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Ganymed Nature: Vienna’s Art History Museum Coming to Life

What if you – or actually, modern artists- thought about nature as an actor? The nature found in classical works of art? To perform the thoughts, bring the art into a conversation?

You’d get Ganymed Nature, this year’s edition of the Ganymed art performances, bringing paintings to modern interpretive life.

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Alps Adventuring: The Traunstein Over Night

Little adventures can sometimes be the hardest to come by:

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Fit Life Advice 6: Out in Strong Winter Cold

We had a phase of cold barreling into Europe straight down from Siberia (and Canada and the USA have seen “bomb cyclones,” as they are now popularly called).

With climate change, there’s a chance this will happen more often – and when things get bad, we won’t worry about fitness activities out in the cold.

Now, though, it makes for a good addendum to this advice here, to consider strong cold…

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Alpine Traditions: The Liebstatt Sunday in Gmunden

Feeding people during the Lent fasting season may be strange, showing love as well… but traditions are kept alive even as they change and adapt their original intentions.

One such tradition is the Liebstatt Sunday in Gmunden, a pretty little tradition now all around loving – and often, somewhat cheeky – gingerbread hearts.

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Fit for Winter… with the Center for Mountain Combat

All the advice on winter running is meant to motivate and help go out in the cold season, live a fit life and dare to go out.
Ideally even to learn to take on the challenge and the beauty of winter, which is an extreme situation, but not only an extreme.

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Fit Life Advice 5: Hydration & Nutrition in Winter Running

It may be an actual advantage to go running in winter – as long as you do it appropriately in regards to clothes and exertion level – as it is cold, and you don’t have to sweat so much.

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Experiment. Create. Improve. – My Motto for 2018

For 2018, it took me a while to decide and do a new motto, but I find it useful enough to go there – and as it was just my 40th birthday, it seems necessary to get somewhere.

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Fit Life Advice 4: What About the Cold Air?

One of the small and usual concerns with running in the winter: Wouldn’t breathing in all that cold air be bad for one’s health?

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Winter Running. Mountain Day: Up the Feuerkogel

In my engagement with the cold, and the running in it, mountains play a role. Of course.

As I live at the very end of the Alps, where there is more of the Hungarian Plains than even of hills, their role is unfortunately limited. First, I have to be able to get to some mountains…

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