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.

What to Do on Austrian National Day

On Austrian National Day, October 26th, the country celebrates itself, its institutions and especially its place in the world.

New Polls: Majority of Austrians Against a Comeback for Chancellor Kurz

Two new polls show most Austrians don’t want Sebastian Kurz back in the federal chancellery – but the ÖVP base remains loyal.

3 Museums in Vienna You Can Go to for Free

Austria takes pride in its museums. While some only open their doors “gratis” on certain days, others even go so far as never charging.

Assisted Dying in Austria to be Permitted from 2022

As of Jan. 1, 2022, a legal pathway for assisted dying in Austria will be available.

Covid on October 18-24 | Daily Infections Highest Since April

The coronavirus is shaping our lives. Here’s what happened in regards to COVID-19 in Austria in the week of October 18-24, 2021.

Effectiveness Over Time & Delta

On Sunday, Metropole brings you a COVID-19 update from Prof. Dr. Florian Krammer, an Austrian virologist who works and teaches at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York City.

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.

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 Turkey and Austria

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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Equal Pay Day: Austrian Women Work 68 Days in 2021 “For Free”

The Equal Pay Day falls on October 25 this year and shows that Austria has an especially high gender pay gap in an EU comparison

The Best Halloween Events in Vienna for Adults

When witches go riding, and black cats are seen, the moon laughs and whispers, 'tis near Halloween.

Austrian Labor Minister in Washington, D.C.

The Austrian labor minister was in Washington to discuss employment measures and pandemic recovery with his U.S. counterparts..

Military Parade on Heldenplatz to Be Held Virtually

As in the previous year, the military parade on Austrian national day will largely take place virtually due to the corona pandemic.

Spotlight on Afghanistan at Vienna Migration Conference

The sixth "Vienna Migration Conference" is all about migration partnerships and the focus of this years' discussions was Afghanistan.

Hollywood Star Matt Dillon at the 59th Viennale

od star Matt Dillon, who last caused shivers in Lars von Trier's "The House that Jack Built", is coming as a guest of honor.

METROPOLE SURVEY 2020: relocating to and living in Vienna