In Vienna, this the dialect term for a psychiatrist or psychotherapist, or any mental health professional, referencing the complexity of their work.
Out of over 200 international films presented at Viennale 2021, Metropole has selected the top ten to share with you.
DATELINE Vienna, April 1, 2021: Inländerrum, Obstler, Marillenbrand and Zirbenschnaps supposedly found just as effective as AstraZeneca – and so much tastier!
An independent fantasy western made in Austria, Wienerland has international festivals buzzing.
Austria’s premier film festival enters the pandemic age with extra screens and a great selection of world cinema.
Cafés and Restaurants
Vienna’s bars and eateries reopened to uncertainty and distancing measures.
A cavalcade of films new and old welcome starved cinephiles back last weekend.
Wandering around the diverse and historic campus of Austria’s largest and best-known academic institution is compelling even if you are no longer a student
Cafés and Restaurants
Modern gastropub with a well-considered drink selection and delectable food
Plans for life after lockdown are slowly taking shape. Here is a brief summary of the government’s roadmap to cultural and culinary normalcy.
In this second and final installment, you find five more things you may not have known about Austria’s penultimate empress, looking at her later life, political influence and her handling of a life haunted by tragedy.
Global contagion has long inspired cinema, making it second only to nuclear Armageddon as a premise for post-apocalyptic dystopias! As you grumble about toilet paper shortages at your local Billa, take comfort that at the very least, things aren’t quite so bad as these silver screen nightmares.
Better known by her nickname “Sissi,” she has captured the hearts of the public ever since she was immortalized by actress Romy Schneider in a trilogy of 1950s romantic comedies.
Drawing over 93,000 cinephiles over two weeks, the Viennale remains Austria’s premier film festival with over 300 features, documentaries and shorts.
Vögel at the Akademietheater explores guilt and identity against the backdrop of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
The Austrian Chancellor is now the country’s largest employer. Or is he?
Keanu Reeves and Winona Ryder attempt to revive the classic romantic comedy in Destination Wedding The world around us might be constantly changi...
The Cleaners shines a light on the shadowy world of online moderation. As the debate about the role of social media in the US presidential electi...
Bars and Nightlife
More Havana than Gatsby, Clandestino appeals far beyond its niche. Many have attributed Vienna’s consistently high quality-of-life rankings to facto...
After rolling back the new law that would have prohibited smoking in restaurants and bars, Austria’s newly-minted conservative/right wing administrati...
The Vienna Theatre Project produces Rajiv Joseph’s off-Broadway hit. Once again proving their knack for bringing contemporary English-language thea...
The documentary Score gives a rundown on the history, impact and craft of composing film music. Film soundtracks and their composers wield subtle p...
Vienna’s origins date back to Roman times (perhaps longer) and over the centuries, the city has accumulated plenty of legends. They deal with classic ...
Vienna’s vintage movie theatres endure and thrive with niche programming. Cinema is a young medium, around for just ove...
Presenting cinema with a conscience, This Human World International Human Rights Film Festival has raised awareness for a decade, living up to its nam...
Don’t Blink is an insightful gaze into the life and mind of iconoclastic photographer Robert Frank The camera zeroes in on an unkempt, d...
Devious, hilarious and insightful, The Party tears into the contemporary British intelligentsia The utter haplessness of the political left is one o...
The American alternative rock band legends crash into Vienna supporting their latest album When it comes to late 20th century rock, Dinosaur Jr. ...
Vienna by District
Or how a culinary melting pot became the city's favorite Bobo Bazaar Even in staunchly nostalgic Vienna, neighborhoods change. The Naschmarkt is a ...
A worthy entry to the genre, David Mackenzie's gun-slinging villains are unforgettably epic America loves its underdogs. Deeply ingrained in the nat...
No Such Thing? The Free Lunch Society begs to differ. Receiving public funds simply for existing may seem like sci-fi, but the idea of an unconditio...
A collective sigh of relief across Europe: With Norbert Hofer and Geert Wilders defeated at the polls, right-wing, anti-European populism appears to b...
The results are in and the U.K. is out; the continent can rejoice! It frees us of the Union’s most cantankerous member. To meet the challenges fa...