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Sunday, December 16, 2018
“Wiener Schmäh is saying Schlagerl (mini-stroke) instead of Schlaganfall (stroke). It’s a way of being obsessed with death without ever talking about it.” Hannes Duscher and Roland Gratzer host an evening show on radio FM4 called Vorglühen (Preparty Buzz). For those tuning in for the first time, it’s surprising to hear them bantering in a fairly unrestrained form of dialect...
“Wiener Schmäh is maudlin, weepy, self-pitying, but also nostalgic, wistful, gemütlich and comforting.” If you really want to know what Wiener Schmäh is, ask a German. So say the Viennese cabaret duo, Gebruder Moped (Franz Stanzl and Martin Strecha-Derkics). For them, Wiener Schmäh sometimes seems more important to those who are not from here – i.e. “net von doah!” “The moment...
Forget Sissi, Schönbrunn and Apfelstrudel: According to the Viennese, their humor is the city’s most remarkable accomplishment. It is a hot summer day on Vienna’s Donauinsel, where an elderly couple is enjoying the sun and paging through an U-Bahn tabloid. “Have you heard?” the wife reads, raising an eyebrow. “Vienna has been ranked again as the world’s most livable city?” “Are...
It’s not easy to buy woodlands in Austria. You need passion, roots in the local area and many millions Cord Prinzhorn, the chief executive officer of an Austrian packaging company, is European new money. But his latest investment is classic Old World, Old Money: a forest owned for more than a century by the Rothschild family, roughly the size of...
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 and squires continue to mesmerize, with shows like Game of Thrones perpetuating our fascination with days past, or at least how we envision them. If you ever fantasized about the lives of nobles, wonder no...
After 1989, Austrian companies were among the first to invest in Europe’s “Wild East.” But in assessing political risk, they have to up their game The strategy had seemed foolproof. When Austrian capital flooded the former Eastern Bloc after 1989, one of the main products offered by the banks were loans denominated in foreign currency – namely, euros or Swiss...
Biomedical research in Vienna is revealing the secrets of life, as two research institutes make breakthroughs in cancer treatment The announcement came in April, with the publication of a cutting-edge biomedical application of a technology named “SLAMseq” in the prestigious journal, Science. Stefan Ameres of IMBA – Research Institute of Molecular Biotechnology – had laid the groundwork during research on...
It’s not easy to buy woodlands in Austria. You need passion, roots in the local area and many millions Cord Prinzhorn, the chief executive officer of an Austrian packaging company, is European new money. But his latest investment is classic Old World, Old Money: a forest owned for more than a century by the Rothschild family, roughly the size of Manhattan. Forests...
See how Augarten porcelain is crafted, learn how to make chocolate pralines, and sample Schlumberger Sekt right at the source Walking through the Ottakringer brewery rooms wreathed in the rich smells of fermentation, you learn how the golden brew has been manufactured since 1837. Amid the quiet respite of the Augarten park in Vienna’s 2nd district, minutes from the bustling center of town,...
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