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“Almost too Late”

As the planet’s supplies of the hydrocarbon fuels are dwindling each year, the world faces an uncertain future regarding energy, resulting in tensions on the global scale, with each country trying to protect what it has and lay claims to additional sources of hydrocarbon fuels, leading to shifting alliances and, as in the Middle East, […]

Schloss Schallaburg Crusaders Revisited

From 31st March until 4th November, an exhibition on Crusaders is taking place in a castle Schallaburg near Melk, a small town in Lower Austria. Easily reachable by train from Vienna, the town is a good choice for spending your weekend, especially since it is far enough from Vienna’s bustle. The journey to Melk lasts […]


There’s more to Mariahilfer Strasse than shopping we discovered one day, as we came upon Vapiano’s Italian Restaurant on the corner of nearby Theobaldgasse and Windmühlgasse. Part of a German-based walk-in Italian restaurant chain with 22 other restaurants in seven countries, Vapiano opened in early December 2006 and has quickly built up a following. My […]

‘Biedermeier’ A Double Life

Most of the major artistic movements of recent centuries show pan-Western similarities. Biedermeier, however, as the period between the Congress of Vienna in 1815 and the revolutions that ripped across the continent in 1848 is referred to, has a quintessentially central European feel about it, and as such, visiting the Biedermeier exhibition currently being held […]

April Fools Day

The first of April is a day that teaches you not to trust everything you read in newspapers or see on TV. Over coffee, a friend  and I were remembering the most unusual things we had heard of happening on that day. In addition to the famous report that the Leaning Tower of Pisa had […]

Tickets To Magic

Tickets To Magic

It was a windy but cozy mid-January evening, one of the last before the merciless onslaught of winter finally descended. As I strolled down the Kärtner Ring with a friend towards the Wiener Staatsoper, the familiar biting Viennese wind whipped around the corner announcing the changing season. At the Opera, scores of people in winter […]

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