History of a Social Institution: What’s a Tabak Trafik?

The unusual history of the place where one buys newspapers, smokes, and lottery tickets in Austria

WikiCommons — Image of the iconic sign each tobacco shop has in Austria

TThe name Tabak Trafik comes from a melting pot of cultures who were famous for shipping trade and smoking: Arabic > tafriq, distribute; Italian > traffico, trade. A Tabak Trafik is iconic here and can be…

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Veronika Kaufmann

Veronika Kaufmann

Toto, I've a feeling we’re not in Kansas anymore.