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Slideshow: Revisiting and Reviving the ‘Austrian Riviera’

Slideshow: Revisiting and Reviving the ‘Austrian Riviera’

Revisiting and Reviving the ‘Austrian Riviera’

Revisiting and Reviving the ‘Austrian Riviera’

On 28 Mar, 1894 at 19:00, Emperor Franz Josef boarded the Abbazia-bound Hofjagdzug at Vienna’s Südbahnhof to meet the German Kaiser Wilhelm II. The following morning at 9:00 sharp, the Kaiser pulled into the small station of Matulji with “beautiful sunshine, clear sky, blue sea and warm, kräftig air.” Coats of arms and laurel decorated the station with Austrian and […]

For Gigolos in Croatia, Business Is Booming

For Gigolos in Croatia, Business Is Booming

“You know, it wouldn’t be a half-bad idea for us to meet on the beach so you can get a better idea of what I look like,” says the deep, masculine voice on the other end of the phone. “You’ll recognise me easily: I’m tall, moderately muscled, with short brown hair. I’ll be in a […]

A Coastal Holiday in Opatija

A Coastal Holiday in Opatija

As the temperature rises and sun pours down for more than twelve hours a day we all start dreaming of the seaside. For people in Vienna this dream is just five hundred kilometers away in Opatija, a town at the Croatian coast. With a long weekend ahead we tank the car and head south. In […]

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