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Ode to the Odds # 7: Viennas go-to places during Advent

It’s that time of the year again and like every year, the “Maronistandln” pop up on every corner, Christmas lights illuminate the streets of Vienna and the famous Christkindl-, Weihnachts- or Adventmärkte (or whatever you like to call them) open up. Those Christmas markets are just great if you want to […]


An insight into the future

Imagine you are a tourist: strolling around, looking at all those impressive sights and enjoying the wonderful scenary. Beautiful, isn’t it? But, what if you could have more in that same view? Something that is not reality, something that is beyond reality, additional to reality, something that is augmented reality…? […]


Wheelchair- friendly Vienna(?)
A talk with Mabacher

Sometimes, the internet can be a brilliant place. Especially for those who want to make a significant impact on  the broader mass. Especially for those having fascinating ideas, yet limited ways of spreading them. In 2010, the non-profit organization Sozialhelden launched an online map showing wheelchair accessible spots in order to “help […]


Behind On The Edge

It’s 6:30 and it’s way too early for a Saturday. A TEDxVienna event day starts at 7:30 at Volkstheater. At least, for the team. And we’ll be there the whole day until the evening. So, first: coffee. (Since I’m on the edge of falling asleep again already…) At a TEDx […]


Coffee House Reading #17:
The Obstacle Is The Way

Our actions may be impeded, but there can be no impeding our intentions or our dispositions. Because we can accommodate and adapt. The mind adapts and converts to its own purposes the obstacle to our acting. The impeding to action advances action. What stands in the way becomes the way. […]


Ode to the Odds #4
The Royal Edition

Whether you live in Vienna or just visited, we are sure that you have stumbled upon the famous Habsburger Family who ruled Austria for centuries. They are famous for their politics (which were only somewhat successful), their fancy palaces, and their food (mhhh..Kaiserschmarrn). Instead we want to introduce you to […]


© Sebastian Somloi for TEDxVienna

Checkit!
Conscious drug checking
in Vienna

A project worth checking out in the heart of the sixth district in Vienna: Checkit! is a drug-advice center offering integrated drug checking and prevention work. Founded in 1997 at the peak of the Gazometer Raves, it established its drop-in shop homebase ten years later in Gumpendorferstraße 8, 1060 and has […]


How to Achieve Happiness by Writing Love Letters to Strangers

Going through life minding your own business can be a safe way to live, especially in a big city. However, going through life submerged only in your own world can develop into depression and loneliness. What if you could improve your happiness by helping others and exploring your city? Living in […]


Ode to the Odds #1
The Sound of Vienna

This month we start a new series in the TEDxVienna Blog, in which we want to introduce you to all the quirks of Vienna: Our bloggers uncover unusual facts and trivia, and weird aspects of Vienna you may never have noticed. Whether you are Viennese or have moved to the […]