June 2018

A Charming Tour of Krems | Wine, Music & Art

Sleepy little town on the Danube – or hotbed of political intrigue and architecture? Surrounded by vineyards and just an hour from Vienna, Krems is both.

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)...

The Pope is a Rapidler and Other Weird News

POPE FRANCIS IS NOW A LIFE-TIME MEMBER OF VIENNA’S SK RAPID WIEN FOOTBALL CLUBWhen in Rome, do as the Romans do – that’s what the players of Rap...

Austrian News You May Have Missed in May 2018

Vienna’s New Mayor Takes Over Vienna’s new mayor, Michael Ludwig, (Social Democrats, SPÖ) has introduced the new city government, dubbing it his “for...

8 Things To Do In Hungary

Wedged between the peaks of the Carpathian Mountains and the rivers Tisza and Danube, Hungary is a land of wide plains, spicy paprika and fiery music....

A League of Their Own | Baseball in Vienna

Vienna’s baseball teams aim for the bleachersIf you happen to be near the Lusthaus, at the southern end of the Prater Hauptallee on a sunny Satu...

The Marshall Plan | 70 Years of US-Austrian Relations

As America turns inward, the enormously ambitious program once described as the “most enligthened self-interest in history” has a positive impact stil...

The Rocky Road to Copa Cagrana

After winning a lengthy lawsuit, the city is finally revamping the infamous Copa CagranaVienna’s relationship with the Danube is an ongoing love...

Taming the Great River | Vienna’s Healthy Relationship with the Danube

Vienna has been shaping its stretch of the Danube for 500 years. But only in the 19th century was it possible to alter Vienna’s riverscape and revamp ...

“Print it Yourself” | Hungarians Strike Back After Press Crackdown

Hungarians revive the Samizdat tradition to break Viktor Orbán’s grip on the media, as a press crackdown continues following his threats of postelecti...

Restrained Young Lovers in On Chesil Beach

Saoirse Ronan and Billy Howle are two lovers brought down by repressive times.A decade after starring in Atonement and getting an Academy Award ...

Promised Land | America’s “Fat Elvis” Period

For director Eugene Jarecki, “Fat Elvis” is a metaphor for a country in crisis.If you watch Promised Land expecting a pleasant two-hour feature ...

The Difference Between Austria and Australia & Other Reader Feedback

In response to “A Taster’s Tour” MET 27, May 2018TO THE EDITOR,Your article on Austrian wines certainly caught my attention. Not only do I lov...

Our Top 5 Picks to Stream in June

There’s so much good television on streaming websites, to say nothing of the films. It’s impossible to keep track of what is worth your while. And wh...

Cottageviertel

by Anastasia Gromontova & Binu StarneggThe lure of suburbia, with its promise of the tranquility of country life within city limits, is a stro...

Channel Your Inner Party Animal with this Donaukanal Guide!

Despite behind-the-scenes struggles, the Donaukanal remains the place to be when the temperature risesAs a tourist couple is taking a selfie on ...

12 Things We Love Right Now

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This Cruise Captain Has Traversed the Danube Over 500 Times

An interview with Jan de Bruijn, Captain, AMA Waterways“When I was first sailing on the Danube, the rules were not necessarily followed. Maybe it ...

Expat’s Voice: Hipster Politics and the Reds Up in Arms

Why Vienna's city government has completely reorganized itself and what it has to do with the FPĂ–, expats and international managersIt is an int...

Expat’s Voice | To Your Health!

For newcomers, Austrians can take some getting used to. But if you’re planning to get sick, Austria is the place to be.Let’s be honest; if you’r...

500+ Wines in 3 Days | What to Expect at this June’s VieVinum

This year’s VieVinum showcases the best of Austria and introduces little known Swiss and Dalmatian wines at the Hofburg from June 9 to 11.Wine f...

The Last Word | Transdanubien

Noun. Lit. Transdanubia, a popular nickname for the two Viennese districts beyond the Danube, the 21st (Floridsdorf) and 22nd (Donaustadt). Generally ...

Servas, Michi!

After a quarter century, Vienna’s popular Mayor Michael Häupl leaves behind a city more prosperous, international and innovative – yet still humane. T...

An Interview with Danube Ferry Owner Johannes Klos

An interview with Johannes Klos, owner of Danube Roll Ferry“The ferry is something special. It’s something you don’t see or experience every day.”...

Finishing the Job in the Western Balkans

Western Balkan countries have made significant progress since the 1990s, when ethnic violence tore the region apart. But that progress is fragile with...
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