Happy anniversary

Dear Friends, My time as The Vienna Girl has come to an end. This blog has concluded itself. 1st September is my three year anniversary of living in Vienna. I am still living… Continue reading

Europa im Diskurs – Debating Europe at Burgtheater

This year marks one hundred years since events that sparked the First World War. Many countries in Europe have planned programmes throughout the year to educate and remind us of the impact of that war.… Continue reading

Süssi: Vienna’s tea house

Vienna: We’ve not spoken to each other for some weeks. Shall we meet for tea? The Vienna Girl: You can’t get a decent cup of tea in Vienna. Everywhere serves a mug of hot water… Continue reading

Martin who?

I have my very own German teacher now. He belongs only to me and he doesn’t speak a word of English. I met him in my new flat. Some months ago I moved… Continue reading

Wiener Schuhmuseum ¦ Vienna Shoe Museum

The Shoe Museum in the eighth district was established by the Shoe Maker’s Guild (der Schuhmacherzunft) of Vienna and opened in October 2002. The museum is dedicated to the history of shoe making. The… Continue reading

Things I miss from home…

Dear Vienna Girl. London wrote to me recently asking if you miss home. I replied that you are happy here. You are, aren’t you? Is there anything you miss? Regards, Vienna. Dear Vienna.… Continue reading


Dear Vienna Girl. I am sorry for the prolonged snow. The first weekend of March this year marks the beginning of Spring. It has been the longest and darkest winter on record. You… Continue reading

The U-bahn vs The Tube

Name: Untergrundbahn; aka Die U-bahn Residence: Vienna, Austria Year of birth: 1976 is when the first actual U-bahn came into operation. There was a rail system prior to them, though this was an overground network… Continue reading

The Sauna

I am now totally integrated in Austria: I went naked in public. By “public” I mean a controlled environment of civilised people sitting in a hot room with the door closed. That is public enough for… Continue reading