Two Bakers Making Good with Outstanding Bread

The Öfferl steam bakery in Gaubitsch is surrounded by the wine cellar lanes so typical of the Weinviertel region of Lower Austria. Two headstrong men have made a name for themselves there: Georg Öfferl and Lukas Uhl. They took something about to be relegated to history and revived it into what is again today: a flourishing family bakery.

The Danube in Lower Austria
Mr. Floh: Rocking one hat and three toques
Mixing up down-home cooking and nouvelle cuisine: Josef Floh is famous for blazing trails at Gastwirtschaft Floh in Langenlebarn. At the same time, his restaurant also remains a popular destination for traditional Lower Austrian fare. Could it be this contrast that draws such a crowd?
Hooked on His Job
Waldviertel reservoirs and the creatures who dwell there have fascinated Bernhard Berger ever since he was a boy. He fishes all year round, whether it's beach weather or when a thick blanket of ice first blankets the water. That's when Bernhard heads out to go ice fishing.
Mt. Ötscher is his medicine
Gerald Demolsky has made it his mission to inspire others to get into sports and start living a healthier lifestyle. His outdoor arena is Austria’s Mostviertel region. Because your backyard is really the perfect training ground with everything you need to put a sloppy grin on your face.
Manufacture and crafts
A Skilled Trade with an Edge
The material from which Florian Stockinger crafts his fine blades is nearly as old as the earth itself.

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Editor's Choice
A Woman. A Hotel. 
A History.
The photographer Yvonne Oswald has memorialized the Südbahnhotel am Semmering. A hotel that is gradually slipping out of the silence imposed upon it and telling its story to the world through the dedicated work of this artist. Through the power of her superbly composed pictures, this venerable structure can finally breathe a little easier once again.