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Vienna
Wednesday, July 18, 2018
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...
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 sawdust-caked machinery, well-oiled and ready to use.
 But not today, as students, layered against the January chill, summoned their courage to...
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 scrambled up a merciless shortcut. Starting out from Mödling, just a few stops on the S-Bahn commuter train from the city center, we had walked...
mozart grave
Mozart's Final Resting PlaceThe myth that a destitute Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was buried and abandoned in an unmarked mass grave persists to this day. The movie Amadeus perpetuates this notion, along with a sense of poetic justice for Mozart, who took his own fortunes for granted.  So when I went to explore St. Marx Cemetery, the maestro’s final resting place,...
city life shaking gratzl
Gracious old Vienna can be set in its ways. But a few entrepreneurs and activists are trying to do things differentlyBy Alexander Fanta & Christoph SchlemmerHalf a century ago, Vienna was a very conservative place. To prove just how conservative, artist Günter Brus set out one day in July 1965.  He decked himself out entirely in white paint, adding...
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indoor skydiving vienna
Windobona offers indoor skydiving as a first step into the great blue yonderI’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 rush never held much appeal to me. So when I was invited to Windobona, an indoor sky diving simulator at Vienna’s Prater,...
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The Bosnian war brought a wave of migrants fleeing to Vienna. We somehow muddled through. How did we manage?When the first shots were fired in a town a few hundred kilometers away, Kemal Smajic’s parents thought it might pass. A few days later, Serbian militiamen marched through their hometown of Zvornik in eastern Bosnia and told all the Muslims...
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