Tourism Is the Industry Most Affected by Coronavirus

The once-flourishing Austrian tourism is suffering, as government and banks intervene to safeguard existing jobs.

The Coronavirus in Austria & Vienna | Travel, Schools & Tests

The coronavirus has arrived in Austria. Here’s all you need to know about current measures, including available resources, trusted sources and tips – regularly updated.

How Vienna Became the Petri Dish for Geniuses Like Schrödinger, Gödel & Fr...

From saving mothers to preventing blood clots and unraveling the secrets of our physical universe, Vienna’s scientists have advanced humanity through the ages.

A Murder Re-Shapes Slovak Politics

The assassination of a critical journalist sparked an outcry, which has brought the country a new right of center government. Complicated times ahead, even without Coronavirus.

A Murder Re-Shapes Slovak Politics

The assassination of a critical journalist sparked an outcry, which has brought the country a new right of center government. Complicated times ahead, even without Coronavirus.

The Long Road Home

A century after the end of the Habsburg Empire, and 30 years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, Vienna has finally resumed its role as the hub of Central and Eastern Europe

Home Is Where the Housing Is

Vienna's population is growing fast, but the city's commitment to social housing means people in all parts of society can still afford to live here.

HERSTORY – Metropole x Women of Vienna

Zilla Boyer a political scientist, campaigner and pod-cast creator who joined WoV in search of adventure when she relocated here almost three years ago.

Hold the Line

This virus is unforgiving to unwise choices.

Coronavirus | An Opportunity for Global Governance Reform

How to make the April 5 International Day of Conscience really mean something.

Austrian President Alexander Van der Bellen Addresses the Nation for the Second ...

“One day, we will look back on this strange, painful, unreal spring of 2020. And we will find: It has passed. It has passed.”

Meet Elisabeth Mertl, the Viennese Chemist Who Saved Mice From Animal Experiment...

“I like wearing the white coat. I always pictured them on mad scientists in laboratories – that’s what I wanted to do.”

Sissi Facts, Part II | 5 More Things You Didn’t Know About Empress Elisabeth of ...

In this second and final installment, you find five more things you may not have known about Austria’s penultimate empress, looking at her later life, political influence and her handling of a life haunted by tragedy.

Why Face Masks Matter – And How to Wear Them

As of April 1, we are supposed to wear face masks when grocery shopping to reduce the spread of COVID-19. Covering your nose and mouth with a mask will not protect you from viral infection, but if you are infected and asymptomatic, you may unwittingly infect others.

Vienna’s Artists Bring the Best of Culture to Your Couch

Cultural life on Austria is on standby – but not quite. Many institutions are trying to keep the spirit alive online. We’ve compiled the best of Vienna’s cultural offerings you can enjoy from your couch.

The Coronavirus in Austria & Vienna | What Happened in March

The coronavirus has arrived in Austria. Here’s all you need to know about what happened in March 2020 in Vienna and beyond.

A New Age of Hubris Paved the Way to the Pandemic, says Yale Historian...

Yale professor of medical history Frank Snowden’s sweeping analysis of pandemics over the centuries, concludes that while science advances, people do not. An unsettling but gripping read.

Coronavirus | Everything You Need to Know About Food Delivery in Vienn...

Some restaurants have switched to take-out, while large delivery chains have found new ways to safely bring your lunch or dinner.

Kohlmarkt

High Street HighIf elegance and sophistication had an address, Kohlmarkt would be it. Connecting two must-sees, the Hofburg and the Gr...

Death in Vienna

Some Viennese may play down any special relationship with death. But, then again, it’s probably better not to take any chances...

Profits, Politics, Patronage

More revenues, more products and more gambling addicts. With the state reaping both taxes and profits, laws mostly protect operators, not consumers. 

Viennese Humor | Tour de Schmäh

Forget Sissi, Schönbrunn and Apfelstrudel: According to the Viennese, their humor is the city’s most remarkable accomplishment.

The Law in the Time of Corona

The SARS-CoV-2 virus poses a major challenge both to companies and individuals. A Vienna-based lawyer and data protection experts gives insights into ramifications in law.

Online Fitness in Times of Quarantine | The Agon...

An E-workout can be an inexpensive alternative to on-the-ground fitness studios and the only available option in lockdown times. From weight reduction to yoga and meditation, paid or free, the online market offers a wide variety on alternatives. The only difficulty is to find the right program for you.

The City and Land of Music

Vienna made music ... and music made Vienna. As told by “Metropole” writers – a libretto for life in the Austrian capital. With an overture by our Editor in Chief Dardis McNamee.

Profits, Politics, Patronage

More revenues, more products and more gambling addicts. With the state reaping both taxes and profits, laws mostly protect operators, not consumers. 

How Vienna Became the Petri Dish for Geniuses Li...

From saving mothers to preventing blood clots and unraveling the secrets of our physical universe, Vienna’s scientists have advanced humanity through the ages.

Vienna’s Artists Bring the Best of Culture to Y...

Cultural life on Austria is on standby – but not quite. Many institutions are trying to keep the spirit alive online. We’ve compiled the best of Vienna’s cultural offerings you can enjoy from your couch.

A New Age of Hubris Paved the Way to the Pandemi...

Yale professor of medical history Frank Snowden’s sweeping analysis of pandemics over the centuries, concludes that while science advances, people do not. An unsettling but gripping read.

Meet Nuno Maulide, Star Chemist & Learned C...

“I tell my students, ‘I can get your foot in the door, but then you have to open it.’ I’m the kind of person who once I get my foot in, I will bang that door down.”

Meet Jenny Reddish, Storyteller of Our Age

“You could attach significance to any moment in history. Right now people are saying ‘Things are really changing’ – it’s about a search for meaning.”

The Long Road Home

A century after the end of the Habsburg Empire, and 30 years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, Vienna has finally resumed its role as the hub of Central and Eastern Europe

Home Is Where the Housing Is

Vienna's population is growing fast, but the city's commitment to social housing means people in all parts of society can still afford to live here.

Features

Meet Nuno Maulide, Star Chemist & Learned Concert Pianist With a ...

“I tell my students, ‘I can get your foot in the door, but then you have to open it.’ I’m the kind of person who once I get my foot in, I will bang that door down.”

Women in the Natural Sciences, from Lise Meitner to Today

Amid Austria’s glowing record of scientific enterprise, women’s involvement in the natural sciences has grown, albeit far too slowly. That may be changing.

In the 250th Year of Ludwig van Beethoven’s Death, Here’s How to Find ...

For the 250th anniversary of the great composer’s birth, Vienna has pulled out all the stops; join us in tracing his footsteps.

Meet Jenny Reddish, Storyteller of Our Age

“You could attach significance to any moment in history. Right now people are saying ‘Things are really changing’ – it’s about a search for meaning.”

How to Raise Your Kid to be a Scientist in Vienna

STEM-tastic opportunities await Vienna’s children, even before their first science class at school.

Meet Gerhard Hirczi, Vienna’s Head Hunter

No stranger to challenges, the general manager of the Vienna Business Agency, Gerhard Hirczi is placing the city’s assets front and center.

Culture

In the 250th Year of Ludwig van Beethoven’s Death, Here’s How to Find ...

For the 250th anniversary of the great composer’s birth, Vienna has pulled out all the stops; join us in tracing his footsteps.

Passing the Baton

The Vienna Theatre Project meditates on MLK’s last night on earth in Katori Hall’s “The Mountaintop.”

Froth and Finesse

The longest-running piece of musical theater of all time, Die Fledermaus captures an era, and (perhaps) the way Austrians like to see themselves.
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