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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 ...

Daniel Richter: On Vienna vs. Berlin

Louisiana Channel | Posted 02.14.2017 | Arts
Louisiana Channel

"When you're 'a working tourist' in Vienna you see all these smells of the past and not all of them are disgusting." Hear why German painter Daniel Ri...

Madrid Is the Best European City for Expats

Malte Zeeck | Posted 11.23.2016 | Travel
Malte Zeeck

Madrid is the top city in Europe for living abroad and the third-best in the world, according to previously unreleased data from the third annual Inte...

How Beauty Enhances Our Life

Celinne Da Costa | Posted 10.25.2016 | 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.

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...

In My Beginning

Kathy Perutz | Posted 09.16.2016 | Fifty
Kathy Perutz

They met at a masked ball in Prague. I never learned what their costumes were, but certainly her mane of auburn hair must have entranced him, and his tall dark handsomeness no doubt caught her eye.

His Brother's Keeper: Chinese 'Schindler' Defied His Government To Rescue More Than 3,000 Austrian Jews | Posted 09.13.2016 | Impact

EDITOR'S NOTE: At a time when Americans are being encouraged to shun those whose beliefs or backgrounds are different than our own, and a wave of rac...

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...

Pending Deal on Montreal Protocol Amendment Second Only to Paris Agreement

Tim Profeta | Posted 07.28.2016 | Green
Tim Profeta

World climate leaders meeting in Vienna have laid the foundation for an amendment to the 1987 Montreal Protocol, the global treaty that phased out ozo...

Gay Rights Cross the Street

Rick Steves | Posted 08.10.2016 | Travel
Rick Steves

I'm in Vienna -- the city of high culture -- standing in front of the Opera, where the standard "walk-don't walk" lights have been replaced by lights ...

Towering WWII Relic in the Heart of Vienna

Rick Steves | Posted 08.10.2016 | 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 08.10.2016 | 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 08.10.2016 | 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 08.10.2016 | 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 ...

On the Culture Front: Beating the European Summer Crowds in Vienna

Chris Kompanek | Posted 06.30.2016 | New York
Chris Kompanek

Sometimes Europe feels too trodden, like the world's culture amusement park. Massive crowds and long lines plague important landmarks and museums, oft...

How to See An Opera in Vienna for €3

Victoria Yore | Posted 05.12.2016 | Travel
Victoria Yore

Seeing an opera in Vienna is on many people's bucket lists! With some seats costing upwards of €200 per person, travelers often think that seeing an...

I Fell in Love With a German on Tinder -- And It Wrecked Me Forever

Katie Karambelas | Posted 03.29.2016 | Travel
Katie Karambelas

Part One - We Met Chris. The German's name is Chris. Of all the German names, his is not even really German at all. But I guess, since he's German...

With application in process in Austria, a young Iraqi asylum seeker finds solace in volunteering

Raluca Besliu | Posted 03.21.2016 | World
Raluca Besliu

Engrossed in reading a book, Zaid Salah waited patiently on a bench, after arriving early to our meeting. He looked modernly elegant in his long trenc...

Historical Vienna Boasts Great Food, Music & Theatre

Renee Blodgett | Posted 01.26.2017 | Travel
Renee Blodgett

Given that it was my first return to Vienna in over twenty years, I saw Austria's gem of a cultural city with very different eyes. From history and ar...

Dwora Fried: Unboxing Vienna

Shana Nys Dambrot | Posted 01.19.2017 | Arts
Shana Nys Dambrot

For an adult such as mixed media assemblagist and painter Dwora Fried, this childlike exercise offers the perfect way to re-examine issues and memories surfacing from childhood as a personal matter, as well as to deconstruct the context of those experiences in a more historical or cultural mode.

To Solve the Syria Crisis, We Need to Overcome These Three Obstacles

Seyed Hossein Mousavian | Posted 12.07.2016 | World
Seyed Hossein Mousavian

What the major Western powers need to keep in mind is that their efforts in the past few decades to transform certain countries through military and political intervention have failed. In Syria, this approach has led to a "secular" political order coming to the edge of being overthrown in favor of a Salafi-Wahhabi Islamic state taking control of the country. Until this approach is abandoned in favor of pragmatism, the war on terror will not end and terrorist attacks in the West and elsewhere will continue.

So Much For Austria's Gay Traffic Lights

Associated Press | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

VIENNA (AP) — Three pedestrian traffic lights meant to support gay rights have been removed in the Austrian city of Linz by order of a right-wing po...

Austrian Police Stupefied Over 100,000 Euros Found In Danube

The Huffington Post | Alexandra Ma | Posted 12.07.2015 | World

It's not every day that you find cold, hard cash floating around in a river. On Saturday morning, two young men came across about 100,000 euros ($108,...

The Cat That Almost Created a Military Crisis

ADST | Posted 11.12.2016 | World

This is a story about a demanding ambassador's wife, who was "an ogre and an alcoholic," a demanding ambassador, and a cat in Vienna which in 1968 almost caused a military crisis.

The US and Iran's Common Interests in Syria

Giorgio Cafiero | Posted 11.07.2016 | World
Giorgio Cafiero

The conflicts in Syria, Iraq and Yemen cannot be resolved unless Iran is at the negotiating table.