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Vienna Art: The “Day of District Museums”

Vienna Art: The “Day of District Museums”

Photograph by Elen Farkas Vienna is subdivided into 23 districts. On Sunday, March 25, 2007 for the first time, Vienna will hold the Tag der Wiener Bezirksmuseen, or the day of district museums. Starting at 10 a.m., all district museums in Vienna will be open to those interested in finding out more about each district’s » Read more

Vienna Ice Cream Season, Here We Come

photograph by Elen Farkas This must be the warmest winter season Austria has ever experienced. Ski resorts announced a slow drop of attendees and a few ski manufacturers have gone bankrupt due to a sluggish sale of their equipment. Ski producer Atomic was forced to fire one sixth of its workforce in February. In the » Read more

The Vienna Card For Tourist Discounts

The Vienna Card For Tourist Discounts

Lots of cities offer discount cards or city passes that aren’t up to snuff. Not so in Vienna, where the 72-hour Vienna Card, priced at €18.50, is an unambiguously great deal. So what can this card do for you? First off, it’s a great deal for the transportation benefit alone. A single ticket with return » Read more

Vienna: Eros and Art at the BA-CA Kunstforum

Vienna: Eros and Art at the BA-CA Kunstforum

How would you like the coming spring this year? We are betting our noses for mild and sunny weather. And, as ever, we are also hoping for more eroticism. Happily for us, the classy BA-CA Kunstforum in Vienna opens “Eros in Modern Art” tomorrow, March 1, 2007. The exhibition runs through July 22. “Eros” foregrounds » Read more

Viennese Coffee Culture 101: The Waiters

Viennese Coffee Culture 101: The Waiters

First-time visitors come to Vienna thinking that they have prepared adequately for local coffeehouse culture. They’ve read about all the famous coffeehouses in their trusty travel guides. They’ve even memorized all the local types of coffee. Thinking that they’ve self-educated adequately, they enter a Kaffeehaus somewhere in the First District, ready to be swept away » Read more

Vienna: Krapfen Pastries and Carnival

Vienna: Krapfen Pastries and Carnival

Austria is entering the end of Carnival and, beginning today, will be in fasting mode. In Austria, Carnival is called Fasching. Vienna has survived this year’s Fasching more or less intact. The Vienna Opera Ball, the extensive media coverage courtesy of Paris Hilton (construction magnate Richard Lugner’s special guest this year), and the numerous balls » Read more

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