Tel-Aviv, 27. September 2011 Press release

The traditional Viennese coffeehouse Prückel offers “coffee-chat” online with the book-lover Bücherwurm café in Tel Aviv

Vienna’s Mayor Dr. Michael Häupl sends Jewish New Year greetings to Ron Huldai, Mayor of Tel Aviv

Tel Aviv, 27 September 2011 – The “Bücherwurm” café in the Tel Aviv city centre began the first ever online “coffee-chat” link-up with the traditional Viennese coffeehouse “Prückel” today. This new Internet chat facility was launched by the Mayors of the two cities Dr. Michael Häupl (Vienna) and Ron Huldai (Tel Aviv), who exchanged greetings through Internet and video.

An Internet link for coffeehouse lovers in Vienna and Tel Aviv has been set up on an initiative of the Israeli Embassy in Vienna in cooperation with the Austrian Embassy in Tel Aviv and supported by the Vienna Coffeehouse Proprietors’ Club. The new communication channel for like-minded users in the two cities is open from today. It offers a unique opportunity for communication between people who value the shared coffeehouse tradition.

As from now, online coffee-chats will be offered in Vienna at the “Markusplatz” and the “Korb” cafés among others. Full information on all the locations is available from the Internet pages of the Austrian Cultural Forum in Tel Aviv and from the Embassy of the State of Israel in Vienna.

For further inquiries please contact:
Austrian Embassy, Tel Aviv
Phone: +972 (3) 612 0924
Fax. +972 (3) 751 07 16
E-mail: tel-aviv-ob(at)bmeia.gv.at