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Wednesday, January 17, 2018

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.

Sports | Dust off Your Skis and Check out our Guide to the Zillertal!

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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 Balkans.Flandrit Krasniqi, a 16-year-old Kosovar in a spotless lab coat, hands...
mountain biking

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. There’s luminosity in the young leaves and between the trees, the pungent...
Skiing at night in Semmering.

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 which are lit up after dark At...
arlberg ski resort

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 party above Lech am Arlberg felt like a psychedelic high: Dots...
Hahnenkamm Race at Kitzbühel

Sport | Struggle and Streif – Kitzbühel’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 course at Kitzbühel is one of the most frightening...
European Handball Federation

Sport | End to End Thrills – The European Handball Federation

Based in Vienna for 25 years, the European Handball Federation brings non-stop actionDid you know that Vienna is the headquarters of one of the most prestigious team sports in Europe? It’s a well-kept secret:...
Hobby Tennis Vienna

Sport | 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. There are the presidential elections here and in the U....
erste bank open

Sports | Love-All – The Erste Bank Open

The tennis aristocracy comes to Vienna for the Erste Bank Open tournamentThe Erste Bank Open has a tradition of attracting a high-quality field to its specially laid hard court at the Wiener Stadthalle. At...