German & Coffee at Cafe Connection – Wednesday evenings 7-9pm

There is a weekly German and Coffee course starting soon intended to help expats learn German. The classes are held at Cafe Connection on Garnisongasse (close to the Nationalbank and the Further information can be found on our forums here. Location info: The Connection  

Weekly painting classes with Abby Brown

A young artist, Abby Brown, is offering painting classes – which might be of interest to our users. If you sign up for the class, let her know that you found out about the class through Vienna Expats. We’ve included some further information from her class description to give you a better idea about what…

Pickpickerl area extends to 18th from 5 September 2016

Just a reminder for those of you who live in the 18th district and drive a vehicle – as of the 5 September 2016 you will need a resident’s parking permit to park on the street. General info on parking permits, the specific areas where it applies and the application process etc. is also available…

Rail Travel in Austria

Following a massive redevelopment of the site occupied by Vienna’s old Südbahnhof, Vienna’s new fully operational Hauptbahnhof is Vienna’s rail hub, as well as having a wide range of shops. Where previously travelling through Vienna from Western Europe meant arrival at the Westbahnhof and then a tram or U-Bahn transfer to the Südbahnhof for onward…

Some advice for looking for jobs

The very nature of expat life, particularly for trailing spouses, is often one where there is a great deal of insecurity and where finding a job is very difficult. Often you are being immersed into a previously unknown culture, and while your partner has a good package, relocation benefits, your own search for employment often…