Studio Precht’s Fingerprint-Shaped Parc de la Distance Design

A monument to solitude and quiet adventures, Studio Precht’s design for their Parc de la Distance concept curls about like a vegetal fingerprint. Each of the parallel hedgerows comes with a gateway at both the entrance and exit that serves as an indicator of whether or not the pathway is occupied. Red granite gravel contrasts the green of the bushes and the sound produced with …

Test Drive: 2019 Mercedes-Benz G-Wagen

Traversing mountainous Austrian terrain in celebration of the model's 40th anniversary

Since it arrived in the US back in 2002, the Mercedes-Benz G-Class has maintained its reputation for being a luxurious 4×4 often seen tackling speed-bumps in upscale shopping centers or en route to the valet stand. Abroad, the G-Class is known more for its impressive off-road capability and is deeply respected by the “adventure mobile” community that has made the most of their durability since …

Austria’s 900-Year-Old Weingut Stift Klosterneuburg

The nation's oldest winery became Europe's first carbon-neutral one

Driving north from Vienna‘s city center, it’s easy to spot the twin bronze domes and, beyond them, the church spires of Stift Klosterneuburg, a 12th-century Augustinian monastery perched on a hilltop overlooking the Danube River. While the vistas from the monastery are as edifying as you might expect, the views it offers into the world of Austrian wine are even more so. Founded in 1114 …