May 2017

Pioneers Festival 2017 | Where to Hang Around the Hofburg

Between the talks and networking, try these lunch spots, museums and sights you should visit while attending the Pioneers Festival 2017.First ment...

Opinion | Theresa May Rolls the Electoral Dice

An unelected Prime Minister seeks a public mandate for leadership and her Brexit strategy.A big election year for Europe just got bigger. With F...

Profile | Improv Actor Jim Libby Explains What to do with a Bear

We’ve all had the nightmare: You’re on stage in a dark theater in front of a packed house; the lights go up and suddenly you realize, ...

The Konzerthaus Celebrates Pierre Boulez’s Legacy one Year After his Death

Composer, interpreter and conductor Pierre Boulez is unquestionably the most important “serious” musical figure of the last seven decadesNo one ...

Obituary | Fond Memories of the Wafer Maker, Carl Manner

Even the color is iconic: “Pantone rose” is a registered trademark for Austria’s signature snack – Manner Schnitten, the pink block of hazelnut ...

Brands to Know for Getting Around and out of Town

When it comes to stress, there is nothing like a getaway to soothe the nerves. No hotel, no taxis, just a tent and a backpack can suffice. Staying in ...

How to Relax in Urban Vienna

Finding ways to take it easy in the city bustle can give you new strength in health and spiritIt’s Monday; you wake up to a leak in your kitch...

Sport | A Beginner’s Guide to Whitewater Rafting on the Salza River

Rafting in the Mostviertel may be a thrill, but to Rudi Scheiblechner, it’s business as usualBraving the elements armed only with a paddle, ev...

How Fear Makes you an Instant Superhero 

The fight-or-flight response is designed to prepare us for danger, but what really happens, when the adrenaline kicks in?On a bright sunny morni...

How the Wiener Festwochen are Breaking all the Rules in 2017

The Wiener Festwochen push the envelope with a new co-director setting the toneBeing voted “most-livable” city can be a double-edged sword. Ever...

Vienna’s Best Boutiques

They go unnoticed by many and are treasured by a chosen few. Vienna’s best boutiques are on the rise and we chose a select sample to get you through M...

Advertorial | Why Rail Will Rule European Transport in the 21st Century

Austrian logistics giant LTE is making use of the new Silk Road and plans to have 4,000 trains transporting goods between China and Europe in five yea...

On The Vine | More Wine? Don’t Schwitz, it’s Totally Kosher

After eons, kosher wine finally maturesWine in the Levante may date back to pre-biblical times, but until recently, Israel was not producing muc...

Last Word | May 2017 | Nervenkitzel

To be truly integrated in Vienna there are certain terms no dictionary or Deutschkurs will properly explain.But you’re no stranger, so here’s this...

Vienna’s Icelandic Eatery Promises Northern Comfort the 9th District

While Austria undoubtedly has a lock on gorgeous alpine scenery as well as prime meat, dairy and produce in abundance, the one sore point is a marked ...

Red Bull Art of Motion Freerunner Pamela Forster Gets her Parkour on

From the moment her feet hit the pavement, Pamela Forster took the streets of Vienna by storm.She joins the Red Bull Art of Motion competition eve...

From our Readers | May 2017

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...

Books | The Vanquished by Robert Gerwarth

In The Vanquished, Robert Gerwarth attempts a more nuanced look at WW1 and why the carnage didn’t end in 1918.On September 11, 1919, Gabriele D’...

How Hermann Hauser Gets Lucky in Deep Tech

We spoke to the Austrian-born serial entrepreneur and venture capitalist Hermann Hauser about betting on the market, reading a team and digging into...

Special Report | Michael Häupl’s Fall From Grace

Vienna’s eternal mayor Michael Häupl is under mounting pressure to step down. And the squeeze is coming from within his own partyThe basic chron...

What Austrian Media Wrote About in April 2017

A quick and dirty synopsis of last month’s headlines in ViennaAustria’s Richest Man Seeks Truth Red Bull tycoon Dietrich Mateschitz is partne...