Team - Vienna Würstelstand

The English speaking magazine. Making the most out of Vienna and life.

The Vienna Würstelstand Team

Editor-in-Chief | Infamous sock thief

Some breed of freelance journalist/writer with a curiosity for travel. Held captive by that clawing, sticky, high-steeple, hot old lady, story-book thing Vienna’s got going for it. Australian. Has never bought a pair of socks in his life. Lost his virginity somewhere between Darwin, Australia and Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan when travelling overland from Australia to Vienna. Founder of Vienna Würstelstand.

Christina Eckerstorfer

christina@viennawurstelstand.com

Head of digital marketing | Content manager

A country girl living the big city life. Strayed away from Vienna to live abroad but came back for the desserts. Prefers cake over Würstels. A dog-stalker and a (wannabe) swiss army knife.

Christopher Hanschitz

christopher@viennawurstelstand.com

Head Videographer

A raw…very raw individual who spends most of his time behind a camera. Either stringing moving images together with whip cuts in between, or hiding away in a studio playing with light and shadow on models. Hailing from Carinthia, he spends most of his time lost in Vienna, but as long as he has his camera with him, it doesn’t matter. He has 3 nipple piercings, yet only 2 nipples. Some call him Chris while others know him as Vienna Würstelstand’s grumpy camera man.

Social Media Manager

Works on all sorts of creative endeavors, most of them behind the camera, or in front of her laptop. Fascinated by humans and is always looking for stories. Spends most of her weeknights in the dance studio and can be found galavanting around Vienna, or streaming on her couch on the weekend. Worked as a game master in an escape room for two years. Loves solving mysteries, so she’s very hard to surprise.

Podcast Co-Host

He’s an audio content craftsman, both working on the mic – as a self-proclaimed funny guy – and behind the scenes in post-production. Freelances for Ö1, but his real love is the Vienna Würstelstand-powered podcast, ‘The Wurst Guide to Living in Austria,’ which he co-hosts and produces with Jacob Moss.

He’s very attached to his mustache, and it is very attached to him. Baked organically in Wien, he’s a fantasy fanboy and enjoys spooning random individuals on the weekends.

Photographer & Content Creator

Just your friendly neighborhood Spider-Ma…umm content creator. Finds it kinda’ weird to talk about himself in the third person, but apparently that’s what ‘professionals’ do. Special talents include eating as much food as he wants food in one sitting, and then being hungry again an hour later. Has a camera and is not afraid to use it. He even takes great pictures (at least that’s what his mum says).

Text Editor

This vegan, American Würstel is a writer and copy editor who just can’t shake her affinity for an oxford comma. She grew up in the American Midwest where people bring each other casseroles a lot. She lived in NYC for 7 years and never got eaten by a subway rat. Now she lives in Vienna and never ever passes up an opportunity to say ‘deppert’. She’s got 2 little Würstchen (human children) who speak more languages than she does. Her favourite food is coffee.

TikTok Content Creator

Lives part-time in a fictional reality. Always switching between speaking English and thick Wienerisch. Downloaded TikTok in 2018 and hasn’t been embarrassed since. She’s that crazy cat lady in some people’s nightmares. Regularly wakes at 3 am to write down content ideas. Can pull off an accurate chicken impression and thinks that owning 6 pairs of DocMartens is healthy.

Carla Bancu

Regular Contributor

Part-time writer of wrongs. Loves a good pun and curly hair. Mysteriously starts speaking like a gangster when nervous. A Transylvanian with rather sharp teeth. Trained in the dark arts of marketing, and also specialised in innovation and trends. Obsessive soup slurper.

This could be you!

Regular Contributor

Do you wanna join our team? Or do an internship at Vienna Würstelstand or at our Content Agency, The Wurst Agency? Contact us via jobs@thewurst.agency or take a look at our vacant job positions!

Lucas Nguyen

Regular Contributor

Lucas can also been seen often photographing people on the street (not in a creepy way) and sometimes lurking around the parks of Vienna (also not in a creepy way. Hmmm, should rethink how I describe my hobbies to people). Looks like your regular Asian tourist with a camera so trying to find him in Vienna is like playing a game of, ‘Where’s Waldo.’ Every now and then you might catch him with a bottle of wine at the Donaukanal.

Eva Archan

Regular Contributor

Grew up in the middle of nowhere, but moved to Vienna to study media technology and somehow got stuck here. Stops and points out a pretty building, or balcony, every 5 minutes making her impossible to walk with. Feels special, because cats usually like her.

Benjamin Steindorfer

Regular Contributor

Grew up on a small farm in Carinthia. Somehow became a photographer and videographer. In love with cinematography, colours, and Vienna. You can find him roaming through the streets balancing a tripod on his shoulder. He can’t watch a movie without constantly thinking about how they might have filmed it. Excited to learn, improve and of course end up in Hollywood some day (well, so he wishes).

Bih Fon

Regular Contributor

Bih’s writing career began at the tender age of nine when she wrote her first-ever story. From then on, her passion for storytelling and writing has led her to discovering many other creative passions, from photography to video editing and coding. As an avid thrifter, you can find Bih at her local flea-market. When she’s not there, she’s on the internet where she enjoys reading terrible, but funny puns.

Paul Dragu

Regular Contributor

Moved to Vienna to discover his creative calling. Still considers himself a painter at heart, but has also fallen in love with photography. Never leaves home without his camera. He drinks his morning orange juice in a wine glass, thinks he was Italian in another life as he claims he regularly has vivid dreams of living near the sea. He stops sometimes mid-sentence just to finish taking a photo in his mind. Seeing the northern lights was the most amazing psychedelic experience he’s ever had.

Su Tandogan

Regular Contributor

Gapped teeth-ing around Vienna since ’01. Grew up with an unhealthy obsession with ‘One Direction,’ which led to hours and hours spent in front of screens, which then led to severe back pain.

At least she knows her way around social media now. She hears the line, ‘Oh wow, you don’t LOOK Turkish!’ more often than ‘How are you?’ She loves eating some quality potato Börek and is always down to sip and spill some çai.

Finn Bichler

Regular Contributor

He moved from little Linz to the big city of Vienna without looking back. He spent most of his post-grad time overthinking and writing about his overthinking.

Freestyling is his go-to method in life & that’s how he landed this job. He loves storytelling and corny fantasy stories. Besides looking for a reason that explains human existence, he also looks for interesting stories and (conspiracy?) theories that’ll broaden his horizons. He spends half of his time at home, and the other 50% at Kung Fu training.

Johanna Lea Lassnig

Regular Contributor

She’s one of those typical artsy, night owl type of peeps, but is also in love with early mornings (which sometimes can complicate things).

Grew up on an organic farm in a region that was formerly Hungary, moved to Graz, and now calls this beautiful place called Vienna home. Loves creating all things visual (especially when it involves drawing with light) and listening to people’s stories. Spirit animals: African wildcat & turtle. She’s always humming.