Austrian Parliament May Offer Citizenship to Descendants of Holocaust Victims

A move once promised by ex-chancellor Sebastian Kurz, Parliament is now driving the issue.

Who Lives, Who Dies

Last week, a woman in her mid-50s stood before the Vienna Regional Court because she assisted in the death of her partner. She says he would have wanted it that way. 

Austrian Journalist Max Zirngast May Be Freed

Austrian journalist Max Zirngast was acquitted of all charges at a court in Ankara, Turkey

Vienna Takes the Lead, Again

Vienna ranked most livable city in the world – with homicides declining, too.

Parties Present Their Manifestos

With parliamentary elections less than four weeks away, parties put forward their ideas.

Back to School | Our Vienna Survival Guide for Education Helps Expats ...

Metropole adds another title to its Survival Guide series this November – this time, we tackle education in Austria. Here, an excerpt from the introduction.

YouTube Deletes Alt-Right Austrian Channel

YouTube cracks down on controversial and racist videos, including from Identitäre Bewegung’s (Identitarian Movement) Martin Sellner.

The Operative – Mission Improbable

Yuval Adler’s The Operative goes for realism, but too often, it’s its own worst enemy.

Caritas Wien | Back-to-School Made Affordable

As summer comes to an end, demand for affordable school supplies continues to grow. The Caritas Wien is now here to help.

The Top 15 (Weird) Things People Google About Austria

Does Austria exist? Why do Austrian toilets have a shelf? The hive mind sure asks Google some strange questions.

Cover Story: Private Lives

From the internet to the ...

Cover Story: Reimagining The Self

Vienna’s dramatists have ...

Green with Envy

We all know Vienna is a g...

Silvesterpfad: How Vienna Welcomes the New Year

Ringing in the New Year t...

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City Guide

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...

Pötzleinsdorf | Into the Woods

When I first strolled under the lush canopies of the Vienna Woods, described in the pages of Elfriede Jelinek’s The Piano Teacher, I never imagined I would one day be living there. But now, 15 year...

Nestroyviertel | A Legend Behind Every Door

On a little square, tucked away at the bottom of Praterstraße, stands a gentleman cast in iron, his Napoleon collar high on his neck, top hat in hand, making his entry. It’s Johann Nepomuk N...

Gumpendorf | Bohemian Rhapsody

As dawn breaks in Gumpendorf, you can observe two very different types of early morning creatures: You might catch bearded barroom revolutionaries stumbling out into the glaring sunlight – or you may ...

The Naschmarkt | Vienna’s Legendary Open-Air Market

Or how a culinary melting pot became the city's favorite Bobo Bazaar Even in staunchly nostalgic Vienna, neighborhoods change. The Naschmarkt is a prime example: Wedged between the left and right W...

Schottenviertel | From Friars to Freedom Fighters

In mid-autumn, it is already dark by 19:00 in Vienna. Crossing the Ring at Schottentor, the street glistens under the glow of the streetlamps in the light rain, as passersby take shelter under the col...

Food & Drink

Vienna’s Sparkling Wine | The Best Bars for Bubbly

Other winemakers may follow the méthode champenoise,  but the aristocrats of bubbly still define the market.  Procedures can be copied; the magic is more difficult. Crémant, Sekt, Prosecco, Frizzante...

Nippon Soul Food at Kuro

Kohei Kurosa serves udon and other beloved Japanese staples at his newly opened restaurant, Kuro “I asked my Austrian colleague what he would like to eat during our last night in Japan,” said Koh...

Be My Guest: It’s All About the Meat, Baby

The creators of It’s All About the Meat, Baby share their plans for the future of Vienna burgers and how to make the best one Resurrected from their 2013 pop-up, It’s All About the Meat, Baby is ...