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Teens help the Philippines

Teens help the Philippines

To support the victims of the category 5 super typhoon, students of the AIS (American International School, Vienna) mobilised. The student club “Habitat for Humanity” held a waffle and cookie sale, raising enough money to buy a “Shelter Repair Kit” which includes the essentials to build a complete shelter for one family. Three days later, […]

Vienna Fashion Night

Vienna Fashion Night

On a balmy Thursday evening, 13 June, Vienna Fashion Night took over the most central streets of the 1st District. This year’s upbeat motto, “It’s the entire experience that counts,” framed the popularity of the third annual “Late Night Shopping” event, combining fashion and charity with indulgence. More than 10,000 fashion enthusiasts showed, including industry […]

Women and Children First

Europeans build strollers the way Americans build SUVs: Size and features rule the day. Ours even has a cup holder. But these do-dads do nothing when it comes to getting you onto an U-Bahn platform; escalators and stairs are verboten and elevators are a question of politics. The Stephansplatz U-Bahn station is a story in […]

Coloman: Austria’s Irish Saint

Coloman: Austria’s Irish Saint

The next time you pass Stephansdom take a moment to enter the Gothic gloom of the cathedral. Shuffle through the tourists and make your way to the gift shop on the left-hand side of the central aisle. As you enter the little shop, ask if you may look behind the right door panel. There, at […]

Subterranean Cityscapes

Subterranean Cityscapes

Vienna’s summer streets are a hive of activity, as visitors make pilgrimage from park to palace, and market to museum. Understandably, many locals flee to the countryside for the cool and the quiet. But there is another way! And that is to head underground. Beneath the 1st District is a warren of secret places that […]

Iran’s Green Movement

“Sanctions are not Iran’s main problem, the economic incompetence of the government is,” insisted Prof. Ali Ansari, head of Iranian Studies at St. Andrews and one of the world’s leading experts on the Islamic Republic. Along with dozens of academics, journalists and experts, he had come to the event hosted by the Liechtenstein Institute in […]

Music and Mood for Free

Peering out through frosted windows from the warmth of a snug Viennese apartment, falling snow painted the city an enchanting white.  But by the next morning reality had set in. Traffic had turned the streets into a slushy brown mess, making boots a must for the Viennese, along with long fur coats and thick wool […]

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