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Saturday, September 23, 2017
vienna design week
Vienna's Design Week is a feast of ideas that reveal the many ways design enhances our lives Given any traveler’s willingness to pay for charm, it’s a wonder how many miserable corners fill our world. “It is difficult to design a space that will not attract people,” quipped the American urbanist William H. Whyte in his brilliant documentary The Social...
Baby in Vienna
Metropole contributor Erin East shares some tips for great things to do with your baby in Vienna! Getting out of the house with a baby isn’t easy. You plan the outing down to the minute so it doesn’t interrupt nap times. You feed your baby, change the diaper and pack a bag with just a few minor essentials (diapers, bottles,...
Vienna Summer
As the natives flee town for their vacation, why not make the city your oyster? "How beautiful Vienna would be without all those Viennese,” quipped Austrian cabarettist Georg Kreisler. Today he would no doubt be pleased to know that his wish comes true every year when, for about two months, the Viennese escape the city for a Sommerfrische (vacation) in...
affairs in Vienna
For most of its long history, Vienna has taken a cavalier attitude to stepping out. Something strange began happening shortly after I arrived in Vienna in 2015. There was more innuendo between the genders – a lot more – than in Berlin, where I’d lived for more than a decade. Handshakes that last a moment too long (one ending incredibly awkwardly with...
mountain biking
Trail blazers have made biking in the Wienerwald more accessible. In the freshness of spring, the Vienna Woods are a paradise for mountain biking. There’s luminosity in the young leaves and between the trees, the pungent wild garlic is like a rich carpet of emerald. If you pedal your way over to  the forest above the village of Weidlingbach near Klosterneuburg,...
kirche am steinhof
Steinhof is a Wiener Melange of health and history and now the city adds housing to the mix. For centuries, to be considered mad was a life sentence of degradation and worse. As fairy tales tell us, beautiful people are good but the ugly, crippled or deranged are evil. It took ages for mental illness to be decriminalized and acknowledged as...
A frozen Donau
Ice on the Alte Donau is a rare occurrence, bringing equally rare smiles to Vienna winters In all my 15 years of living in Vienna, this winter has been the coldest, by far. Such a ceaseless deep freeze weakens the soul, ­despite the Gemütlichkeit of a warm coffee­house or the elegant finery and extravagance of our Faschingszeit balls. Under the oppressive,...
viennese entrepreneurs
A closer look at leaving the rat race and striking out on your own For many Viennese, being your own boss is the dream of a lifetime. Yes, security matters, and steady employment is still often the ideal. But to some, the thrill of independence far outweighs the risks. And their numbers are growing: New business startups have increased dramatically over...
espionage
Ahhh, Vienna! It’s the city of Gemütlichkeit, semi-precious neutrality, badly and well-kept secrets as well as the go-to location for the odd diplomatic or spy-related kerfuffle. We felt the city should have the last word on its own secrets. Get out your magnifying glass and enjoy!
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