As the natives flee town for their vacation, why not make the city your oyster?
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 […]
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 plant, whole fleets of subway cars are built, giving jobs to 1,300 workers. Special rules apply on […]
Lower Austria’s Thermenradweg bike path is an impressionist dream just south of Vienna Waterways tell stories that have touched generations. Sometimes they have a silvery glimmer, sometimes green, golden or shades of blue, reflecting the sky, the clouds, the bridges or the trees along the way, filling the imaginations of poets, painters or composers. I […]
Housing in Vienna is relatively affordable, but figuring out what rent you actually ought to pay is surprisingly complicated. Property in Vienna has evolved over the centuries to a potpourri of styles and purposes. Similarly, the city ’s rental ...
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 […]
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 […]
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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 […]