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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.

Chancellor Schallenberg in Brussels: “The EU Is Part of My DNA”

Only three days after his swearing-in ceremony, the new chancellor Alexander Schallenberg travelled to Brussels for his first foreign visit.

Update: Former Chancellor Sebastian Kurz Sworn in as Member of Parliament

Former chancellor Sebastian Kurz, who stepped down last week amid corruption accusations, has joined parliament as head of the ÖVP faction

Opposition Heavily Criticizes Budget Draft

Opposition says budget draft for 2022, presented by Finance Minister Gernot Blümel on Wednesday, is short-sighted and lacks ambition

Austria to Introduce a National SMS Emergency System

In future, people in Austria will receive catastrophe warnings delivered to their cell phones via an SMS emergency system

Covid on October 4-10 | Young People Feel Psychological Strain of Pandemic

The coronavirus is shaping our lives. Here’s what happened in regards to COVID-19 in Austria in the week of October 4-10, 2021.

Covid on September 27 – October 3 | Stricter Rules in Place in Vienna

The coronavirus is shaping our lives. Here’s what happened in regards to COVID-19 in Austria in the week of September 27 – October 3, 2021.

Covid on September 20-26 | Cases on Downward Trend

The coronavirus is shaping our lives. Here’s what happened in regards to COVID-19 in Austria in the week of September 20-26, 2021.

Covid on September 13-19 | Diabetes as Risk Factor for COVID-19

The coronavirus is shaping our lives. Here’s what happened in regards to COVID-19 in Austria in the week of September 13-19, 2021.

The Black Box of Media Funding in Austria

Print media received unprecedented public advertising during the pandemic, but a lack of transparency raises questions about how taxpayers’ money is being spent.

Graz: Where it’s Easy Being Green

Regarded for ages as the modest cousin of the great Habsburg capital, Graz, despite its charm, was used to keeping a low profile. Thrown into the s...

Fall 2021 | Prost!

In our 44th issue we take a look at how drinking culture keeps shaping Vienna and Austria. We focus on the producers and purveyors in the city, the s...

How To… Become an Austrian Sommelier

Becoming a self-taught wine writer is easily more fun than covering city hall or the sewer district.  Still, as my articles on local wines and v...

Theater Calling: From Turkey Onto Viennese Stages

Vienna’s theater scene is enriched by a multitude of actors, groups and playwrights who have roots in Turkey and a very diverse outlook.

Living Between Two Worlds

For Vienna’s Turkish community, taking roots in the city has taken some time. But today, there’s no doubt that they are just as much home on the banks of the Danube as on the shore of the Bosporus.

Pioneering Social Businesses

How a passion for justice, a love for music and an entrepreneurial spirit brought Okan McAllister from the Bosporus to build social businesses in the city on the Danube.

From Coffee to Kebab

From Vienna’s coffeehouses to its late-night kebab stands, the city on the Danube owes many of its finest traditions to Turkish culinary exploits.

“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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Austrian Economy: Budget Plans Show Decreasing Debt and Deficit

Finance minister Gernot Bluemel announced momentum in the Austrian economy, and announced a return to "sustainable budget policy" after overcoming the corona crisis.

Austrian Researchers Locate “Massive Fraud” in Russian Elections

Viennese scientists find "massive fraud" in Russian elections.

Polling Analyst Arrested in the Kurz Corruption Inquiry

Polling analyst Sabine Beinschab was arrested on Tuesday, October 12 in connection with the Conservative Party (ÖVP) scandal

New Chancellor Schallenberg Intends “Close Cooperation” with Kurz and the Greens

New Austrian Chancellor speaks: While VP and Greens call for stability, opposition parties see Kurz influence as a democratic threat

Austrian Justice Minister Discusses Rule of Law with EU Commissioner

Justice minister Zadić and the EU commissioner for Justice Reynders discussed rule of law this Monday amid the ruling party's corruption scandal.

Alexander Schallenberg Sworn in as New Chancellor

Alexander Schallenberg (Conservative Party, VP) has been sworn in by President Alexander Van der Bellen as the new Chancellor of Austria.

METROPOLE SURVEY 2020: relocating to and living in Vienna