Austria

Bad Ischl: the spiritual home of Viennese operetta, and where Franz Joseph signed the declaration of war on Serbia

Operetta is serious business in Bad Ischl – and seriously glorious

25 August 2018 9:00 am

Richard Bratby travels to the forgotten spa town of Bad Ischl to experience the enduring glories of a much-mocked art form

Is it time to move to Austria?

30 June 2018 9:00 am

Schloss Wolfsegg   I was watching two very old men slowly approaching the open doors of the Pilatus airplane I…

Sebastian Kurz, 31, the youngest national leader in the world

Young, dynamic – and a pragmatist: meet Sebastian Kurz

24 March 2018 4:00 am

Austria’s young Chancellor is building bridges with the populists, writes William Cook

Worth its salts

17 June 2017 9:00 am

The purgative weight-loss regime at Austria's FX Mayr clinic is put to the test

The unexpected delights of dementia

11 February 2017 9:00 am

August Geiger led an unremarkable life. Born in 1926, the third of ten children of a Catholic farming family in…

Published in France during the Siege of Paris, a caricature shows Wilhelm I carving up Europe with a knife inscribed ‘Bismarck’

A century of violence — from Waterloo to the Great War

3 September 2016 9:00 am

The Penguin History of Europe reaches its seventh volume (out of nine) with Richard J. Evans’s thorough and wide-ranging work…

Demolished houses of the evil and infamous

18 June 2016 9:00 am

Houses of ill repute The Austrian interior minister has suggested that his government will demolish the house where Adolf Hitler…

Even fruitcakes and fascists are more popular than the flaccid centre

28 May 2016 9:00 am

A depression has settled on the Liddle household ever since Norbert Hofer narrowly failed in his bid to become the…

My day as the only Eurosceptic at the finishing school for Europe’s elite

28 May 2016 9:00 am

I was in Paris last week to take part in an EU referendum debate at Sciences Po, a French university…

My groaning swimming costume – and David Aaronovitch’s

19 March 2016 9:00 am

To while away the time at airports, I like to spot celebrities. But pickings have been slim. Where is everyone?…

What’s it like to have a Nazi for a father?

21 November 2015 9:00 am

This is a documentary in which three men travel across Europe together, but they’re not pleasurably interrailing, even though there…

My Schubert cruise was a transport of delight

17 October 2015 8:00 am

Michael Henderson is transported to raptures on a Schubert cruise

Merkel’s grandstanding on Syrian refugees will lead to many more deaths at sea

12 September 2015 9:00 am

By making them more likely to attempt the perilous journey to Europe, the German chancellor is luring would-be migrants to their deaths

Fischer’s is like visiting Vienna without having to go to Austria (thank God)

6 September 2014 9:00 am

Fischer’s is Austria made safe for liberals, gays, Jews and other Untermenschen riffraff, because it is a restaurant, not a…

Any other business: trouble spots in European banking

19 July 2014 9:00 am

‘1914: Day by Day’, the Radio 4 series by the historian Margaret MacMillan, is a gripping reminder that significant global…