Children Uprooted: “Kindertransporte aus Wien”

November 12, 2021: The opening day for the Christkindlmarkt dawned mild and hazy.  At a table by the window at Café Landtmann, my 4-year-old daughter and I were having breakfast, and looking out onto the grey, rainy mist. Over our 14 years in Vienna, opening day at the Landtmann had become a family tradition. This time, gazing out a...

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.
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Omicron: The Most Contagious Virus in History

The new SARS-CoV-2 variant is spreading like wildfire and causing record-breaking numbers of COVID-19 cases. EXPLAINER

Russia-Ukraine War:  A Former Diplomat Explains

The Russian leadership of 2022 has built its own version of history, including a perceived threat from NATO, to justify its actions.

How You Can Support Ukraine from Vienna

Below you will find ways you can help Ukraine, from offering accommodation to dropping off relief supplies or learning more about what you can do tha...

The Way the World Works: Economics vs. Reality

Here: A cost-of-living-crisis in England, the US, some parts of Europe, because energy prices have risen by around 50% and cost-of-living index by ar...

Covid on January 10-16 | Thousands March Against Mandatory Vaccination in Vienna

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

Coronavirus in Austria | Thousands March Against Mandatory Vaccination in Vienna

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

Covid on January 3-9 | Austrian Ministries Report 10,291 New Infections

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

Covid on December 13-22 | Cases Drop, Omicron Beckons

The coronavirus is shaping our lives. Here’s what happened in regards to COVID-19 in Austria in from December 13-22, 2021.

The Flavor Fraternity

“If there’s anything indispensable in this kitchen, it’s butter”, insists a tracksuit-wearing Lucas Steindorfer, chef de cuisine of the celebrated ba...

Books – Angus Robertson Explores Diplomatic History in Vienna: The International Capital

To say that Angus Robertson knows Vienna well would be an understatement. Bilingual thanks to his German mother and Scottish father, he moved to Vien...

The Frozen Few: Ice Swimming in Vienna

With past lockdowns boosting its popularity, ice swimming invigorates while extending the season on the shores of the Danube.

Egon Schiele and the Cult of the Self

A sampling of the breakthrough artist Egon Schiele’s wrenching self-portraits and an eclectic selection of 12 others to follow.

Family Honor in the Balkans | A Tale of Self-Love and Emancipation

Being gay is not always easy. Especially in Croatia, where traditional family values are held in high esteem. But when parents disown their own child, two values clash head on.

Croatian Business Minds

In the vivid and multicultural city we know, Viennese with Croatian roots have found a breeding ground where they can bring their ideas to life.

Three Croatian Talents on the Austrian Arts Scene

Whether a songwriter, a music producer or a presenter, many say that the people behind the scenes are the most important.

Citizen of the World | Is National Identity Obsolete?

Born in Austria to Yugoslav parents, the author discovers he is a “citizen of the world.”

“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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No Omicron parties, please

Many people ask me whether they should intentionally get COVID-19’s Omicron variant and just get it over with. Their reasoning - it’s spreading like ...

Russian Roulette – the Kremlin’s Game in Ukraine

With renewed discussions on the Minsk Accords scheduled for 17 February, a look at the unintended “accomplishments” of Putin’s aggression

Covid Update from Austria and the World

February 6, 2022 Here is my COVID-19 update again. Worldwide, we are currently at about 394 million official SARS-CoV-2 infections and 5,753,000 o...

Latest on Omicron: Europe Facing Rising Infection Rates in Most Countries

Metropole brings you regular 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.

Food News: January 2022

Recently Opened Champa Modern Vietnamese cuisine meets local ingredients at this hidden gem out in Atzgersdorf, with fresh and aromatic dishes ...

The Flavor Fraternity

“If there’s anything indispensable in this kitchen, it’s butter”, insists a tracksuit-wearing Lucas Steindorfer, chef de cuisine of the celebrated ba...

METROPOLE SURVEY 2020: relocating to and living in Vienna