Austria

Austria

Imperial Memories Of Palaces Past

On two separate trips, we visited the Hofburg imperial palace you see here in the bustling center of Vienna, as well as the emperors' exuberantly baroque summer residence at Schönbrunn. Even if ...

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Oil Deal Marks New Era For OPEC

Oil prices surged today to $50 per barrel, after OPEC and Russia reached what the oil producing cartel described as “a historic agreement” in Vienna. Under the deal, their output will be reduced ...

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The Flash Rise Of Sebastian Kurz, Austria's Emmanuel Macron

BERLIN — Sebastian Kurz was faster than Emmanuel Macron. Following the rapid rise of this year’s other young political superstar, Kurz’s victory Sunday in Austria’s parliamentary election was even ...

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My (Great) Grand-Père's World

My grandson — Worldcrunch's photo editor and once a chubby baby in my wife's arms — has just made me a great-grandfather for the fourth time. Bienvenue to the world, Félix! The new dad's two ...

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Austro-Hungarian Fashion

The city of Rust, in eastern Austria, stands near the border with ...

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When You Share A Hometown With Adolf Hitler

BRAUNAU AM INN — With its church spires and colorful facades, my hometown has a certain postcard charm. But growing up in this corner of northern Austria, near the German ...

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A Tombstone Maker’s Death

Among the tombstones at Petersfriedhof cemetery in the ...