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...

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

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...

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...

Sport | Struggle and Streif – Kitzbühel’s Hahnenkamm Race

The Hahnenkamm Race at Kitzbühel is the world’s most famous – and ferocious – downhill ski event The 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 roost It 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 void When I moved west of Wattgasse, to the outer reaches of th...