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The Flow of Commerce | How the Danube Energizes Austria’s Economy

...on the Danube River. “One-fifth of Austria’s electricity comes from the Danube, and that helps us achieve our goals for renewable energy,” said Florian Seidl, spokesperson for Verbund, Austria’s largest...

Taming the Great River | Vienna’s Healthy Relationship with the Danube

...creation of the New Danube (21.1 km long) and the “flood-free” Danube Island made from the excavated material of the New Danube. For most of the year, the New Danube...

On the Road: Down the Danube on Two Wheels

Cycling from Vienna to Budapest along Europe’s iconic river, through three countries and changing cultures   It’s over 300 kilometers along the Danube from Vienna to Budapest, and I was...

How to… Enjoy the Danube!

...of the Alte Donau, the bike route leads you to the Danube Island, a 21.1 km island that divides the Danube from the New Danube. A particularly nice route starts...

Schooling the Grown-Ups | A Chat with the Rector of Danube University Krems

The rector of the Danube University Krems on education reform, collaboration along the river and the benefits of studying in the countryside. It’s easy to understand why people would want...

Meet the Man in Charge of the Dammed Danube

...right in the middle of the Danube. “Most people don’t realize that I work not only with the Danube, I work in the Danube,” Allmer said. He rarely gets to...

Danube Limes Now Listed as a World Heritage Site

After almost 20 years of transnational cooperation, the ruins of the ancient Roman frontier fortifications along the Danube are now recognized by UNESCO as sites of particular cultural value. After...

This Cruise Captain Has Traversed the Danube Over 500 Times

...required to travel the entire 2,780 kilometers of the Danube, up and down, at least eight times. De Bruijn has traveled the lengt of the Danube well over 500 times...

Delta Blues | Discovering Romania’s Danube Delta

...in biodiversity, the Danube Delta remains one of the EU’s poorest corners. I’m staying in a village called Sfantu Gheorghe, nestled in a land triangle where the muddy-brown Danube flows...

The Vienna Fisheries Committee Director on Protecting the Danube

...A lot of this knowledge has been lost.” Out walking along the Danube recently, Manuel Hinterhofer pointed out the shimmering forms of a spawning fish bed to a woman playing...

Swimming Across Town | The Danube Canal (Re)opens to the Public

...trainers and enthusiasts – and the Kunsthaus, to bring public swimming back to the Danube Canal. Bettina Leidl, (c) Dardis McNamee And truth be told, it was a very alluring...

City Life: Little House on The Old Danube

Vienna has a love affair with small suburban gardens, a parallel world of pruning, planting and peace of mind For many Viennese, crossing the Danube has long meant venturing into...

A Delightful Dinner by the Danube

...U2 station Donaumarina. Wedged among office buildings between the Prater and the Donauinsel, its terrace right by the Danube seats 200, making it ideal for business lunches during the week,...

An Interview with Danube Ferry Owner Johannes Klos

An interview with Johannes Klos, owner of Danube Roll Ferry “The ferry is something special. It’s something you don’t see or experience every day.” On any given day, a small...

Adria | Danube Canal Bar Owner Fights the City Over Licenses

In the ongoing rift between city authorities and Adria-Wien owner Gerold Ecker, the restaurateur has successfully warded off the city’s latest attempt to shut down his bar on the Danube...

Dining on the Danube at the Scenic Ufertaverne

...the Living is Easy As a riverside restaurant, Ufertaverne specializes in local fish: the Zander, a Danube cousin of the perch, and Saibling (char), native to the lakes of the...

On the Currents of History

...trip to the Danube Delta lets passengers enjoy nearly the entire length of the Danube, with regular stops to explore cities and national parks along the way. On the move...

When the Danube Freezes Over… Skate on it!

Ice on the Alte Donau is a rare occurrence, bringing equally rare smiles to Vienna winters In all my 15 years of living in Vienna, this winter has been the...

Publisher’s Letter | A River Runs Through It

...we spoke with the rector for the Danube University Krems about his efforts to support both state-of-the-art adult education and help other countries along the Danube keep their highly skilled...

Take this Waltz – and Don’t Forget to Flush

...moment, and there it is: Johann Strauss’ Blue Danube Waltz. A quick scan reveals its source: An entrance, marked as the “Opern WC,” meaning “Opera Restroom.” Just below that are...

Feedback From Our Readers

...to [email protected] To the editor, (In response to “Up & Down the Danube,” MET 28, June 2018) Nick Thorpe’s cover story “Up & Down the Danube“ in the June 2018...

Making a Big Splash at Vienna’s Pools

...spot on the New Danube, far from prying eyes and entirely for free. More hardy and adventuresome naturists can even strike out into the beautifully preserved Danube wetlands. One hidden...

Vienna & Austria Hit With Heavy Rainfall and Flooding

...several emergency teams to repair the damage. Due to the heavy rainfall, the Danube has been flooding since Saturday, the CityÆs flood protection teams have been on duty since early...

Where to Get Vaccinated in Vienna Without an Appointment

...Cathedral Vaccination boxes across the city Supermarkets, shopping centers Mobile vaccination sites are: Vaccination bus Vaccination boat (Old Danube) Danube Island Festival Stationary Vaccination Sites Supermarkets Customers of Billa, Billa...

Persuading Maman to Take the Plunge

The Danube is one of Vienna’s greatest assets on warm summer days – but it can take some time before one dares the first dip. Growing up on the French...

Donauinsel | Vienna’s Leisure Island

...with construction only starting in 1972 and ending in 1987. The culmination of municipal efforts beginning in 1870 to tame the mighty Danube, it replaced a 19th century floodplain with...

Travel | Dine Like a Kaiser in Budapest, Bratislava and Vienna

...and supper in Vienna gives you a new appreciation of our neighbors along the Danube. And the closeness is more than geographical. With all three capitals once part of the...

Expatriate Games

...every national title since 2003. The Green Danube Still, the rest of the AFL isn’t about to take Viking dominance lying down. Across the Danube in Floridsdorf, the Danube Dragons...

Environment Minister Leonore Gewessler Cancels Lobau Tunnel Construction Project

...to drive, increasing greenhouse gas emissions, and that it would degrade the Lobau wildlife reserve in Danube-Auen National Park. Activists in the “LobauBleibt” movement have been occupying construction sites in...

Call of the Wild | Urban Wildlife in Vienna

...the beginning of the Nationalpark Donau-Auen (Danube floodplain national park), a nature preserve right on the city limits. It is the only place in Austria where the Danube still flows...

Novi Sad, a Serbian City Shaped By the Habsburgs

When travelers think of Novi Sad, they usually start with the Danube, the Austrian architecture, the wide Panonian plains, the mix of cultures, the long-necked Tamburica lute, the spicy Slavic...

A Charming Tour of Krems | Wine, Music & Art

Sleepy little town on the softly rolling Danube – or hotbed of political intrigue and architectural pillage? Krems, just an hour out of Vienna, is probably both. For centuries a...

Covid on October 25-31 | Over 6,000 Daily Infections

...are in intensive care. A Danube cruise ship with 80 people who tested positive for COVID-19 is currently stuck in Vienna Nussdorf. The ship started its journey in Passau, Germany,...

Promoting Central Europe’s Art Nouveau Legacy

...seeks to change that by preserving and promoting the stylistic legacy of central Europe’s fin-de-siécle, improving cross-border cooperation among museums, cultural institutions and government authorities to strengthen the Danube region’s...

150 Years Old But Still A Wonder

...Stephen’s Cathedral and another on Salzgries, where it would have soared above the Danube canal. In 1863, the city council and the Emperor agreed on a large plot on Parkring...

CoV on March 1-7 | Schwaz to Be Fully Vaccinated

...front-runners. Approximately half of the appointments are completely booked. The drive-ins at Schönbrunn Palace and on Danube Island, for example, were full on Thursday. The Schönbrunn walk-in was 91% full,...

Covid on July 26 – August 1 | Half of Population Fully Vaccinated

Find here the daily COVID-19 updates for Austria, with everything you need to know about the coronavirus in Austria, brought to you by the Metropole team. Check out the sidebar or these...

EURO 2016 Public Viewing: Rathausplatz

...Free entry, open for all matches 1., Schwarzenbergstraße 1-3 (01) 513 73 78   Photo © Richard Taylor FLEX Indoor and outdoor viewing options at the bar/club on the Danube...

EURO 2016 – How and Where to Watch the Games

...513 73 78   Photo © Richard Taylor FLEX Indoor and outdoor viewing options at the bar/club on the Danube Canal. Free entry, open for all matches 1., Donaukanal (at...

Ukraine | A Country to Explore

...You have to talk to them…” Through his efforts, these buffalo also live in a semi-wild preserve on the banks of the Danube and are helping to save the ecosystem...

Families – Dreaming of Life After Corona

...blue-ing postcards from Italy, a calendar of Danube River scenes, maps of the U-Bahn and, perhaps as an afterthought, one of the rest of the world. On the floor sits...

How to…Celebrate Thanksgiving in Vienna

...years get 50% off the ticket price. DDSG Blue Danube River Cruises Departs from the pier below the Reichsbrücke 2., Handelskai 265 Call (01) 588 80 or e-mail: [email protected]-danube.at or...

The Rocky Road to Copa Cagrana

...Jr.’s stir-ring Blue Danube. But the affair goes deeper than a waltz played at midnight every New Year’s Eve: ever since the late 1970s when the Donauinsel (Danube Island) was...

EURO 2016 Public Viewing: Altes AKH

...Photo © Richard Taylor FLEX Indoor and outdoor viewing options at the bar/club on the Danube Canal. Free entry, open for all matches 1., Donaukanal (at Augartenbrücke) (01) 533 75...

A Train Makes Waves

On May 10, Viennese passers-by on the Danube got to witness an unusual spectacle: Around noon, the cargo ship “Amare” passed on its way from Basel to Bratislava, with 12...

EURO 2016 Public Viewing: The Irish Pubs

...bar/club on the Danube Canal. Free entry, open for all matches 1., Donaukanal (at Augartenbrücke) (01) 533 75 25       Kursalon Hübner A 21m2 LED screen outside on...

Bulgaria and Austria – a Story of Myths & Markets, Sanctuary & Secret Files

...Austria, whose ships connected Central Europe with the Lower Danube, the Black Sea and the Mediterranean. Bulgarian cities on the Danube like Ruse, Vidin, Svishtov became important cultural centers, spreading...

The Story so Far | Slovakia, a Young Republic

...and for hundreds of years, Bratislava’s location on the banks of the Danube, between Vienna and Budapest, made it one of the most important cities of the Austro-Hungarian Empire; for...

Vienna – The Secrets of a City That Works

...met for a chat on the Donauinsel, a remarkable feat of flood control planning that doubles as a popular public park and recreation area, resolving the Danube’s ever-shifting course that...

Word of the Week: transdanubien [tʀansˈdaˈnubiən]̯

Noun. Lit. Transdanubia, a popular nickname for the two Viennese districts beyond the Danube, the 21st (Floridsdorf) and 22nd (Donaustadt). Generally only applied to areas within the city and its...

Sport | This Summer, the 11th Biannual World Beach Volleyball Championships will be Hosted in Vienna...

...on the Danube, including a public viewing space for those unable to get into sold-out matches. The arena will house a restaurant, bar and club, all overlooking the Danube, as...

The Undeclared Economy

...Drugs in the danube According to a University of Linz report by Prof. Friedrich Schneider on the estimated €1 trillion global shadow economy, economically stable Austria is “clean” compared with...

Reinventing Veltliner | Are Austrian Wines Ready for the Global Stage?

...Velt-leen-er), thoroughly at home along the Danube in Niederösterreich. Here lie the specific regions of Wachau, Kamptal DAC, Kremstal DAC, Traisental DAC, Wagram and Weinviertel DAC, all of which draw...

Viennese Whisky Has Come of Age

The Waters of Life from the Danube Austria has not been known as a whisky land, but that is slowly beginning to change. Aco Nijemcevic of INVIVO Spirits In a...

On the Canal | Waterfront Dining, Where 1010 Meets 1020

Every year the Danube Canal promenade gets a little more sexy, with laid-back bars, delicious street-food-style eateries and the urban attitude to match. Here are our top 10 picks for...

Guide to Vienna’s Beaches and Swimming Pools

...Since 2013 they even offer courses in Stand Up Paddling (SUP) if that’s your thing. Today, the 330,000 m² of the forested island in the middle of the Old Danube...

Just What the Doctor Ordered | The Past, Present and Future of Medical Innovation in Vienna

...that has also helped finance a vaccine development firm, chemical research facilities and Blue Danube Robotics, a company that provides devices to help disabled and elderly people to live ordinary...

Growing Global – Third-Culture Kids

...10 countries during their lives, says Ian Piper, director of the Danube International School. They follow their busy parents from assignment to assignment and have to settle into completely new...

Metropole First Anniversary: A Look Back

...to Budapest (On the Road: Down the Danube on Two Wheels, June 2016) was a beautiful experience and I’m proud to have it in the magazine. It’s a nice feeling...

Alte Donau | The Coolest Spot in Town

...and the environment. Once the main arm of the Danube before the river was regulated in the 1870s, the Alte Donau reaches a mere 6.8 m at its deepest point,...

The Last Word | Transdanubien

Noun. Lit. Transdanubia, a popular nickname for the two Viennese districts beyond the Danube, the 21st (Floridsdorf) and 22nd (Donaustadt). Generally only applied to areas within the city and its...

Along for the Run | Chasing Vienna’s Marathon

...2014. It is arguably also one of the most picturesque marathons, passing nearly all of the city’s major attractions, including the Danube, Prater, Naschmarkt, Schönbrunn and the entire Ringstraße –...

Toilets of Vienna | A Flush of Relief

...rivers underground and collect the sewage from farmland and city in a sanitary system of “cholera canals” to treat and carry the waste water out to the Danube. A flow...

Travel | Bikes, Wine and Castles in the Wachau

...the Benedictine abbey, the sun reflecting majestically off the abbey roof. From the top of the hill the breathtaking view encompassed the entire hamlet, the Danube and further afield, I...

The Green Republic

...reactors, the plant at Zwentendorf on the banks of the Danube has, in the four decades of its existence, never had an accident or malfunction, and it has never leaked...

Saving the Lake – Will Ecology and Wind Power Destroy a Habit?

...vs. Ecologists: 1-1 Duller-Mayrhofer’s piece concerns itself with practical solutions and an obvious option for a landlocked lake is to divert water from somewhere else. The Danube is just a...

Celebrating the Strauss Dynasty and the 150th Birthday of the Viennese Waltz

The Strauss Family: Kings of the Blue Danube Music megastars are the kings: the king of pop, the king of rock, the king of the guitar. Vienna’s were the waltz...

Michael Häupl and The Spirit of Spritzwein

...soccer pitch. “But it’s ok.” Families with kids  “With older kids who are active, I’d say the Donauinsel (Danube Island) with all the restaurants and cafes there. If the kids...

How to…Minimize Your Carbon Footprint

...Danube, or on top of Kahlenberg and back before the gossips notice you’ve gone. Photo: Citybikes / ©Gewista Vienna also ranks among the world’s top 20 bike-friendly cities, according to...

Channel your Inner Country Bumpkin in the Vienna Woods

...Vienna Woods roll down into the Danube valley toward the central European plains of Hungary. Bounded by the Danube to the north and the Triesting river to the south, the...

Vienna Loves You

Share your Vienna story with Metropolitans! Vienna Loves You Too https://home-town-media-gmbh.involve.me/vlyt-feedback-engagement-pitch Vienna Loves Metropolitans https://twitter.com/tengis1979/status/1388861040084070412 https://twitter.com/marinyuzu7021/status/1389463144527896577 Subscribe More stories from Vienna Continue to the category Croatian in Vienna Family Honor...

Herz Community – Bosnian

...of the Danube as on the shore of the Bosporus. Syrian Community 2021 Continue to the category Strangers Who Become Family General Rasha Fayad Ibrahem - July 10, 2021 A...

Silvesterpfad: How Vienna Welcomes the New Year

...Cathedral, two slinky Goths in thick eyeshadow and black nail polish are dancing in a loving embrace to the strains of the Blue Danube Waltz, the music provided by what...

Hotel Orient | Vienna’s No Tell Hotel

...Danube canal. Various wares and sundry contraband from the East were conveyed upriver and deposited here, thus giving the current hotel its name. But long before its current 1896 façade...

The Architecture of Empire

...Slavic identities, the question of what makes Habsburg architecture particular becomes hard to pin down. Kafka is Watching Down the Danube, the particularity of the three great Habsburg sister cities...

Hungary | Europe’s Aching Heart

...Cross Party were gunning civilians down and dumping them into the River Danube in central Budapest. In a dystopian nightmare, history in Hungary had indeed ended. © Wikimedia commons The...

The Day Slovakia Was Born | An Eyewitness Remembers

...blue, and red flag of the world’s youngest state. Minutes later, Johann Strauss’s “Blue Danube” came on the loud-speaker. Bundled- up couples started what vaguely resembled waltzing around the square....

Remembering Ari Rath (1925 – 2017)

...Echo once called ‘the Israeli patriots on the banks of the Danube’, or it could be the Seine, or the Spree or the Hudson. There is an automatic closing of...

Catering Integration

...a taste of the international dishes at Adria Wien on the Danube Canal till the end of this summer, is the newest of several local initiatives providing refugees with employment...

Playgrounds for Foodies

...either among the market’s signature modernist mosaics or on an evening stroll along the bank of the Danube, just a few minutes away. Best finds: artisanal tempeh, caviar rarities 2., Vorgartenmarkt...

Growing Green Cities

...park created in the 1970s as a byproduct of the redredging of the Danube for flood control. The man-made island now provides a favorite recreation area for residents and habitat...

Nine Tips for Buying Property in Vienna

...district and even between neighboring areas – relatively innocuous boundaries like the Gürtel or Danube river can spell the difference between a good deal and an unreasonable asking price. It...

Sport | Vienna Capitals: Vienna’s Ice Hockey Champions

...performed by Danube City rockers Wiener Wahnsinn (roughly translated: Vienna Insanity). The song’s chorus calls for the fans to stand together and “make the hall quake,” and they are quite...

Carnuntum | Romans, Archaeology and the Coronavirus

...trade-routes and access to the Danube for defense from foreign invaders.  A site like Carnuntum is important both archaeologically and historically, as it sheds light on the economic status of...

Grätzl: Weißgerberviertel – Art on the Riverside

...“des is a Hetz!” (This is fun!). Bordered by the Danube Canal, the Wien river and Marxergasse, today’s Weißgerberviertel is best known for its magnificent monuments to Austria’s extravagantly eccentric...

Alte Donau – Boat Rental Locations

In our Summer 2016 print edition, I wrote about the full-moon boat rides on the Old Danube (Alte Donau). But why wait for a full moon? You can make a...

Opinion | How the Solar Eclipse Shows how Tiny we Really are

...truths can seem infinitely reassuring. The Sommersonnenwende, the midsummer solstice, still falls on June 21st celebrated in the Wachau by a flotilla sailing down the Danube. The oceanic tide tables...

Take Two Quavers…

...where Strauss had premiered his waltzes. “The highlight was when we waltzed to ‘The Beautiful Blue Danube.’ Unforgettable.” Six years on, Gharzouzi remains amazed by music’s impact on patients. “We...

CoV on Feb. 7-14 | No Further Opening Steps Expected

...the race against the virus variants can be won at all is doubted by quite a few experts. Gerald Gartlehner, epidemiologist at Danube University Krems and a member of the...

7 (more) German words that will piss off Austrians

...“Baba,” “Ciao” or “Pfiati.” Natives will appreciate the familiar sounds.   #4 – Quarrels over Quark Along the banks of Vienna’s Danube or its plentiful park ponds, you may indeed...