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Vienna
Wednesday, June 20, 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...
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...
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,...
vienna design week
Vienna's Design Week is a feast of ideas that reveal the many ways design enhances our livesGiven any traveler’s willingness to pay for charm, it’s a wonder how many miserable corners fill our world. “It is difficult to design a space that will not attract people,” quipped the American urbanist William H. Whyte in his brilliant documentary The Social...
Baby in Vienna
Metropole contributor Erin East shares some tips for great things to do with your baby in Vienna! Getting out of the house with a baby isn’t easy. You plan the outing down to the minute so it doesn’t interrupt nap times. You feed your baby, change the diaper and pack a bag with just a few minor essentials (diapers, bottles,...
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...
affairs in Vienna
For most of its long history, Vienna has taken a cavalier attitude to stepping out.Something strange began happening shortly after I arrived in Vienna in 2015. There was more innuendo between the genders – a lot more – than in Berlin, where I’d lived for more than a decade. Handshakes that last a moment too long (one ending incredibly awkwardly with...
mountain biking
Trail blazers have made biking in the Wienerwald more accessible. In the freshness of spring, the Vienna Woods are a paradise for mountain biking. There’s luminosity in the young leaves and between the trees, the pungent wild garlic is like a rich carpet of emerald. If you pedal your way over to  the forest above the village of Weidlingbach near Klosterneuburg,...
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, crippled or deranged are evil. It took ages for mental illness to be decriminalized and acknowledged as...
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