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.

Austria (and Vienna) Have High Quality of Life But Unfriendly Locals: Expat Insider Survey

Every year, the InterNations' Expat Insider surveys thousands of expats all over the world, who score their new home countries across several categor...

Mirabell Mozartkugel Manufacturer Begins Insolvency Proceedings

The manufacturers of Mozartkugeln have applied for insolvency and hope to keep operating; meanwhile, the Chamber of Labor has stepped in to support unpaid employees.

Energy Prices Shoot Up in Austria

As the economy recovers, demand is driving energy prices up – increasing heating bills as well as the cost of other goods and services. Austria is encouraging people to heat homes with renewables.

How Did Nikolo and Krampus End Up Together?

Every year on December 6, St. Nicholas surprises Austrian children with presents - while Krampus threatens with whips. How did this unlikely pair end up working together?

Update: Austria’s Travel Restrictions Under Nationwide Lockdown

Planning a trip to Austria for the holiday season? While borders are still open during the nationwide lockdown and travel from most countries is possible, tourism is effectively closed under current regulations.

Covid on November 15-21 | Fourth Lockdown, Boosters for Everyone

The coronavirus is shaping our lives. Here’s what happened in regards to COVID-19 in Austria in the week of November 15-21 2021.

Third Shots and Boosters Against COVID-19 – What You Need to Know

With record-breaking numbers of new cases, it’s time for everyone to get their first, second and third jabs.

Get Your Booster Shot Now!

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.

The Black Box of Media Funding in Austria

Print media received unprecedented public advertising during the pandemic, but a lack of transparency raises questions about how taxpayers’ money is being spent.

Graz: Where it’s Easy Being Green

Regarded for ages as the modest cousin of the great Habsburg capital, Graz, despite its charm, was used to keeping a low profile. Thrown into the s...

Fall 2021 | Prost!

In our 44th issue we take a look at how drinking culture keeps shaping Vienna and Austria. We focus on the producers and purveyors in the city, the s...

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...

Croatian Food in Vienna | The Great Gastro-guide

One thing that Austrians and Croatians have in common is best illustrated by a proverb: “People come together over food!”

Forgotten Scenes of Austrian-Croatian History

Most Viennese know little about the long and fascinating history Austria and Croatia share. Here we start with the most decisive, a second Turkish siege, which is also one of the least remembered.

Croatians in Austria | Vienna With Croatian Flair

There are institutions in Vienna that both promote the integration of Croatians in Austria, but do not let them forget what makes them...

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Foreign Ministry Trying to Get Austrians Back From Africa

In view of the new coronavirus mutation Omikron, Austria is trying to get them around 200 registered Austrians who are currently on vacation in southern Africa back home.

A Battle of Wills Over Possible School Closures in Austria

With sky-high coronavirus levels among children and youth, virologists and educators differ on possible school closures.

How To Celebrate Thanksgiving in Vienna (Despite Lockdown)

Just because you're a long way from home doesn't mean you can't enjoy Thanksgiving in Vienna - even during a lockdown.

Talks About Nuclear Inspections in Iran “Without Result”

Despite all efforts, the negotiations and talks about nuclear inspections were without result. Inspectors have not been given access to IAEA surveillance cameras and to a workshop for uranium centrifuges for months.

319 Femicides in Austria Within One Decade

New research says most victims know the perpetrators - and usually have family ties. Perpetrators need to be punished "with the full force of the law", stated Minister for Women's Affairs Susanne Raab.

How to Get Married in Vienna

Looking to get married in Vienna? Here's our straightforward guide to tying the knot in the “City of Dreams.”

METROPOLE SURVEY 2020: relocating to and living in Vienna