Word of the Week: Bummerl [ˈbʊmɐɺl]

Noun. A loss, originally in the central European card game, Schnapsen.

Trump Praises Austrian “Forest Cities” With Exploding Trees

With some highly unusual comments meant to put California’s environmental management in a bad light, the U.S. president set off a twitter storm of mockery and once again exposed his ignorance of the world.

Hometown Explorers

As travel restrictions eviscerate Vienna’s hospitality sector, the city’s tour guides show locals the oddities, hidden spots and secrets of the city they call home.

Coronavirus in Austria & Vienna | 714 New Infections

The coronavirus has arrived in Austria. Here’s all you need to know about current measures, including where to get help, information and tips – updated regularly.

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.

How Romanian Artists Found Inspiration in Vienna

Throughout the ages, Vienna was a nexus for the literary, artistic, scientific and cultural creativity of many Romanians.

Star Designer Thomas Kirchgrabner Spills the Secrets of His and Lena Hoschek’s S...

The head of Lena Hoschek’s couture atelier, designer Thomas Kirchgrabner describes demanding clientele, recounts his rise in Austria’s fashion scene and how he met his boss.

Trump Praises Austrian “Forest Cities” With Exploding Trees

With some highly unusual comments meant to put California’s environmental management in a bad light, the U.S. president set off a twitter storm of mockery and once again exposed his ignorance of the world.

Hometown Explorers

As travel restrictions eviscerate Vienna’s hospitality sector, the city’s tour guides show locals the oddities, hidden spots and secrets of the city they call home.

Trump Praises Austrian “Forest Cities” With Exploding Trees

With some highly unusual comments meant to put California’s environmental management in a bad light, the U.S. president set off a twitter storm of mockery and once again exposed his ignorance of the world.

Hometown Explorers

As travel restrictions eviscerate Vienna’s hospitality sector, the city’s tour guides show locals the oddities, hidden spots and secrets of the city they call home.

Star Designer Thomas Kirchgrabner Spills the Secrets of His and Lena Hoschek’s S...

The head of Lena Hoschek’s couture atelier, designer Thomas Kirchgrabner describes demanding clientele, recounts his rise in Austria’s fashion scene and how he met his boss.

Star Designer Thomas Kirchgrabner Spills the Secrets of His and Lena Hoschek’s S...

The head of Lena Hoschek’s couture atelier, designer Thomas Kirchgrabner describes demanding clientele, recounts his rise in Austria’s fashion scene and how he met his boss.

Austria, the Making of a Republic

On April 27, 1945, the Austrian Proclamation of Independence was signed and promulgated in the liberated city of Vienna. Today, Austrians celebrate 75 years of their Republic, a free, democratic and open country in the middle of 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

Torches on the Hill – Ultra-Conservatives March on the Kahlenberg

The Kahlenberg Church stands where an allied army gathered at dawn September 12, 1683 before sweeping down from the hills to break the Turkish siege of Vienna. Today it is both a cause for celebration and a rallying point for dubious arch-conservative fringe groups.

Will Vienna’s Clubs Survive the Coronavirus Lockdown?

COVID-19 has brought Vienna’s nightlife to a screeching halt, with clubs unsure of when they can reopen - and how to survive until then.

In Safety and Freedom, Romanian Entrepreneurs Found Success in Vienna

Romanians’ entrepreneurial spirit, long suppressed under the communist regime, is experiencing a renaissance – it can be felt even in Vienna.

SALONFÄHIG – Austrian Vintages That Hold Their Own Anywhere

The annual Wine Salon in Palais Coburg presented a tough jury's selection of the best of the current year. The setting was magnificent, the wines too.

Home Is Where the Herz Is

"Home is where the Herz is" explores and celebrates Vienna’s diversity through a year-long project giving voice to the 40% of Vienna that has a migrant background.

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

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• Syrian
• Bulgarian
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COVID in High Places: Star Director Robert Dornhelm Tests Positive After VIP Event

“Freud” director Marvin Kren steps in for leading Austrian filmmaker, who remains ill following an Aug 18 diagnosis and an elite reception at Grafenegg.

How Disease Detectives Help Us Beat COVID-19 By Tracking Superspreaders

The crucial role of public health and contact tracing during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Out of Control Fringes

At a protest against coronavirus restrictions in Vienna, far-right extremists put on a homophobic display in front of a cheering crowd, while drawing outrage from the Greens.

Clothes Make the Metropolitan

Our publisher Margaret Childs introduces our fall issue, which is all about fashion in Vienna.

A Cloth Mask or a Plastic Shield – Which, When and How?

Protective barriers are essential for preventing the spread of COVID-19; but there is a choice and room for creativity. Details below!

How to Enjoy an Art Fair

You don’t have to be an expert to enjoy the wide world of contemporary art – but enthusiasm and courteousness helps.

Discover the Viennese Restaurant that Makes Romanians Feel at Home

Sometimes it is the taste of home that really makes us feel belong, wherever we are.

Low Marks for Integration in Austrian Schools – Who is to Blame?

The annual integration report has confirmed that migrant children have difficulty learning German, but Integration Minister Susanne Raab rejects changing the system.

Gumpendorf | Bohemian Rhapsody

As dawn breaks in Gumpendorf, you can observe two very different types of early morning creatures: You might catch bearded barroom revolutio...

Is Vienna a Fashion Capital ? Not Yet.

Once a burgeoning capital of fashion, Vienna lost its design industry with the Jews who supported it and has struggled in the decades since. But the next chapter may be different.

Families – Dreaming of Life After Corona

So there she was, on a Tuesday morning of what we now call the Corona Era, gazing at the walls of the little “water closet” decorated in Viennese style.

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.

How Austrian Scientists are Fighting COVID-19

As nations around the world follow every twist and turn of the developing science to combat the coronavirus, Austrian researchers and companies could play a key role.

Star Designer Thomas Kirchgrabner Spills the Sec...

The head of Lena Hoschek’s couture atelier, designer Thomas Kirchgrabner describes demanding clientele, recounts his rise in Austria’s fashion scene and how he met his boss.

Meet Mato Johannik, the Fashion Photographer Who...

“I’ve consciously chosen to continue my career in Vienna. I could have stayed in Hollywood, but as Caesar once said: ‘I would rather be first in this little village than second in Rome.’”

Fighting Flight Shame? The ÖBB Nightjet’s 28 Des...

Flight Shame getting to you? The ÖBB Nightjet offers low-impact alternative routes to several major European cities – or did so before the corona lockdown. A nightly trip to Milan on the eve of the coronavirus crises.

Austrian Giants Like Swarovski and Wolford Promi...

Superior craftsmanship and the willingness to pivot have ensured the longevity of Austrian fashion luxury brands like Swarovski and Wolford.

Everything You Need to Know About Trademarking i...

What’s in a name? It is not sleeve, nor pant leg, nor button... How brands distinguish quality and set fashion makers apart. Designers beware, make sure to take trademarking seriously.

Austria, the Making of a Republic

On April 27, 1945, the Austrian Proclamation of Independence was signed and promulgated in the liberated city of Vienna. Today, Austrians celebrate 75 years of their Republic, a free, democratic and open country in the middle of Europe.

Features

How COVID-19 Affects Rent, Memberships & Data Protection

COVID-19 poses a major challenge to all, raising questions about rent payments, the assessment of (unfulfillable) supply contracts, lower franchise fees and why data protection should not be neglected even during a pandemic.

Families – Dreaming of Life After Corona

So there she was, on a Tuesday morning of what we now call the Corona Era, gazing at the walls of the little “water closet” decorated in Viennese style.

Having a Tough Time With German? You’re Not Alone

Although few argue with the importance of mastering German, the system needs to change – children of immigrants in Austria rarely receive the support they need.

Letters from the Anschluss in Elisabeth Åsbrink’s New Book

A history and a memoir, the Swedish journalist's And in the Vienna Woods the Trees Remain is the story of a family, reconciling the past, and the power of friendship over politics.

Post-COVID Work Will Be Flexible, Agile & Adaptive

The coronavirus lockdown has taught us a lot and may herald a new era of organizational flexibility, agility and adaptability.

From Jewelers to Wineries, Family Businesses Often Thrive in Vienna

Businesses that span generations are known for consistency, stability and tradition. Keeping these values alive is a continuous labor of love.

City Life

Having a Tough Time With German? You’re Not Alone

Although few argue with the importance of mastering German, the system needs to change – children of immigrants in Austria rarely receive the support they need.

How Red Vienna Revolutionized Urban Living

Red Vienna revolutionized urban living for the working class. Here’s how they did it.

Vienna’s Ultimate Swimming Pool Guide

It will be a summer like no other. This year due to Corona, many Viennese will opt to spend a good part of their holiday in the city. Lucky for us, there are few better places for relaxing in the shade and swimming in pools or rivers than Vienna.

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