Catherine Lankes

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Catherine Lankes is an Austrian freelance journalist with a tilt towards the international sphere. After having studied Translation Studies in Vienna and in Paris, she is now taking a peek into the world of diplomacy with a Master’s Degree in International Studies from the Diplomatic Academy of Vienna. Her interests include classical ballet and riding her motorbike.
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Opinion | Not the President’s men

Hardly has been there a time in recent years when the political tensions in Austria and America have been so similar, when both countries have been so vulnerable Amidst anger and fear that are nearly...
Kohlmarkt

Kohlmarkt

High Street High If elegance and sophistication had an address, Kohlmarkt would be it. Connecting two must-sees, the Hofburg and the Graben, it is home to luxury brands such as Tiffany, Fendi and...

Third Time’s a Charm: Austria Votes in 9 videos

The end is near. Tomorrow, for the third time, Austria casts it vote for President. Our election was a piece of cake compared to US-presidential one, 11 months of Wahlkampf (campaigning) was the longest (and maybe the most exhausting) race in Austria history  since WWII. It felt like an eternity: The campaign-posters, the candidates’ cat-fights broadcast what seemed like every week, the outcries and outlandish […]
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Election 2016

U.S. 2016 Presidential Elections Live Blog

Our own Catherine Lankes is in California this election day. Keep this page open for Metropole’s coverage from the Golden State.  
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Hubert Scheibl, Austrian Contemporary Artist, Between Abstract and Bold art

The prominent Austrian artist redecorates the Belvedere’s Orangerie Celebrated as one of Austria’s most prominent contemporary artists, Hubert Scheibl uses vast canvases to create his signature a...
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Glitter, Glam and The Great Gatsby

Dwight Rhoden revisits F. Scott Fitzgerald’s jazz age shenanigans on stage Mimicking the extravagant Roaring Twenties, The Great Gatsby Ballet is not a production for purists. Sparkling headbands, shiny gold confetti and lavish choreography create a distinct 1920s feel that is strongly reminiscent of Baz Luhrmann’s 2013 film adaptation of the iconic American novel. However, the […]
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Vienna Necropolis

Hardly a place embodies the city’s heart and soul more than the Zentralfriedhof, Vienna’s Central Cemetery As October ends and the city recoils from the gusty winds and harsh, grey weather, the W...
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On the Road: Classical Indulgence – Salzburg Festival

Salzburg is far more than Mozartkugeln, especially during festival season While other cities die a slow summer-death in July and August, in Salzburg it’s taken literally. At least on stage: This is the time when Death’s famous call in “Jedermann!” resounds over the old town, awakening it from its winter sleep and transforming Salzburg into […]
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City Life: Little House on The Old Danube

Vienna has a love affair with small suburban gardens, a parallel world of pruning, planting and peace of mind For many Viennese, crossing the Danube has long meant venturing into uncharted territory, a journey not to be undertaken lightly. Even though rising rents in central Vienna have softened this elitist view of “the other side,” […]
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