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-native sport can take generations and requires persistent media exposure. So it may come as a surprise to hear that America’s most popular sport, football, has a small but firm foothold […]
In Vienna riding clubs, lessons, dressage, tracks and majestic horses are just a few bus stops away. Vienna is a city that revels in its past, with living tradition the order of the day. Here the clatter of Fiaker plying their trade in the 1st district has never stopped and every Viennese knows how charming […]
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 somewhere behind the stumps. The Vienna Cricket Club batsmen are struggling in this preseason friendly match against the Indian Cricket Club Vienna. On a chilly field somewhere just north of the city, I’m […]
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 Saturday morning this summer, you might be surprised to hear some rare, foreign sounds, in quirky contrast to the gracious elegance of the 18th century imperial hunting lodge. First, […]
The Vienna International Cycle Club is a social media success story. It’s a Sunday morning and the clock is approaching ten in the morning. On the Steinitzsteg, the yellow footbridge straddling the Neue Donau, a huddle of around 20 cyclists have gathered for a ride with the Vienna International Cycle Club (VICC). As each new rider approaches the group, they are welcomed by the […]
Vienna’s many indoor swimming pools are the ideal place to stay fit during the winter. It’s been a long day and my head is full to the brim. Alongside my looming to-do list, a constant influx of emails is still buzzing through my phone. My usu...