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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.

Austrian Economy Noticeably Improved in 2021, Experts Say

Coming out of the corona crisis, economists have adjusted the forecasts for the Austrian economy upwards for 2021 and 2022.

Donation Campaign Set Up After Murder of Two Viennese Women From Somalia

A 28-year-old man confessed to have murdered his ex-wife and current girlfriend in Vienna while intoxicated with alcohol.

Kurz Wants to Support Italy in Tightening External European Borders

Chancellor Sebastian Kurz (ÖVP) stands by his declared tough line on immigration, while Austria has in fact welcomed more refugees than almost any other European country in the last 10 years. Civil initiatives and the opposition see much room for improvement when it comes to the government’s migration and integration policy.

Austrian Jobless Rate Falls, Almost Reaches Pre-Crisis Level

The Austrian unemployment continues to fall, with the pre-crisis level within reach.

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 September 6-12 | Over 96% of ICU Patients in Vienna Not Vaccinated

The coronavirus is shaping our lives. Here’s what happened in regards to COVID-19 in Austria in the week of September 6-12, 2021.

Austria’s COVID-19 Plan for the Fall

Almost two thirds of Austrians are vaccinated, but the coronavirus is now spreading fast among the unvaccinated. The government has now presented their plan for the fall.

What the New Austrian School Year Brings

As students return to school across Austria, new rules aim to keep them safe. Here’s all you need to know about the coronavirus rules and what other innovations await pupils

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...

The Spirit of Spritzwein

Michael Häupl is a living legend. He shares his thoughts on his 24 years as mayor, Vienna’s culinary trinity, staying authentic, and why a Weiß g’spritzt is the best choice.

Portrait of the Director as a Young Journalist

A collection of Billy Wilder’s work as a reporter in Vienna and Berlin reveals his early influences and the verve of the roaring ’20s.

In ‘The Third Walpurgis Night’ Karl Kraus Dissects Nazi Discourse

A far-sighted study on the language of Nazism, the book by Austria’s great satirist is finally available in a full English translation.

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.

On the Trail of the Ottoman-Turks in Vienna

When touring Vienna’s Altstadt, it's enough to lift your head just a little to see the cannonballs catapulted over the city walls by the Ottomans centuries ago. And there are other ancient secrets in store.

Ömer Öztaş – Building a Brighter Future

A Viennese Green Party politician with Turkish roots is working for positive change in Vienna, not only for migrants, but for the entire coming generation.

Home Is Where You Grow Up

... without forgetting your roots. From facts to real lives – the tales of a guest worker family coming to Austria and how the generations and a migration biography evolved.
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“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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Iran to Give IAEA Access to Video Cameras in Nuclear Power Plants

The IAEA and the Iranian nuclear agency are making progress on monitoring the country’s nuclear program.

Vienna Tackles Long-Term Unemployment With Job Campaign

The City of Vienna and the AMS start a new initiative to bring unemployed people 50+ into employment.

The Spirit of Spritzwein

Michael Häupl is a living legend. He shares his thoughts on his 24 years as mayor, Vienna’s culinary trinity, staying authentic, and why a Weiß g’spritzt is the best choice.

Austria Set to Issue Green Bonds in 2022

A new form of investment intended to bankroll sustainable projects and help the country meet its environmental goals, projects are myriad – but international standards remain murky.

War and Peas

Seeking to seed a culinary revolution, Tolstoy’s all-vegan, healthy casual dining shows promise, but the menu needs work.

What the New Austrian School Year Brings

As students return to school across Austria, new rules aim to keep them safe. Here’s all you need to know about the coronavirus rules and what other innovations await pupils

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