Vienna’s biggest stages have myriad secrets the audience never gets to see It’s remarkable how daunting, yet fascinating, a few old, chipped wooden boards dangerously inclined toward the audience can be. Crisscrossed with a mosaic of colored tap...
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 brick walls bathed in warm, yellow light. Excited chatter comes from an array of mismatched seats as ...
Like the trams and trains produced by Siemens, manufacturing is still part of Vienna. Glowing sparks arc through the air as massive cranes transport steel structures while loud booms thunder through the assembly hall. At Siemens’ Mobility Division...
Housing in Vienna is relatively affordable, but figuring out what rent you actually ought to pay is surprisingly complicated by Michael Bernstein & Benjamin Wolf Property in Vienna has evolved over the centuries to a potpourri of styles and...
For nearly a century, Vienna’s Gemeindebauten have gotten municipal housing projects right Picture the clusters of typical multistoried apartment buildings speckled across Vienna: the ones with hanging balconies, sometimes enclosing well-manicur...
Despite urbanization, Viennese wildlife is thriving Vienna may be best known for its grand imperial architecture and cosmopolitan center, but it has another side to it not usually fea­tured in guidebooks: With the city limits extending deep into...
I’m not in Ireland; I’m still in Austria, at a stop on Vienna’s annual citywide, city-sponsored walking tour called Routes. But for a moment before a cheery guide snaps me out of my trance — “Time to go to the next station, everyone!” — I’m convin...
After winning a lengthy lawsuit, the city is finally revamping the infamous Copa Cagrana Vienna’s relationship with the Danube is an ongoing love story, perhaps best expressed by Johann Strauss Jr.’s stir-ring Blue Danube. But the affair goes de...
third wave coffee
Vienna Kaffeehauskultur shifts to third wave coffee shops There is so much more to coffee than just caffeine,” Philip Feyer sighed while we enjoyed a cup at his coffee bar, Jonas Reindl, across from the Votivkirche. In a city famous for its trad...
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