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Hunters Go Dancing

Devouring a delicious crème brulée with former Finance Minister Karl-Heinz Grasser only inches away would, in itself, be a sensation under other circumstances. However, not at the 88th Jägerball on Jan. 26, where such sightings are routine, as the glitterati of Austria’s high society turned around the floor in a more than passable Viennese Linkswalzer. […]

Smoke Signals From Davidoff

Smoke Signals From Davidoff

With the spectre of a new smoking ban effective as of Jan. 1, 2009, cigar lovers from all over Vienna gathered on Nov. 6 to…

Yet Another ‘Long Night’

Yet Another ‘Long Night’

Majestic and Memorable As an American from the mid-west, the thought of a museum staying open late seemed stray to me. But the idea that…

L’Uni Tunes

Earlier this month, I made the mistake of trying to enroll in the University of Vienna. After queuing for half a day and getting nowhere,…

Austria’s Dark Spot

Austria’s Dark Spot

Not far from the Wachau in Lower Austria, considered one of the most beautiful regions in the country, and less than a two-hour drive from…

Bicycle Accident

Dear diary, Right at the beginning of the one-week spring/summer break, I had a bicycle accident. That was,…

Summer Fairytale

Even after the Austrian team was eliminated in the group phase, fans were still chanting “Immer wieder, immer…

The Press Has a Ball

The Press Has a Ball

Sweeping up the red-carpeted stairs of the Vienna Rathaus for the Concordia Ball, arm in arm with my…

To the Heurigen

To the Heurigen

Sitting with friends at a long table outside under the old trees, absorbed in conversation, you sample this…

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