Shorts Festival
For 15 years and counting, the Vienna Shorts Festival shows cinematic innovation in 30 minutes or less. It’s no surprise that short films today are a proving ground for innovative formats, novel story-telling and edgy topics: It’s easier to get sm...
Wien is a city of international stature in multiple ways - but too many know nothing about it. Vienna has been a premier diplomatic capital for 200 years. From the Congress of Vienna in 1814 to the present day, no other city can compete with its...
Wes Anderson
Wes Anderson returns with a charming, stop-motion tale of friendship and adventure Hope in the face of injustice can come from unexpected sources. In Isle of Dogs, Wes Anderson’s second stop-motion feature after 2009’s Fantastic Mr. Fox, it come...
Isabel Coixet recreates Penelope Fitzgerald‚Äôs novel on the power of literature for the big screen Even in this movie-mad city, the Filmcasino on Margaretenstra√üe, with its lush curves and golden glow of 1950s modernism, is a winner for charm ‚Äď a...
The debate over remedial German classes for migrants has been heated and polarized. It is also a false choice. Ludwig Wittgenstein was absorbed with the problems of language: Why, he wondered, were we still struggling with the same questions tha...
Asperger
Edith Sheffer updates the record on the famed Austrian physician to chilling effect As a pioneer of autistic psychopathy, Hans Asperger has a benevolent image as a ‚Äúchampion of neuro-diversity,‚ÄĚ writes historian Edith Sheffer. His diagnoses gave...
In-Dish brings tradition and trends together, creating progressive Indian flavors. Despite its recent popularity, fusion cooking isn’t new: Intercultural culinary exchange has been prevalent since the start of trade. The secret, then and now, is...
This year’s Wiener Festwochen deliver soothing magic for a world on the edge of a nervous breakdown. What compels some of us to seek out provocative live entertainment, while others prefer a couch potato streaming binge? What do we gain from ven...
Vienna‚Äôs legendary chef Sohyi Kim about learning on the job, never being satisfied and why she can‚Äôt stand salmon. When guests go to Sohyi Kim‚Äôs restaurants, they go to visit her. Every place she‚Äôs ever run ‚Äď that‚Äôs 13 restaurants in 21 years si...
“If time is supposedly money, try buying some more of it once your time's up. Quality of life is about enjoying it right here and right now. Gin is the tipple of the moment in Vienna. The first ever Vienna Gin Festival will take place this mo...
clandestino bar vienna cocktail
More Havana than Gatsby, Clandestino appeals far beyond its niche. Many have attributed Vienna’s consistently high quality-of-life rankings to factors like clean air, high culture and public transport. Why doesn’t anyone mention the city’s bars?...
A tour around Lower Austria’s cider region, the Mostviertel, blends tradition with innovation. I have vivid memories of my first encounter with Most, the fermented drink that gave the Mostviertel (Most district) its name. On a sun-kissed late sp...
Why "low intervention" wines have a hard time getting designated The disastrous Austrian wine scandal that shook the world in 1985 left a lasting mark on the industry: After it came out that wine was sweetened with toxic antifreeze, quality checks...
Marshall Plan
70 years later, the Marshall Plan remains a model for foreign aid policy in everybody’s interest. In retrospect, the past seems inevitable. But even in late 1947, a discouraged US Secretary of State George C. Marshall gave his European Recovery ...
  Austrian restaurants are proud to cook with local¬†fare. It‚Äôs all about knowing your suppliers and¬†helping your customers understand the difference. Cooking is easy. You take the¬†best ingredients and try not¬†to spoil them, Austria‚Äôs¬†legen...
The campy continent-wide tournament of patriotic pop hysterics returns. Every year in May, Europeans fall under the peculiar spell of an unusual event that combines patriotism with disposable bubblegum pop: In the 63rd annual Eurovision Song Con...
From the Wachau‚Äôs Gr√ľner Veltliner to Vienna‚Äôs¬†Gemischter Satz, Austrian wines have¬†reinvented themselves onto the global stage. In the theater of wine, Austria is a character actor. It‚Äôs¬†not France, not Italy or Spain ‚Äď the top three ‚Äď who¬†toge...
For nearly a decade, Christian Domschitz has brought his culinary passion to the Vestib√ľl. ‚ÄúThe apple doesn‚Äôt fall far from the tree,‚ÄĚ remarks Michelin-starred chef Christian Domschitz with a smile. Born in Vienna, he felt himself drawn back to ...
With a rocky history behind them, Czechs never had it so good ‚Ästand they secretly know, despite all the grumbling. Czechs are a bit obsessed with¬†years ending in ‚Äú8‚ÄĚ ‚Äď and the¬†history of the 20th century has¬†given them plenty of reasons.¬†The start w...
career transition
Is a midcareer transition madness? It might change your life for the good. Abandoning a 10-year career as an opera singer in Australia to reinvent himself as a personal development trainer posed an immense challenge to David Corcoran’s sense of ...
The introspective musician creates dreamy beats for a changing world. With an eclectic style that draws from jazz and world music, English electronic artist Simon Green, better known by his stage name Bonobo, is currently on tour to promote his ...
The celebrated British sculptor gets her first extensive review in Austria. Best known in Vienna for her Holocaust memorial on Judenplatz, Turner-prize winner Rachel Whiteread is one of the most recognizable sculptors of her generation, creating...
On composer Ignaz Pleyel and a tiny museum less than an hour from Vienna. It‚Äôs a story that sounds like sardoodledom ‚Äď a contrived plot, improbable characters and a good measure of melodrama. That‚Äôs the life and legacy of Ignaz Pleyel, the Austr...
The Klimt Villa offers an insightful glance into the private life of the iconic painter. ‚ÄúI am convinced that I am not particularly interesting as a person.‚ÄĚ The celebrated Gustav Klimt may not have thought too highly of himself, but a century a...
The MAK shows the enduring influence of the seminal architect, from the 19th century to today. Leaving an epochal impact on Vienna’s appearance, architect Otto Wagner also left a lasting mark on modernism, inspiring future generations worldwide ...
"Food is about a lot more than just what you get on your plate." Consider the celery root, and how it grows. And the mushroom, the Brussels sprout, the cabbage. At his restaurant, Tian, Paul Ivińá prepares each of these vegetables in ways you would h...
One generation after the miraculous Velvet Revolution brought down totalitarianism, Central Europe is still dealing with its legacy ‚Äď and seeking to preserve the spark of the Prague Spring
"Our children might graduate from school with the knowledge of how to fly to the moon, but they don't have a clue about how important food production is." For Gerhard Zoubek, organic farming is no laughing matter. When he and his wife, Sigrid, i...
"We lead the world in organic standards because we're a small country. The agricultural infrastructure is still on a small scale, so farmers can still give each of their cows a name." Dolly Blach grew up in the heart of Vienna’s 1st district in ...
restaurant bureaucracy
Austrians take food and drink seriously, so it comes as no surprise that opening a restaurant is not as easy as it sounds. Here‚Äôs how to do it. For the gourmet in search of Vienna‚Äôs newest gastronomical offerings, it can be hard to keep up ‚Äď it ...
Noun. A snack, or a (usually cold) meal served in between the standard breakfast, lunch and dinner, although coffee and cake also qualifies. Orig. from the Slovenian j√ļŇĺina (lunch, midday meal). The term ‚Äúsnack‚ÄĚ can be some-what misleading, however, ...
third wave coffee
Vienna Kaffeehauskultur shifts to third wave coffee shops There is so much more to coffee than just caffeine,‚ÄĚ Philip Feyer sighed while we enjoyed a cup at his coffee bar, Jonas Reindl, across from the Votivkirche. In a city famous for its trad...
Rising Bazaar Despite a grand hilltop view of stately Sch√∂nbrunn palace, a mere four bus stops further, for the locals of Meiselmarkt, the city‚Äôs splendor seems a million miles away. Part of Vienna‚Äôs 15th district Rudolfsheim-F√ľnfhaus, the Gr√§tz...
food drink Austria
Of all the things I have learned in Vienna, the art of enjoying food has been the most valuable. My family had taken me to nice restaurants back home in New York, but my first glimpse of real Genuss was here in V-town. Having arrived as a budding...
cooking
Pull your own Apfelstrudel dough, make a perfect Wiener Schnitzel ‚Äď passionate chefs offer tasting tours and —Āourses. Maybe you‚Äôve come to love Austrian specialties, ordering Frittatensuppe (clear broth with strips of Palatschinken, a type of crep...
It takes all types to build a Republic. We give a voice to¬†people from different backgrounds and generations¬†who shaped and continue to shape Czechia. by Martin Ehl & LuboŇ° Kreńć
czechia
Czechia has experienced hard times and a spectacular comeback. In the border regions, all this is magnified.
travel guide
In their anthem, Czechs wistfully praise the beauty of their land. And indeed, from orchards decked in spring's array to technological prowess bustling away, Czechia may truly be a magic garden in the heart of Central Europe.
vienna theatre project guards at the taj
The Vienna Theatre Project production explores the limits of friendship in a witty and intimate performance. When low-rank Imperial Guard Humayun carefully but eagerly turns around at the crack of dawn to see the Taj Mahal for the the first time...
army
For centuries, Austria’s military was the structure that held a sprawling collection of multi-ethnic territories together, perhaps a European Union before its time. It was 1315 and a crispy cold November day in the rugged mountains of the Swiss cant...
streaming
There’s so much good television on streaming websites, to say nothing of the films. It’s impossible to keep track of what is worth your while. Use those rare May evenings spent inside to binge funny, thought-provoking and incredible shows. Family/...
unido
This May in Vienna, the UN Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) will be tackling one of the most pressing challenges we face today: finding ways to fuel prosperity while countering climate change. May 14, 2018, political and business lead...
vienna cobenzl
On the cusp of summer, dress like an empress, chillax like a lord and drink a liquid homage to the Käsekrainer. by Lisanne Brouwer and Lana Sharp Imperial Shop Vienna Even the most temperate Viennese cannot help but occasionally muse about...