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Vienna
Friday, December 14, 2018
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 books libraries
With countless books and manuscripts collected over centuries, Vienna has a lot to offer bookworms. There can be magic in a library: illuminated by the suffused glow of shaded lamps, entire walls of infinite shelves full of books clear up to the frescoed ceiling, paneled balconies joined together by spiral stairs that might lead you to a collection of tiny...
vienna ball
I moved to Vienna from warm, sunny Italy for many different reasons, but the most charming by far is ball season. There are few things as magical as wearing a long taffeta dress and floating across the ball room in three quarter time in the arms of a sharp-dressed beau. The energy and mirth is infectious, especially during the traditional midnight...
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 the profile of Gustav Mahler. Its inscription marks the date – June 3, 1945 – when “the art of this great musician” – banned as “degenerate”...
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...
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:...
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 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 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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