This week I discovered a (for me) new, but actually quite old, performance and supper venue in Vienna´s 20th district. The Vindobona on Wallensteinplatz near U4 Friedensbrücke is a multifunctional theater hall that offers a wide range of both in-house productions and guest theatre or musical performances, concerts, readings, varieté, burlesque and travesty shows, cabaret,Continue reading “Improv at Das Vindobona”
Last week I also had a chance to see (and photograph, with permission) a double concert during Vienna´s 18th KlezMore Festival (6-21 November 2021) at various venues around town. Here are some impressions.
Life is for lovers, isn´t it? I´m in love. Have been for a long time – with the English Lovers! This troupe of brilliant improvisers with nigh Shakespearean linguistic smarts has been performing in Vienna a good two decades. When I go to see a performance by the English Lovers, it is like meeting oldContinue reading “Love(r)´s labour ´s never lost”
The other day IgersVienna were invited to a behind-the-scenes tour by Marco, co-founder of Riding Dinner Austria, to a behind-the-scenes tour of one of the old established Fiaker enterprises, Fiaker Paul. To me this was very special, as I love horses, but had not been in a stable in quite a while. I really enjoyed watching the morning routine, preparing the horses and coachmen for their working day.
I had wanted to wait for the opening of Albertina Modern and introduce two fantastic modern art institutions in one go. Because under one beautiful roof – at the historic and just reopened Künstlerhaus Wien – we now have now have two galleries. The original owner, the Künstlerhaus Vereinigung (Vienna Association of Fine Artists), isContinue reading “All clear for contemporary art”
Yes, they are back this weekend, the dead and not so dead, celebrating Día de los Muertos with a whole series of events at Weltmuseum Wien. After a year´s absence, fortunately the Weltmuseum opened its doors again for the festivities and exhibitions surrounding this traditional Mexican holiday. Why, you might ask, would a Mexican holidayContinue reading “Return of the dead to Weltmuseum Wien”
Vienna has one of the best public transport systems in the world. I live in one of the outer districts, and yet I can make it into downtown in under half an hour, including walking time. Yesterday I got to find out more about the long history of trams and public buses in Vienna duringContinue reading “A long time tramming”
The impressive portraits by the German-Italian photographer Luigi Toscano of surviving victims of Nazi atrocities on Vienna’s Ringstrasse were damaged three times during their showing in Vienna. In these pictures Luigi Toscano confronts us with large-scale versions of the faces of contemporary witnesses, survivors of the Holocaust, with eyes that look directly at you, seriousContinue reading “This is important”
In a couple of days, it´s time to visit Lainzer Tiergarten. On 8 and 9 June this lovely forest park in Vienna´s West will be hosting the 17th Vienna Biodiversity Day. This event is co-organized by the Vienna Environmental Protection Department (MA 22) as a contribution to the “GEO Day of Biodiversity“. (Actually, theyContinue reading “Call of the wild: biodiversity days in Vienna”
The garden season is definitely upon us in Vienna. Not only is everything blooming at the same time, we are experiencing crazy summer temperatures in April, and the fresh meadows are already full of wildflowers. I love being in green spaces, whether it is a garden, a park, or the woods. Growing at least someContinue reading “Grow your own: gardening fun in the city”