Christian Cummins

Christian Cummins moved to Vienna 14 years ago, after a stint as a radio journalist at Vibe Fm in Ghana. He currently presents shows on the Austrian Broadcasting Corporation's fm4. For Metropole he writes about all things tasty and about outdoor sports.

A Backcountry Dream

Fieberbrunn's fortunate microclimate makes it a powder hound's paradise.There comes a time in every avid skiier’s life when the thrill of the pist...

Delta Blues | Discovering Romania’s Danube Delta

The Danube Delta is a haven of biodiversity, but animals and humans need a helping hand.It’s early morning and I’m wandering around a small tong...

Communism or Populism? Protests and Politics in Czechia

One generation after the miraculous Velvet Revolution brought down totalitarianism, Central Europe is still dealing with its legacy – and seeking to preserve the spark of the Prague Spring

Vienna International Cycle Club’s Social Media Success Story

The Vienna International Cycle Club is a social media success story. It’s a Sunday morning and the clock is approaching ten in the morning. On the St...

Austrian aid Helps Kosovo get Back on its Feet

Europe’s youngest country has had a tough start to its hard-won independence, but projects backed by Austria are helping bring hope to the west Balkan...

Need a Close-to-Home Thrill? Try Mountain Biking in the Vienna Woods

Trail blazers have made biking in the Wienerwald more accessible. In the freshness of spring, the Vienna Woods are a paradise for mountain biking. Th...

Sport | Night Skiing at Semmering’s Zauberberg

An after-work ski escape to an illuminated “magic mountain” is just an hour away. Several routes cut through the woods, creating 14 km of runs – 13 of...

Travel | The Alpine Connection at Arlberg Ski Resorts

The proud Arlberg region looks to the future as a new lift system makes it the largest continuous ski resort in AustriaThe Fantastic Gondolas pa...

Sport | Struggle and Streif – KitzbĂĽhel’s Hahnenkamm Race

The Hahnenkamm Race at Kitzbühel is the world’s most famous – and ferocious – downhill ski eventThe view from the start house on the Streif ...

Austria’s Hobby Tennis Tour

You don't have to be a seeded pro to participate in Austria's organized tennis tournaments. There are plenty of things I should be worrying about. Th...

Love-All – The Erste Bank Open

The tennis aristocracy comes to Vienna for the Erste Bank Open tournament.The Erste Bank Open has a tradition of attracting a high-quality f...

Tyrol’s Alpine Playground

Our fearless adventurer Christian Cummins is tempted out of his comfort zone at Area 47, where your inner child rules the roostIt was 9:32 in the ...

On the Road: On the Piste With Bond

Views to die for and the new Ice Q building were what attracted  the James Bond producers to Sölden. The town was sworn to secrecy, but now can finall...

Beimir | Ottakring’s Cocktail Go-To

Beimir Bistu Shein Ottakring’s new mixologist joint Beimir has filled a cocktail voidWhen I moved west of Wattgasse, to the outer reaches of th...
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