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April 2017

Advertorial | Reinventing Nostalgia

Vienna’s most famous imperial confectioner has revived the original vision of owner Anton Gerstner in 1877 next to the state opera by opening their ne...

Ready to Explore the Monsters in Dark Places | A Monster Calls

A visually stunning film about the fundamental truths of life and the monsters lurking in the dark places.An adaptation of Patrick Ness’ award...

Cancer Specialist Dr. Christoph Zielinski on Viennese Health Care

Vienna’s most prominent cancer specialist, Christoph Zielinski, on precision medicine, unhappy doctors, and why social equality is the key to succes...

Keeping Women on the Austrian Farm

To keep women on the land, things will have to change.One of the most successful programs in the history of ­Austrian television is a quirky dat...

Along for the Run | Chasing Vienna’s Marathon

As the Vienna City Marathon nears, runners gear up for their next big rush.An admission: I am not an avid exerciser. Just recently I picked up...

What Austrian Media Wrote About in March 2017

A quick and dirty synopsis of last month’s headlines in ViennaBenefits for EU Citizens After Five Years In the ORF Pressestunde (ORF Press Hour),...

Pia Baurek-Karlic on the Pharmacy’s Role in Austrian Society

Pharmacy managerIn the back offices of the Urania-Pharmacy in the 1st district, Pia Baurek-Karlic was standing by the copy machine, the only one a...

Setting the Tone | Is Right-Wing Populism in Retreat in Europe?

A collective sigh of relief across Europe: With Norbert Hofer and Geert Wilders defeated at the polls, right-wing, anti-European populism appears to b...

Was Painter Carl Spitzweg the Erwin Wurm of the Biedermeier era?

A Leopold Museum exhibition juxtaposes the past and present with two artists famous for their satirical takes on everyday social norms.Somewhat ...

Big Mac Daddy Ray Kroc Portrayed in the Docudrama “The Founder”

The Founder is a fast-food confidential on McDonald’s founder Ray Kroc.Following the lead of the acclaimed The ­Social Network, which dressed ...

Check out how Athleisure Style Mashes up Sportswear with Business Casual

It might have started with wearing your yoga pants everywhere but what once was thought to be a fleeting trend of the 2010s is now seen as a radical s...

Dining on Dragon’s Head | The Secrets of Fischrestaurant Kaj

The “golden” cook of Fischrestaurant Kaj transforms the fresh catch from the Adriatic.“Sometimes life just writes its own script,” Miro Sapič to...

Editor’s Letter | April 2017

What’s in a NameI’m terrible at Siezen. That fine art of gauging when to address someone formally with “Sie” and when to cross the threshold...

Exploring Vienna’s St. Ulrich Neighborhood in the Hipster 7th District

St. Ulrich: Cradle of CoolOut of all the neighborhoods of the hip 7th district, St. Ulrich stands apart. A hub of local and expat intellectuals,...

Design for Chaos | Otto Wagner’s Steinhof

Steinhof is a Wiener Melange of health and history and now the city adds housing to the mix.For centuries, to be considered mad was a life sente...

What Lies Ahead for Café-Restaurant Cobenzl

Charm is an elusive quality, a mix of beauty, setting, an appeal to the heart. Something precious. Even in Vienna, it should never be taken for grante...

From our Readers | April 2017

Many thanks for your thoughts, ideas and insights! If you have something to say about Vienna or a story you read here, tell us all about it. Send an e...

Athleisure Brands you Should get to Know

The movement has been creeping up on us: yoga pants, breathable fabrics, mesh … activewear has morphed into the concept of “athleisure,” some interpre...

Last Word | April 2017 | E-Card Urlaub

To be truly integrated in Vienna there are certain terms no dictionary or Deutschkurs will properly explain.But you’re no stranger, so here’s this...

Big Pharma and the Austrian Economy

Pharma's Market: The pharmaceutical industry has played an important role in Austria’s economic growth. But the challenge remains to find a balance be...

A Tale of Two Passions | Food and Biking at Ghisallo

Ghisallo marries casual Mediterranean dining with fine Italian road bikes.When you first face Ghisallo on the corner of Reinprechtsdorfer Straße...

Pures Leben Chalets in South Styria | Country Life for Beginners

An out-of-town house experience with all the comforts of modern living.I’ll be the first to admit it. City kids always look a little out of place ...

Planet Terroir | Tour de Vin | Lower Austria’s Open House for Wine

Classy and exclusive, the Tour de Vin lets you peek behind the scenes at Lower Austria’s finest vineyards.By Catherine Hooker and Leopold Winkle...

How to be Pregnant in Vienna

Your guide to being pregnant in Vienna, Austria – a great place to have a baby, but make sure you have your “MuKi”Having a child is one of lif...