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Friday, January 19, 2018
switzerland austria
How well do you know your neighbors? We looked into the Alpine Republic’s special relationship with each of themRight in the heart of Europe there is a country where four languages are spoken as a matter of course. It is Austria's richest neighbor. The white spot on maps of the EU, Switzerland is a big foreign investor in Austria,...
christmas markets
Today, the vast majority of Vienna’s Weihnachtsmärkte (Christmas Markets) open, heralding a season of open-air merrymaking Good for gift shopping or simply soaking up the yuletide atmosphere, visits almost invariably end with a mug (or three) of Glühwein (mulled wine), or Punsch, a heated combination of liquor and juice or tea, giving even normally reserved or chilly Austrians a gregarious...
karen dolva
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austrians love hate germans
Austria and Germany share a troubled past, the (almost) same language – and are still worlds apart“Eine Tüte, bitte!” – a casual request at a supermarket checkout – is social suicide for a German in Vienna. For the clueless visitor from the north, Tüte and Sackerl may appear to mean the same thing, i.e. shopping bag. But for a...
austrian news october 2017
A quick-and-dirty synopsis of last month’s Austrian NewsUber Faces Legal Headwinds in ViennaAs in many other cities, an Uber ride is much cheaper in Vienna than taking a taxi. This is due to a lack of clarity in the legislation surrounding taxis and car rental companies. There is currently no law encompassing car sharing services. However, an October ruling...