Fall 2019

City Planning Masterpiece.

sudety boy
A century after the end of the Habsburg Empire, and 30 years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, Vienna has finally resumed its role as the hub of Central and Eastern Europe
Hundertwasser
Vienna's population is growing fast, but the city's commitment to social housing means people in all parts of society can still afford to live here.
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viennna
Vienna continues to grow, blending into the new millennium while keeping its Old World charm. The how and the why.
aspern
Despite a direct subway connection, getting to Seestadt Aspern is quite a trek: starting from Karlsplatz on the U2, you’ll pass the national stadium in the Prater, a shopping mall, a highway, the Danube and finally, an endless array of cornfields, eventually wondering if you’re still in Vienna. The woman next to me is asleep […]
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sören herzig dorotheum
Sören Herzig’s newly opened restaurant in the Dorotheum’s former warehouse serves a memorable menu mit Herz.
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He lies there in silence, motion-, and emotionless. Eyes wide open, staring into the distance while a seemingly endless stream of silvery water flows out of his mouth into a small lake under his glistening chin. He’s called The Giant, a disembodied head made from earth, grass and Swarovski crystals. Since 1995, he has been Tyrol’s […]
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“Austrian wines, sir? Certainly …” Store manager Allyson showed me to a shelf of Yellowtail Chardonnays and Sauvignons. No, I reply, no kangaroos. She smiled vaguely and leads me unerringly to a small but decent collection of Alsatian wines, from the border region on the Rhine in eastern France. Aha. I had already spotted a simple […]
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New Perspectives

It’s easy to be a film buff in Vienna: With not one but two film museums and numerous cinemas specializing in original-language fare, offbeat, independent movies are readily available. At no time is that more apparent than during the Viennale, Austria’s biggest film festival: Each fall, about 300 features, documentaries and shorts by international and […]
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With high culture such an integral part of the Austrian identity, there are few positions as coveted and prestigious as director of Vienna’s Burgtheater, the country’s premier stage. One of the oldest and largest theaters in Europe, it has been considered a “national theater” akin to the Comédie-Française ever since Emperor Joseph II elevated its […]
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