The Coronavirus in Austria & Vienna | No Masks in Schools, Active Infection...

Austria has successfully flattened the curve, for now. Here’s all you need to know about current measures, including available resources, trusted sources and tips – regularly updated.

Ending the Pandemic with Mass Testing

Austria under lockdown has done well controlling the spread of COVID -19. But the only way to return to normal is to track the cases and be able to control further spread.

The End of the City Bikes?

The all-purpose workhorses of the inner city are the last remaining rental bikes in public spaces. But they could disappear soon, says sponsor Gewista. The reason is a dispute over financing.

Solar Roofs for All New Buildings in Vienna & a Turbocharged Climate Budget...

A new city planning law stipulates that all new residential buildings in Vienna have to be built with solar collectors on the roof. Meanwhile, the federal government almost doubled funds for climate initiatives.

Pleased to Meet You | Carefully

Why we (still) need to practice social distancing, now that we can finally get together with friends and family again.

Ending the Pandemic with Mass Testing

Austria under lockdown has done well controlling the spread of COVID -19. But the only way to return to normal is to track the cases and be able to control further spread.

Ending the Pandemic with Mass Testing

Austria under lockdown has done well controlling the spread of COVID -19. But the only way to return to normal is to track the cases and be able to control further spread.

Solar Roofs for All New Buildings in Vienna & a Turbocharged Climate Budget...

A new city planning law stipulates that all new residential buildings in Vienna have to be built with solar collectors on the roof. Meanwhile, the federal government almost doubled funds for climate initiatives.

Solar Roofs for All New Buildings in Vienna & a Turbocharged Climate Budget...

A new city planning law stipulates that all new residential buildings in Vienna have to be built with solar collectors on the roof. Meanwhile, the federal government almost doubled funds for climate initiatives.

Austria, the Making of a Republic

On April 27, 1945, the Austrian Proclamation of Independence was signed and promulgated in the liberated city of Vienna. Today, Austrians celebrate 75 years of their Republic, a free, democratic and open country in the middle of Europe.

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

US Quietly Funds the IAEA in Fight Against COVID-19

As Donald Trump Slams the World Health Organization, the State Department is giving millions to another uN agency to battle the pandemic.

Spoon in Vienna Serves Feel-Good Food at Great Value

Spoon offers feel-good food, great value and brisk service, but speed is a double-edged sword.

New Leadership for Austria’s Cultural Reopening

Having faced growing criticism from all sides, State Secretary for Cultural Affairs Ulrike Lunacek resigned May 15.

Ruth Wodak on How the Far-Right Deceives the Public and Undermines Democracy

How the far-right deceives the public and undermines democracy. A conversation with linguist Ruth Wodak.

Videos

7 Restaurants to Have Iftar This Ramadan

Today marks the beginning of Eid al-Fitr or Festival of Breaking the Fast, concluding a month of fasting for Muslims keeping the Ramadan. We’ve compiled a list of sweet spots in the city for you to celebrate the Sugar Feast.

After Ibiza | Older, But None the Wiser

A year ago the infamous video was released: it showed the then Vice-Chancellor H-C Strache promising lucrative state contracts for other favors. What was at first a political embarrassment has now sparked a broader corruption investigation.

Reopening the Borders | What Our Neighbors Are Doing

Austria, Czechia, Slovakia and Hungary plan a coordinated opening in mid-June.

IST Research in Klosterneuburg – Ranked 3rd in the World – Joins Forces with Startups to Make Ideas ...

Inventing something new is one thing. Turning it into a product is quite another. Here's how founders and researchers take ideas to market

A New Metternich Biography Rounds Out the Portrait of One of History’s Greatest Political ...

Wolfgang Siemann draws on newly discovered notes and letters to paint a more nuanced portrait of diplomat and statesman Klemens von Metternich.

The Truth About the Vienna-born Bluetooth Bombshell Hedi Lamarr

The Jewish Museum and a recently published book re-evaluate the myths surrounding Hedy Lamarr

Top 5 Viennese Musicians in Quarantine

Many performers have taken to the internet where they teach, play and release fresh content, keeping our spirits alive during the crisis. Here are some of Metropole’s favorites!

Carnuntum | Romans, Archaeology and the Coronavirus

It was the stronghold that secured the north-eastern corner of the Roman Empire, thereby also securing trade-routes and access to the Danube for defense from foreign invaders.

How Vienna Became the Petri Dish for Geniuses Li...

From saving mothers to preventing blood clots and unraveling the secrets of our physical universe, Vienna’s scientists have advanced humanity through the ages.

The City and Land of Music

Vienna made music ... and music made Vienna. As told by “Metropole” writers – a libretto for life in the Austrian capital. With an overture by our Editor in Chief Dardis McNamee.

Austria, the Making of a Republic

On April 27, 1945, the Austrian Proclamation of Independence was signed and promulgated in the liberated city of Vienna. Today, Austrians celebrate 75 years of their Republic, a free, democratic and open country in the middle of Europe.

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

Features

The Truth About the Vienna-born Bluetooth Bombshell Hedi Lamarr

The Jewish Museum and a recently published book re-evaluate the myths surrounding Hedy Lamarr

From an Insane Asylum to Vienna’s Last Video Rental Place, the Altes AKH Holds Plenty of Secrets in Store

Wandering around the diverse and historic campus of Austria’s largest and best-known academic institution is compelling even if you are no longer a student

The Long Hall, Vienna’s Newest Irish Pub, Brings a Modern Take on Pub Culture to the City

Modern gastropub with a well-considered drink selection and delectable food

Donald Tusk, Former President of the European Council, Takes Stock

Hoping to the last to soften Brexit, while welcoming Scotland, the perennial European faces an even greater challenge: to strengthen the continent’s vision of itself.

How Circle17 Aims for Impact with Businesses Following the SDGs

Can startups help reach the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals? In Vienna, Circle17 started an Impacthon to find out.

Finding Purpose with Robert Musil

Robert Musil’s epic Austrian classic gets cut down to size to explore love and identity across the boundaries of self.

Culture

Finding Purpose with Robert Musil

Robert Musil’s epic Austrian classic gets cut down to size to explore love and identity across the boundaries of self.

This Year’s Wiener Festwochen Exposes 21st Century Ills, But Offers Solutions, Too

Canceled or moved online in the age of Corona, the program of this year’s Wiener Festwochen seemed surprisingly prescient.

The Austrian Cultural Forum New York Invites You to Vienna’s Digital Concert Hall

The sound of Austrian music reverberates even in times of the lockdown, from Vienna to New York. The Konzerthaus’s digital concert hall brings live music to your home.