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.

Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth at the Chocolate Museum

The Misaljević family combines love, family, chocolate and business – “the most important things in life” at one of the most visited tourist attractions in the Austrian capital.

CoV on Jan. 4-10 | New Cases Stabilize Around 2,000 a Day

The coronavirus is shaping our lives. Here’s everything you need to know about COVID-19 in Austria this week – updated regularly.

The Rules of Austria’s Third Lockdown

Following Christmas, the country will re-enter a one-month national lockdown. This time around, a negative test result is the key to freedom.

Practical Guide to Mental Health and Domestic Violence Services in Vienna

Each of us thrives on our social relationships, knowing our family is safe and healthy and having a routine and productive life. COVID-19 upended eac...

The Lore and Legend Behind the Viennese Kaffeehaus

A myth, a tradition, but most of all a very real place that many in the Austrian capital cannot imagine life without.

Meet Christina Meinl, the Great-Granddaughter of Austria’s Coffee Roasting Pioneer

“I wish global politics were more like the global coffee community: We have no borders and we work together to make coffee better.”

What Europe Can Learn From Joe Biden’s Victory

There are lessons we can draw from Biden's election that can help the European Union better deal with far-right populism.

Behind the COVID Vaccine – The Austrian Key to the BioNTech Breakthrough

As the world awaits a vaccine, Polymun, a small high-tech company provides essential ingredients for the first candidate to reach the EU Market.

Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth at the Chocolate Museum

The Misaljević family combines love, family, chocolate and business – “the most important things in life” at one of the most visited tourist attractions in the Austrian capital.

Our Local Serbian Heroes

From health and security providers to scientists and civil servants, these Serbians have become a key part of Austrian society.

Serbian Families Living in Vienna

A story of two couples and their children through the generations, with different histories and reasons for moving to and staying in Vienna.

Austria’s Notable Serbs

Here are some of the most important Serbs that spent time in Austria.

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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Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth at the Chocolate Museum

The Misaljević family combines love, family, chocolate and business – “the most important things in life” at one of the most visited tourist attractions in the Austrian capital.

Patrick Leigh Fermor’s Vienna

In his youth, the legendary travel writer embarked on a walk from London to Constantinople. Along the way, for three extraordinary weeks in February 1934, he discovered Vienna in the throes of political upheaval, to which it seemed to give a collective shrug.

5 Austrian Christmas Traditions Add Charm to the Holiday Season

From 'Advent' to 'Stille Nacht,' here are the most important customs that Austrians practice during the holidays.

UK Citizens in Austria – What to Expect After December 31

With negotiations still on-going between the UK and EU a fortnight before the Brexit deadline, there is still confusion among many Britons living abroad.

Practical Guide to Mental Health and Domestic Violence Services in Vienna

Each of us thrives on our social relationships, knowing our family is safe and healthy and having a routine and productive life. COVID-19 upended eac...

Overwhelming Uncertainty – Mental Health Issues on the Rise Under COVID-19

With the start of the pandemic, the Donau University in Krems began researching the impacts of the crisis on the moods and well-being of Austrians, with one in five affected.

Listening to Vienna

Trapped in London during the pandemic, a musicologist is reminded of the films and stories, the tastes and sounds, from Schubert to Billy Joel, that embody a unique sense of time and the pleasures of a laid-back life.

Church and State – No Prayers Please, We’re Austrian

An invitation to a prayer breakfast in the Parlament managed to offend almost everyone, Christians and secularists alike. It also raised the specter of a far darker time.