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Saturday, April 21, 2018
Learning from the past and looking to the future, a luxury shoemaker, a musician, an economic researcher and urban planner told us about their view on thinking about and planning for the long runRichard Till Reiter CEO of Ludwig Reiter with daughter and assistant Magdalena Reiter“Gustav Mahler said, ‘Tradition is not the worship of the ashes, but the preservation of...
Jewish Vienna
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Death in Vienna
Some Viennese may play down any special relationship with death. But, then again, it’s probably better not to take any chances...It was a stunningly beautiful summer’s day on July 16, 2011, for the final farewell to Otto von Habsburg, the last Crown Prince of Austria-Hungary. And for this day of days, Vienna had pulled out all the stops. By two o’clock, an...
empire to republic slovakia
Bratislava, once at the center of the Empire, is now one of Europe’s youngest capitals.by James Thomson & Carmen Viragova, with Dardis McNameeYou could say that Slovakia is a new country – established as an autonomous state only after the Velvet Revolution in 1992. But that would be very misleading for this ancient land, which was at the center...
Florian Kaps
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franziska waldmann
Head of the Standesamt Landstraße, the woman who has overseen countless international weddings never tires of love storiesFranziska Waldmann, Head of the Standesamt Wien Landstraße Couples who get married here have come to celebrate their love  – this overwhelming feeling that they have for each other. In the 15 years Franziska Waldmann, 35, has worked as a magistrate, she has never seen a...
unesco world heritage
Cities bask in UNESCO world heritage status. But what happens if it conflicts with modern city planning?When Vienna’s Historic Center was officially added to the list of World Heritage Sites in December 2001, mayor Michael Häupl called it a “milestone” in the city’s history. It was unusual, that the center of a thriving, growing metropolis of nearly two million...
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