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A Recipe for Great Minds

From saving mothers to preventing blood clots and unraveling the secrets of our physical universe, Vienna’s scientists have advanced humanity through the ages.
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The Sounds from Afar and Around

You‚Äôve probably been to ‚ÄúTschuschistan‚ÄĚ and you didn‚Äôt even know it. There is no border and you don‚Äôt need a passport.But if you‚Äôve eve...

7 Austrian Expressions that Sound Hilarious in English

Translating expressions word for word into another language seldom makes sense, as anyone who ever tried it can attest. Chances are you will be met with befuddled looks or cackling laughter, like a human version of google translate.

Social Networks or Social Nightmares? | Panel Discussion With Roger McNamee

On Friday, 27 September 2019, Roger McNamee, Evgeny Morozov, Max Schrems and Shalini Randeria will be talking about Facebook and how it's changing our societies on the panel "Social Networks or Social Nightmares?" at the Vienna Humanities Festival.

How To… Become an Art Collector

The scene may feel like an impenetrable world from the outside. In truth, it‚Äôs within any art lover‚Äôs reach. The trick is knowing where to look ‚Äď and how.

Someone’s Gotta Do It

Bins full of sorted junk, sewage, waste - and all that trash...For all cities, garbage is a fact of life that must be managed - but for Vienna, waste ...

How to…Play Games in Vienna

Forget the idea of Vienna as a big open-air museum. It's¬†really one big playground.‚ÄúJackpot!‚ÄĚ a young woman yells excitedly, after her boyfriend m...

Expatriate Games

The Austrian Football League has long been a European powerhouse, with little help needed from across the pond.Building a broad fan base for a non...

Austria’s Hidden Champions

Between 175 and 200 Austrian companies are considered to be hidden champions. That’s the highest density per capita in the world. These companies are ...

Banking for the People

In the first installment of our new series of how expats built their careers in Vienna, we talked to Maurizio Poletto, the designer behind E...

How to Grow Up in Vienna

Coming of age in Vienna can be frightening, freeing and exhilarating at the same time - just like growing up.Arriving in Vienna at 14 wa...

The Code Makers

Programmers are in high demand. Two Viennese are helping more women to close the digital gap.It’s going on 18:30, but the windows of the...

How To … Live Like A Real Viennese

Start with eating, end with drinking ‚Äď and take in the Gem√ľtlichkeit on the way.Coming from a chaotic, colorful and noisy part of Italy, a little ...

The Past as Future for Music in Vienna

In Japan, Vienna is the Ongaku no Miyako, ‚Äúthe capital of music,‚ÄĚ and that‚Äôs where Mayu Kotari wanted to be. A pianist from Tokyo, Kotari has been liv...

Sports | Hit Me!

With more women getting involved in combat sports, we visited one of Vienna’s all-women gyms. The only man in the room has no arms, legs, hands, feet...

Technology | Breaking the Ice Ceiling

A thousand women are challenging the boys’ club of science by making a research expedition to Antarctica to raise awareness for climate change.A...

Get the Hang of Wiener Schmäh

Schmäh may not be the first thing you notice when you arrive in Vienna. But it comes up soon enough In school, for example: My children were astonish...

Jokes Aside | Vienna’s International Comedy Scene

Austria’s comedy scene gets some international flair as English language stand-up grows in Vienna Downstairs, the room is cozy but packed, the bare b...

Industry Next Door

Like the trams and trains produced by Siemens, manufacturing is still part of Vienna. Glowing sparks arc through the air as massive cranes transport ...

From Slaughterhouse to Lighthouse

Biomedical research in Vienna is revealing the secrets of life, as two research institutes make breakthroughs in cancer treatment. The announcement c...

Buy me a Forest

It’s not easy to buy woodlands in Austria. You need passion, roots in the local area and many millions. Cord Prinzhorn, the chief executive officer o...

How to… Visit a Factory in Vienna

See how Augarten porcelain is crafted, learn how to make chocolate pralines, and sample Schlumberger Sekt right at the source Walking through the Ott...

Where to Cycle in the Fall | Thermenradweg

Lower Austria's Thermenradweg bike path is an impressionist dream just south of ViennaWaterways tell stories that have touched generations. Sometim...

Renting Riddles

Housing in Vienna is relatively affordable, but figuring out what rent you actually ought to pay is surprisingly complicated.Property in Vienna ...

Affordable Luxury

For nearly a century, Vienna’s Gemeindebauten have gotten municipal housing projects right.Picture the clusters of typical multistoried apartmen...

The Boards that Mean Vienna’s World

Pursuing a career in acting, like most fields, requires perseverance and a strong belief in yourselfHave you ever wondered what it takes to beco...

Cricket in Austria | Searching for the Perfect Pitch

Cricket is everywhere in Austria ‚Äď if you know where to look."Er spielt f√ľr uns!‚ÄĚ (‚ÄúHe‚Äôs playing for¬†us‚ÄĚ) comes the ¬≠repeated ¬≠chirp ¬≠from somew...

How to Keep a Dog in Vienna

Man’s best friend lives the good life in our city. It’s your job to get him trained, vaccinated and properly licensedGustl, a six-month old gold...

Our Local Finds This Summer

As summer hits a crescendo, we check out some intriguing new concepts, from quality pet food to alternative medicine and Japanese denim.IRON HEART...

A League of Their Own | Baseball in Vienna

Vienna’s baseball teams aim for the bleachersIf you happen to be near the Lusthaus, at the southern end of the Prater Hauptallee on a sunny Satu...

The Rocky Road to Copa Cagrana

After winning a lengthy lawsuit, the city is finally revamping the infamous Copa CagranaVienna’s relationship with the Danube is an ongoing love...

Taming the Great River | Vienna’s Healthy Relationship with the Danube

Vienna has been shaping its stretch of the Danube for 500 years. But only in the 19th century was it possible to alter Vienna’s riverscape and revamp ...

How to… Learn to Cook Viennese

Pull your own Apfelstrudel dough, make a perfect Wiener Schnitzel ‚Äď passionate chefs offer tasting tours and —Āourses. Maybe you‚Äôve come to love Aus...

Reinventing Veltliner | Are Austrian Wines Ready for the Global Stage?

From the Wachau‚Äôs Gr√ľner Veltliner to Vienna‚Äôs¬†Gemischter Satz, Austrian wines have¬†reinvented themselves onto the global stage.In the theater o...

How Vienna Moves It

Vienna has taken a lead in modern mobility solutions and public transports for decades. As pollution, congestion and the climate crisis become an ever...

Our Favorite Things | April 2018

A nod to simpler times, the weight of this brass beauty creates optimal weight for long writing, its gel roll design providing exceptionally e...

What You Need to Know to Get a Job at the United Nations

It often seems impossible for an outsider to get a job at the UN. But is it really?‚ÄúNo,‚ÄĚ said Linda Starodub, who recently retired from 30 plus ye...

Commuting 2.0 | Comparing Solutions That Work for You

New modes of transport are trying to change the way we travel. But are they really a match for Austria’s time-tested infrastructure?Austria’s trai...

How to Get an Austrian Driver’s License

Feeling the urge to get out of town and hit the open road? It may be time to take the plunge and get legal.It had been snowing all night. Ski ...

Vienna International Cycle Club’s Social Media Success Story

The Vienna International Cycle Club is a social media success story. It’s a Sunday morning and the clock is approaching ten in the morning. On the St...

Vienna Transport Museum | A Love Letter to the Tram

A love letter to the Straßenbahn, Vienna’s Transport Museum offers insight into commuter habits.Vienna has an ongoing love affair with its Straßen...

Check out Ali Rabbani’s Favorite Things | March 2018

It may have an ultra light frame weighing only 14 grams, but this beast is no featherweight, piping superb wireless stereo sound into your daily r...

These are the Brands to Know In March 2018

Dress well and do good: Being an urban fashionista has never been this sustainable.STELLA McCARTNEY Paul McCartney’s daughter has decided that he...

Austria | Where to go and What to do

There‚Äôs so much the¬†‚ÄúLand of Mountains, Land¬†of Rivers‚ÄĚ ‚Äď as the¬†anthem proclaims ‚Äď has¬†to offer. We've picked¬†some of the loveliest¬†spots and coolest...

These are the Iconic Cars you Should Know

Some things never go out of style. These carmakers are getting great mileage out of banking on these classic designs.Volkswagen Chances are the V...

Beer and Soap | Our Local Finds for February

This February, we have some treats to warm you from the inside and¬†outside ‚Äď bath suds, hearty booze and a home away from home. Beer Lovers Right on...

Advertorial | Democratizing the Financial Markets

Everyone‚Äôs talking about blockchain ‚Äď that mysterious new technology¬†inherently linked to cryptocurrencies. The more it seeps into the¬†public debate, ...

It’s Time to Fix Facebook

My story with Facebook began in early 2006. Mark Zuckerberg, then only 22, was looking for advice. I had been a technology investor for more than two ...

How to Get Involved in Politics in Austria

How do you make your voice heard in a country that is not entirely your own?Politics often seems like a cross between a telenovela and a car c...

How to use the Library System in Vienna

With countless books and manuscripts collected over centuries, Vienna has a lot to offer bookworms.There can be magic in a library: illuminate...

Quiz | Still Don’t Know Which Ball to go to?

Ball season is in full swing, and sometimes the overwhelming number of them makes it hard to choose just one. We've picked 8 that might pique your int...

Quiz | Which Vienna coffeehouse is right for you?

The Vienna Coffee Festival is happening this weekend. To get ready, it's important to enjoy the good brown stuff in the right surroundings. Take this ...

5 High Points of Vienna’s Ball Season

I moved to Vienna from warm, sunny Italy for many different reasons, but the most charming by far is ball season.There are few things as magical...

Check out Ali Rabbani’s Favorite Things | December/January 2017

If there is one bit of nostalgia that foreigners and tourists associate with Austria: It’s the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical The Sound of Music, m...

Leonard Bernstein and Vienna: A Complicated Relationship

Leonard Bernstein’s nephew explores the icon’s love for the city of Beethoven, Brahms and Mahler and how it helped him overcome Austria’s Na...
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