A Tale of One City: Vienna

This feature is part of A Tale of One City You could easily be tricked into thinking Vienna is a peaceful, passive city; a breezy cultural beacon of Eastern Europe. Indeed, it’s superb and is a resplendent location for romantic getaways, city breaks and an essential stop on any inter-railing route. The city’s Wienerwald is a famed cyclist haven,…

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The extraordinary life and death of Matthias Sindelar

Until the tanks rolled in and Adolf Hitler ruined everything, Vienna in the 1930s was a vibrant and wonderful place. It was a cultural hothouse that produced such unique minds as Freud, Schnitzler and Hayek and the city’s many coffee houses fizzed with passionate debate on anything the intelligentsia deemed worthy. Amongst the heated discussions on…

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