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Between The Years

Between The Years

Hosting the holidays is Vienna’s strong suit. But for locals, this near “state of emergency” means navigating countless first-world problems like finding an open shop after 17:00 on Saturday, a restaurant on Christmas day, or simply a place to re-fill that Glühwein mug.  The official holidays in Austria are 24 through 26 Dec., New Years […]

The Snail Prevails

The Snail Prevails

Farmers hate snails. The plague of flower and fruit growers, invaders of  kitchen gardens, for many, snails are a bad dream come true.  Not Andreas Gugumuck, who has turned his neighbours’ nightmare into a profitable business: His fields in the outer reaches of Vienna’s 10th District are populated with 200,000 Roman snails. And he is […]

Escapism in Real-Time

Escapism in Real-Time

Time is not on your side. You realise this in a quiet moment as you watch the clock implacably tick down the seconds remaining before abject failure. Don’t dwell on it, nor on your teammates antics, nor the fact that the forest is so dense with trees that the elephant in the room is likely […]

PolaWalk: Vienna in Eight Clicks

PolaWalk: Vienna in Eight Clicks

Oh no! I looked down in horror at the smelly black paper in my hand. The photo was ruined. “Don’t worry, you still have seven pictures left,” said Gilbert Lechner, trying to console me. It didn’t help. I had just ruined my first photograph with the Polaroid camera he had given me half an hour […]

Vanguard Veganism

Vanguard  Veganism

Traditionally, Liptauer, a spicy cheese spread, has been the Austrian’s most popular bread spread. But national preferences can change: In 2013, SPAR Veggie reported that their store brand hummus had taken first place. It’s completely vegan – meaning without animal-derived products like meat, eggs and milk. But with these numbers, it’s not only the vegans […]

Respect the Bean: Coffee as a State of Being

Respect the Bean: Coffee as a State of Being

On the quiet corner of Hahngasse and Pramergasse in Vienna’s 9th District, an aroma of freshly-ground coffee floats out each time a visitor opens the doors. A new coffee shop? Well, not exactly, at least not by Viennese standards. This is the Vienna School of Coffee, an offbeat, a one of a kind coffee manufacturer […]

…If You Ain’t Got that Swing

…If You Ain’t Got that Swing

They rolled in on vintage Vespas and Schwinn bicycles, and took Polaroid pictures while pushing thick-rim prescription shades back on the bridge of their noses. Had I been teleported back a few decades, or was I witnessing a flash-mob?  Duke Ellington, pure and un-remixed, was spinning on vinyl. Through the yellowish tint of my Spritzer, […]

A Romanian Invitation: “Want to go out for juice?”

A Romanian Invitation: “Want to go out for juice?”

It was a drizzly spring evening as Cristian David, Minister for Romanians Abroad, took shelter at Wein & Co at Schottentor, and found his way down into the cosy wine cellar, shaking off the damp. He was there to meet with a group of young Romanian professionals in Vienna connected through Facebook, calling themselves “Romanians […]

Chez Cliché: Apartments with Personality

Chez Cliché: Apartments with Personality

Under a photo of a garden table set for eight, whose surfaces were wild with long grass and flowers, botanist Sophie Gruenhaus had written an invitation: “Let’s have a tea party! Who’s in?” After she posted it on her Facebook page, 16 of her 562 friends liked it. All of which would have been quite […]

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