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July/August 2018

Vienna on Top of the World

Vienna is the most liveable city in the world! The Austrian capital tops the global EIU survey, taking the crown from seven-year champion Melbourne. ...

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...

A Golden Age for Gentle Radicals | Josef Hoffmann & Koloman Moser

The cruelest punishment imaginable,” said the Viennese modernist architect Adolf Loos, “would be to be locked up in a prison cell decorated by Josef H...

Weird News | June 2018

FOREIGN DOGS, KEEP OUT! Gottfried Waldhäusl, FPÖ state councilor for Lower Austria, expressed concerns over dogs with a migrant background while disc...

Dining on the Danube at the Scenic Ufertaverne

At the Ufertaverne of the Hofbauer Segelschule, great food and wine is only half the drawIt’s a sunny Sunday in Vienna, with a light breeze. A g...

Delta Blues | Discovering Romania’s Danube Delta

The Danube Delta is a haven of biodiversity, but animals and humans need a helping hand.It’s early morning and I’m wandering around a small tong...

Cricket in Austria | Searching for the Perfect Pitch

Cricket is everywhere in Austria – if you know where to look."Er spielt für uns!” (“He’s playing for us”) comes the ­repeated ­chirp ­from somew...

Women Can Be Blind, Too | The Vienna Subway’s Sticky Story

Riding Vienna’s public transport is always an adventure. This expat of over 20 years finds a hidden political agenda in the passenger information stic...

Our Top 5 Music Festivals This Summer

From chill lake-side vibes to eclectic performances in old Italian towns, the European festival circuit has it all. Here are our 5 favorite open air f...

Lainzer Tiergarten

As hard as it is to find solitude in a city of almost two million, it’s far from impossible: at the Lainzer Tiergarten nature preserve in the 13th and...

The Sebastian Kurz Show

They love him or they hate him: Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz is more notorious across Europe than most of his predecessors. Now he is taking ove...

How to Save Europe

In my youth, a small band of visionaries led by Jean Monnet transformed the European Coal and Steel Community first into the European Common Market an...

Stats That Matter | Pets in Austria

In case you ever wondered how many Austrians own pets, or were just generally looking for a place to find random facts and stats about animals, we got...

The Last Word | Aufpudeln

Verb. To get worked up; to make a mountain out of a molehill; to pump up one’s (probably) already over-inflated ego and exaggerate one’s importance; t...

Blind Faith | Following a Guide Dog on Duty in Vienna

People think that our dogs just follow orders. But really, it’s a cooperation – we tell them what we need, and they see how they can implement it.” ...

Has #MeToo Gone Too Far?

Lifetimes of understandable resentment can boil over into presumptions of guilt. This is dangerous. And when important public careers are ruined, ever...

Feedback From Our Readers

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...

How to Keep a Dog in Vienna

Man’s best friend lives the good life in our city. It’s your job to get him trained, vaccinated and properly licensedGustl, a six-month old gold...

Do You Speak Kätzisch? | Chatting with a Cat Coach

“Many people treat their cats like babies in fur costumes. But they are not replacements for children; they have their own special needs.”It is ...

Divorce & the International Family

The international family is something we are inclined to think of as a new phenomenon – but it isn’t.Marriage has been a contract since antiquity,...

Our Local Finds This Summer

As summer hits a crescendo, we check out some intriguing new concepts, from quality pet food to alternative medicine and Japanese denim.IRON HEART...

Publisher’s Letter | Puppy Love and the Cat’s Meow

At 14, I joined the ranks of the Viennese pet-owning public when – for a brief stint of six weeks – I adopted an adorable short-haired black and white...

Austrian Government Plans to Introduce 12-hour Workday

“Welcome to a new world of work.” A 3-minute animated video with this feel-good title was published on June 18 by the Austrian Economic Chambers (WKO)...

Female Opposition Mushrooms Against Pilz

Liste Pilz founder Peter Pilz has finally taken his seat in parliament after initially declining it in the wake of sexual harassment allegations again...
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