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Our Top 5 Picks to Stream This Summer

Summer is here, and the great quarantine of 2020 (hopefully!) a memory. And while the outdoors beckons and new content is rare thanks to the lockdown, several recent and upcoming shows await with lavish entertainment. A search for self in lost memories, crafting a more inclusive historic Hollywood, the final triumph of the greatest basketball team ever and a send-up of American interstellar militarism all vie for your attention.
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Word of the Week: i-tüpferl-Reiter [i:-dYpfəl-raɪtʰə]

Noun.Lit. “i-dot-rider;” A pedantic person; a stickler; someone who insists on dotting all “i’s” and crossing all “t’s.”

HERSTORY – Metropole x Women of Vienna

In this series, incredible women from the Women of Vienna (WoV) community tell their stories. Aiming to bridge communities and celebrate diversity, Metropole has partnered up with Women of Vienna to bring you a slice of Herstory.

Word of the Week: Gründerzeit [ˈɡʁʏndɐˌt͡saɪ̯t]

Noun. Lit. Founder’s Era. A time during the second half of the 19th century where Austria (Austria-Hungary after 1867) became industrialized and under went unprecedented modernization and growth.

Word of the Week: Jause [‘jaʊ̯zə]

Noun. A snack, or a (usually cold) meal served in between the standard breakfast, lunch and dinner, although coffee and cake also qualifies. Orig...

Word of the Week: Bagage [baˈɡaːʃ]

Noun. Riffraff, reprobates, a group of people you generally hold a low opinion of. A loanword from French that made it into the Viennese ...

AD | Live, Work and Play with Like-Minded People at The Student Hotel

If you're looking for a new place, take this chance of a lifetime and move into The Student Hotel and flourish in a vibrant, like-minded environment.

Summer 2020 | Family Life

In our 39th issue we delve into Austria’s response to the coronavirus, explore how the next generation keeps companies in Vienna going strong, take a...

Word of the Week: Bürgerschreck

Noun. Lit. "Terrorizer of the Bourgeoisie;" A person who deliberately tries to shock and offend the conservative middle classes with prov...

Special Chairman Scholarships for Talented Musicians | AMADEUS International School Gives Back

AMADEUS International School Vienna would like to give something back to the world in this crazy situation, and is now offering two full scholarships to highly talented musicians and strong academics who are entering Grade 10 or 11.

How to Shape Your CV to Land Your Next Dream Job in Vienna

Although the current situation is everything but easy on the labor market, things will certainly change again. Prepare now with the tips of our expert in recruiting.

HERSTORY – Metropole x Women of Vienna

Zilla Boyer a political scientist, campaigner and pod-cast creator who joined WoV in search of adventure when she relocated here almost three years ago.

Yale Historian Frank Snowden on Epidemics and Society

Yale professor of medical history Frank Snowden’s sweeping analysis of pandemics over the centuries, concludes that while science advances, people do not. An unsettling but gripping read.

Coronavirus | Rescuing Culture

A total government support package of €38 billion will help businesses ride out the Coronavirus crisis. How much will go to cultural organizations and artists is still a matter of tricky negotiations.

Salon: Palentine’s Day!

METROPOLE kicked off the 2020 event season with its first Salon where we held the ultimate meet-and-greet soirée: speed networking on "Palentine's Day...

Froth and Finesse

The longest-running piece of musical theater of all time, Die Fledermaus captures an era, and (perhaps) the way Austrians like to see themselves.

HERSTORY – Metropole x Women of Vienna

In this series, METROPOLE partners up with the Women of Vienna network to bridge communities and celebrate diversity, introducing some of their incredible members and bringing you a slice of Herstory.

The City and Land of Music

Vienna made music ... and music made Vienna. As told by “Metropole” writers – a libretto for life in the Austrian capital. With an overture by our Editor in Chief Dardis McNamee.

Give Your Friend a Key to the City

Give your friends and loved ones a METROPOLE subscription and we will let them know about their gift with a postcard sent straight to their mailbox.

Fall 2019 | City Planning Masterpiece

The issue City Planning Masterpiece uncovers “the secrects of a city that works” and what Viennese architects, politicians and urban planners do to make this city smart.

Central European University (CEU) – U.S. Degree in Vienna

Austria's newest premier university, Central European University (CEU) is already an integral part of Vienna's academic community, settling in nicely ...

Winter 2019 | Music

Our spring issue is all about growth in Vienna and Austria – personal, economical, entrepreneurial.Flip through the digital version

Special Event: A Livable City

The METROPOLE Community was to our Special Event A Livable City on October 3 to celebrate both the publication of METROPOLE's latest issue, Livable Ci...

Nine Tips for Buying Property in Vienna

Buying real estate can be a daunting task – especially if you’ve just relocated from another country. Not only is it a major financial commitment, it will affect your and your family’s quality of life for years to come.

Salon: A Livable Wonderland

On October 3, 2019, METROPOLE held a salon in celebration of the publication of our Fall Edition City Planning Masterpiece. This issue showcases the c...

Digital Marketing ⎜Watch Your Business Grow

Is your business struggling to grow its website traffic, outreach or social media audience? A new digital marketing agency provides a holistic approach.

Feldenkrais | Stay in Good Health, Learn Something New

Vienna is home to one of the biggest Feldenkrais spaces in Europe, with a dedicated multilingual team working under the guidance of Educational Director Donna Ray from California.

Fall 2019 | City Planning Masterpiece

The issue City Planning Masterpiece uncovers “the secrects of a city that works” and what Viennese architects, politicians and urban planners do to m...

Salon: Games, Gaming and Gambling

The June edition of METROPOLE Salons revolved around Vienna's history of games and its contemporary culture of gaming and gambling. Metropolitans, wri...

Summer 2019 | High Stakes

Our summer issue revolves around games, gaming and gambling – all that has to do with fun (and high stakes)Flip through the digital version

Special Event: Hidden Champions

Metropolitans gathered in May 2019 celebrate one of Austria’s unique assets: nurturing companies that are market leaders in their sectors. These enter...

Spring 2019 | Growth

Hothouse Vienna where people and ideas flourishour spring issue is all about growth in Vienna and Austria – personal, economical, entrepreneurial....

Book Presentation: From Empire to Republic

Stories from Central Europe, 100 Years after the End of the Habsburg Monarchy   It’s been one hundred years since the Austrian Habsburg Empire disinte...

Salon: Holiday Salon 2018

On the night of Thursday, December 13th, 2018 - we offered the unique opportunity to our subscribers to meet with our editors, contributors and other ...

Dec 2018/Jan 2019 | Being Austrian

How tradition endures and our cultural heritage defines usdiscover Austria’s traditions and heritage: the local culture is more than just Mozart, Sch...

10 Things We Love Right Now

Here are ten of our favourite products to guide your next shopping spree. ORAL B GENIUS 9000This ingenious toothbrush uses facial recognition tec...

Weird News | June 2018

FOREIGN DOGS, KEEP OUT! Gottfried Waldhäusl, FPÖ state councilor for Lower Austria, expressed concerns over dogs with a migrant background while disc...

Putin & the Wolf | An Interview with the Kreml Boss

Ahead of his state visit to Austria on June 5, the first since his reelection, Russian President Vladimir Putin gave ORF news anchorman Armin Wolf an ...

The Pope is a Rapidler and Other Weird News

POPE FRANCIS IS NOW A LIFE-TIME MEMBER OF VIENNA’S SK RAPID WIEN FOOTBALL CLUBWhen in Rome, do as the Romans do – that’s what the players of Rap...

8 Things To Do In Hungary

Wedged between the peaks of the Carpathian Mountains and the rivers Tisza and Danube, Hungary is a land of wide plains, spicy paprika and fiery music....