Food News: January 2022

Recently Opened Champa Modern Vietnamese cuisine meets local ingredients at this hidden gem out in Atzgersdorf, with fresh and aromatic dishes like “Lachs on Fire” and “Spicy Nectarine and Coriander Salad” telling compelling and flavorful stories. Owner Socheata Scheidel and Vannary Hour’s father emigrated from China to Kampot, Cambodia’s le...

Park Life – Classic Cocktails and Wiener Modern

This summer, amid varnished wood and polished brass, the tree-sheltered Kleinod Stadtgarten behind the Kursalon could be the ideal place to see and be seen.
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Books – Angus Robertson Explores Diplomatic History in Vienna: The International Capital

To say that Angus Robertson knows Vienna well would be an understatement. Bilingual thanks to his German mother and Scottish father, he moved to Vien...

The Schindlers of Maria-Theresien-Strasse

One of my favorite places to have lunch with a touch of elegance is Das Schindler. It is a low-keyed, modern restaurant bar, roomy and inviting with ...

Careful! Our Eyes are Vulnerable

Wave after wave of COVID-19, and we’re still unable to defend against widespread community infection, even worse with the new omicron variant. May...

Mapping Austria’s Media Landscape

A look at Austria's complex system of quality media, tabloid papers and government funding – and how it is evolving.

Coronavirus in Austria | Thousands March Against Mandatory Vaccination in Vienna

The coronavirus is shaping our lives. Here’s everything you need to know about COVID-19 in Austria this week – updated regularly.

Covid on January 3-9 | Austrian Ministries Report 10,291 New Infections

The coronavirus is shaping our lives. Here’s everything you need to know about COVID-19 in Austria this week – updated regularly.

Covid on December 13-22 | Cases Drop, Omicron Beckons

The coronavirus is shaping our lives. Here’s what happened in regards to COVID-19 in Austria in from December 13-22, 2021.

Covid on December 6-12 | Over a Third of Austrians Got a Booster Shot

The coronavirus is shaping our lives. Here’s what happened in regards to COVID-19 in Austria in the week of December 6-12, 2021.

The Flavor Fraternity

“If there’s anything indispensable in this kitchen, it’s butter”, insists a tracksuit-wearing Lucas Steindorfer, chef de cuisine of the celebrated ba...

Books – Angus Robertson Explores Diplomatic History in Vienna: The International Capital

To say that Angus Robertson knows Vienna well would be an understatement. Bilingual thanks to his German mother and Scottish father, he moved to Vien...

The Frozen Few: Ice Swimming in Vienna

With past lockdowns boosting its popularity, ice swimming invigorates while extending the season on the shores of the Danube.

Egon Schiele and the Cult of the Self

A sampling of the breakthrough artist Egon Schiele’s wrenching self-portraits and an eclectic selection of 12 others to follow.

Family Honor in the Balkans | A Tale of Self-Love and Emancipation

Being gay is not always easy. Especially in Croatia, where traditional family values are held in high esteem. But when parents disown their own child, two values clash head on.

Croatian Business Minds

In the vivid and multicultural city we know, Viennese with Croatian roots have found a breeding ground where they can bring their ideas to life.

Three Croatian Talents on the Austrian Arts Scene

Whether a songwriter, a music producer or a presenter, many say that the people behind the scenes are the most important.

Citizen of the World | Is National Identity Obsolete?

Born in Austria to Yugoslav parents, the author discovers he is a “citizen of the world.”

“Home Is Where the Herz Is” is an award-winning project by Metropole that aims to explore and celebrate Vienna’s diversity, giving voice to the 40% of Viennese who have a migrant background.

Teams from Vienna’s 10 largest communities with roots abroad will publish a magazine and digital content on Metropole and you’ll find us at events across the city.

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The Frozen Few: Ice Swimming in Vienna

With past lockdowns boosting its popularity, ice swimming invigorates while extending the season on the shores of the Danube.

Not So Silent Night for ÖVP, Engulfed in Another Corruption Scandal

At the centre of this investigation: ÖVP insider Thomas Schmid, investor Siegfried Wolf and a dubious tax remission of €630,000.

Stefan Zweig, A Global Phenomenon

In this special exhibition, the Literaturmuseum explores how both Stefan Zweig and his stories travelled across the world.

Family Honor in the Balkans | A Tale of Self-Love and Emancipation

Being gay is not always easy. Especially in Croatia, where traditional family values are held in high esteem. But when parents disown their own child, two values clash head on.

Iran Allows Reinstatement of IAEA Surveillance Cameras

The IAEA's Rafael Mariano Grossi asserted the agency's political neutrality amid hopes that the Iran nuclear deal might be revived.

5 Unique Austrian TV Shows to Discover During the Holidays

Whether you prefer the sleepy countryside or the sombre beauty of 19th century Vienna: here are five Austrian TV shows we recommend!

METROPOLE SURVEY 2020: relocating to and living in Vienna