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Friday, October 19, 2018
We talked to four guardians of our collective consciousness in the world of photography, hospitality, urban history and children’s books “None of us has reinvented the wheel. And no one has invented anything to replace it either. Often one must draw on very old things to further develop new ones.” Meeting up with...
One of three brothers, Markus Kreisel is at the forefront of innovation in e-mobility and energy solutions – in the Mühlviertel, of all places. Dozens of new chairs were being rolled into the glassed-in office across from the meeting room where we sat at the breathtaking Headquarters of Kreisel Electric...
The director and general manager of the Schönbrunn Zoo, Dagmar Schratter, spoke to us about activism, animal husbandry, why some frogs wave and the tricks of impregnating an elephant Arriving at the oldest existing zoo in the world, our hosts guided us past the excited chatter of a school class,...
The U.S. Ambassador to Austria, Alexa Wesner has been supporting the Austrian startup community since she took office in 2013. Her commitment stems from her own experience as a serial entrepreneur. We asked her what she thinks are the most important elements when it comes to developing a successful...
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...
When someone asks Cornelia Dworak to jump, she answers, “How high?” – literally. Stuntwoman Whether it involves bungee jumping, parachuting, scuba diving or sword- play, over the past 10 years, Dworak, 36, has learned that choreographing stunts for films and TV requires a combination of preparation and on-the-spot adaptability. With experience,...
Going to unfamiliar places can be daunting. We spoke to a youth hostel manager, an explorer turned Airbnb host, a flight attendant and a tourism board manager to find out how they help you make the most of your trip Lebenskünstler Don’t ask Michael Fischer where he’s from. It’s one of...
Whether we’re getting around by car, bike, metro or just heading across the street, it takes a whole city to keep us mobile. "The main reason people should cycle is not just to ride a bike, it’s about choosing the most sustainable form of mobility in order to improve our quality of life.” Like many people, Roland...
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 Durchblicker founder Reinhold Baudisch and his hero, Armin Strbac of Shpock.   Reinhold Baudisch / Durchblicker   Role: Co-Founder & Managing Director What they do: Help consumers compare options,...
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