Sam Jackson

Sam is Metropole's Events Editor and a frequent contributor. He's also a musician and an avid football fan. If he’s not recording or yelling at the television he’ll likely be out and about in town.
beach volleyball

Sport | This Summer, the 11th Biannual World Beach Volleyball Championships will...

Beach volleyball makes its mark in Vienna on its quest for world domination. Beach volleyball is probably not the first thing that springs to mind when one thinks of Austria, a landlocked, mostly mountainous country more closely associated with spandex ski suits and pointed skis soaring above alpine trees. Yet like the nation’s affinity with […]
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queer film festival

Identities Queer Film Festival is Back in Town!

Proudly presenting an alternative to heteronormative cinema and queer since day one, the biannual Identities Film Festival holds the rainbow torch up high Providing a soapbox for discourse on que...

Travel | Bikes, Wine and Castles in the Wachau

The Wachau region is just a stone’s throw from Vienna and its secrets and treasures can be all yours for an afternoon. The dream of slowing down – of escaping the city to spend endless afternoo...

Paco Brings España to the 9th District

The spirit of tapas lives on in a new guise at Paco The philosophy of tapas is very much about sharing – be it the small servings, a bottle of sherry or lively conversation. The new restaurant Pa...
Maria Lassnig

Discover Never-Before-Seen art by Maria Lassnig at the Albertina This Summer

The celebrated Austrian artist is shown in a new light with many previously unseen works Somewhat ironically for an artist of such renown, Maria Lassnig claimed she was “a researcher, not a paint...
escape games

Why Vienna’s Escape Games are Better Than Booze and Bungee Jumping

Being locked in a little room with nothing but your wits to save you. What better way to spend a Saturday? Some may scale cliff faces to get their kicks, but as I found out, getting an adrenali...
il bio

Make Your own Linguine Like Il Bio, the Beloved Italian Bistro on Vienna’s...

The darling micro-eatery Il Bio is Italian home cooking at its Austrian best. In the 7th district set on a little slice of Burggasse stands a well-kept Viennese secret. Since 2009 Andrea and R...

Take Festival | So Much More than Just Fashion

If you’ve never made it to Take Festival before, make sure not to miss it this year! Come experience a lively assimilation of fashion, audiovisual exhibitions, music and pop-up stores spread through-out the 60 rooms of the Alte Post in the 1st district. There will be exhibitions of fashion collections from Susa Kreuzberger, Karl Michael, final […]
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Vienna city marathon

Along for the Run | Chasing Vienna’s Marathon

As the Vienna City Marathon nears, runners gear up for their next big rush. An admission: I am not an avid exerciser. Just recently I picked up a bit of casual football after a 10-year hiatus, ...