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Vienna
Monday, January 22, 2018
beisl cafe industrie closing
The closing of the beloved Café Industrie on the Margaretengürtel in May made headlines in ViennaA family Lokal handed down from mother to daughter into the 3rd generation, the café ran headlong into a group of stuffy neighbors complaining of noise – which was strange. After all the Gürtel was far noisier.But this was just one of a long...
ZIB Magazin
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medical care
What do Mozart, Alpine Skiing, and Austrian Healthcare Have in Common?They are all sources of immense national pride. Everyone in Austria has access to comprehensive medical care, and around 90% of the population rate the system as very good or quite good. But no policy could call itself Austrian if it did not come with a healthy dose of...
The importance of art depends on what society makes of it. Four pillars of Vienna’s art scene told us how they – a museum director, a curator, a gallerist and an art collector – want to affect and promote artists and their work.  Hans-Peter Wipplinger Director of the Leopold Museum“A museum must not be a graveyard of history.”Having started as director...
profile
On our path to a knowledge society, understanding the world around us is ever more importantWhen asked what he does for a living, Lutz-Helmut Schön, 70, first tries to show rather than tell. He takes out a kind of manual clock that can supposedly tell the time using weights in a semi-circle formation, hoping to spark our curiosity. Schön...
tamara mascara
Whether she's playing games with gender and sexuality, or just celebrating love, music, fashion, this drag queen is an expert on being fabulousTamara Mascara, Drag Queen  I’m a Wiener – I love saying that. In Austria we have one Wurst, but I’m a Wiener! When Tamara Mascara came to meet us at a little coffeehouse in the 1st district, she took a taxi. An...
nicolas venturini
There are no rules in the world of luxury except that everything goes. The people who work with this clientele don’t sell a mere product, but provide an experience and a certain identityby Dardis McNamee & Janima NamCustom shirtmakerRepresenting the third generation of a 100-year-old business run from one small shop in the 1st district, Nicolas Venturini, 44, has...
Living and Working in Austria
Austrians appreciate a fair day’s work if it doesn’t interfere too much with their private lives. But as the economic heart of Central Europe, the country scrambles to redefine its relationship with work“It’ll be like the Staatsvertrag,” scoffs 29-year-old Jan Stiglitz over the clinking of glasses. That is, the employment contract the young Czech will be signing the following...
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