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Some holiday traditions are lost in translationStuck in the polyester tights of my questionably short Marie Antoinette costume, I contemplated if I had finally outgrown Halloween. My partner-in-crime, a very handsome skeletal gentleman, waited patiently with his painted nose buried in a book as our crotchety Viennese taxi driver griped under his breath all the way to the 10th...
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The Gürtel is a hot spot for live music with no neighborsOn any given Saturday night,  this stretch of pavement flanked by busy roads under the U6 line is packed with revelers. Beneath the brickwork railway arches, live music and beer-infused gossip compete to drown out the twin dins of revving cars and rumbling trains. The kilometer-long stretch of...
Under a night sky, boating can rekindle romance – if you avoid the obstaclesWith schools out and the European Championships drawing to a close, it may be time for many couples to reboot their romantic life after weeks on the back burner. The summer months offer ample opportunities; but one that is a clear favorite among Viennese and visitors...
Techno Cafe lights up warm Tuesday nightsby Lindsay Crocket & Binu Starnegg It’s Tuesday evening, and a warm breeze wafts through the terraced gardens of the Volksgarten Pavillon, a 1950s confection in pink, pistachio and cream that has become a fair-weather favorite of Vienna 30-somethings. Electronic music pulses rhythmically out over Heldenplatz nearby,  where a small group is doing yoga...
The prominent Pratersauna nightclub reopens after renovationThe rumor mill was abuzz: Last month, Martin Ho, the Dots Group entrepreneur, sent out invitations titled Heute wie Damals (Today as Before). The announcement offered 500 lucky winners a lifetime free entry to the recently reopened and ever-infamous Pratersauna club, hidden in the Prater woods a stone’s throw from the WU. Shared...
The magic of a masked ball and cabaret at the Volkstheater’s Rote BarPushing through the double doors onto the balcony of the Volkstheater, I pulled a pack of cigarettes from my pocket and fished for my lighter. Despite the bracing wind, I leaned out against the wide balustrade. The world was at my feet, a vast widescreen view stretching...
Organized by filmmakers, for filmmakers, Außen/Nacht feels like a house party – and everyone is invitedThe Volksgarten Pavillion has always seemed a little out of place. Overlooking the Hofburg from the far end of Heldenplatz, you would be hard-pressed to find a more scenic vista in town, but its candy-colored 1950s space-age architecture make it seem more like a...
best cocktail bars vienna
Over the past year cocktail bars have been making a comeback. Tür 7 and the Miranda Bar are individualistic, styled to the nines and still unique in essence and clientele.Mariahilfer Vice Having opened July 2015, the Miranda Bar evokes tropical ambiance with pastel colors and fun, fruity cocktails. It is owned by the proprietors of the restaurant Finkh next door.Looking...
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