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This Austrian Cafe Charges Extra For People To Charge Their Phones

Reuters | Carly Ledbetter | Posted 02.16.2017 | Travel

Grumpy waiter service is as traditional as apple strudel in Vienna, but a cafe in one of the city’s most recognizable landmarks has caused disquiet ...

Is This Now The World's Best Ski Resort?

Mark Hodson | Posted 02.15.2017 | Travel
Mark Hodson

Ski journalists get asked a lot of questions. Probably the most popular (after "How are your knees?") is: "What's your favourite resort?" This invari...

Hitler 'Doppleganger' Busted in Austria

The Huffington Post | Mary S Papenfuss | Posted 02.15.2017 | Weird News

He looked mighty familiar. Now a man identifying himself as “Harald Hitler” and sporting the clothing, slicked-down black hair and toothbrush must...

What People In The Healthiest Countries In The World Eat For Breakfast

HuffPost Partner Studio | Posted 02.03.2017 | Taste

If you’re ready to break out of your breakfast routine, you might want to take a trip — at least, a virtual one — around the globe. Every year, ...

Austria Will Ban Full-Face Veil In Public Places

The Huffington Post | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 01.31.2017 | Home

Austria plans to institute a ban on wearing full face veils in public as part of a series of reforms to shore up support for the country’s coalition...

News Roundup for January 31, 2017

Outspeak | Posted 01.31.2017 | HuffPost Live 321

Well, we're beyond the point of satire now.

Austrian Anti-Immigrant Leader: Ban 'Fascistic Islam'

Reuters | Paul Vale | Posted 01.14.2017 | Home

The head of Austria’s far-right Freedom Party (FPO) on Saturday called for a law banning “fascistic Islam” and Muslim symbols, comparable to an ...

Unanticipated Lessons

Craig K. Comstock | Posted 01.09.2017 | Travel
Craig K. Comstock

If you're looking for a place to travel to learn to ski, either in North America or Europe, consider an area that is less fashionable but may offer lo...

As Liberal Europe Withers, Whither the European Union?

Doug Bandow | Posted 01.06.2017 | Home
Doug Bandow

It wasn't long ago that Germany's Angela Merkel was anointed as the last defender of liberal Western values. She was even expected to hold America's D...

Leader Of Party Founded By Nazis Claims He Met With Trump's National Security Adviser

The Huffington Post | Nick Baumann | Posted 12.21.2016 | Politics

The head of Austria’s anti-immigrant Freedom Party, which was founded after World War II by former Nazis, claimed in a Facebook post this week that ...

The Ultimate Sauna Experience

Valerie Frankel | Posted 12.12.2016 | Travel
Valerie Frankel

It's getting cold in New York, and the low temperatures make me wish I had a decent sauna to escape into. Along with the delicious heat, saunas prov...

Austria's Presidential Elections And 'Common Decency'

Franz-Stefan Gady | Posted 12.06.2016 | Home
Franz-Stefan Gady

As someone who spent half his life in Austria and the other half in the United States, I have often found myself having to defend the former's politics in the U.S. and the latter's policies in Europe.

Pro-EU Van Der Bellen Becomes The Face Of Austria

Reuters | Paul Vale | Posted 12.04.2016 | Home

A sigh of relief went through Europe when independent Alexander Van der Bellen narrowly beat his far-right rival Norbert Hofer for the Austrian presid...

Far-Right Camp Concedes Defeat In Austrian Presidential Election

Reuters | Jesselyn Cook | Posted 12.06.2016 | Home

VIENNA, Dec 4 (Reuters) - The candidate vying to become Europe’s first freely elected far-right head of state since World War Two conceded defeat in...

Peace Is for the Brave: Maria Schrader's Stunning Austrian Entry to the Oscars 'Stefan Zweig: Farewell to Europe'

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 11.15.2016 | Entertainment
E. Nina Rothe

It is a tragic fact that those who are the most moderate in this world are also the ones who are persecuted most violently. Pacifists like Martin Luth...

24 Hours in Salzburg

Valerie Frankel | Posted 10.25.2016 | Travel
Valerie Frankel

Salzburg: The home of 146,00 Austrians, and a stop-over for 3,000,000 tourists each year. That's a 1:200 ratio. It's like Cape Cod in August for Salzb...

How Beauty Enhances Our Life

Celinne Da Costa | Posted 02.27.2017 | Travel
Celinne Da Costa

Recognizing the beauty that surrounds us every day goes far beyond improving our quality of life -- it is a skill that, when developed, allows us to find what's special in what everyone else overlooks as bland.

Austria Plans To Destroy Or Convert The House Hitler Was Born In

Reuters | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 10.19.2016 | Home

VIENNA, Oct 17 (Reuters) - Austria plans to convert and possibly tear down the house Hitler was born in to prevent it becoming a pilgrimage site for n...

Tuck Travel: Vienna, Austria

Lauran & Justin Tuck | Posted 10.01.2016 | Travel
Lauran & Justin Tuck

Justin and I recently brought our children overseas for the first time. We ventured to France, Corsica and Austria. Every destination was wonderful, b...

Video: Walking on Air at Ehrenberg

Rick Steves | Posted 09.28.2016 | Travel
Rick Steves

Leading my hearty group on our Best of Europe in 21 Days Tour, we are stacking up the memories -- and that's our goal. Here, we're in Austria's Tirol ...

With This Spotify Playlist, You Too Can Be a Tour-Guide DJ

Rick Steves | Posted 09.21.2016 | Travel
Rick Steves

Photo: The Travelphile When I was a small boy, my dad and I "invented" something we called "stereo ears" -- if you cup your ears at a concert, you hea...

Croatia's Upcoming Elections - Rampant Voter Fraud, Anti-Semitism, Far-Right Surge and Security Threats Impacting the West

Natasha Srdoc | Posted 09.09.2016 | Home
Natasha Srdoc

Co-authored by Natasha Srdoc and Joel Anand Samy, co-founders, International Leaders Summit Croatia's electorate prepares to vote for the second tim...

Integration, Education And Work Opportunities May Keep Youth Safe From Radicalization

Sabrina Luimpöck | Posted 08.15.2016 | Home
Sabrina Luimpöck

As youth go through a period of identity reconstruction, regardless of whether or not they are migrants, they must be able to find social recognition and acceptance through education, career-building, and meaningful activities.

7 Truths About Vienna

Michael Schuermann | Posted 08.03.2016 | Travel
Michael Schuermann

1. The Danube in Vienna is neither blue... I know Johann Strauss says so but he must have been color blind. 2. nor beautifu ... Honestly: does i...

Castles and Bouncy Bridges in the Austrian Alps

Rick Steves | Posted 08.10.2016 | Travel
Rick Steves

The My Way Alpine Europe Tour I'm leading is well underway, as we hopscotch across borders through the Alps. After a memory-packed day traveling f...