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December/January 2016/2017

The Claws of Attraction – Crazy Lobster

High-end meets low-key at the new downtown eatery Crazy Lobster, offering more versions of the crustaceans than Vienna has ever seenIn all hones...

Franz West at the 21er Haus

The prolific artist’s collaborations with other notables underline the significance of participationA firm believer in communication and partici...

That Clinking Clanking Sound can Make the World go ‘Round

The Money Museum documents the country’s history with cold hard cashMoney is ubiquitous; after all it makes the world go round. However, for a m...

Fairytale Winter Ferry on the Wolfgangsee

During the holiday season, the Wolfgangsee turns into a paradise for lovers of all things AdventWith the Christmas season starting earlier e...

How to Buy Antiques

Vienna is teeming with ancient goodies and there are plenty of experts to help distinguish the Wedgwood from the deadwood In a shop called Dead Peopl...

Opinion | Integration à la Suisse

It has happened so oftenSoon after their arrival in Austria, a refugee family makes a formal application for asylum and is assigned to a small t...

Tone Deft – Florence Foster Jenkins

Mediocre amateurs are legion – but not many have fans throughout generations, including Cole Porter and David BowieLong celebrated as the “world...

From our Readers | December 2016/January 2017

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Opinion | Not the President’s men

Hardly has been there a time in recent years when the political tensions in Austria and America have been so similar, when both countries have been so...

Tension and Tragedy – West Side Story 

The deadly rivalry between the Sharks and the Jets ignites once again, as an international cast takes the stage celebrating Jerome Robbins’ legacy Th...

Marcos Valenzuela and the Future of (Viennese) Fashion

The sleek Viennese label Tiberius is turning 25 in 2017. We had a chat with its designer about penguins and the future of fashionWho are you? ...

Books | Pirouettes and Politics

Two centuries of scandal, intrigue and dancing in Russia are masterfully handled in Simon Morrison’s Bolshoi ConfidentialIn 2013, the headlines ...

Kohlmarkt

High Street HighIf elegance and sophistication had an address, Kohlmarkt would be it. Connecting two must-sees, the Hofburg and the Graben, it i...

Sounding Treasures

What do old musical instruments displayed in glass cases have to do with music? The world-renowned Collection of Historic Musical Instruments has the ...

Twelve Nights to Remember

Vienna’s English Theatre presents Twelfth Nights in an uneven yet endearing versionAs the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death draws to a clos...

Profile | Luxurious Liaisons – Nicolas Venturini

There are no rules in the world of luxury except that everything goes. The people who work with this clientele don’t sell a mere product, but provide ...

Norbert Kettner | Ambassador to Vienna’s Vacationists

The general manager of the Vienna Tourist Board, Norbert Kettner, shared his plans for “reputation management” and coined our new favorite phrase: L...

Scents and Sensibility at Die Parfümerie

Follow your nose to aromatic cocktails at Die Parfümerie BarFinding Die Parfümerie can be a challenge. The new permanent home of a trio of mixol...

Grillparzer’s Medea

Grillparzer’s take on the classic Greek tragedy gets a modern revampAustria’s famous playwright Franz Grillparzer’s third and final installation...

Manchester by the Sea

Casey Affleck shines in this reflection on loss and copingAfter premiering at Sundance to widespread acclaim, Manchester by the Sea creates a ve...

Profiles | Luxurious Liaisons – Eva Zima

There are no rules in the world of luxury except that everything goes. The people who work with this clientele don’t sell a mere product, but provide ...

Nippon Soul Food at Kuro

Kohei Kurosa serves udon and other beloved Japanese staples at his newly opened restaurant, Kuro“I asked my Austrian colleague what he would lik...

Profile | Luxurious Liaisons – Philip Hohenlohe

There are no rules in the world of luxury except that everything goes. The people who work with this clientele don’t sell a mere product, but provide ...

Alpine Hi–Tech

Skiing is deeply embedded in Austrian identity. In spite of climate change, technology has made the sport smarter and saferInternational familie...

Advertorial | Give Some Luxurious Warmth for the Holidays

Claret is the liquor for boys, port for men; but he who aspires to be a hero must drink brandy. Samuel JohnsonAs cold weather descends upon...

Imperial day off… in Style

Emperor Franz Joseph himself opened the Imperial Hotel in 1873 and since then the hotel has hosted a potpourri of famous guests from Queen Elizabeth I...

Sport | Struggle and Streif – Kitzbühel’s Hahnenkamm Race

The Hahnenkamm Race at Kitzbühel is the world’s most famous – and ferocious – downhill ski eventThe view from the start house on the Streif ...

On the Vine | Increasing Sekt’s Appeal

Austrian bubbly has had a rough time lately, but new regulations might just put it back on track“The velvet was flowing like a river! Let’s have...

Love, Friendship, Drama

Seduction and manipulation are at the heart of Whit Stillman’s period dramaTranslating written correspondence into a seamless narrative, Love and ...

In the Shadow of Oligarchs

A Russian expat investigates the local clichés and assumptions about her mega-rich countrymenTo tell the truth, I find no joy at all in telling ...

Advertorial | A Legendary Cake: The Imperial Torte

For decades, the Hotel Imperial has been pampering connoisseurs with a delicious, alluring cakeIts superb ingredients lend the Imperial Torte it...

Dropkick Murphys in Vienna

The Irish-American punk rockers kick off their European tour in ViennaRaucous and bursting with Celtic pride, The Dropkick Murphys have been mixin...

Last Word | Plamen Dejanoff | December 2016/January 2017

Sofia-born artist, Plamen Dejanoff lives and works quite comfortably in ViennaSince 1995, he has exhibited his artwork in galleries, trade fairs...

Editor’s Letter | December 2016/January 2017

We’re so fancyCan you even define luxury? Is it the freedom to enjoy the finer things in life? Does luxury only mean money? Or is true luxur...

Profile | Luxurious Liaisons – Elisabeth Gürtler

There are no rules in the world of luxury except that everything goes. The people who work with this clientele don’t sell a mere product, but provide ...

It’s a Wonderful Life

Owning has given way to experiencing and people have started to care who makes their clothesBack in the 1990s, it seemed to me that the only way...

What Money Can’t buy

Luxury retail is the lifeblood of the city center, but can Vienna manage to sustain its tradition of local craftsmanship with the demands of internati...

Opinion | Left Behind

The left is in a crisis Across the pond, the presidential election ended in an upset after Democrats failed to convince their supporters to unite beh...

The Toughest Ticket in Town

A closer look at the Vienna Philharmonic and the New Year’s Concert, its most important event of the yearA curious thing, tradition. On the firs...

My Favorite Things in December 2016/January 2017

Some people think luxury is the opposite of poverty. It is not. It is the opposite of vulgarity.Coco Chanel, French fashion designer (1883-1971) ...

Opinion | The Luxury of Home

When the chips are down, how does a top-rated city give shelter to those who have lost everything? Recessions remind us that home is a luxury, the li...

Open House Theatre: A Christmas Carol

The ghosts of Christmas past, present and future descend upon Vienna with the Open House TheatreNow in its 32nd consecutive year since it was pe...

Whose Luxury is it Anyway?

Two Viennese entrepreneurs with very different paths to success embody the city’s attitude towards luxuryIf someone pointed a gun at my head and...
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