Crime Group Smuggling Nuclear Materials Arrested in Vienna

In an internationally coordinate operation, a group attempting to sell nuclear containers could be arrested

The Long Road Home

A century after the end of the Habsburg Empire, and 30 years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, Vienna has finally resumed its role as the hub of Central and Eastern Europe

The Ephrussis Are Back in Vienna

Once one of Europe and Vienna’s most famous Jewish families, expropriated and expelled by Nazi terror – the Ephrussis – are back in Vienna with a new grand exhibition.

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Casinos Austria Scandal | Strache’s Text Messages Leaked   

New digital evidence strengthens the case against the former vice chancellor and other top-ranking politicians in the Casinos Austria corruption scandal.

The Long Road Home

A century after the end of the Habsburg Empire, and 30 years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, Vienna has finally resumed its role as the hub of Central and Eastern Europe

The Ephrussis Are Back in Vienna

Once one of Europe and Vienna’s most famous Jewish families, expropriated and expelled by Nazi terror – the Ephrussis – are back in Vienna with a new grand exhibition.

The Long Road Home

A century after the end of the Habsburg Empire, and 30 years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, Vienna has finally resumed its role as the hub of Central and Eastern Europe

Home is Where the Housing Is

Vienna's population is growing fast, but the city's commitment to social housing means people in all parts of society can still afford to live here.

The Long Road Home

A century after the end of the Habsburg Empire, and 30 years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, Vienna has finally resumed its role as the hub of Central and Eastern Europe

Home is Where the Housing Is

Vienna's population is growing fast, but the city's commitment to social housing means people in all parts of society can still afford to live here.

Give Your Friend a Key to the City

Give your friends and loved ones a METROPOLE subscription and we will let them know about their gift with a postcard sent straight to their mailbox.

All Aboard the Vienna Night Train

Vienna extends its weekend night transit services.

ÖVP & Greens Enter Coalition Talks

After flirting and courting, now come the hard-nosed marriage negotiations

Ikea Is Coming to Town 

The furniture retailer is opening its first location near Vienna’s center. 

ÖBB to Launch Night Train Service to Brussels, Starting at €29

The new night train connection from Vienna to Brussels will be launched on January 19, 2020. And the ÖBB are already working on more nocturnal rail connections.

Opinion | What Macron Means for Europe

For voters battered by globalization, pro-Europeans must deliver growth – and jobs Emmanuel Macron’s decisive defeat of Marine Le Pen in th...

Devastating Weather Conditions in the South and West of Austria

Mudslides, snowstorms and floods cause sleepless nights for the residents of the affected areas.

Calls for Violence Against Women After Wiener Linien Anti-Manspreading Campaign

Some Internet tough guys felt attacked by the Wiener Linien’s anti-“manspreading” campaign. So they started their own.

At Gastwirtschaft im Durchhaus, Enjoy Modern Viennese Cuisine

Gastwirtschaft im Durchhaus brings Viennese cuisine into the 21st centuryLet’s face it: Neubau, Vienna’s ultra...

Be My Guest: Lisa Rauchbüchl – Hidden Kitchen

The communications graduate ensures that Hidden Kitchen is far from a secretIn the highly competitive world of Viennese lunch cantines...

Scents and Sensibility at Die Parfümerie

Follow your nose to aromatic cocktails at Die Parfümerie BarFinding Die Parfümerie can be a challenge. The new permanent home of a tri...

Vienna’s five best places to cure a hangover

The trouble with partying like there’s no tomorrow is that tomorrow always rears its ugly head. Even the most enchanting evening becomes a ...

Being Grouchy: Whinge-worthy Banter Rant

Das Problem für jeden W...

Vienna’s Ultimate Swimming Pool Guide

The best cool-off spots f...

Discover the City’s art World at Vienna Art Week

This year’s Vienna Art We...

Long Read

The Cooperative City

Smart cities need smart citizens. A growing movement of initiatives and startups, harnessing social media and using top-notch technolog...

Sport | A Beginner’s Guide to Whitewater Rafting on the Salza River

Rafting in the Mostviertel may be a thrill, but to Rudi Scheiblechner, it’s business as usualBraving the elements armed only with a ...

Art Ex Machina | When AI Enters the Studio

As robots and AI pervade our living rooms and workplaces, will they also hold the mirror up to our lives?

Sport | The Vienna Nightrow is a fun, Easy Introduction to the Sport of Rowing

The Vienna Nightrow is a fun tradition that defies preconceptions about rowingEverywhere you look, long-established sports are getting...

City Guide

Brunnenmarkt | United We Eat

While Vienna’s inner districts will never lose their allure, Brunnenmarkt and its vibrant surroundings can offer an edgier alternative, providing a compelling and stimulating model of integration.

Karmeliterviertel | Common Market

Hard to pin down, but easy to love, this quirky corner of the city has a surprise almost at every turn. By Dardis McNamee & Rosie WaitesWhen we moved to the Karmeliterviertel in 2001, friends...

Grätzl: Weißgerberviertel – Art on the Riverside

My Home is My Grätzl This month: the Weißgerberviertel in Vienna's 3rd districtOne sunny weekend in February, I set off with two friends to explore the Weißgerberviertel in Vienna’s 3rd distric...

Alt-Hietzing | Suburban Imperialism

On a warm Sunday morning in Alt-Hietzing, an elderly lady pushes her walker along the old wooden parquet terrace of Café Dommayer, a coffeehouse where dukes and duchesses strolled in days past. ...

Dorotheerviertel | Imperial Backstreets

Particularly during the holidays, it’s impossible to avoid the hustle and bustle of the 1st district – from Schottentor to Stubentor, you’re bombarded by sights, sounds and noises. Yet, nest...

Esterhazypark – In the Shadow of History

Just a block below Mariahilfer Straße, commerce gives way to side streets full of trendy bars, galleries, clubs and restaurants, anchored by a park with a large playground, old trees and a soccer/bask...

Food & Drink

A Tale of Two Passions | Food and Biking at Ghisallo

Ghisallo marries casual Mediterranean dining with fine Italian road bikes.When you first face Ghisallo on the corner of Reinprechtsdorfer Straße and Schönbrunner Straße, you may perform a double...

Austrian Wines’ Toxic Legacy

Why "low intervention" wines have a hard time getting designated The disastrous Austrian wine scandal that shook the world in 1985 left a lasting mark on the industry: After it came out that wine w...

Our Pick for the Best Beer in Vienna

Intensive Care: The Delirium Café brings a bit of Belgian cheer to Vienna’s lager-battered heart.No matter the month or temperature, it’s always beer o’ clock in Austria: placing second worldwid...