“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 Strech...
The Lürzer Alm redefines the popular ski resort Obertauern. Just 3 hours and 38 minutes away from the heart of Vienna, the snow-covered peaks of Obertauern hold a special place in the hearts and minds of Austrians. Coming to prominence in the 1960s ...
“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 (Prepar...
Austria may sometimes appear frozen in time. But below the surface, its people power one of the most vibrant globalized economies in the world Skis, steel and tobacco – that’s what Austrians need to make you fly. But not on two planks, dashing downh...

Our Daily Bread

“Baking used to be an old man’s profession, now young bakers are getting the same prestige as chefs and vintners.”  Barbara van Melle, organizer of the bread festival Kruste & Krume In many cities, people line the sidewalks in the evening for the newest club, bar or restaurant. In Vienna, it’s more likely at the […]
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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 ha...
It’s going on 18:30, but the windows of the co-working space in the 3rd district are already brightly lit. It is still winter, so the sun goes down quite early. As you pass, you can peek inside the wide-open rooms. They are sparely furni...
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