Leonard Bernstein
Leonard Bernstein’s nephew explores the icon’s love for the city of Beethoven, Brahms and Mahler and how it helped him overcome Austria’s Nazi past. Mounted outside Vienna’s Konzerthaus entrance is a bronze plaque displaying th...
Shades Tours
Think you know the city inside out? Perhaps you should change your perspective. Just beneath Vienna’s shiny surface Shades Tours uncovers another world Dieter searches the kitchen for a bottle of Tabasco to season tonight’s spaghetti sauce, while Robert cuts lettuce for the Greek salad. Meanwhile, 47 hungry men are looking forward to savoring their […]
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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...
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...
Vienna
How to accumulate an international circle in Vienna If you’ve been living in Vienna as an expat for quite some time, you might’ve noticed that the Viennese people aren’t particularly fond of meeting other people. In fact, according to German Language Center Vienna, most Viennese seldom entertain small talk, let alone have conversations about personal […]
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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 […]
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third wave coffee
Vienna Kaffeehauskultur shifts to third wave coffee shops There is so much more to coffee than just caffeine,” Philip Feyer sighed while we enjoyed a cup at his coffee bar, Jonas Reindl, across from the Votivkirche. In a city famous for its trad...
€10,000 in prizes awarded to the top three video shorts about Vienna Last June, when the Vienna Business Agency (Wirtschaftsagentur Wien) put out a call for entries for its video contest “200 Seconds Vienna – Pitch the City,” it might have been a bit worried that the resulting submissions would be a bit too amateurish, […]
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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 ...
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