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Dining and Discussion Vienna Coffeehouse Conversations

Dining and Discussion Vienna Coffeehouse Conversations

In his book An Intimate History of Humanity, British philosopher Theodore Zeldin explores world history through how people have related to each other in different cultures and at different times. Especially men and women. With the aim of being a “catalyst for conversation”, Zeldin developed 25 questions that would lead to self-revelation and thus more […]

Is Vienna Cool?

Several recent surveys have deemed Vienna the vanguard in quality of life (Mercer) or green-friendliness (Siemens). But is Vienna fashionable? Is it ‘in’? The term…

No More Vienna Clichés!

There are big changes in Vienna’s 3rd district, with an enormous media hub rising out of the ashes of the old Schlachthausgasse, or slaughterhouse, in…

Häupl: Immigration Policy is Wrong

This is an election year in Vienna, and for the first time in 70 years, it’s unclear if the centre left SPÖ will hold on…

Vienna on Film

When I meet Thomas Ballhausen, we are obliged to enter his offices via the gates to the Vienna Boys’ Choir because of the ongoing and…

About Eugene Quinn

Eugene Quinn is a Vienna-based event producer and former BBC radio journalist. Born in London, to Irish parents, his areas of focus are architecture, film, politics, literature and trends. His proudest achievement is having cycled through all 23 Wiener Bezirken in a single day, but he finds German prepositions really very tricky.

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The 10 Best Vienna Moments on Film

Weibliche Assentierung (1908, Austria, director unknown) Early Austrian naughtiness. Thomas Ballhausen (TB), Austrian Film Archive (AFA): “There was…

Kos on Vienna

In a recent interview with Director Wolfgang Kos in the Wien Museum – the museum of the history…

Austrians Are, Well… Different

Since arriving in Vienna from London, the author has noticed that it’s all those little details that give…

Struggle for Vienna

It’s 1930 and in Vienna, a huge experiment is going on, to build a more healthy, harmonious and…

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