Metal Workers Get a 2.8% Raise

Always first to negotiate the new sectoral wages, metal workers are a bellwether for economy-wide wage negotiations in Austria.

Michael Ignatieff | Academic Freedom Fighter

The Central European University finds a safe-haven in Vienna. Amid the optimism of the move its rector warns of the dangers of complacency  

Education Minister Bans “Original Play”

At this club, adults play with children in kindergartens and schools on mats on the floor. Experts see this as an invitation for pedophiles and child abuse.

Martinigansl | Geese go to Eleven at Gasthaus Wild

At Gasthaus Wild, the Austrian custom of roast goose for St. Martin’s is a veritable feast.

Diversity in Parliament

Austria’s newly elected National Assembly is the most female and diverse in its history – but imbalances remain.

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

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

Outrage Over Contracts at Lauda(motion)

Under a new contract, future flight attendants face salaries below the minimum wage, loss of job protections, and uniforms at their own expense. The union calls these terms “unacceptable”

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...

Democracy’s Second Wind in CEE

METROPOLE and GLOBSEC will be cooperating on a range of activities, initiatives and events in the upcoming months to promote democracy in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE)

Cover Story: The Collaborative Economy Sharing Game

From cars to office space...

Profits, Politics, Patronage

More revenues, more produ...

Design for Chaos | Otto Wagner’s Steinhof

Steinhof is a Wiener Mela...
Dead End

10 Pitfalls to Avoid When Moving to Vienna

Moving to a new city can ...

Long Read

City Guide

Piaristenviertel | Best of Both Worlds

Students and professors, officials and artists all feel at home in this venerable neighborhood If location is everything, the Piaristenviertel in Vienna’s 8th district has it all: Within walking ...

Karmeliterviertel | Common Market

Hard to pin down, but easy to love, this quirky corner of the city has a surprise almost at every turn. By Dardis McNamee & Rosie Waites When we moved to the Karmeliterviertel in 2001, friends...

Brunnenmarkt | United We Eat

While Vienna’s inner districts will never lose their allure, Brunnenmarkt and its vibrant surroundings can offer an edgier alternative, providing a compelling and stimulating model of integration.

Oberdöbling | The Noble Nineteenth’s Bourgeois Ghetto

Vienna’s hilly north side may be cozy but not sleepy The 19th district, Döbling, is one of Vienna’s “noble” districts:  along with Hietzing (13th) or Währing (18th), among the most desired. Its n...

Turning Back the Clock in Vienna’s Mittersteig

Wedged between the lively arteries of Wiedner Hauptstrasse and Margaretenstrasse, Mittersteig is a mostly residential area with some hidden gems For years, cycling down Mittersteig was just part ...

Vienna’s Old University Quarter

A tradition of temptation In medieval Vienna, the hilly streets of the northeast quarter – encompassed by Rotenturmstraße, Fleischmarkt, Stubenring and the Wollzeile – was home to Vienna’s Old Un...

Food & Drink

5 Austrian Gins You Should Try This Spring

Gin is in, more than ever. As Vienna kicked off its first annual Vienna Gin Festival on May 3 & 4, a worldwide trend celebrated its arrival. With 40 local and international purveyors of gin and to...

500+ Wines in 3 Days | What to Expect at this June’s VieVinum

This year’s VieVinum showcases the best of Austria and introduces little known Swiss and Dalmatian wines at the Hofburg from June 9 to 11. Wine fairs are like gallery openings, clusters of trendy...

A Vienna Guide to Shopping on Sundays

While Austrian law requires most stores in Vienna to lock their doors on Sundays and holidays, there are a few exceptions allowed. Souvenir shops and confectioners are allowed to open for business, a...