WestbahnstraĂźe
Vienna may not be quite as hip as Berlin – though not from lack of trying, as anyone who’s been to WestbahnstraĂźe in the 7th district can attest. Armies of young and trendy 20- to 30-somethings roam here, slurping superfood smoothies and soy chai lattes while perusing sustainable independent fashion and vinyl records. But really, don’t […]
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growing 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 was like being let out of a cage. At least that’s how I remember it: Set free in a paradise of jewelry...
Riding clubs vienna
In Vienna riding clubs, lessons, dressage, tracks and majestic horses are just a few bus stops away. Vienna is a city that revels in its past, with living tradition the order of the day. Here the clatter of Fiaker plying their trade in the 1st district has never stopped and every Viennese knows how charming […]
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Puns intended: Spot the six cheesy puns in the article! Whether you are single or in a relationship, Valentine’s day can be stressful – unless you've acquired an impressive zen of indifference towards it. Either way, I do not like staying at home ...
skiing near Vienna
It's almost the weekend, and you feel like going outdoors instead of spending another day watching Netflix in bed. Why not go skiing or snowboarding? Thankfully, in Austria, powdered slopes are never far away! All the resorts mentioned are within...
Particularly during the holidays, it’s impossible to avoid the hustle and bustle of the 1st district – from Schottentor to Stubentor, you’re bombarded by sights, sounds and noises. Yet, nestled between the busy Graben and the majestic Hofbu...
How Austrians know who they are On November 18, the afternoon temperature suddenly dropped to an icy chill and the first flakes of snow began to fall. By evening in Vienna, there was a light dusting on the cars, and by early morning, a light blanket of white covered the shed roof below the window. […]
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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 tape that indicates positions for props, actors and dancers, it’s baffling for the uninitiated but an open book […]
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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 ...
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