Benjamin Wolf

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Born 1991, studied Journalism, History and International Affairs. After stints with Cafébabel in Paris and Arte in Strasbourg, he is now working as managing editor and COO for Metropole in Vienna. Fields of expertise are politics, economics, culture, and history. Photo: Visual Hub
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Austria Gets Ready to Vote

With Austrians coming back from their summer holidays, a heated political fall awaits them.
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Taking the Train

Taking the train for the summer holidays is becoming trendy again – and Austrian cities are again serving as international hubs, just as in times gone by.
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Austrian Employment at Record High As Growth Chugs Along

The Austrian economy is a job-creation machine for the entire region and remains unruffled by slowing global growth.
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Guess Who’s Back – Uber!

After being shut down for five days, ride-sharing service Uber is now back on the streets of Vienna.

Vienna’s New Cooling Installations Will Be Called “Sommerspritzer”

+++ Update, July 24 +++ Vienna's new mist cooling system officially has a name: Sommerspritzer. On July 24, Vienna's Mayor Michael Ludwig (SPÖ) announced the results of the name poll to find a repl...
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Austrian Railways Set New Records

Train passenger numbers in Austria have hit new records, making the country the No. 1 railroad nation in the EU. That builds on a long legacy.
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7 Words That’ll Win You the Heart of a Wiener

No matter how well you speak German, these words will impress any Viennese.

What’s Your U-Bahn Type?

Fifty years ago, construction started on Vienna’s subway network. The Wiener Linien celebrate the joyous occasion with perfumed wagons, a refurbished U4, and a video straight out of the 80s. We cel...
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My Bahn? U-Bahn

This year we get a refurbished U4, perfumed and a video straight out of the 80s. Astonishing progress for a subway network that first broke ground 50 years ago.
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