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Guide to Vienna’s Beaches and Swimming Pools

It will be a summer like no other. This year due to Corona, many Viennese will opt to spend a good part of their holiday in the city. Lucky for us, there are few better places for relaxing in the shade and swimming in pools or rivers than Vienna.

Capital Offense

When it comes to the supposed inferiority of Austria’s provinces, the Viennese don’t mince words – but being a provincial in the big city also has its advantages.

Vienna’s Floral Extravaganza – a Selection of Fine Florists and Plant Shops

While spring is still only a yearning, Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. And in Vienna florists and plant shops in every neighborhood are ready to help you “Say it with flowers”!

Franziskanerviertel | Historic Downtown Treasures

The streets have stayed essentially untouched since the Middle Ages – narrow and winding with many a hidden courtyard branching off in unexpected places.

How Vienna’s Secessionists Left Their Mark on the Coffeehouse

Between 1890 and 1920, Vienna was a world leader in design. An unlikely mix of imperial decree and cultural revolution drove the Wiener Ästhetik and left its mark on the city even today.

Hometown Explorers

As travel restrictions eviscerate Vienna’s hospitality sector, the city’s tour guides show locals the oddities, hidden spots and secrets of the city they call home.

The Sounds from Afar and Around

You’ve probably been to “Tschuschistan” and you didn’t even know it. There is no border and you don’t need a passport. But if you’ve eve...

What’s Your U-Bahn Type?

Fifty years ago, construction started on Vienna’s subway network. The Wiener Linien celebrate the joyous occasion with perfumed wagons, a refurbished ...

Böhmischer Prater | The Fairytale Road

A whistle blares unmistakably through the bushes and shrubs. The little train is ready to depart. “Einsteigen bitte!” (All aboard!) says an au...

Schützenhaus | A Lock on Tradition

Dedicated to the cuisine of imperial times, to Otto Wagner Schützenhaus is steeped in history. The legendary architect Otto Wagner shaped modern Vi...

Expatriate Games

The Austrian Football League has long been a European powerhouse, with little help needed from across the pond. Building a broad fan base for a non...

How to Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Vienna in 2019

St. Patrick's Day is celebrated in more places around the world than is any other national festival. Vienna is no exception! Whether or not you hai...

Westbahnstraße | West Side Story

Vienna may not be quite as hip as Berlin – though not from lack of trying, as anyone who’s been to Westbahnstraße in the 7th district can attest.

Yori | Korean Debuts & Homecomings

In Yori authentic Korean cuisine takes the stage in Vienna as a veteran proudly looks on. One of my earliest memories as a child is making specia...

9 things to Do on Valentine’s Day in Vienna

Puns intended: Spot the six cheesy puns in the article! Whether you are single or in a relationship, Valentine’s day can be stressful – unless you'...

Dorotheerviertel | Imperial Backstreets

Particularly during the holidays, it’s impossible to avoid the hustle and bustle of the 1st district – from Schottentor to Stubentor, you’re...

Night at the Museum

The Mystery Makers challenge you to experience the KHM in a different light. Behind the ornate facade of Vienna’s Kunsthistorisches Museum (KHM), a...

Say Grace! Casual Fine Dining

The Anglo-Austrian couple of Oliver and Petra Lucas offers seasonal casual fine dining. “When Grace is open, I’m in the house,” said UK-born chef/o...

Honu Tiki Bowls | Light & Bright

Honu Tiki Bowls serves fresh, healthy Hawaiian-inspired bowls with regional ingredients. Only open since June, Vienna’s first Hawaiian bistro, Honu...

Vienna’s Sparkling Wine | The Best Bars for Bubbly

Other winemakers may follow the méthode champenoise,  but the aristocrats of bubbly still define the market.  Procedures can be copied; the magic is m...

Secret Vienna | December 2018

Vienna  is  a  city  full  of  stories,  secrets and  hidden  treasures.  Like an open-air museum,  the  city  is  full of  endless  attractions  one ...

Taubenkobel | Doves & Decoys

The award-winning restaurant Taubenkobel lures you to its Vienna popup – and with good reason Despite its off-the-beaten-track location in Schützen...

Jokes Aside | Vienna’s International Comedy Scene

Austria’s comedy scene gets some international flair as English language stand-up grows in Vienna Downstairs, the room is cozy but packed, the bare b...

Industry Next Door

Like the trams and trains produced by Siemens, manufacturing is still part of Vienna. Glowing sparks arc through the air as massive cranes transport ...

Stats That Matter | Who Built Vienna

Throughout the ages, Vienna has been shaped by many architectural styles. We selected some of the most influential ones and the monuments they h...

Thermenradweg | Where to Cycle in the Fall

Lower Austria's Thermenradweg bike path is an impressionist dream just south of Vienna Waterways tell stories that have touched generations. Someti...

Wrenkh | Ready for Prime Time

The brothers Wrenkh build on family and history. Practically growing up in the kitchen of their parents’ pioneering vegetarian restaurant in the 198...

Turnhalle Café | Hidden Cornucopia

In a crowded brunch landscape, Turnhalle im brick5 offers exceptional organic fare in a relaxed environment. When the doors to Turnhalle im brick5 o...

Renting Riddles

Housing in Vienna is relatively affordable, but figuring out what rent you actually ought to pay is surprisingly complicated. Property in Vienna ...

Affordable Luxury

For nearly a century, Vienna’s Gemeindebauten have gotten municipal housing projects right. Picture the clusters of typical multistoried apartmen...

A Tale of Two Sisters

Follow big and little sister on a break-in! The destination: Artist Hannes Mlenik’s Arch in the Vienna Prater Ateliers. Once inside, the sisters con...

The Rocky Road to Copa Cagrana

After winning a lengthy lawsuit, the city is finally revamping the infamous Copa Cagrana Vienna’s relationship with the Danube is an ongoing love...

Cottageviertel| Imperial Suburbia

by Anastasia Gromontova & Binu Starnegg The lure of suburbia, with its promise of the tranquility of country life within city limits, is a strong...

A Student’s Guide to Discounts and Deals in Vienna

Studying in Vienna? Put That Student ID to Good Use! With this many student deals and discounts available in Vienna, it’s perhaps no surprise tha...

Vienna Transport Museum | A Love Letter to the Tram

A love letter to the Straßenbahn, Vienna’s Transport Museum offers insight into commuter habits. Vienna has an ongoing love affair with its Straßen...

Stadtpark | Central Perk

For all the rolling Prater meadows and vineyards in the Vienna Woods, green space in the city center is in short supply – were it not for the St...

How to use the Library System in Vienna

With countless books and manuscripts collected over centuries, Vienna has a lot to offer bookworms. There can be magic in a library: illuminate...

5 High Points of Vienna’s Ball Season

I moved to Vienna from warm, sunny Italy for many different reasons, but the most charming by far is ball season. There are few things as magical as...

Brunching like its 1847: Enjoy the Finest Foods in the Historic Palais Todesco

In the ornate Palais Todesco, right across from the Vienna State Opera, Gerstner hosts a Viennese Sunday brunch that will wow visitors and locals alik...

Bermudadreieck | History and Hard Drinking

Ominously named after the mysterious navigational hazard that allegedly claims countless vessels in the Caribbean, Vienna’s Bermudadreieck (Bermud...

UNWG Bazaar 2017: Around the World in Seven Hours

Many of us mark the date on our calendar every year, thinking: It is again time to taste delicious Argentinian steaks; buy natural South African Prote...

Discover the City’s art World at Vienna Art Week

This year’s Vienna Art Week motto will focus on the relationships between art and technology in locations all over Vienna Like every year, most o...

Get Ready for Wiener Schmucktage!

We took five minutes with Wiener Schmucktage co-creator Christina Werner to discuss the six-day event which celebrates and promotes Austrian and inter...

Alt-Hietzing | Suburban Imperialism

On a warm Sunday morning in Alt-Hietzing, an elderly lady pushes her walker along the old wooden parquet terrace of Café Dommayer, a coffeehouse...

Your Guide to All Saints’ Day in Vienna

With National Day barely over, it’s already time for the next two Austrian holidays On November 1st, Austrians celebrate Allerheiligen (All Saint...

Feel the Yugo Wherever you go

The city's seizable ex-Yugoslavian community looks to the past for unity and identity In Central Europe, the truth is often hidden behind a joke....

What to do on Austrian National Day

This Thursday, October 26, Austria celebrates its 62nd year of independence and the birth of the Second Republic. Though it’s an official bank holiday...

Get Ready for TEDx On The Edge!

TEDx On The Edge will feature talks on solving pressing global issues and stories of living on the edge. They have invited a variety of speakers from ...

Vienna’s Rents are Some of the Most Affordable in the EU

A recent study shows how much space $1,500 per month will get you in the world’s best cities In a recent study, the online renting platform Rent ...
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