Topics :: Vienna

Tax on Austrian Bubbly Irks Vienna’s Upper Crust

By George Jahn | Sunday Feb 9, 2014
Just when it seemed that Austria survived Europe’s financial crisis unscathed, austerity has hit - in the form of a tax on sekt, the country’s version of champagne.

Traveling on the EDGE: Where to Go in 2014, Winter

By Matthew Wexler | Wednesday Jan 8, 2014
Part one in a four-part series, EDGE’s travel editor Matthew Wexler scopes out 12 months of adventure, relaxation and surprises for the LGBT jet setter.

Vienna’s Chocolate Spa

Friday Dec 14, 2012
You just returned to the Hotel Sacher from a day of strolling through Vienna’s beautiful historic city center and are not only intellectually satisfied, but most likely exhausted. 

Now it’s "Time to Chocolate."

Butler Service at the Hotel Imperial Vienna

Thursday Nov 29, 2012
Enjoy your own personal butler service at the Imperial Hotel in Vienna and experience being treated like an old-world aristocrat. The Imperial is one of the few hotels in the world, and the only hotel in Austria, offering such a service.

Glitter and Skin at Vienna’s Life Ball

Monday May 21, 2012
Some were hot Saturday at Vienna’s Life Ball, a glitzy mega-party at Vienna’s City Hall staged to raise funds for fighting AIDS. And some were not.

Vienna’s Life Ball to Transform City Hall Into a Fiery Ball

Thursday Apr 19, 2012
The Life Ball transforms the historic Viennese city hall into a phantasmagoria of light and sound, music and dance, surrounding this year’s theme of FIRE!

Swarovski’s New Flagship Store in Vienna

Thursday Mar 29, 2012
In the heart of Vienna, a new inspirational store of Swarovski awaits you: a fantasy world of crystals, a fusion of stunning jewelry and artistic installations. Swarovski Wien entices into a shopping landscape on three levels.

Celebrate Twenty Years of Life at Vienna’s Life Ball

Saturday Jan 28, 2012
Steele Luxury Travel recently announced that it will be the exclusive USA-base tour operator for the Life Ball for the fourth year in a row. This glittering event is Europe’s biggest HIV/AIDS benefit gala and one of the largest in the world.

New Doc Gives NY Mom Hope in Missing Gay Son Case

By Kilian Melloy | Friday Oct 14, 2011
A mother in New York state has clung for years to the hope that she might eventually find out what happened to her gay son, a young man who vanished after fleeing a sauna in Vienna four years ago.

Flamboyant Fashion at Vienna’s Life Ball

By VERONIKA OLEKSYN | Sunday May 22, 2011
Janet Jackson, former U.S. President Bill Clinton and Brooke Shields joined thousands of revelers in risque attire Saturday at the Life Ball, a flamboyant Austrian fundraiser for people with HIV and AIDS.