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Wednesday, January 24, 2018

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 a free journalist in Vienna and finishing his Master's degree in Global History. Fields of expertise are politics, economics, culture, and history.Photo: Visual Hub
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Taking the Tube – Hyperloop

Trips from Vienna to Bratislava are routine. But if the Hyperloop project has its way, they may soon become the most exciting commute on the planetOutside Bratislava’s old Market Hall, the pale yellow cobblestones...

Opinion | Smooth Sailing

The Olympics in Rio didn’t provide Austrians with all that much cause for cheer. While it rains medals on the self-dubbed “sports nation” every winter, its athletes for the Summer Olympics fight an uphill...

Books | Boundless Wanderlust

In seeing the world in all its delicate beauty and overwhelming roughness, Christoph Ransmayr’s Atlas of an Anxious Man finds a language for mapping the intricacies of the human heartWe travel to discover the...

Vienna’s Ultimate Swimming Pool Guide

The temperatures are climbing relentlessly and there is no way you can make it to the seaside before the sun hits high noon? Fear not, Metropole brings you the best al fresco pools this...

Editorial: Once Again, Austria

Austrian football fans have reason to celebrate. Against all odds, their team has not only qualified for the European Championship, but is also taken as a serious contender in a group with Portugal, Iceland...

City Life: The Big Splash

Vienna’s pools are more than just a place to cool off, they are an arena for the city’s social lifeVienna’s history of public bathing is about nudity, penitentiaries and Freibadpommes (poolside french fries). Want...

Editorial: An End to the Republic as We Knew It

Reports of the end of Austria’s post-war idyll have been greatly exaggerated. But this presidential election may finally be the turning point. For the first time, instead of the Social-Democrats (SPÖ) and Conservatives (ÖVP),...
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7 German Words That Will Piss Off Austrians

Don't you dare ask an Austrian for a "Brötchen" with a "Wiener." You might end up with a Schlag.Any foreigner can tell you that German is a verdammt hard language to learn. It’s even...