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….

Martinigansl

What’s the tradition about? The evenings are drawing in, now that autumn/fall is here. One of the typical treats of this time of year is the Martinigansl season in Late October to mid November. In Austria Martinigansl is the goose served to celebrate St. Martin of Tours.

Civil Defence – Siren System

In light of the recent siren test across Austria, and in trying to find information in English about civil defence for our members – it became clear that there is not too much official information available in English – our members seem to have also searched the site for information, so here is some brief information…

Joel’s Guide to watching NFL in Vienna

Watching the NFL in Vienna has never been easier. With the “early” game times (for US sports), one can catch most American Football games and still get a full night’s sleep each week. Of course, the easiest way is to catch it on local TV, as both Puls4 (in German) and Sky Sports US (in…

11 October – Seminar on How to become an Austrian Citizen

Robin Lumsden, Founding Partner of Lumsden & Partners will be holding a free seminar on 11 October about becoming an Austrian citizen – advanced registration is required. Further information: http://www.vienna-expats.at/events/11-october-how-to-become-an-austrian-citizen/