viennna
Vienna continues to grow, blending into the new millennium while keeping its Old World charm. The how and the why.
table at a casino
More revenues, more products and more gambling addicts. With the state reaping both taxes and profits, laws mostly protect operators, not consumers.  “You should always be a bit informed,” declares an elderly gentleman as he collects his Seidl at the bar of the Café Ascot, a high-polish betting parlor across from the Wien Mitte train station […]
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Austrian Business
Engines in India, cable cars in La Paz, logistics on the Silk Road – Austrian technology and exports are at an all-time high. The old station building in the Estación Central is still standing, but the tracks have already been torn up and the trains relocated. A single car tells the story of this station […]
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How Austrians know who they are On November 18, the afternoon temperature suddenly dropped to an icy chill and the first flakes of snow began to fall. By evening in Vienna, there was a light dusting on the cars, and by early morning, a light blanket of white covered the shed roof below the window. […]
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Forget Sissi, Schönbrunn and Apfelstrudel: According to the Viennese, their humor is the city’s most remarkable accomplishment.
Austria may sometimes appear frozen in time. But below the surface, its people power one of the most vibrant globalized economies in the world Skis, steel and tobacco – that’s what Austrians need to make you fly. But not on two planks, dashing downh...
Conversations with Viennese architects reveal the secrets to creating a liveable city. “Everything is Architecture,” wrote the Pritzker prize-winning architect Hans Hollein in 1968. Frustrated by the dreary functional blocks that filled Vienna’s craters left by WWII bombs, Hollein knew architecture had to be about much more than concrete walls. We may be drawn to […]
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Pets
The Viennese love their pets under and their meaty schnitzel on the table. A report on the animals we cuddle and those we devour An elderly lady is walking by Schwedenplatz, followed closely by her golden retriever. She stops at a sausage stand to buy a Käsekrainer sausage in a bun and sits down on […]
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Danube
The mighty river is the lifeblood of the entire southeastern flank of Europe. Cultures flourish, empires fall and ideologies shatter on its shores. The cyclists hurtling down the Danube track near Baja barely catch a glimpse of a small black plaque with gold lettering beneath the road bridge. “At this point on 1st November 1921,” […]
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