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Friday, October 19, 2018
Vienna’s legendary chef Sohyi Kim about learning on the job, never being satisfied and why she can’t stand salmon. When guests go to Sohyi Kim’s restaurants, they go to visit her. Every place she’s ever run – that’s 13 restaurants in 21 years since she’s been in Vienna – has had an open kitchen. After much learning and experimenting, Kim now...
u-bahn
Vienna’s public transportation is fantastic. From the annual pass that gets you around town for €1 a day to the frequent intervals, it’s pretty much undisputed that the Wiener Linien (Vienna Transit Authority) spoils us all. We begin rolling our eyes when we see a “5” indicated on the minute sign, forgetting that compared to many cities, minute signs are...
With the platform Own Austria, founders Martin Foussek and Thomas Niss aim to help people make better investments through trust and familiarity Few Austrians invest in the stock market. Most estimate it between 4% and 6%, the lowest in the EU. With Own Austria (ownaustria.at), Martin Foussek and Thomas Niss aim to make it easy and inexpensive by offering investors...
wolff
Wine, food and music are essential ingredients for the good life, but so are a roof over your head and people who care about you. With our four interviewees, you are in good hands Working in nature makes you happy - to see how the plants grow and everything comes together. And when you make a product yourself, it is...
Austrian Politics
From Proporz to Verhaberung, participation and influence in Austria go far beyond the walls of Parliament to find an "Austrian solution".  By Margaret Childs & Benjamin Wolf We just moved in,” she said, ushering me into the freshly-painted headquarters of Austria’s youngest political party, Liste Pilz. Underneath a wild head of curls and bubbly enthusiasm, Stephanie Cox is just as new...
More fun with confusing Austro-German idioms Last year we published some entry-level instruction for avoiding embarrassment (or purposefully instigating provincial predilections) in Austria by speaking Piefkenesisch (a.k.a., Hochdeutsch) idiom locally. Ready for more? Gemma! #1 - Schorle, you jest! German tourists might order a Schorle in an Austrian restaurant, but local waiters will clench their teeth and bring them apple juice or...
In our May issue, we teamed up with AustrianStartups to ask twelve Austrian founders to pick their local hero from the startup ecosystem. Today we feature Grape founder Felix Häusler and his hero, Julian Zehetmayr of Mobfox.   Felix Häusler / Grape   Role: Co-Founder & CEO What they do: Grape is a business messaging service that simplifies communication in large companies through intelligent auto-complete. Interesting...
The American International School – Vienna has a long history of shaping tomorrow’s leaders, thinkers and artists. Aerin Lauder Zinterhofer and Jane Lauder are the granddaughters of Estée and Joseph Lauder, founders of the cosmetics giant Estée Lauder. In the 1980s, the sisters attended AIS – with Aerin graduating in 1988 – as their family moved to Vienna as a results of their father’s...
melange
The general manager of the Vienna Tourist Board, Norbert Kettner, shared his plans for “reputation management” and coined our new favorite phrase: Lifestyle Spießer   As we joined him on a cold November afternoon, our conversation with Norbert Kettner turned easily to luxury – a topic Vienna’s tourism sector is certainly no stranger to. However, Kettner believes that our understanding of...
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