has a rich, stylish history, remaining mysterious and ever so chic by flying just...
swimming in Vienna
Prrrrrrt! Swimming pools, like any other enclosed public space, run on rules both official and unwritten to ensure safety and hygiene – with the clarion call of the lifeguard’s whistle policing it all.But different countries have different waters; and Vienna’s pool system has its own rules, some universal, some specific to the city. So when you’re taking a dip,...
property in Vienna
Real estate can be tricky, but with patience, perseverance and a little luck, you'll own your own place in ViennaIn many countries, buying your first home is a rite of passage. It’s a foothold in society – like getting married, or having a child – a building block of adult life. Not so in Vienna. Here most people are renters,...
It doesn't take being born here to belong. The most convincing Viennese are from all over Austria and the world and have adopted the ways of the city. Vienna lures you into its grasp and before you know it you've said "heast" or "oida", at least under your breath. Here are 16 tell-tale signs you've made the cut.You love the Prater, but you...
Moving to a new city can be daunting, so we’ve assembled some words from the wise to help you avoid potential screw-ups and face-palms of nesting in the Austrian capital 1. Getting stuck in the expat bubbleWith its thriving international scene, Vienna has an abundance of clubs and Facebook groups for sorts of expats. While these resources can be invaluable,...
Making your stay as a non-EU citizen to Vienna long-term is a big step, with plenty of paperwork attached. But if you plan ahead, you‘ll have your ticket to the good life Vienna residents enjoy. So, you have fallen in love with Vienna. No surprises there; the enviable quality of life, and the Gemütlichkeit, that oh-so-Viennese term for slowing down,...
If you want to become a Vienna resident all roads lead to the Municipal Department 35 - Immigration and Citizenship, a.k.a. the MA 35.  They are the go-to place for residency and citizenship questions and registration. The trip can not only be taxing, but also seem futile at times. For more information on legal residency see How to be legally Viennese, check out the...
students guide
Studying in Vienna? Put That Student ID to Good Use!It’s no surprise that Austrians take their sweet time studying, with the average age for receiving your first degree currently at 24.6. With tuition low and the fringe benefits manifold, there’s little reason not to extend the salad days just a bit – or a lot – longer. If you're...
shopping on Sundays
While Austrian law requires most stores in Vienna to lock their doors on Sundays and holidays, there are a few exceptions allowed. Souvenir shops and confectioners are allowed to open for business, as well as food markets and some stores at the major train stations and the airport. If you really need a new pair of Adidas and can’t wait...
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