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Monday, January 22, 2018
Editor's Letter
It looks easy, being greenIt was less a big lifestyle change,  more a series of little tweaks. When my family moved from the U.S.  to Austria, the differences in environmental awareness were pretty clear, like basic recycling: In the States we had a catch-all blue container, here we even separate colored from clear glass. Some things were less obvious.“Don’t...
Alexander Van der Bellen
After only two months in office, the Austrian president abdicates the Hofburg throne.1 April 2017, Vienna.  Austria’s twice-elected national leader, Alexander van der Bellen, unexpectedly resigned from his post as Bundespresident der Republik Österreich (Federal President of the Republic of Austria, or BRÖ) today. In a hastily called press conference, the long-time Green Party leader, who ran as an...
As reported by der Standard and Kurier, Café Leopold will be opening its doors again on June 15th under new management by the Gyoza Brothers (Ramien, Shanghai Tan). We are proud to host the official Austrian Startups Sommerfest afterparty of the on their terrace the very same day. So don’t be a stranger, drop by and be the first...
may day
May Day is fast approaching, and if you haven't yet experienced the “Tag der Arbeit” (Labor Day) in Vienna, then brace yourself for a day of festivities to celebrate equality, justice and Socialism in Austria.What is the deal with May Day in Vienna? May Day, otherwise known as Tag der Arbeit, is a public holiday in Austria, honoring workers and the labor movement, historically...
robert schenkkan
The Vienna Theatre Project brings Robert Shenkkan’s Building The Wall to life in an atmospheric premiereThe air was hot and thick during the European premiere of Building the Wall at Theater Drachengasse, intensifying a sense of foreboding. Written by award-winning playwright Robert Shenkkan (who had flown in from L.A. for the occasion) and directed by Joanna Godwin-Seidl, the Vienna Theatre...
Vienna Restaurant Week
Calling all foodies! Get ready for Restaurant Week 2017 where over 80 Viennese Restaurants owned by the likes of Toni Mörwald, Juan Amador or Hiroshi Sakai open their doors to food enthusiasts for seven days at reduced prices! Two-course lunches will be € 14,50 and three-course dinners € 29,50. Two-star restaurants may charge additional fees of € 5 for lunch...
indoor skydiving vienna
Windobona offers indoor skydiving as a first step into the great blue yonderI’ve never been an adrenaline junkie, preferring to leave extreme sports to manic, over-caffeinated types. Jumping out of a perfectly good airplane simply for the rush never held much appeal to me. So when I was invited to Windobona, an indoor sky diving simulator at Vienna’s Prater,...
last word schiach
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 month’s cheat sheet.SCHIACHadjective. Ugly, unattractive, aesthetically displeasing. Has expanded over the years into a catchall descriptor for anything unpleasant: Previously used mostly in reference to people, clothes, contemporary art and modern architecture, nowadays situations, moods,...
editors letter good life vienna
When Aristotle taught the concept of The Good Life, he called it Eudaimonia, meaning the kind of life one would like to live, or simply, happiness. Some experts say a more apt translation is “human flourishing,” which seems to fit well with Vienna. So how have you been flourishing lately? Have you been eating like royalty, drinking like a...
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