Wiener Würstelstande and a Mural in Vienna at Pfeilgasse and Strozzigasse — Photo of the Day

One of the wonderful things about living in Vienna, Austria are the murals that pop up…

How and when to give gifts in Vienna, Austria so you don’t offend

If you have spent any time overseas you may already know that, even in countries with…

Punctuality in Vienna, Austria — Be on time if you want to be respected and liked

Punctuality in Vienna is the norm One of the things I have loved about Vienna, Austria…

Best taxis from Vienna Airport to city and back? I’m a fan of wien-airport-transfer.com

How I started using wien-airport-transfer.com for my Vienna airport taxi needs For the first three years…

Which hotels are close to Mariahilfer Strasse in Vienna, Austria? These are convenient and affordable

If you are planning a trip to Vienna, Austria and want to stay in a hotel…

Is Vienna expensive compared to the U.S? What things should you bring with you?

One of the things Americans worry about when moving to Vienna, or even when planning on…

What is the cost of groceries in Vienna, Austria compared to the United States?

(See updated note at the end of this article for 2023) Having recently arrived back in…

Is public transportation in Vienna, Austria affordable? Ridiculously so…

It always makes me laugh when people who haven’t been to Austria ask me “Is public…

When does Austria turn clocks back in 2021? Standard Time returns tomorrow — set your clocks

While Daylight Savings Time (DST) in Austria is something outdated and unnecessary, and something the EU…

What’s the weather like in winter in Vienna, Austria?

Only a week or two away from what I would classify as winter in Vienna, Austria,…

Inflation in Austria for October 2021 at 10-year high — possible 3.6% increase vs same month in 2020

According to a preliminary estimate by Statistics Austria, the inflation rate in Austria for October 2021…

Can you use credit cards in Vienna, Austria? Or is cash king?

Having lived in the U.S. for decades, and in Asia for almost as long, I am…

Austrian Airlines gets 12 more Premium Economy Class seats on every Boeing 767

Anyone that knows me knows I am a big fan of Austrian Airlines. One of the…

What is Austrian National Day and when was it first celebrated?

As someone who moved to Austria a few years ago, there are still many things I…

When are stores in Vienna, Austria open, when do they close? What are Vienna’s shopping hours?

Having lived in Bangkok, Thailand for 15 years, a city where every store is even open…

Is Vienna a safe city? How safe is it for women?

Whether you are planning a trip to Vienna, Austria or considering moving here, one of the…

Do Austrians in Vienna speak English? Can you live in Vienna without speaking German?

While the answer to the questions ‘Do Austrians in Vienna speak English?‘ and ‘Can you live…

The ‘Modigliani. The Primitivist Revolution’ exhibition soundtrack may help you look differently at the artist and his work

As a music journalist, sometimes I find the best music playlists in the strangest of places.…

‘Modigliani The Primitivist Revolution’ exhibition at Vienna’s Albertina Museum until January 9, 2022

The Albertina Museum, Vienna When it comes to museums in Vienna, Austria, you really will be…

‘Titian’s Vision of Women’ exhibition at Vienna’s Kunsthistorisches Museum, October to January, 2022

One of my favorite things to do in Vienna, Austria is to visit the city’s world-famous Kunsthistorisches…

A Fiaker in Vienna — Photo of the Day

Photo of the Day — “Old and New” — A Viennese Fiaker heads home at the…

Penny Markt Vienna — cheap, high-quality food, cool specialty products and friendly (for Vienna) staff

I am one of those annoying food shoppers who rarely shops anywhere but the cheap supermarkets…