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Wednesday, November 14, 2018
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 plant, whole fleets of subway cars are built, giving jobs to 1,300 workers. Special rules apply on the factory floor: Street shoes...
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 purposes. Similarly, the city ’s rental code piles provision on provision – some still in force after 100 years – and new...
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-manicured residential court-yards brought to life with the exciting chatter of families and children. Anyone unfamiliar with the city could be forgiven for mistaking them with private luxury condominiums: in...
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 Lower Austria, more than 50 percent of its area is green spaces, making it one of the lushest capitals in the world....
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 convinced I’m at an open mic night in a Dublin pub, not the Schottenstift monastery...
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 deeper than a waltz played at midnight every New Year’s Eve: ever since the late 1970s when the Donauinsel (Danube Island) was...
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 traditional coffeehouses, Feyer is part of a blossoming so-called “third wave” coffee scene that has become a lively...
Vienna's Hauptbahnhof has spawned a whole new neighborhood. Even in a metropolis as staunchly traditional as Vienna, change is the only constant. It is a place where historical, architectural masterpieces coexist next to cutting edge, modern skyscrapers and lush, green city parks – all connected by the Vienna transport network. But creating a new, functioning quarter in a city of steady growth and renewal still poses some challenges. With the construction of the...
akademie der bildenden künste
The Akademie der bildenden Künste has helped turn generations of students from all over the world into masters of the visual arts. Behind the heavy wooden doors, the whitewashed walls were crammed with lockers and board shelving stocked with sawdust-caked machinery, well-oiled and ready to use.
 But not today, as students, layered against the January chill, summoned their courage to...
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