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Hot in the City

Vienna has no sandy beaches like Cannes or Genoa, no romantic river walks like Budapest or Paris, no central harbour like Hamburg, Trieste or Marseilles. But don’t be fooled! There is plenty of water in Vienna, and lots of ways to enjoy it – particularly (but not only) along the Old Danube, where shaded walks […]

Raiffeisen’s Upward Sustainability

The new Raiffeisen tower, which opened last month on the Donaukanal, is now part of the ever-changing Danube riverscape. The building, shaped like the prow of a ship, points into the gentle curve of the canal, as if about to set sail. Vienna’s relationship with the Danube (and its meanderings) has a turbulent history. In […]

The Gate Crasher: Sodom and Gomorrha

The Gate Crasher: Sodom and Gomorrha

An upside-down cross hung over the dance floor as I stepped into the Sodom and Gomorrha party at the disco Grelle Forelle on the Danube Canal. This was the first time I’d ever jumped the line. It may have been due to gate-crashing-cojones, or just the drinks I’d already consumed, but who cares? I was […]

Into the Wild

City dwellers, as winter darkness surrounds, may easily feel trapped – even in Vienna. But moments of induced liberation can be found here. A simple jog down the Donaukanal can become a brief trip with Patrick Leigh Fermor into the wild. Fermor’s classic books, A Time of Gifts and Between the Woods and the Water, chronicling his epic […]

The Danube Canal: Vienna’s Riviera

At night, the Marienbrücke’s concrete face is cast in an ultra-marine light. Symbolising “Mary’s cloak”, the illumined bridge seems intent on transcending its own post-war design for a shimmering, post-modern future. Crossing the Danube Canal, it leads to an emerging cluster of high rises on the Leopoldstadt embankment. There, swirling colours burst from the glass-box […]

Gourmet Goes Bohemian At Holy-Moly on the Canal

Many know that the Schwedenplatz neighbourhood is scattered full of cafés, bistros and restaurants – it’s a hub of sorts of the city’s dining scene – but you won’t find a place that makes your taste-buds dance as much for auch a moderate price, as when you’re dining at Holy-Moly. Anchored on the bank of […]

After Dark: Fishing for Compliments

After Dark: Fishing for Compliments

Attracted by its low-key profile, night crawlers are increasingly heading to Vienna’s latest underground hub in search of an uncensored, no-strings-attached time. Unlike a regular nightclub that thrives on publicity, Die Grelle Forelle (The Dazzling Trout) is best served in sworn secrecy. And that for good reason:  Since its inauguration last November, it promises mutiny […]

Rites of Spring and Rough Edges

People have different methods of marking the changing of the seasons. British nature writer Richard Mabey says he has two specific ‘seasonal rites of passage’ to which he is sentimentally attached: seeing the first swifts of the year over the parish church from his study window, and walking in a particular corner of his own […]

Coming and Going On the Water

Coming and Going On the Water

The 2010 summer heat finally hit Vienna in the first week of July, and with it the latest addition to life on the Danube Canal: the nautical café-bar-restaurant, Motto am Fluss. This overnight sensation on the canal port Schiffstation City is a pier complex that looks like an island, which has finally brought a maritime […]

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