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Castles and Bouncy Bridges in the Austrian Alps

Rick Steves | Posted 07.19.2016 | 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...

A Busy Day on a Rick Steves Tour

Rick Steves | Posted 07.18.2016 | Travel
Rick Steves

A good tour leader -- especially on a Rick Steves tour -- creates a learning atmosphere on the bus, laces together a good balance of sights and expe...

Going Deep into Salzburg's Past

Rick Steves | Posted 07.14.2016 | Travel
Rick Steves

St. Sebastian Cemetery is a quiet oasis in Salzburg. Follow me for a little walk and enjoy a rare opportunity to drill deep into the mausoleum of a pr...

Austria To Neo-Nazis: Hitler's Birthplace Is Not A Pilgrimage Site

Michael Lazar | Posted 07.13.2016 | Fifty
Michael Lazar

Neo-Nazis just got a punch in the gut. That's because Austria's government made the wise move this past week to send a bill to parliament that would a...

Austria Seizing House Where Hitler Was Born To Prevent Nazi Pilgrimage Site

Reuters | Jesselyn Cook | Posted 07.12.2016 | World

VIENNA (Reuters) - Austria’s government moved on Tuesday to seize the house where Adolf Hitler was born to prevent it becoming a site of pilgrimage ...

Towering WWII Relic in the Heart of Vienna

Rick Steves | Posted 07.11.2016 | Travel
Rick Steves

Just off Vienna's happy-go-lucky Mariahilfer Strasse, I came upon a mighty WWII flak tower built in 1944, which still functions as a shelter for the A...

Vienna's Mariahilfer Strasse, Now Filled with Pedestrian Joy

Rick Steves | Posted 07.11.2016 | Travel
Rick Steves

This little clip features one of my favorite streets (Mariahilfer Strasse) in one of my favorite cities (Vienna), with one of my favorite guides (Wolf...

A Historic Face-Off in Vienna

Rick Steves | Posted 07.11.2016 | Travel
Rick Steves

Just finishing up my first day of research in Vienna, kicking off my eight-week summer trip, I was struck by how you can read history into the citysca...

Vienna's Music in the Air

Rick Steves | Posted 07.08.2016 | Travel
Rick Steves

Stepping out of my hotel in Vienna on my first hour in Europe (clearly still a bit bleary with jet lag), I'm confronted by free culture on the street ...

Will Brexit Breathe New Life Into Austria's Far Right?

Jürgen Klöckner | Posted 07.06.2016 | World
Jürgen Klöckner

The FPÖ can't wait to step into the ring again. The first election campaign has already created a deep divide in the country, and the populists expect to pick up where they left off.

The Meaning of America? Ask My Family

David Harris | Posted 07.04.2016 | World
David Harris

To truly understand the meaning of America, ask someone who wasn't born here. In my case, that's easy.

Mozart And Music Central Characters For Visitors To Salzburg

Christine Negroni | Posted 07.01.2016 | Travel
Christine Negroni

Tom Hook, the New Orleans jazz pianist sitting next to me at the Mozart dinner concert my last night in Salzburg explained his presence at the event w...

The Miami of the German World

Dr. Dr. phil. Immanuel Fruhmann | Posted 06.20.2016 | Travel
Dr. Dr. phil. Immanuel Fruhmann

Graz is a town, some say city (depending on your definition) you might not expect to exist in the German-speaking world. It may have something to do with the fact, that you have never heard of a city called Graz to exist.

Trumps Of The World

The Huffington Post | Howard Fineman | Posted 06.20.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Donald Trump was not the first. Nor is he alone. Nor will his message fade, even if he loses big in November. In the U.K., he’s pro-Br...

How two Hungarian and Austrian social media platforms for refugees became successful nonprofits

Raluca Besliu | Posted 06.13.2016 | Impact
Raluca Besliu

When the trains arrived at Keleti Train Station in Budapest during the summer and fall of 2015, bringing the often exhausted and scared refugees and m...

The Top 10 Countries to Move Abroad with Your Family

Malte Zeeck | Posted 06.10.2016 | Travel
Malte Zeeck

Moving to a new country is always a challenge, but moving with a child is even more daunting. From finding schools and childcare services to leisure a...

Europe's Anti-Refugee Parties Are Dangerous Even When They Don't Win

The Huffington Post | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 06.02.2016 | World

Austria's Freedom Party candidate Norbert Hofer lost his country's presidential elections by just a few thousand votes last week, narrowly missing out...

Is Nationalism on the Rise Globally?

Elena Ulansky | Posted 05.31.2016 | World
Elena Ulansky

The cold wind of intolerance, authoritarianism, and nationalism is blowing across America and Europe. The unexpected rise of Trump as the presumptive ...

Europe in Flux: An Unusual Journey

Michael Haltzel | Posted 05.25.2016 | World
Michael Haltzel

I have just returned from a ten-day trip with the somewhat unusual itinerary of Estonia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, and Austria. The countries vary widely in virtually every way, but they share one characteristic of contemporary Europe: a struggle to adapt to rapid and wrenching change.

Austria Dodged A Bullet, But Brexit Is The True Test For Europe

Roberto Sommella | Posted 05.24.2016 | World
Roberto Sommella

The recent Austrian presidential elections have ensured that Altiero Spinelli's dream of a united Europe will live on -- for the moment.

Panama Papers: Winners and Losers

Natasha Srdoc | Posted 05.23.2016 | World
Natasha Srdoc

Tax avoidance is legal. Tax evasion is not. The U.S. tax code is full of various tax loopholes which allow taxpayers to legally avoid paying taxes. ...

Austria's Far-Right Narrowly Loses Cliffhanger Presidential Election

Reuters | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 05.23.2016 | World

VIENNA, May 23 (Reuters) - A left-wing independent has pulled off a dramatic comeback in Austria's presidential election to defeat a candidate who wou...

Walls and Bosnia 24 Years After?

Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey | Posted 05.22.2016 | World
Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey

This is not just about Bosnia but rather the reactionary appeal of nationalism, populism and manifestations of walls, physical and psychological.

Austria Could Elect Far-Right Party In Tight Presidential Election

Reuters | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 05.22.2016 | World

VIENNA, May 22 (Reuters) - Austria's presidential election was too close to call on Sunday, leaving it unclear whether a eurosceptic candidate buoyed ...

'Right-Wing Hipsters' Increasingly Powerful In Austria

HuffPost Germany | Nicholas Miriello | Posted 05.20.2016 | World

Martin Sellner looks like an H&M model. But beneath the smile the 27-year-old philosophy student wears the sinister new face of Europe's extreme right...