© Billy Joel
Slow down . . . what's the hurry about? You'd better cool it off before you burn it out You've got so much to do And only so many hours in a day   But you know that when the truth is told That you can get what you want or you can ju...
A clever Marketing campaign has the whole city perplexed.   If you’re one of the many people wondering what the t-shirts, button-downs and tank tops were doing strung along Mariahilferstraße, look no furthur. A clothes line stretching fro...

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.) &...
A change ain’t gonna come Visitors to this highly livable city are often surprised to find Vienna a smoker’s paradise. For a prosperous, western European country, Austria has a widespread smoking population, comparatively low prices for cigarettes, ...
I’m not in Ireland; I’m still in Austria, at a stop on Vienna’s annual citywide, city-sponsored walking tour called Routes. But for a moment before a cheery guide snaps me out of my trance — “Time to go to the next station, everyone!” — I’m convin...
indoor skydiving vienna
Windobona offers indoor skydiving as a first step into the great blue yonder I’ve never been an adrenaline junkie, preferring to leave extreme sports to manic, over-caffeinated types. Jumping out of a perfectly good airplane simply for the rus...
Vienna’s famed forest brings the pleasures of the wild within reach “Blimey!” exclaimed Iain, a seasoned hill runner from Scotland. “Incredible that there are such steep hills so close to Vienna,” he said as we scramble...
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...
akademie der bildenden künste
The Akademie der bildenden Künste has helped turn generations of students from all over the world into masters of the visual arts. Behind the heavy wooden doors, the whitewashed walls were crammed with lockers and board shelving stocked with saw...
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