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 …

Bronze Age Bagels Were Bite-Sized

In Austria, artifacts from an archaeological excavation in the ’70s prove to be pieces of 3,000-year-old bagels. The charred bread, which was likely baked or air-dried in ovens researchers uncovered nearby, was prepared by mixing finely ground flour and water (ultimately making a “wet cereal mixture” dough) and measured an inch and a half in diameter. The discovery is rare, researchers admit, because food materials …

This Museum is Full of Fake Art

With forged versions of paintings by Rembrandt, Picasso and Renoir; fake diaries said to be written by Hitler; and more, this Vienna museum is full of phony pieces. Diane Grobe, co-owner and founder of the Museum of Art Fakes, was inspired to open the museum thanks to German artist Edgar Mrugalla who created over 3,500 forged artworks. “Three types of works exist inside the museum: …