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.

Creative Industries at Vienna UP’21: Where Art Meets Business

The creative industries are a leverage for the whole economy, making Austria’s creatives a competitive force on a global scale. At the innovation festival, Vienna UP'21, the sector and the people in it are front and center

LieblingsFisch – Shop Plump Trout and Bouillabaisse in the Leopoldstadt

Finding good fish to cook at home just got a lot easier. A new stand on the Karmelitermarkt is a good place to go.

“Osterruhe” in Vienna – Cooperation (Mostly) Holds as More Are Vaccinated

Public life has been halted once again by strict lockdown. But as numbers continue high, many question if the measures are really working.

Bulgaria and Austria – a Story of Myths & Markets, Sanctuary & Secret Files

The affair between Bulgaria and Austria can be described in many ways. And Vienna is almost always at its center.

Every Viennese to Get Four Free PCR “Gargle” Tests Every Week

A major rollout initiated by the city government and the Wirtschaftskammer should ensure everyone can conduct PCR-tests from home

15 New German Words Coined for the Pandemic

Quarantine got your tongue? COVID-19 has left an indelible mark on language.

Vaccination After a COVID-19 Infection – Yes or No?

Antibodies produced after a coronavirus infection offer some protection against future illness, but extra protection never hurts.

Austria’s Vaccination Plan Explained

The center takes charge – Austrian federal states now need to prioritize elderly and high-risk patients. Those who have had COVID-19 will only get one shot.

Meet Florian Skrabal, Editor-in-Chief of Corruption Media Outlet Dossier

“Politicians think we don’t like Vienna. In fact, the opposite is true: We’re critical because we love this city that much."

LieblingsFisch – Shop Plump Trout and Bouillabaisse in the Leopoldstadt

Finding good fish to cook at home just got a lot easier. A new stand on the Karmelitermarkt is a good place to go.

Austrian Companies Wheeling and Dealing in Central and Eastern Europe

Austrian companies thrive all across Central and Eastern Europe. From kickbacks to bribes, booming business often also involves layers of corruption.

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Ilija Trojanow – Writing Multilingual in One Language

Language is our wealth, our tradition – and a tool to understand the world.

Meet Milena Georgieva, Bulgarian Artist & DJ

"How would a landscape with dinosaurs sound?"

Meet Aneta Bulant-Kamenovа, an Award-Winning Bulgarian Architect in Vienna

How a Bulgarian living in Vienna is building brides between countries and people ― figuratively and literally. Aneta Bulant-Kamenovа

Home Is Where the Herz Is

“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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In Memoriam – Dr. Odette Jankowitsch-Prevor

An internationally renowned nuclear lawyer and pillar of key treaties on nuclear safety, she was “the best of Europe.”

The Governing ÖVP Further Rocked by ÖBAG Scandal

Recovered chats reveal Chancellor Sebastian Kurz and Finance Minister Gernot Blümel’s involvement, previously denied, in the appointment of state holding CEO Thomas Schmid.

“Osterruhe” in Vienna – Cooperation (Mostly) Holds as More Are Vaccinated

Public life has been halted once again by strict lockdown. But as numbers continue high, many question if the measures are really working.

WKÖ and ÖGB Condemn “Easter Lockdown”

In a rare show of unity, the Austrian Economic Chambers and Trade Union Federation call the latest anti-COVID measures “not feasible” in a joint statement.

5 Austrian Easter Traditions

Austrians make the most of their many religious holidays – here’s how they celebrate Holy Week.

The Stadtpark – Vienna’s Living Room

As the weather improves but 'Kaffeehäuser' stay shuttered, the Viennese learn to love park life.

Austria Introduces Its Own Homegrown Vaccine – Schnaps

DATELINE Vienna, April 1, 2021: Inländerrum, Obstler, Marillenbrand and Zirbenschnaps supposedly found just as effective as AstraZeneca – and so much tastier!

To Speak or Not to Speak

A recent survey found that every second Austrian prefers staying silent over voicing an opinion.