• Attention, a life in extremes

    By on Sept. 26, 2014

    Have you ever wondered why anybody would want to jump off a 2000m hight mountain, race from the US west coast to the east coast on a bike without really sleeping, or dive deeper than 100m without oxygen? 

  • 10 years redefining arts – Donaufestival 2014

    By on April 24, 2014

    The Donaufestival hast been a part of Krems since 1988. During the past 10 years it has become one of the most renowned festivals for contemporary music, art, theater and performance.

  • Vienna: welcome to the University of the future

    By on Oct. 7, 2013

    The new campus of Vienna's university of economics and business ('Vienna Wirtschaftsuniversität') was officially opened in early October. With its six buildings built on nine hectares it is actually the biggest campus in the European union - and the most innovative of all

  • The Amsterdam Klezmer Band

    By on Sept. 19, 2012

    The Amsterdam Klezmer Band- an eclectic mix of ska, punk, klezmer and any othert influences which come their way! We interviewed their saxophone player, Jopp Chajes, to find out more about the band, their origin and why it's not JUST about klezmer music!

  • No gashes in the Hofburg!

    By on Feb. 7, 2012
    A bitterly cold night on the 27th of January saw thousands of people to gather to protest against the annual WKR Ball. Why demonstrate against a ball you ask? What’s wrong with a bunch of people not being able to waltz and wearing uncomfortable clothes?
  • What 2012 will bring

    By on Jan. 25, 2012
    A new year begins, and how best to start off the new year than with a “what will happen in 2012” article! Below you will find Cafe Babel’s predictions for 2012, from politics, to fashion to, errm politics again! Enjoy.
  • The many faces of volunteering: European and Austrian perspectives

    By on Sept. 23, 2011
    By Daniel Spichtinger In case you haven’t notice yet- the EU has declared 2011 the European Year of Volunteering. But what does it mean to volunteer? And is everything about volunteering nice and shiny or are there also some potential pitfalls and problems associated with it? Not everyone agrees even on a common definition of volunteering.
  • Battle of the Teutoburg Forest-2002 years on- Rome’s 9/11.

    By on Sept. 10, 2011
    By John Hodgshon Today is the 2002nd anniversary of the Battle of Teutoburg forest. How has this battle changed the world? What affects has it left on those who took part in it? One thing is sure- the world has never been the same since then. On September 11th, 9CE, General Varus led three Roman legions into Teutoburg forest, in Germania.
  • Orient Express debate- impressions.

    By on Sept. 10, 2011
    By John Hodgshon. The purpose of the Orient Express debate, held in the House of the European Union on the 26th of May, was to debate the question “Do the Balkans begin in Vienna.
  • The Balkans - does it start in Vienna?

    By on May 23, 2011
    join the Cafe Babel Orient Express debate on May 24 18:30 - 20:30 at the Haus der EU (Wipplingerstrasse 35). for more information: take a look at the programme on the German section of the blogand read our articles: "The Balkan: does it start in Vienna?