This article was originally published on Medium. If you enjoy it, could you pop over to the site and give it a clap? It helps other people find my work and keeps the Vienna English Copy lights on. Happy reading! Among its many attractions, Vienna is home to the oldest zoo in the world. When it was built in 1752, the zoo was a menagerie for the emperor’s private collection of animals in the grounds of his Schönbrunn summer palace. A little over 25 years…Continue Reading “‘Giraffe Fever’ Grips Vienna”

This article was originally published on Medium. If you enjoy it, could you pop over to the site and give it a clap? It helps other people find my work and keeps the Vienna English Copy lights on. Happy reading! The Viennese adore the River Danube. Over the centuries, they’ve depended on it for drinking water, food, and the movement of people and goods. It flows, after all, through four more capital cities before it empties into the Black Sea. On New Year’s Eve and at weddings,…Continue Reading “How Vienna Built an Island (and what they did with it next)”