Word of the Week: transdanubien [tʀansˈdaˈnubiən]̯

Noun. Lit. Transdanubia, a popular nickname for the two Viennese districts beyond the Danube.

The Taste of Hungary in Vienna

Here are the Viennese food spots that make the Hungarian community feel at home.

Facing the Closed-Door Topic of Migrants and Sexual Assault

While most crime is down, alarming increases in violence against women, often by recent migrants, increases the pressure on efforts to support successful integration.

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.

Meet Praline Le Moult, a Parisian Fashion Designer Who Launched Her Brand in Vie...

“Beauty, like a butterfly, is fleeting. Like a spectacular sunset, it’s there for a moment – and then it’s gone.”

Black Voices – ‘Writing History’ in Austria

Following the popular Black Lives Matter protest in Vienna, young activists launched a Citizens’ Initiative demanding a national action plan against racism.

Facing the Closed-Door Topic of Migrants and Sexual Assault

While most crime is down, alarming increases in violence against women, often by recent migrants, increases the pressure on efforts to support successful integration.

Black Voices – ‘Writing History’ in Austria

Following the popular Black Lives Matter protest in Vienna, young activists launched a Citizens’ Initiative demanding a national action plan against racism.

Vienna’s IAEA Is in a Dangerous Standoff to Defend the Iran Nuclear Deal

During an adventurous raid, Israel stole vital intelligence information in Iran that now could help the US build the case for terminating the Iran nuclear deal once and for all.

Hungarians Living in Vienna

More than 25,000 Hungarians live in Vienna. We talked to some of them to learn why they moved here and what makes them feel at home.

Vienna Election – The Greens Call for Unity as the SPÖ Weighs its Options

The mayor’s delegation will meet with all the parties before formal coalition negotiations begin on October 26.

Vienna’s IAEA Is in a Dangerous Standoff to Defend the Iran Nuclear Deal

During an adventurous raid, Israel stole vital intelligence information in Iran that now could help the US build the case for terminating the Iran nuclear deal once and for all.

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.

Romanian
Hungarian
• Turkish
• Bosnian
• Croatian
• German
• Polish
• Syrian
• Bulgarian
• Serbian

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Meet Mary Larunsi, an Austrian Fashion Model With Nigerian Roots

“What you see in the pictures is not necessarily the reality. I don’t get flown anywhere in a private jet with a glass of champagne in my hand. In the end, it’s hard work.”

Vienna Has Voted – The Final Results in Detail

Viennese voters have handed the ruling SPÖ of Mayor Michael Ludwig a decisive victory. All other parties win a higher vote share. Only the far-right-wing FPÖ implodes, losing more than three quarters of its voters.

Austrian Giants Like Swarovski and Wolford Promise Eco-Friendly Quality Over Fast Fashion

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

7 German Words That Will Spoil Austrian Appetites

Erdäpfel, Topfen & Paradeiser are more than just words.

Growing Up Hungarian in Vienna

Since the launch of the Hungarian-German bilingual elementary school in 2019, Viennese parents can give their children an authentic 'magyar' learning experience.

Integration and Identity – Who is a “Real” Austrian?

On the eve of the Vienna mayoral elections, questions of voting rights and double citizenship – of Heritage and 'Heimat' – are again dominating the agenda.

Neubaugasse | Vienna’s Millenial Mile and the 7th District’s Beating Heart

Recently transformed into a 'Begegnunszone,' the street is about to embark on a new chapter.

I’m an Austrian Who Can’t Live in Austria

With a life both in the U.S. and Vienna, Gabriel Foguel wants dual citizenship, but the Austrian government won’t allow it.

Bermudadreieck | History and Hard Drinking

Ominously named after the mysterious navigational hazard that allegedly claims countless vessels in the Caribbean, Vienna’s Bermudad...

Transylvania | Over the River and Through the Wo...

With a total area of over 100,000 km2, modern day Transylvania is the largest region of Romania, and, by itself, larger than Austria.

Election Fever in Vienna

As the city prepares to go to the polls, the streets are plastered with party propaganda posters. Michael Ludwig will almost certainly remain mayor, but his potential partners are pitching for a piece of power.

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.

Coming Clean on Electric Cars

Electricity spells kosher for many an eco-warrior, with battery-powered cars seen as the answer to vehicle-generated pollution. An analysis by carmaker Volvo suggests it is not so simple.

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.

5 Things to Stream in Austria This Fall

As fall rolls in, the days get shorter and temperatures drop, new shows beckon us back to our couch, with an edgy drama, a journey to the edge of sanity, a teenage sleuth, an expedition to the red planet and the visual coronation of a queen coming to a WiFi router near you!

Meet Mary Larunsi, an Austrian Fashion Model Wit...

“What you see in the pictures is not necessarily the reality. I don’t get flown anywhere in a private jet with a glass of champagne in my hand. In the end, it’s hard work.”

The Vienna-Budapest Connection

It’s Friday afternoon at Praterstern. Eight strangers pile into a small van that commutes between Vienna and Budapest at least twice a day ‐ even during COVID, when regulations allow. It’s much more than hitching a ride.

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.

Features

Kitzbühel in Summer Is For Gourmets Who Hike

A picturesque medieval town, regional gourmet cuisine, hiking and idyllic scenery make Kitzbühel the perfect getaway.

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

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.

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.

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.

Clothes Make the Metropolitan

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

How To … Make Your Own Clothes

Vienna is full of sewing shops and DIY stores. We checked out some of them – and ended up printing 100 T-shirts.

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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