Benjamin Wolf

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

Crime Group Smuggling Nuclear Materials Arrested in Vienna

In an internationally coordinate operation, a group attempting to sell nuclear containers could be arrested

New Nightjets for the ÖBB

New nightjets for the ÖBB | A new generation of sleeper trains promise futuristic comfort to train travelers all over Austria.
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The Ephrussis Are Back in Vienna

Once one of Europe and Vienna’s most famous Jewish families, expropriated and expelled by Nazi terror – the Ephrussis – are back in Vienna with a new grand exhibition.
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Metropole on Spotify

Listen to all the best music from our current issue on Spotify
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ÖVP & Greens Enter Coalition Talks

After flirting and courting, now come the hard-nosed marriage negotiations
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ÖBB to Launch Night Train Service to Brussels, Starting at €29

The new night train connection from Vienna to Brussels will be launched on January 19, 2020. And the ÖBB are already working on more nocturnal rail connections.
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Metal Workers Get a 2.8% Raise

Always first to negotiate the new sectoral wages, metal workers are a bellwether for economy-wide wage negotiations in Austria.

Diversity in Parliament

Austria’s newly elected National Assembly is the most female and diverse in its history – but imbalances remain.
Austrian expressions

7 Austrian Expressions that Sound Hilarious in English

Translating expressions word for word into another language seldom makes sense, as anyone who ever tried it can attest. Chances are you will be met with befuddled looks or cackling laughter, like a human version of google translate.