Metropole – Vienna in English is an independent media platform for expats in Vienna. It is the leading English-language news outlet in Austria. With its daily news, quarterly magazine, events and guidance, Metropole has helped millions of people get settled, better their lives, and discover new things in Vienna. #dontbeastranger
Metropole – Vienna in English is Vienna’s international voice. What launched as a monthly city magazine in October 2015 quickly evolved into a vibrant community that celebrates the city and gathers at events to connect over trends, food, current news and entertainment. In 2018, we began offering daily online news and hosting monthly events to bring the Metropole community to some of Vienna’s best new and legendary venues. In 2020, we became the prime source of COVID-19 updates for non-German speakers all over Austria.
The city of Vienna is home to 700,000 people from outside Austria. That’s one in three. They need a medium that speaks on their behalf. Metropole was founded to bring international voices and views into the local conversation.
One of the highest barriers to integration is language. Metropole believes that no one should have to wait until they speak German to begin to understand, enjoy and contribute to the city. By “living” in Vienna, Metropole readers become a critical part of it – socially, economically and culturally. Their diverse heritage enriches the city, making it more stimulating, more contemporary, innovative and experimental. Metropole readers bring the rich culture from 40 different countries to the life of the city.
Metropole – Vienna in English is published by Home Town Media, a name that comes from a great thinker who a century ago, set the tone for the art of living internationally: Gertrude Stein. When asked if living abroad meant she was no longer a true American, she replied, “America is my country. Paris is my hometown.”