Vienna, the waltz capital of the world, is turning into the city of antique cars

Vienna, the waltz capital of the world, is turning into the city of antique cars

The wheel of time rotates back and only for one weekend. The annual parade “Vienna Classic Days” takes place in a charming and friendly atmosphere, which has long turned into a cult event pleasing a large audience along a stretch of path starting at the Vienna City Hall. Participants in the parade and the stars of motorsport to the rumble of motors and the overflow of waltz present their magnificent cars, some of which are sometimes already over 100 years old. For some this is a test of time, for others, it is a unique opportunity to show brilliance and...

Universities of Austria. Salzburg.

Universities of Austria. Salzburg.

Austria is a popular country for higher education. Tens of thousands of students from all over the world strive to get their education in Austria. This is not surprising – high standards of living, good quality and affordable prices for education, compare to, for example, the USA and Great Britain, attract many people from all over the world. In Austria, there are many universities and Fachhochschule that provide a wide range of educational programs. In this article we will talk about the universities of Salzburg.Salzburg is not only the fourth largest city in Austria, but also the capital of the...

Niki Lauda, the legend of Formula 1, one of the outstanding Austrians of our time, has died

Niki Lauda, the legend of Formula 1, one of the outstanding Austrians of our time, has died

More than the government crisis in Austria, we were stunned by the sad news of the death of Niki Lauda. The 70-year-old Formula One champion, pilot and founder of the aviation company, died on May 20th. He was not only the national hero of Austria, who inspired a whole generation, but also a great personality with an extraordinary fighting character and a kind heart. Niki Lauda was born in Vienna in a family of influential industrialists. He bought his first own VW-Käfer Cabriolet of 1949, already in 15 years. He made his debut in the European series “Mini”, then began...

Changes in the traffic rules in Austria

Changes in the traffic rules in Austria

Traffic rules in Austria are constantly improving. On Monday, April 1, 2019, the 30th amendment to the Road Traffic Act (30. Novelle der Straßenverkehrsordnung) came into force. In this article we will look at the main  statements. One of the key changes is that the end of the cycling track should no longer be indicated by the word ‘Ende’, but the repeated bicycle symbols are still remained.  When the bike path ends and the cyclist goes to nearby tracks, other road users should let him  join the traffic flow on equal rights. So a cyclist who moves straight and moves...

Music drama Parsifal by Richard Wagner at the Vienna State Opera

Music drama Parsifal by Richard Wagner at the Vienna State Opera

Richard Wagner’s opera based on a mystical story is about a young man, Parsifal, who grew up in a forest, away from knightly valor and burdened with the search for the holy grail, whose magic heals deadly wounds. Parsifal at the Vienna State Opera The play of director Alvis Hermanis takes action to the Vienna psychiatric clinic „Wagner Spital“ built in an elegant Austrian ‘Jugendstil’. Time and space are intertwined in a tangle of events, which are meaningless to resist. The space becomes transient, and time turns into a “here-room” filled with hospital beds, which was solemnly announced “Die Zeit...

36th Vienna City Marathon 2019

36th Vienna City Marathon 2019

This year, on the 6th and 7th of April, the traditional annual Vienna City Marathon will be held. The first such marathon took place back in 1984, when 794 participants competed, last year – this figure exceeded 39,000 runners from more than 120 countries of the world. At present Marathon has become an important social event in the city life Program of 36th Vienna City Marathon 2019 On the 5th of April the program of events will be opened with the exhibition Vienna Sports World dedicated to sport, tourism and healthy lifestyle. Here participants will be able to get their...

St.Valentine’s Day in Austria – what do we celebrate and where to go

St.Valentine’s Day in Austria – what do we celebrate and where to go

St.Valentine’s Day in Austria is traditionally celebrated every year, on February 14th. It is believed that the roots of this holiday go back to the times of ancient Rome. Lupercalia (February 13–15) was an archaic rite and festival which was strongly connected to the fertility and childbirth. In Christianity, many Valentines are known, however, this holiday is most often associated with a military doctor and priest from the time of Emperor Claudius II also known as Claudius Gothicus. He believed that having a family would badly interfere with the soldier’s fighting spirit, so he forbade them to get married. According...

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