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Re-Imagining Galicia

The mythic region at the edge of the Empire was once the cultural heart of Eastern Europe. Today, it is the engine of change pulling Ukraine to the We...

10 Things We Love Right Now

Here are ten of our favourite products to guide your next shopping spree. ORAL B GENIUS 9000This ingenious toothbrush uses facial recognition tec...

Stats That Matter | Who Built Vienna

Throughout the ages, Vienna has been shaped by many architectural styles. We selected some of the most influential ones and the monuments they h...

Explore Glorious Ukraine

Europe’s second-largest country flaunts the blue of its skies and the golden fields of wheat in its flag – but Ukraine has so much more to offer....

Must-See Art Events This Month

Take a closer look at Claude Monet's impressive collections at the Albertina, and celebrate up-and-coming local and international art at the Vienna De...

The Art We Live In

 Often appreciation is just a question of perspective. As a high school student in Vienna, I spent warm afternoons riding my bike down th...

The Architecture of Empire

Across the sprawling Habsburg monarchy, castles and courtyards, opera houses and onion domes projected their power and today the heritage of a shared ...

Local Finds | Architecture

Whether it’s with handmade leather crafts, a hot new fashion emporium or tiny houses for everyone, this month’s local finds make it easy to express yo...

Where to Cycle in the Fall | Thermenradweg

Lower Austria's Thermenradweg bike path is an impressionist dream just south of ViennaWaterways tell stories that have touched generations. Sometim...

The Last Word | Pfuschen

Here's is this month's Last Word Verb. 1. To do a slipshod, haphazard, unprofessional or poor-quality job; 2. To work with inferior materials; 3. To ...

A Nation on the Move

Placed firmly on the fault lines of Europe, Ukraine looks both East and West. Yet, what Ukrainians fight for is nothing less than their future.A...

ELO and Waves Vienna

The 1970s pop icons are reunited and on tour at Jeff Lynne's Electric Light Orchestra, and up-and-coming tour Vienna’s most storied venues at the Wave...

Hedy Lamarr’s Life Story in Bombshell

Bombshell recounts the life of Hedy Lamarr: Austrian émigré, Hollywood diva – and inventor."Any girl can look glamorous, aLL she has to do is stand ...

Back to the Fatherland

Three Israelis return to the land of their ancestors, confronting the specters of the past and challenges of the present.How to live in a countr...

The Man Who Killed Don Quixote

Nearly 30 years in the making, director Terry Gilliam finally realizes his passion project in his new film.Famous for his single-minded determin...

Our Pick for the Best Beer in Vienna

Intensive Care: The Delirium Café brings a bit of Belgian cheer to Vienna’s lager-battered heart.No matter the month or temperature, it’s always...

Wrenkh | Ready for Prime Time

The brothers Wrenkh build on family and history.Practically growing up in the kitchen of their parents’ pioneering vegetarian restaurant in the ...

Turnhalle Café | Hidden Cornucopia

In a crowded brunch landscape, Turnhalle im brick5 offers exceptional organic fare in a relaxed environment.When the doors to Turnhalle im brick...

Design for Living

In Rebel Modernists, Liane Lefaivre traces 120 years of Viennese design since Otto Wagner.Urban design has a long and distinguished history in Vie...

Saving the White Stallions

How the US Army helped preserve the famed Lipizzaners in the final days of WWII.Weeks from the end of the Second World War, a rogue unit of the Am...

Altlerchenfeld | Laying Low, Living Large

If Goldilocks had to choose a neighborhood in Vienna, it might be Altlerchenfeld.Laidback yet central, this neighborhood strikes the perfect balanc...

New Kids in Town

The Junges Ensemble at the Theater an der Wien: boot camp for six newly minted opera singers.The opera world can be “a crazy and dangerous place...

Revealing Spaces

At the Architekturzentrum Wien, the exhibits are just the tip of the iceberg.If you can’t make it to Kannikegården this month to see Lundgaard &...

Virtual Nightmares at the Wiener Prater

The Clown updates the classic ghost train inside the world’s oldest theme park.There is something deeply unsettling about a clown that’s not put...

How the Hundertwasser House Was Built | An Interview with Elfriede Forte

“He put so much love and dedication into this project. It’s no longer comprehensible what he accomplished here.”Whether it’s looking over the gree...

“Architecture is always all around us.” | A Chat with Angelika Fitz

“If you don’t want to look at art, you can choose not to hang any on your wall. Architecture is always all around us. You can’t just tune it out.”...

#MeTwo

A debate unleashed by the hashtag #metwo highlights the need to fight everyday racism – and how listening is still a tall order.In recent weeks,...

“I Was Here” | An Interview with Anne Catherine Fleith

“When I go back to my buildings and see how people interact with it – that’s the best present I could ask for.”In 2002, blue stickers began to a...

Keeping Watch of Fundamental Rights

How an EU agency in Vienna urges us all to be vigilantAs citizens of the European Union, we often take our rights for granted. For us, it has be...

An Interview with Architecture Professor Baerbel Mueller

“Some of the most famous architects in the world – Zaha Hadid, Kazuyo Sejima – are non-Western, non-European women. That says a lot about how ‘emancip...

Renting Riddles

Housing in Vienna is relatively affordable, but figuring out what rent you actually ought to pay is surprisingly complicated.Property in Vienna ...

The Sociable City

Conversations with Viennese architects reveal the secrets to creating a liveable city.“Everything is Architecture,” wrote the Pritzker prize-win...

Affordable Luxury

For nearly a century, Vienna’s Gemeindebauten have gotten municipal housing projects right.Picture the clusters of typical multistoried apartmen...

The Boards that Mean Vienna’s World

Pursuing a career in acting, like most fields, requires perseverance and a strong belief in yourselfHave you ever wondered what it takes to beco...

This Month’s Weird News

Check out this month's odd and outrageous news stories! Used Kitchen Ad Comes with Mysogonist Quip. Viennese humor can easily be lost on non-German ...

Wolf Prix | The Deconstructed Architect

We spoke to Wolf Prix, one of the founders of the Deconstructivist movement. At Coop Himmelb(l)au, Wolf Prix’s 5th district Architecture studio, the ...

The Draft Dodgers

An expat muses on the virtues of fresh air.Before moving to Vienna in July 2001, I spent my final weeks in New York suffering through the witherin...

Rethinking Nationalism

At the root of Europe’s malaise is a philosophical paradox over what it means to be human.On a summer afternoon in 1991 soon after the collapse ...

(No) Pity for Christian Kern

Why the SPÖ leader rides his bike, has some enemies and is not to be envied.Let’s call it a really bad losing streak, not a personal failure. Th...
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