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The Allure of the Alps

The lure of Alpinism is stronger than ever– but there’s more to it than just the ascent. It’s about discovering the world from above, and the things in yourself that got you there.
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Vienna’s Swimming Pool Guide

It will be a summer like no other. This year due to Corona, many Viennese will opt to spend a good part of their holiday in the city. Lucky for us, there are few better places for relaxing in the shade and swimming in pools or rivers than Vienna.

Expatriate Games

The Austrian Football League has long been a European powerhouse, with little help needed from across the pond. Building a broad fan base for a non...

Sports | Hit Me!

With more women getting involved in combat sports, we visited one of Vienna’s all-women gyms. The only man in the room has no arms, legs, hands, feet...

Cricket in Austria | Searching for the Perfect Pitch

Cricket is everywhere in Austria – if you know where to look. "Er spielt für uns!” (“He’s playing for us”) comes the ­repeated ­chirp ­from som...

A League of Their Own | Baseball in Vienna

Vienna’s baseball teams aim for the bleachers If you happen to be near the Lusthaus, at the southern end of the Prater Hauptallee on a sunny Satu...

Sport | Mallet-Time: Where to Play Croquet in Vienna

Croquet has a small but fervent fan base in Austria The first challenge you face when discussing croquet in Austria is explaining that it’s not t...

Sports | Formula One returns to the Red Bull Ring

Here are your tips on how to get there from Vienna… The new F1 season truly came alive at the last race in Baku, with a surprise win for Austria’...

8 Things to Remember When Swimming in Vienna

Splash! Swimming pools, like any other enclosed public space, run on rules both official and unwritten to ensure safety and hygiene – these rules go b...

Along for the Run | Chasing Vienna’s Marathon

As the Vienna City Marathon nears, runners gear up for their next big rush. An admission: I am not an avid exerciser. Just recently I picked up...

Sport | Night Skiing at Semmering’s Zauberberg

An after-work ski escape to an illuminated “magic mountain” is just an hour away. Several routes cut through the woods, creating 14 km of runs – 13 of...

Sport | Slapshot Academy – Hockey Camp in St. Pölten

The Okanagan Hockey Academy turns out talented players in St. Pölten, hoping to win over Austria and Europe The hall echoed with yells, scraping ...

Where to Watch Super Bowl 2017 in Vienna

It’s almost time once again for the Super Bowl, or the self-proclaimed “World’s Biggest Sporting Event.” In fairness to the occasion, that bold boa...

Sport | Struggle and Streif – Kitzbühel’s Hahnenkamm Race

The Hahnenkamm Race at Kitzbühel is the world’s most famous – and ferocious – downhill ski event The view from the start house on the Streif ...

Sports: Derby of Love – Das Wiener Dörby

Why everyone in Vienna should make a trip to the terraces in November This month marks the return of one of Vienna’s more surprising sporting spe...

Austria’s Hobby Tennis Tour

You don't have to be a seeded pro to participate in Austria's organized tennis tournaments. There are plenty of things I should be worrying about. The...

Love-All – The Erste Bank Open

The tennis aristocracy comes to Vienna for the Erste Bank Open tournament. The Erste Bank Open has a tradition of attracting a high-quality field ...

Champagne and Ponies

Spectators visit the Austrian Polo Open to witness the breakneck game and get a glimpse of the fanciful hats that make up the sport’s international st...

Alte Donau – Boat Rental Locations

In our Summer 2016 print edition, I wrote about the full-moon boat rides on the Old Danube (Alte Donau). But why wait for a full moon? You can make a ...

EURO 2016 Public Viewing: The Irish Pubs

Last week Tom Middler reported from the Rathaus Fanzone – a hard-to-beat public-viewing powerhouse. This week, he gives his play-by-play commentary on...

Scenes of Vienna: For the Love of the Game

The American football faithful congregate for high mass at the Vienna Viking’s Superbowl party With the Superbowl looming, I can barely contain m...

Touchdown Blues

On being an expat NFL fan on Super Bowl Sunday, fighting to stay awake for the  kick-off, and making it to the half-time spectacle.   An Amer...

Ready, Get Set, Run!

A great way to get to know a city is to run its streets. From the serpentine back streets of southern China, and the craggy hills along England's nort...
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