Through the windows of our spacious, clad-in-pinewood hotel room, I observed an idyllic picture of hilly green pastures with flocks of sheep whose faint bleating and tinkling bells could be heard in the clean mountainous air. A state-of-the-art Galzigbahn cable car will soon take us to the top of Valluga Mountain (2811 meters), where from […]
The great novelist Isabel Allende once noted that as a child, she disliked natural history museums filled with glass-eyed dead animals. At the risk of sounding macabre, I must admit that I absolutely adore natural history museums – dead animals and all. Maybe it’s because I used to write labels for the Field Museum in […]
From modernist masterpieces of Otto Wagner, Kolo Moser, Gustav Klimt and Egon Schiele to contemporary studios and workshops, Vienna holds immense treasures of art and design. New arrivals incorporate effortlessly into the creatively opulent ambience of the Imperial City, and can be seen everywhere.