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December/January 2018/2019

A War Childhood Museum for Bosnia

“I often spoke to my friends about our wartime memories. I felt that it was something people had an urge to talk about.”25 years after the massacre of Srebrenica, remembering is more important than ever.

Music is Trump

The Resonanzen Festival, nine intensive days of early music in January, confirms that music still holds all the cards.It’s not f...

Reunited in Language

Arno Geiger’s playful and moving memoir "The Old King in his Exile" discovers a world of imagination in his father’s dementia....

#HaveweMET? | Warda Network

Stepping out to Warda Network's rooftop balcony reveals a panoramic view of Vienna's picture-perfect 8th district. This, apparently, is the city f...

A Game of Thrones

The fish rots from the head down in the Volkstheater’s compelling Don Karlos.With enlightenment-era ideals under fire, it seems ...

Publisher’s Letter | This Is How We Do It

Imitation. It’s the secret to winning over any group you want to be part of. I know. I speak from experience. As a restless 14-year-old, my mother inf...

Troubled Waters

Visually stunning and brisk, Styx asks a lot of hard questions but avoids simple answers.With thousands of desperate Africans br...

The US Midterms and the Consequences for Europe

The world has watched the US midterm elections spellbound. But for Europe, even the Democratic victory in the house of representative might not bring ...

How To … Live Like A Real Viennese

Start with eating, end with drinking – and take in the Gemütlichkeit on the way.Coming from a chaotic, colorful and noisy part of Italy, a little ...

The Power of Culture

How Austrians know who they areOn November 18, the afternoon temperature suddenly dropped to an icy chill and the first flakes of snow b...

The Past as Future for Music in Vienna

In Japan, Vienna is the Ongaku no Miyako, “the capital of music,” and that’s where Mayu Kotari wanted to be. A pianist from Tokyo, Kotari has been liv...

A Backcountry Dream

Fieberbrunn's fortunate microclimate makes it a powder hound's paradise.There comes a time in every avid skiier’s life when the thrill of the pist...

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 ...

Dec 2018/Jan 2019 | Being Austrian

How tradition endures and our cultural heritage defines usdiscover Austria’s traditions and heritage: the local culture is more than just Mozart, Sch...

Vienna’s Stages | The Magic behind the Curtains

Vienna’s biggest stages have plenty of secrets the audience never gets to seeIt’s remarkable how daunting, yet fascinating, a few old, chipped w...

Special Report | A Banana Republic, if you can keep it

The OSCE in Vienna monitors elections around the world. Its report on the US midterms found the elections to be just as fair as those in the ex-Soviet...

Profile | Friedrich Schipper

“In war, culture is anything but irrelevant. Destroying someone’s cultural identity is just as painful as any physical wound.”Friedrich Schipper o...

Anna Karnitscher | Profiles

“Coffee culture is booming. Which also means that these days, we even have to compete with the fancy espresso machines people have at home.”Café W...

Profile | Danielle Spera

“If we read people’s memoirs of the buildings important Jews lived in, a lot of them do not exist anymore. We are trying to tell the stories of what h...

Profile | Sabine Haag

“Both the museum and UNESCO are peace missions: to stimulate discussion and bring people together towards a better understanding of the human conditio...
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