Vienna Expats Barbecues 2017

We have been busy setting up this summer’s BBQs at the City of Vienna’s barbecuing spots. This year, we have secured a total of eleven dates, and all the events will be held at the Grillplätze within walking distance from the U2 station Donaustadtbrücke (maximum 1,200m away). All barbecue events run from 12:00 until late. The BBQ season kicks…

New on-street parking rates in Vienna from 1 January 2017

Vienna city council has increased on-street parking rates effective from 1 January 2017, with new new Parkscheine on sale from the end of November. Current prices have been raised by a flat 5 percent (for all length of parking vouchers). Parking vouchers that have the valid pricing until 31 December 2016 will no longer be…

New series of British Passports being introduced from 2017

The Consular Division of HM British Embassy has advised us that a new series of UK passports will be being phased in from late January 2017. The main difference is that the passports will revert to having a signature in ink, to be signed upon receipt of the passport. Further Info: https://abta.com/news-and-views/news/signatures-in-uk-passports

Britwurst taking Christmas Orders online

Our friendly and obliging sausage maker, Richard aka Britwurst, is taking Christmas orders, and this year it isn’t just for sausages and bacon – and better still there is an online form for ordering from: www.britwurst.com/order The range includes sausages; bacon; chipolatas; sausage meat; pork, apricot and leek pies and in cooperation with The Cake…

17 December – Chance to meet Santa – event at Hard Rock Café for special needs children

Hard Rock Café will be holding a special event – a Santa Meet for children with special needs – on 17 December 2016 from 9:30 – 11:00 am. Parents wishing to attend should contact the venue directly at vienna.reservations@hardrock.com – further information below. Santa Meet for special needs children at Hard Rock Café

20 December – Meet & Greet Karlsplatz and Pointers

We finish our year’s Meet & Greet programme with our Punschstand event – again at Jörg’s Hutte at Karlsplatz. We will then carry on at Pointers, about 150 m away from the Punschstand. FB page to sign-up and for last minute info: https://www.facebook.com/events/668875713272826/ VE Meet & Greet – Karlsplatz Weihnachtsmarkt and Pointers

Introducing Vienna Diplomatic – online shopping for expats and diplomats

Vienna Diplomatic is a new and exclusive online shopping experience for expats and diplomats, and sells a range of luxury goods, including perfumes and spirits. Maria Kitsati, Vienna Diplomatic’s Sales Manager, remarks “Our aim is to provide expats and their families with access to luxury goods.” The exclusive web shop is only available to expats,…