Margaret Childs

Margaret (Maggie) Childs is the CEO and Publisher of METROPOLE. Originally from New York, Vienna has been her home since high school. She is known for non-stop enthusiasm, talking too fast, inhaling coffee and being a board member of AustrianStartups, where she helps entrepreneurs internationalize. Follow her on Instagram and twitter @mtmchilds.
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Should the Viennese Really Take that Much Pride in Being Unfriendly?

No one can say Vienna is a sore loser. After Austrian media picked up the Expat Insider study’s City Index ranking Vienna the second least friendly city for expats, the “news” spread like wildfire.
Elmayer Tanzschule

Thomas Schäfer-Elmayer | The Baron of Ball Season

Austria’s own Mr. Manners, Thomas Schäfer-Elmayer spills the beans on upholding traditions, ball season’s allure and gender equality.
winter 2019 / music

Publisher’s Letter | We’ve Heard It All Before

I have one very vivid memory. I was a teenager traveling with some friends on the coast of Italy. We were in a dumpy motorboat, puttering along with a boombox.
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Emission-Free to Alpbach

Living in Austria, you learn that Alpine vistas can be gorgeous from the train, but due to all the tunnels, sometimes it can also mean you miss some of the most impressive views that are easier to see...

Publisher’s Letter | Thank You, Whiners, Gripers and Busybodies

In Vienna, as the dog days of summer give way to cool breezes and falling leaves, Metropole turns its focus to the clockwork behind the city on the Danube.
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The Good Life by Design | Interview with Vienna’s Mayor Michael Ludwig

Mayor Michael Ludwig shares the secret to Vienna’s top ranking for smarts and livability: Planning with people in mind by Margaret Childs.
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monika racek CASINO

For Love of the Game

At a gaming cafĂ© outside Vienna, Monika Racek, the CEO of the Admiral Casinos and Entertainment AG talks addiction, legislation and why old ladies play the slots. Monika Racek has always liked working with people. Before she got into gaming, Racek was a lawyer at Vienna’s administrative court dealing with asylum law. This was back […]
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Publisher’s Letter | A Lucky Hand

I’ve lived in Vienna long enough to know when a situation will allow a certain, shall we say, bending of the rules. The famous solution titled “des krieg ma schon hin…” (we’ll figure this out). And there are rules here for almost everything, which can make things difficult, if not impossible. It’s all part of […]
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The CEO of the Vienna Stock Exchange, Christoph Boschan

The Vienna Stock Exchange | A Piefke Takes Stock

The CEO of the Vienna Stock Exchange, Christoph Boschan, on financial literacy, sharing the wealth and north German GemĂĽtlichkeit.