The Heart of Vienna walking tour – Direct on your phone

Living in Vienna, you have an opportunity to experience a city with a distinct culture and history that spans over 2000 years.  On your walk to the store, commute to work, or weekend stroll you pass icons of history that you might never know are there.  Would you like to learn the secrets hiding in…

Painting Classes with Abby Brown

The class is not just about the technical skills of drawing and painting, but also learning how to think creatively and artistically.

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

Current UK Visa Information

We have had a number of requests for information about getting a visa for the United Kingdom from Vienna (searches on our website and forum). Since March 2014 commercial partner TLScontact has been managing the running of a Visa Application Centre in Vienna.   There are no longer any visa application services at the British Embassy….

Why Austria goes wild for Wild

Austrian cuisine is still very seasonal – which is a very welcome change to the globalization-related all-year-round strawberries and other items which used to be seasonal. Usually family-run restaurants will have a chalk board that proclaims something being in season – be it asparagus (Spargel), goose (Martinigänsl), grape must (Sturm), or as currently is the…

We live in funny times – English-speaking comedy in Vienna

The song that British comic duo Morecambe & Wise were best known for was a song called “Bring me sunshine” – and the opening lines went “Bring me sunshine / in your smile / bring me laughter / all a while” and recently there has been a surge in comedy shows in English in Vienna….