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Vienna
Sunday, October 21, 2018
"While I was schlepping a barrow of elephant dung, a passing visitor said, ‘These zoo people always look so damn happy!’ It’s true – I love my job.” - Hannah Schleicher, Zookeeper at Schönbrunn Zoo The first elephant ever born in a zoo was born at Schönbrunn in 1906. The...
“Many people treat their cats like babies in fur costumes. But they are not replacements for children; they have their own special needs.” It is said, a cat has nine lives. But Shawnee, a 10-year-old Maine Coon living in Floridsdorf, seems pretty happy with just the one. His home is...
“The relationship with the horse is often even better than the one with a spouse. We have to both work together and have fun together.” The packed house waited eagerly for the stars to arrive. Taking photos was forbidden. As the performers slowly entered one by one to ceremonial music,...
The rector of the Danube University Krems on education reform, collaboration along the river and the benefits of studying in the countryside. It’s easy to understand why people would want to study here. From the rolling hills coated in vineyards to the petite village streets of Krems an der Donau,...
An interview with Jan de Bruijn, Captain, AMA Waterways “When I was first sailing on the Danube, the rules were not necessarily followed. Maybe it was a Western/Eastern European thing, but it’s gotten a lot better.” At 67, Dutchman Jan de Bruijn is eligible for retirement. But he isn’t going anywhere....
An interview with Manuel Hinterhofer, Director, Wiener Fischereiausschuss “In the old days, the fishermen were the experts, spending a lot of time on the water every day, watching and observing. A lot of this knowledge has been lost.” Out walking along the Danube recently, Manuel Hinterhofer pointed out the shimmering forms...
An interview with Johannes Klos, owner of Danube Roll Ferry “The ferry is something special. It’s something you don’t see or experience every day.” On any given day, a small vessel quietly traverses the Danube between Klosterneuburg and Korneuburg. There is no motor; it glides along a cable suspended 22 meters...
An interview with Heinz-Peter Allmer, Head of Verbund Hydro Power, Lower Danube “Hydropower makes it possible to provide electric current from the river’s current.” Heinz-Peter Allmer is used to receiving compliments on the amazing view from his office – a panoramic expanse of water stretching northward between its lush, tree-lined banks...
It takes all types to build a Republic. We give a voice to people from different backgrounds and generations who shaped and continue to shape Czechia. by Martin Ehl & Luboš Kreč
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