June 2016

Be My Guest: David Kreytenberg – Habibi & Hawara

A Taste for Social Entrepreneurship There are not many kitchens in Vienna where you can overhear a waiter shout out an order for “one Kaiserschmarrn and one Baba Ghanoush!” But you will at Habibi & Hawara, where Chef David Kreytenberg has created a “fusion of Austrian and high-Arabic food” since it opened on May 5th. […]
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Editorial: An End to the Republic as We Knew It

Reports of the end of Austria’s post-war idyll have been greatly exaggerated. But this presidential election may finally be the turning point. For the...

Op-Ed: Man Without a Country

Breaking its election promises, a Tory government has left expat Britons out in the cold Disenfranchisement is an ugly word. As a UK citizen with...

Profiles: Bright Lights, Green City

They say it takes a village, but making Vienna shine as one of the most eco-friendly cities worldwide takes all sorts: we spoke to an urban gardener, ...

Editor’s Letter – June

It looks easy, being green It was less a big lifestyle change,  more a series of little tweaks. When my family moved from the U.S.  to Austri...

Editorial: Climate Refugees

As failed crops, droughts, and extreme weather cause more upheaval we may need to rethink our definitions Across 17th century Europe, the tempera...

On Sale: Wearing a Clean Conscience

Fair fashion made in Austria, finally a trend that’s sustainable Sustainability is all the rage these days, making the long overdue transition to...

On Stage: Family Matters – Performance

The .EVOLve Theater company delves into the love that binds Ms. Barbara Wolfram glides into Café ­Goldegg, a stone’s throw from Belvedere Palace....

Stephan Sicars | An Aficionado with a Cause

We met Stephan Sicars, Director of the Environmental Branch of UNIDO, at Café Wortner, an old-school coffee house on a cobblestone corner of the 4th d...

Editorial: Whoever Wins, We Lose

It’s election day and as these lines are being written, it’s too close to call. It may be just as well, as it doesn’t really matter who Austria’s next...

On Music: Donauinselfest

The city’s monster festival offers a little something for everyone Drawing a staggering 3.3 million over three days last year, Donauinselfest, th...

Letters to the Editor – June

We’ve been getting great feedback from our readers over social media. Thanks very much for your thoughts, ideas and insights! Check us out on Faceboo...

The Last Word: Alexander Egit

As a hub for international organizations and NGOs, Vienna is the venue for countless decisions about global policy. When it comes to the environment, ...

On the Menu: Basking at Buxbaum

Dine at your country house in the middle of the 1st district All great cities have secrets. In Vienna, time and curiosity may reveal a hidden cou...