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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 […]

Originality in Gift Giving

Originality in Gift Giving

Insead of pitying the (wo)man who has everything, give them something unique and original. At Christmas time it’s more than  family, it’s also the house presents for countless Christmas and New Year’s parties. A box of cookies or bottle of wine will surely disappear in no time. So where to find the perfect individualised gift? […]

Scent of a City – Exploring Local Colognes

Scent of a City – Exploring Local Colognes

What are the scents that define Vienna? I don’t mean Kaiserschmarrn with warm plums or Christmas market punch or the acrid smell of the carriage horses by Stephansdom. I mean the bottled fragrances – perfumes, colognes, waters, oils – that cannot be purchased around the world in duty-free carts. Seven generations of the Filz family […]

“Punsch” and Play

“Punsch” and Play

Advent in Vienna is a time for candles, cookies and Christkindlmärkte, and for Austrians the experience of this cold time of year wouldn’t be complete without Punsch and its cousin, Glühwein. And in the same way, live entertainment often sweetens the deal with carols, dancers and brass bands. Originally brought to Europe by the English East […]

Who Needs Black Friday?

Americans are a funny sort. They are avid consumers, taught from a young age that the ability to buy gives you power. The culmination of the free-market frenzy happens during the holiday season, when the pressure is on, to make sure not to disappoint with your gifts and have something for everybody. On the Friday after […]

Christmas Market(ing) Off the Beaten Path

Christmas Market(ing) Off the Beaten Path

With the holiday season upon us once again, many dread navigating the bustling mid-town shopping streets like Kärntner Straße or Mariahilfer Straße, looking for the right gift, or even wondering where to get a hot Glühwein (mulled wine) or Punsch without having to deal with the tourist-crowded Rathausplatz, Karlsplatz or Schloss Schönbrunn. While Vienna’s many […]

Fashion with a Punsch: Design Christmas Markets Open

Fashion with a Punsch: Design Christmas Markets Open

In the next few weeks, up-and-coming and established designers alike sell their original creations alongside Glühwein and Lebkuchen at The acclaimed Wiener Moderne-style Looshaus on Michaelerplatz hosts a design market on weekends beginning 7 Dec, with wares ranging from jewellery and hats to bags and ceramics. “Lights 2012”, is held in the WUK from 7-9 […]

City Lights: Vienna Celebrates the Holidays

City Lights: Vienna Celebrates the Holidays

With the city all aglow, Christmas markets appear at every turn, and the smells of cloves, roasted chestnuts, sugary treats, mulled wine and cinnamon permeate the air. Even for those who don’t celebrate the holiday, the Wunderland that is Vienna has lots in store. We take you behind the scenes, into the mechanics of the […]

Let it Glow, Let it Glow, Let it Glow!

Let it Glow, Let it Glow, Let it Glow!

For many English-speaking expats in Vienna, we remember the return of Christmas decorations to our home cities as an annual prompt for derision and complaints of: “They seem to come earlier every year…” Just one more commercial come-on. But in this, our adopted home, the transformation of what is already one of the crown jewel […]

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