A hotel in downtown Vienna that accommodates tourists and refugees

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By Rachel Oakley in Cool Travel on Wednesday 3 June 2015

Travel to Vienna and forget staying in one of those chain hotels. Come to this city and stay at Magdas, a boutique hotel. While you’re staying here, you’ll be helping provide employment and housing for young refugees.

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Traffic lights are now more LGBTQ friendly in Vienna

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By Rachel Oakley in New Design on Tuesday 12 May 2015

Vienna sure knows how to welcome its tourists. In the lead up to next week’s Eurovision contest, this lively Austrian city has replaced the traditional traffic light men and gone with an LGBTQ makeover!

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Hold your nose and go on an underground sewer tour in Vienna, Austria

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By Rachel Oakley in Cool Travel on Monday 17 November 2014

Presented by Busabout

If you’re a classic movie buff, you might recognize this place in Austria. It’s from the movie, The Third Man, starring Orson Welles-the sewer system of Vienna! Yep, this is where a Hollywood film was shot back in the 1940s and today visitors from all over the globe are flocking to this somewhat odd but interesting tourist attraction.

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Photos by Vienna’s Stefan Fuertbauer

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By Paul White in New Photography on Friday 22 November 2013

I love this photo series of Viennese Wurstel Diners by Stefan Fuertbauer. These diners have been operating in Vienna since the 1870s, and in a response to the invention of commercial fast food, now have this nostalgic 60’s Americana-type appearance.

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Vienna home to the world’s most beautiful public housing projects

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By Rachel Oakley in Architecture on Thursday 7 November 2013

We’ve all seen the typical public housing projects maintained by our government, but if you’re living in Vienna, there’s definitely no stigma attached to public housing. In fact 60% of the Viennese population lives in municipally built, owned or managed housing. So it’s no wonder there’s a new exhibition at NYC’s Austrian Cultural Forum titled […]

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World’s Oldest Amusement Park in Austria

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By This Island Life in Cool Travel on Thursday 9 August 2012

When you think of Austria, you imagine rolling hills, classical concerts, art galleries and schnapps with everything. Riding some crazy snake ride with a g-force that turned my dress into a crop top was the last thing I thought I’d be doing in Vienna. Yet, on the night of my very first summer birthday, this how I found myself. And all I have to say is that it was AWESOME!

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The massive sound of And So I Watch You From Afar

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By David Lindengruen in New Music on Friday 2 December 2011

Don’t get confused by the unusually long name of this band. Once you start listening to their music, words won’t matter any more. I saw this band for the first time in Vienna as they opened a show for the super-group, Them Crooked Vultures, and I have to say, it should have been the other […]

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Vienna’s Hammock House

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By Christine Utterberg in Architecture on Saturday 30 July 2011

Wanting to create a space where the public could chill out, the architect team of Heri and Salli designed Flederhaus in Vienna. Created for the MuseumsQuartier, this house-shaped structure invites people to come in, relax in one of its many hammocks and enjoy their surroundings from a new point of view. If only all public spaces were this inviting.

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The Vegetable Orchestra

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By The Urban Grocer in New Trends on Friday 12 November 2010

Have you heard your veggies today? Eat them if you want. But we’ve been enjoying the sweet, sweet music emanating from a medley of fresh vegetables in Austria. The Vegetable Orchestra is truly a one of a kind genius ensemble composed of a few clever and talented musicians in Vienna. It sounds too quirky to be for real, right? That’s what we thought anyway.

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New Guest Contributor: Tes One

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By Casper Johansson in New Events on Friday 21 May 2010

Tampa street artist Tes One will be writing some guest posts for Lost At E Minor over the next week, propping his favourite artists, musicians and more. Tes’ own works are impulsive snapshots, just like the superimposed sensations of a cool, urban trailer. He combines digital graphic elements with the rough language of spray and graffiti art: ‘stenciling meets painting, spray cans meet brushes, digital meets tangible. The result is an explosion of colors and shapes, which merge in unexpected visual harmony’. His new solo art show, Smooth Getaway, is on at Advanced Minority Cubicle Artspace in Vienna between May 27 – July 16.

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House Attach by Erwin Wurm

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By Lin Tan in New Art on Monday 29 March 2010

There’s something wrong with this picture, but I can’t quite put my finger on it. Oh yes, there’s the word Kunst written on the building. Entitled House Attack, this artwork by Erwin Wurm features a cute little suburban cottage wedged on the rooftop of the MUMOK (the Museum of Modern Art or in German, Museum […]

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Mini Opera Space in Munich

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By Casper Johansson in Architecture on Monday 30 November 2009

Designed by Vienna-based architecture firm Coop Himmelblau, this small-scale, 300-seat performance space has been submitted on behalf of the Munich Opera Festival, to be held in 2010. As ArtInfo notes:’The approximately 6,000-square-foot pavilion is anchored by a sloping, trapezoidal component, but characterized by an outcropping of pyramidal structures that have been “generated parametrically through the overlay of sound frequencies from Jimi Hendrix’s song Purple Haze and Mozart’s opera Don Giovanni. The shapes are meant to reflect and reduce sound’.

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A car of the moment

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By Snell in New Art on Thursday 27 December 2007

Austrian artist, Erwin Wurm, has captured the times with this piece recently shown at the Mumok Museum in Vienna — obesity and a gas guzzler in one.

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