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Tyrol Insight: DJ-line up for the after-parties of the tennis tournament 'Austrian Open' (23 - 30 July) at the club 'Take Five' in Kitzbühel The tennis tournament Austrian Open of the ATP (Association of Tennis Professionals) World Tour happens every year in Kitzbühel, Tyrol; in 2022, from 23 until 30 July. The luxury ski resort has a long tennis tradition. In 1904, the first tennis tournament was held in Kitzbühel. Every year in summer, the tennis event is the reason why the Alpine town becomes an illustrious meeting place for international guests. Already announced are the official after-parties of the 'Generali Open Kitzbühel' with scheduled dates, location and DJ-line up...

Fashion.at style tip Summer 2022 for vacation at lakes in the alpine regions of Austria In the early 20th century when painter Gustav Klimt and fashion designer Emilie Flöge moved from hot Vienna during the summer months to the Attersee in the Salzkammergut, 'summer holidays' were named 'Sommerfrische' (Summer Freshness). For a good reason! The climate at the Attersee is comfortably warm in June, July, August and can be fresh in the later evening. Recently on 4 June, the Klimt-Foundation opened on occasion of 10 years Klimt Museum on lake Attersee the anniversary exhibition 'Ein Sommer wie damals' (A summer like back then) showing snapshots of Gustav Klimt (born 160 years ago in 1862) and Emilie Flöge including fashion creations of the designer. The style tip for vacation in alpine lake regions is inspired by the Attersee...

Café Exchange at Jugendstil building of Postal Savings Bank presented science & arts programme powered by the Angewandte Interdisciplinary Lab, an initiative of the University of Applied Arts Vienna In May in the light flooded hall of the former Kassenhalle of the Postsparkasse (Postal Savings Bank) once built by Jugendstil architect and forward thinker Otto Wagner, the new meeting place 'Café Exchange' for science & arts symposiums, talks, workshops and performances will open as classical Viennese Café where coffee and small dishes are served while guests are discussing topics concerning the future. The building is turning successively into a science and arts hub in Vienna. The programme is curated by the Angewandte Interdisciplinary Lab, an initiative of the University of Applied Arts Vienna...

Culinary in Vienna: 'Sparkling Spring Picknick' at the Heldenplatz in front of the Weltmuseum serves baskets filled with Mediterranean cuisine inspired dishes and sparkling drinks (from May) The location of the 'Sparkling Spring Picknick' at the Heldenplatz in front of the Weltmuseum and Nationalbibliothek (Austrian National Library) is one of the largest grass areas in the Inner City of Vienna. Decades ago, the mainly for the public non-accessible green spaces around the Hofburg were opened for the population. Since then they have been used as recreation areas for time-outs with holiday-flair in the metropolis...

Rooftop bar 'Istros' with 360 panoramic view over Vienna at the first Radisson RED hotel which opened in German-speaking countries is the city's latest hotspot The name of the rooftop bar 'Istros' references the old name of the Danube in the region of an ancient Greek colony at the Danube near the Black Sea and the mythological Greek river god of the Danube. The lighthouse-like 360 panoramic view from the bar is already praised in Austrian gastronomy and culinary magazines...

Fashion of tableware and politics through the centuries seen at the exhibition 'Treasures of the Imperial Table' at Schloss Hof and Schloss Niederweiden in Lower Austria The time span of the exhibition 'Treasures of the Imperial Table' focuses on the fashion of table culture of style periods of the 18th to the 19th century, from Baroque to Historicism. One room in Niederweiden is dedicated to the Neo-French centerpiece from the middle of the 19th century. The golden table sculptures are introduced as examples of the second Rokoko which became fashionable during Historicism. The lush forms of the table objects, which refer to the heyday of Rococo in the 18th century, were an ideal expression of the neo-absolutist orientation of the reign...

Trending in Austria: Herbal exploration tours in alpine regions with professionals of Traditional European Medicine (TEM) 'The Healing Power of Herbs' is one of the latest topics published at the digital platform of the Austrian Tourist Office where touring trends from the country's nine federal states are collected. In the case of the herbal exploration hikes and workshops with focus on Traditional European Medicine (TEM), especially destinations in the alpine regions of Austria - Vorarlberg, Tyrol, Styria and Salzburg - are listed with closer information such as the events with TEM practitioner Eva Eisenmann in Saalfelden Leogang, Salzburg. "Arnica can be used externally for injuries such as a twisted ankle or sore muscles. Arnica tincture helps relieve sore throats..."

Wineries from the World Heritage Cultural Landscape Wachau invite to the special wine tasting days 'Wachau Wine Spring' Since the beginning of the pandemic, it's the first 'Wachauer Weinfrühling' (Wachau Wine Spring) event that's organized together with more than 100 vineries and an elaborated mobility concept with busses, trains and ferries on 30 April and 1 May. After the events in 2020 and 2021 had to be postponed, participation this year reached a record number of 111 wineries. The Wachau has due to its cultural landscape with focus on viticulture World Heritage status. The culture of vine is also in the focus at the tasting of the agricultural products of the region which are produced under quality criteria and labels such as Steinfeder or Smaragd which apply exclusively to vines grown in the Wachau...

Fashion.at recipe for Pizza Napoli with yeast-free, herb spiced dough from flour and fine oatmeal Fashion.at's recipe for Pizza Napoli is a version of the classical Neapolitan dish with tomatoes, mozzarella and additional anchovies, olives and rucola. The dough is made with ingredient variations beginning with baking powder instead of yeast, fine oatmeal that replaces one third of the necessary amount of flour for one baking plate...

Exploration tour tip in Vienna: Experiencing cultures of the Silk Road with all senses at the exhibition 'Dust & Silk. Steppe and Silk Roads' at Weltmuseum and its collaborative partner 'D-Bar' with the motto 'Discovery' at The Ritz-Carlton The Ritz-Carlton 'D-Bar' continues the collaboration with the Weltmuseum in Vienna which has started with the exhibition 'The Aztecs' as inspiration for twelve cocktail creations and a menu in the format of a travel diary. On occasion of the new exhibition 'Dust & Silk. Steppe and Silk Roads', the D-Bar team followed again the bar's motto 'Discovery' and researched on the cultures and tastes along the Silk Road and its exceptional destinations...

Cuisine, art, fashion insider tips for the route Vienna-to-Salzburg heading to the Salzburger Festspiele Fashion.at received several tips from Salzburger and Upper Austrian insiders on what to visit on the route through Austria like on the direction Vienna to the city of Salzburg for visiting the Salzburger Festspiele (18 July until 31 August). Tips concerned French cuisine inspired culinary at 'Mayer's' restaurant at Schloss Prielau - the castle was once owned by the widow of playwright Hugo von Hofmannsthal, in the mountainous region Zell am See on lake Zellersee (in Salzburg), art exhibited at the 'Parallel Skulpturenpark' from 22 July until 26 August 2022 in the Toscana Park in Gmunden on lake Traunsee (in Upper Austria) on occasion of the art and music festival weeks 'Salzkammergut Festwochen Gmunden', or an art show at a fashion store in Hallein...

Social project series 'Queer Moments' is supported by photographer Barbara Essl and designer La Hong with a fashion show and gala dinner at the 'Queer Night' at the renaissance castle Schloss Neugebäude in Vienna Highlight of the event is the La Hong fashion show referencing roaring 20ies-motifs of the 'Queer Moments' photo exhibition. Photographer Barbara Essl captured protagonists, who are standing for an open minded society, individuality and inclusivity, in 1920s styles at little known but historical places in Simmering. The exhibition 'Queer Moments in Lost Places in Simmering' by Barbara Essl was opened by the District Manager of Simmering Thomas Steinhart...

Hotel Sacher and Vienna interpreted by perfumer Pauline Rochas and Sacher co-owner Alexandra Winkler with a scented candle Hotel Sacher launched the new candle 'The Magic of Scent' which was created by Pauline Rochas, descendant of the French perfume and fashion house Rochas, together with Alexandra Winkler, member of the Sacher owner family. Pauline Rochas' scent creations are strongly associated with traveling and a cosmopolitan lifestyle of feeling at home all around the world...

 

Vienna Design Week calls for creative concepts in the field 'Urban Food and Design' with focus on sustainable retail and production (applications until 10 May 2022) This year's projects reach from sustainable ideas for food retail to responsible mass customization of snacks. The Ask Me Anything-Sessions where interested creators can ask representatives of companies are the supportive part of the call for concepts which ends on 10 May. At viennadesignweek.at, the company's tasks for inspiring creative concepts with focus on environmentally friendly retail and production are published. For example in the field of food retail, one of the questions is about...

Travel and culinary magazine Falstaff released international hotel guide with focus on Austria For the new guide, around 1.400 hotels (539 in Austria, 226 in Germany, 140 in Switzerland, 155 in South Tyrol, and 323 exceptional international hotels) were evaluated by an expert jury together with the votes by Falstaff Travel Club members. 354 hotels reached six stars (excellent); 61 of them are located in Austria. The ranking of the 10 overall best hotels in Austria and lists of hotels with the most likes by the Falstaff Travel Community after criteria like gourmet or spa as well as after surrounding like city hotels or...

Wineries from the World Heritage Cultural Landscape Wachau invite to the special wine tasting days 'Wachau Wine Spring' Since the beginning of the pandemic, it's the first 'Wachauer Weinfrühling' (Wachau Wine Spring) event that's organized together with more than 100 vineries and an elaborated mobility concept with busses, trains and ferries on 30 April and 1 May. After the events in 2020 and 2021 had to be postponed, participation this year reached a record number of 111 wineries. The Wachau has due to its cultural landscape with focus on viticulture World Heritage status. The culture of vine is also in the focus at the tasting of the agricultural products of the region which are produced under quality criteria and labels such as Steinfeder or Smaragd which apply exclusively to vines grown in the Wachau...

Fashion.at recipe tip for a seasonal side dish with wild garlic: Bear leek dip for baked aubergines with pommes frites It's wild garlic season in Vienna and dishes made with the plant are currently culinary highlights in restaurants and private kitchens. The plant belongs to the same family as chives or garlic and tastes similar. Wild garlic grows for example on the relatively untouched old ground of the Vienna Prater forest where parts of Europe's primeval forests still can be found. In German language, the plant is named 'Bärlauch', a combination of bear and leek; the same term as in English for wild garlic. Bear leek refers to the preferences of bears to eat the plant for getting new power after winter sleep. Wild garlic is rich in vitamin c and contains the minerals potassium, calcium, iron and magnesium. It's commonly said that...

Old tradition of fastening with culinary innovations: Inspirations for the nutrition plan for Lent 2022 (2 March - 14 April) Lent is every year the same in terms of the time period of 40 days beginning with Ash Wednesday (in 2022 on 2nd March) and ending in the Holy Week (14th April). What has changed through the last decades is the way people are using the time to detox the body and purify the mind. Originally a religious practice, the fasting period is in many cases a secularized cleaning program for getting the body fit again and finding balance in mind. Recently, Fashion.at received a tip from Salzburg-based 'Joy Naturals' concerning bitter substances from fermented Alpine herbs for the natural detoxification process with purifying and digestive effects...

It's seeding time again! Austrian gardening retailer Bellaflora presented four garden trends On the basis of the general kitchen-relax garden trend and on occasion of the current seeding time, Austrian gardening retailer Bellaflora released a planting trend report developed by the company's plant expert Bettina Bayer-Grilz with focus on the mix of flowers and trees with herbs and vegetables. The four garden architecture trends are summarized as the 'Sun Garden' with sun-loving plants like peppers, citrus trees and geraniums, the 'Shadow Garden'...

Vienna Insight: 'Straw instead of Concrete'-graffiti for making aware of animal farming Although vegan food is trending in Austria with a growing product series of meat alternatives and milk products like cheese on a plant base, animal farming is still a theme. For a good reason as vegan nutrition has the touch of exclusivity practiced by a minority, compared with the diet of the average Austrian. Last month, the graffiti on over 50 m2 at the Donaukanal in Vienna was thematized in several Austrian media publications where the artwork by unknown artists was presented with the story behind. The graffiti shows in the middle...


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