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 ...
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, crippl...
city life
The Gürtel is a hot spot for live music with no neighbors. On any given Saturday night,  this stretch of pavement flanked by busy roads under the U6 line is packed with revelers. Beneath the brickwork railway arches, live music and beer-infused ...
Ringstraße
This year is the 150th anniversary of our city’s main thoroughfare. After replacing the 13th-century walls, its palatial majesty transformed Vienna from a cramped fortress into a sophisticated capital of European power. "Vienna must become a met...
vienna rent prices
A recent study shows how much space $1,500 per month will get you in the world’s best cities In a recent study, the online renting platform Rent Café declared Vienna the third most affordable city in the EU and the seventh in the World. Last year, they examined how much space you can rent in […]
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Making your stay as a non-EU citizen to Vienna long-term is a big step, with plenty of paperwork attached. But if you plan ahead, you‘ll have your ticket to the good life Vienna residents enjoy. So, you have fallen in love with Vienna. No surprises ...
vienna ball
I moved to Vienna from warm, sunny Italy for many different reasons, but the most charming by far is ball season. There are few things as magical as wearing a long taffeta dress and floating across the ball room in three quarter time in the arms...
For many new expats in Vienna, getting used to commerce-free Sundays in Austria can be a challenge. But those those who’ve been here a while come to recognize its upsides. A cup of tea (well, let’s be honest, several cups of tea), a book and a comfortable chair  – that to me describes the absolutely […]
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Think small

FRANCOIS “ ’Austrian’ is not a very important word. It refers to someone from the land of Austria, which is a pretty tiny country. We can live without the word. For example, can anyone name a famous Austrian?”   (Not one hand is raised.)   BOUBACAR “Mozart.”   FRANCOIS “Mozart was Austrian, yes, but do […]
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