You’ve probably been to “Tschuschistan” and you didn’t even know it. There is no border and you don’t need a passport. But if you’ve ever bought an eggplant at Brunnenmarkt, eaten ćevapi in Balkanika, tasted a sugary baklavain Restaurant Kent or sipped black coffee from a demitasse on Yppenplatz in Vienna’s 16th district, you’ve been there. It’s where the siblings Enes […]
At a Vienna Design Week-sponsored event earlier this year, panelists discussed “the direction in which toilet trends will flush us and how we can make the world at ‘the quiet place’ a better one.” Not so frivolous considering the bitter contests over transgender bathroom access and endless queues for women’s restrooms. Integrating change sensitively into […]
As the natives flee town for their vacation, why not make the city your oyster?
Vienna is a city that revels in its past. Over the centuries, the clatter of Fiaker plying their trade in the 1st district has never stopped and every Viennese knows how charming Empress Sissi looked riding sidesaddle through Laxenburg. With centuries of equestrian history, Austria’s capital still offers many possibilities for horseback riding in town […]
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 […]
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 […]