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.

Up & Away: Living and Working in Vienna as a Foreigner

The best companies today have to hire from within the globally mobile workforce, but the relocation process for international employees isn't always so straightforward.

Covid on April 26 – May 2 | Every Fourth Resident of Austria Vaccinated

The coronavirus is shaping our lives. Here’s what happened in regards to COVID-19 in Austria in the week of April 19 to April 25, 2021.

Who is Wolfgang Mückstein? All You Need to Know About Austria’s New Health Minister

A newcomer on the national stage, the general practitioner has taken on arguably the most demanding job in the country.

Promising Talks on Iran’s Nuclear Program Resume in Vienna

Ignored disruptions, cross-town shuttle diplomacy by the EU led JCPOA Joint Commission demonstrates good faith on all sides.

Austria to Open Up on May 19

Schools will resume in-person instruction on May 17. Starting on May 19, restaurants and hotels can reopen, culture and sports events can take place again – for those who are tested or vaccinated. Here are all the details

“Easter Lockdown” in Vienna & Lower Austria Prolonged Until May 2

With rising case numbers, intensive care beds in the eastern states are filling fast. A strict “cooling-down” is meant to bring this under control.

Every Viennese to Get Four Free PCR “Gargle” Tests Every Week

A major rollout initiated by the city government and the Wirtschaftskammer should ensure everyone can conduct PCR-tests from home

15 New German Words Coined for the Pandemic

Quarantine got your tongue? COVID-19 has left an indelible mark on language.

Dominique K. Reill’s The Fiume Crisis Explains How Fiumians Established a Free State After the Fall of the Habsbur...

While the Great Powers wrestled over the fate of the Adriatic city-state of Fiume, its residents had their own sense of who they were, argues historian Dominique K. Reill.

The Newest Food and Drink Spots in Vienna This Spring

The pandemic has wreaked havoc on Vienna’s eateries, but there are still lots of ways to indulge yourself: Some restau- rants have managed to adapt to the age of corona, offering groceries, wine and other delicacies to go, as food mar- kets and delicatessens are exempt from lockdown. Here are some of our favorites!

Maximizing Transparency in Crypto Companies

The 5th Anti-Money Laundering Directive seeks to curb terrorist financing and money laundering by forcing companies in the so-called “crypto sector” out in the open.

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Meet Aneta Bulant-Kamenova, an Award-Winning Bulgarian Architect in Vienna

How a Bulgarian living in Vienna is building brides between countries and people ― figuratively and literally. Aneta Bulant-Kamenovа

Meet Borjana Ventzislavova, Bulgarian Artist Who Spinning on Wheels Around

Raised bilingually in Sofia, and re-established in Vienna, artist Borjana Ventzislavova is a woman of many worlds.

Ivan Krastev – Stretched Between Two Worlds

When national governments closed borders and asked people to stay put at the beginning of 2020, Ivan Krastev and his family decided to go back to Bulgaria.

Law, Folklore, and Music – the Many Faces of Nina Wasilewa-Zanechev

Moving to a new country brings many challenges. Here’s how community advice and music help Bulgarians settle in.

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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Fintech at Vienna UP’21: A Tale of Virtual Coins and Unicorns

Austria's fintech sector has recorded exponential growth in the last five years, with new startups seemingly popping up every month. These fresh and innovative companies are rapidly becoming an integral part of the financial system.

The Rising Cost of Living in the World’s Most Livable City

Rents for private housing in Vienna are becoming increasingly less affordable, a new TU study finds.

Winter Season a Washout for Austrian Tourism

Ravaged by lockdowns, the hospitality sector pins its hopes on the coming summer and the adoption of the Green Pass.

Burgenland to Build Austria’s Largest Wind Turbines

The project near Neusiedl am See is hailed as a major step toward carbon neutrality.

Biotech and Medtech at Vienna UP’21: Innovation That Saves Lives

Vienna is becoming an international hub for the health and life science industry, which generates €3.4 billion in revenue. At Vienna UP'21, meet the biotech and medtech players whose innovations save lives and transform public health

‘Mein Kampf’ and the Troubling Artifacts of History

While formally illegal in Austria, finding 3rd Reich memorabilia in Viennese antique shops is relatively easy as the war generation passes away.

Austrian Catholics Criticize the Vatican’s Ban on Same-Sex Marriage

Members of the Church are speaking out against the Vatican’s decision to bar priests from sanctifying homosexual unions.

Vienna’s Gartenbaukino Undergoes Extensive Renovation

Seeking to restore its 1960s allure, the iconic cinema is currently remodeling, partially financed by a cinephile crowdfunding campaign.

METROPOLE SURVEY 2020: relocating to and living in Vienna