charms of the Ferris wheel and park
A whistle blares unmistakably through the bushes and shrubs. The little train is ready to depart. “Einsteigen bitte!” (All aboard!) says an automated voice. The green passenger car with yellow wheels and the No. 5 printed on the side shudders into action. The Böhmischer Prater (Bohemian ­Pra­ter) on Laaer Berg in Vienna’s 10th district is […]
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role-players at Comic Con in Vienna
A growing number of conventions and groups prove that dressing up doesn’t have to end when you grow up. It’s undeniable: Nerd culture has moved into the mainstream. The gaming industry is bigger than Hollywood, Korean pop music is a global phenomenon, and the world’s richest man is a computer scientist who started an online […]
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Vienna’s pools are more than just a place to cool off, they are an arena for the city’s social life
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Centennial of the Bundesgärten in Vienna
Austria’s Bundesgärten celebrate a century in bloom Michaela Rathbauer comes to work at 7 in the morning. First, she delegates the tasks for the day to the gardeners working under her, ensures they wear protective gear and then starts her day’s work. With the nip in the air fading, she is already planning for spring. […]
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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...
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