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Heavenly Understatement

Heavenly Understatement

It was supposed to be “more of a bar, that also serves food”, co-owner Carsten Philippi explained. “People keep ordering starters and main courses, but that wasn’t the idea.” He and his culinary counterpart Una Abraham just go with the flow, and the guests do come for her famously delicious dishes. Philippi shrugged, “I don’t […]

The Bat Wraps Up at Mörbisch

The Bat Wraps Up at Mörbisch

The Mörbisch lake festival, founded in 1957 by a member of the Staatsoper, is a yearly operetta festival on the shores of Neusiedlersee, a picturesque getaway an hour south of Vienna. This year the festival presents the antics and scheming of Johann Strauss’s Die Fledermaus – a time-honoured classic, and perhaps his most famous operetta. This is the […]

Beyond Vienna’s City Walls

The opulence of imperial life draws millions of tourists to Vienna every year. The Schönbrunn Castle, Belvedere Palace and Hofburg imperial palace are the highlights of any guided tour. Yet, architectural beauty and noble family histories can be found beyond the city’s borders and off the tourist beaten track. Within two hours of Vienna, medieval […]

Deutschkreutz: Castle of Living Art

Deutschkreutz: Castle of Living Art

For people who know wine, Schloss Deutschkreutz in Burgenland is the home of Austria’s most famous domestic red, the Blaufränkisch. With only an hour and a half travel time from Vienna to the south east, this would be reason enough to visit such a lush corner of the Austrian countryside for a day trip from […]

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