13.7 C
Vienna
Thursday, September 21, 2017
Hotel Brillantengrund
The feisty proprietor of Hotel am Brillantengrund runs a family restaurant and art space with a world-famous hipster hotel attached. Marvin Mangalino is obsessed with cycling and seemingly at one with his hotel. Since he launched the place in 2010, it has become a mainstay in the Schottenfeld quarter of the 7th district. The hotel has been widely lauded, by...
Music Traveler
A new startup called Music Traveler – like an Airbnb for musicians – helps music professionals find space to practice while they’re on the road. It all began when everything went wrong: Vienna-based violinist Aleksey Igudesman was planning a badly needed holiday. But there was a complication. His then-partner, a professional pianist, would need somewhere to practice, and not just...
flight attendant
Going to unfamiliar places can be daunting. We spoke to a youth hostel manager, an explorer turned Airbnb host, a flight attendant and a tourism board manager to find out how they help you make the most of your trip Flight Attendant, Austrian Airlines Ever since she was a little girl, Diana Grigorova knew she wanted to be a flight attendant....
The Party
Devious, hilarious and insightful, The Party tears into the contemporary British intelligentsia The utter haplessness of the political left is one of today’s great unsolved mysteries, with legions of pundits wondering what happened to the idealism of the 1960s generation. A baby boomer herself, acclaimed British director Sally Potter certainly offers an answer in her latest film The Party, a...
vienna ice cream
With legions of purveyors of frozen treats, Vienna screams for ice cream. by Catherine Hooker & Conrad Smith In a city so enamored with sweets, it’s no surprise Vienna loves its ice cream: Ever since Italian confectioners came to the imperial capital looking for work in the 18th century, locals have embraced gelato, making it an integral part of summer; and with...
hiking
Summer heat doesn’t temper Austrians’ appetite for high peaks in the slightest. Many Austrians have never seen The Sound of Music (after all, what does Hollywood know?). And those who have may well reject the picture of a folksy, slightly naïve and somewhat hillbilly people inclined to burst into song at the slightest excuse, that has somehow charmed generations of...
Homesickness
Previously dismissed as a sign of immaturity, homesickness is now seen by researchers as playing a vital evolutionary role. All it takes is the balmy smell of lilac, the savory taste of pierogi, or the buzzing cacophony of rush hour, and once again, you feel that familiar twinge: homesickness. The triggers are as specific as the experience is universal. Pointedly...
winery Pfaffl
Award-winning winery Pfaffl has helped establish Austria’s signature Grüner Veltliner on the daunting American market. Good as they are, Austrian wines often go unnoticed outside the country, especially with giants like France or Italy hogging the limelight. Even large producers can have a hard time making it internationally. The family-owned Pfaffl winery in Lower Austria is among the few that...
Has the world gotten smaller? It feels as though I have an impression of every corner of the globe. Whether it’s an image of someone backpacking through India, snapshots of a long weekend on the Amalfi Coast or the countless poolside pics of sun-tanned toes, I feel I know what certain places are like, even though I’ve never been there....
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