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Friday, January 18, 2019
Austrian business innovation
Austria often looks to America’s can-do approach to business innovation, but can it foster its own forward-­leaning ­climate while still preserving its heritage? Anyone who has done business in both Austria and the United States will tell you the same thing. It’s like night and day. This is not to say one is better, or more lucrative. It’s just very different....
art vienna
From Feb 23–26, 2017, Art Vienna presents works from Austrian and select international galleries. The debut of this art fair will be held at the Leopold Museum, whose curators have taken the central pillar of their collection, Austrian classical modernism, as the point of departure for exploring advanced modernism and contemporary artworks.   With a matching, hipster font, Vienna’s first Art Vienna...

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erste bank
Hello there! Do words like “Wechselkursrisikoabsicherung” make banking in Austria sound like a nightmare to you? Instead of spending your time wrapping your head around the meaning of terrifying terms like Kontoeröffnung or Zahlungsauftrag, wouldn’t you prefer to have a bank that – literally – speaks your language? Erste has offices in seven countries, so they understand the banking needs of...
the tiger lillies
The Tiger Lillies promote their latest album A Cold Night in Soho. Combining prewar cabaret with Brechtian aesthetics, macabre themes and an anarchic punk rock attitude, the highly influential ­Tiger Lillies have been bending genres since forming in 1989, even earning a Grammy nomination in 2003 (for The Gorey End, a collaboration with illustrator Edward Gorey and The Kronos Quartet). Best...
krampus
Frightening and magical, ­Austria’s traditional winter ­demons usher in the season It is cold and dark. It’s November 24, and I have been waiting in the bitter cold behind metallic fences for more than an hour. Many others, both children and adults, wait for the Krampuslauf (Krampus parade) to start. Some are drinking Punsch, and everyone appears excited. I have seen pictures of the...
city life shaking gratzl
Gracious old Vienna can be set in its ways. But a few entrepreneurs and activists are trying to do things differently. By Alexander Fanta & Christoph Schlemmer Half a century ago, Vienna was a very conservative place. To prove just how conservative, artist Günter Brus set out one day in July 1965.  He decked himself out entirely in white paint, adding...
Route 28 is happening on May 6th! This isn't just a highway out of the American East Coast. It's an idea uniting Europe in the middle of Vienna.  Choose one of seven different routes that allow you to explore different countries in Europe, all in one afternoon. Starting at 13:00 in the courtyard of the MuseumsQuartier, choose your travel group, and your guide for the day will...
Vienna, Oct 22, 2016 – The sun was shining and the anticipation was palpable, TEDx Vienna was happening again! Those in line were grateful for the volunteers handing out breakfast refreshments as we waited for our turn to get into the Volkstheater. This year, the event "Out There" was going to tackle the edges of our knowledge, and the speakers they had...
Rising Bazaar Despite a grand hilltop view of stately Schönbrunn palace, a mere four bus stops further, for the locals of Meiselmarkt, the city’s splendor seems a million miles away. Part of Vienna’s 15th district Rudolfsheim-Fünfhaus, the Grätzl is at the center of a rough-and-ready working class immigrant neighborhood that boasts the city’s lowest median ages and incomes – and...
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