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 of an Austrian packaging company, is European new money. But his latest investment is classic Old Wor...
digital revolution
Austrian politics is late to the digital revolution. Past electoral campaigns have typically focused on billboards and traditional media. But in the 2017 election, Americanization was on the rise. By Michael Bernstein with additional reporting by Benjamin Wolf Viewed through rose-colored glasses, Big Data – the collective traces of everything we do digitally – is the […]
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music
In Japan, Vienna is the Ongaku no Miyako, “the capital of music,” and that’s where Mayu Kotari wanted to be. A pianist from Tokyo, Kotari has been living, studying and performing in Vienna for the last four years, and “there couldn’t be a better plac...
blockchain
Everyone’s talking about blockchain – that mysterious new technology inherently linked to cryptocurrencies. The more it seeps into the public debate, the more we focus on its implications for society in general. We’ve seen that digitalization em...
Maurizio Poletto, deigner of the George online banking app
In the first installment of our new series of how expats built their careers in Vienna, we talked to Maurizio Poletto, the designer behind Erste Bank’s acclaimed banking interface, George. As professional marketers and designers know, digitally savvy millennials are some of the toughest customers out there. As early adopters and influencers, millennials have become […]
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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 trains and buses are almost always on time, and Vienna’s public transport system is the envy of cities the world over. Vienna’s cabbies drive spotless Mercedes-Benz taxis.Citybikes are convenient and free for the first hour. When it comes to […]
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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 global leaders in their market while relatively unknown to the public. Here is a map of the 150 A...
jobs united nations
It often seems impossible for an outsider to get a job at the UN. But is it really? “No,” said Linda Starodub, who recently retired from 30 plus years in the UN system, half of it in human resources, “but… it’s complicated.” There are two b...
From the Wachau’s GrĂĽner Veltliner to Vienna’s Gemischter Satz, Austrian wines have reinvented themselves onto the global stage. In the theater of wine, Austria is a character actor. It’s not France, not Italy or Spain – the top three – who together produce almost half of all the world’s wine. But a player it is all the same, offering a […]
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