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Vienna
Saturday, October 20, 2018
unwg
Many of us mark the date on our calendar every year, thinking: It is again time to taste delicious Argentinian steaks; buy natural South African Protea flowers; and get some Christmas gifts from all over the world. All this and more can be enjoyed at the Bazaar of the UNWG (United Nations Women's Guild) at the Austrian Center on...
Ball season is back and we asked how the tradition has endured so long and what changes will keep the debutantes coming. Ball season is like a microcosm of Viennese life. Well, a certain kind of life. The pillars of each community – confectioners, coffee brewers, musicians or doctors – meet with the 18-year-olds “entering” society, whatever that means nowadays....
vienna art week
This year’s Vienna Art Week motto will focus on the relationships between art and technology in locations all over Vienna Like every year, most of Vienna’s major museums, galleries, independent exhibition venues and art spaces will join forces this November to offer a comprehensive look into the Viennese art scene, with over 200 events by 70 program partners. This year’s motto:...
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 perfect Sunday.  A day spent...
We took five minutes with Wiener Schmucktage co-creator Christina Werner to discuss the six-day event which celebrates and promotes Austrian and international jewelers in Vienna. Take part in tours, workshops and lectures about the latest developments in the jewelry world. Why did you Veronika Schwarzinger decide to create Wiener Schmucktage? In 2014, I learned about the Nacht der Schmuckkunst, Night of...
Vienna Summer
As the natives flee town for their vacation, why not make the city your oyster? "How beautiful Vienna would be without all those Viennese,” quipped Austrian cabarettist Georg Kreisler. Today he would no doubt be pleased to know that his wish comes true every year when, for about two months, the Viennese escape the city for a Sommerfrische (vacation) in...
Discretion and privacy are paramount at the Hotel Orient – Vienna's time-honored institution of lust and debauchery   Walking downhill from the Freyung, the elegant Jugend-stil entrance of the Hotel Orient at the bottom of the Tiefer Graben appears out of the shadows. You ring the bell; the door opens. Before stepping inside, you scan the sidewalk hoping no one notices –...
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 convinced I’m at an open mic night in a Dublin pub, not the Schottenstift monastery...
Wiener
Those moments when you realize you’ve become Viennese Being designated “Viennese” is a title that must be earned by anyone who is not a native here – and not easily. I moved to Vienna six years ago from a Midwestern town where everyone greeted each other on the street and someone bagged your groceries for you at the supermarket. It...
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