The Editors

This was written by the Metropole editorial Team. Sometimes its an expat, sometimes a native, most of the time the lines are blurred, and sometimes we're sharing someone else's content, but we always say so. Oh yeah, and buy our magazine! Thanks.

August Special for New Metropolitans

In August, METROPOLE is partnering with Viennese startup markta to offer our new subscribers a special opportunity to try out local Austrian farmers’ products for free.

News Monitor – Summer 2019

Vienna’s New Logo Stadt Wien recently spent nearly €600,000 on a new logo. The opposition denounced it as a scandalous waste of public money, while t...

News Monitor – Summer 2019

Brutal Training at the Balletakademie With accusations of physical punishment, insults and humiliation, lack of psychological support or counseling, ...

Government Implodes Over Ibiza Video Affair

An explosive video showing Heinz-Christian Strache (FPÖ) conspiring to accept illegal party contributions in exchange for state contracts unleashed a firestorm in Austrian politics.

Metropole Events | Spring 2019

BOOK PRESENTATION | From Empire to Republic It’s been 100 years since the Habsburg Empire dissolved into several new, independent republics...

100 Years of Women’s Vote

A hundred years ago February 16th women exercised their right to vote in Austria for the first time.  In some quarters of society - the Catholic Churc...

Papa Stays Home

The Papamonat (paternity leave) has been a PR coup for the present government.   After long opposing a new fathers' right to take a month off work,...

No Rest for the Wicked

With Austrian law still lenient towards violent crimes, the government is determining new measures on Feb 13, raising penalties on offenses such as ra...

Inherit Your Future

INHERIT propels more sustainable lifestyles in Europe Confronted with unprecedented climate changes around the world—from sudden heatwaves to unexpe...

Feedback From Our Readers

Many thanks for your thoughts, ideas and insights! If you have something to say about Vienna or a story you read here, tell us all about it. Send your...

Must-See Art Events This Month

Take a closer look at Claude Monet's impressive collections at the Albertina, and celebrate up-and-coming local and international art at the Vienna De...

Local Finds | Architecture

Whether it’s with handmade leather crafts, a hot new fashion emporium or tiny houses for everyone, this month’s local finds make it easy to express yo...

The Last Word | Pfuschen

Here's is this month's Last Word Verb. 1. To do a slipshod, haphazard, unprofessional or poor-quality job; 2. To work with inferior materials; 3. To d...

Back to the Fatherland

Three Israelis return to the land of their ancestors, confronting the specters of the past and challenges of the present. How to live in a country t...

The Man Who Killed Don Quixote

Nearly 30 years in the making, director Terry Gilliam finally realizes his passion project in his new film. Famous for his single-minded determinati...

Our Pick for the Best Beer in Vienna

Intensive Care: The Delirium Café brings a bit of Belgian cheer to Vienna’s lager-battered heart. No matter the month or temperature, it’s always be...

#MeTwo

A debate unleashed by the hashtag #metwo highlights the need to fight everyday racism – and how listening is still a tall order. In recent weeks,...

This Month’s Weird News

Check out this month's odd and outrageous news stories! Used Kitchen Ad Comes with Mysogonist Quip. Viennese humor can easily be lost on non-German ...

Vienna on Top of the World

Vienna is the most liveable city in the world! The Austrian capital tops the global EIU survey, taking the crown from seven-year champion Melbourne. ...

Stats That Matter | Pets in Austria

In case you ever wondered how many Austrians own pets, or were just generally looking for a place to find random facts and stats about animals, we got...

Feedback From Our Readers

Many thanks for your thoughts, ideas and insights! If you have something to say about Vienna or a story you read here, tell us all about it. Send an e...

Our Local Finds This Summer

As summer hits a crescendo, we check out some intriguing new concepts, from quality pet food to alternative medicine and Japanese denim. IRON HEART...

Cottageviertel| Imperial Suburbia

by Anastasia Gromontova & Binu Starnegg The lure of suburbia, with its promise of the tranquility of country life within city limits, is a strong...

TEDx Brought “The Age of Amazement” to Vienna

On a beautiful and sunny Saturday afternoon, a steady stream of young people filed into the Gartenbaukino. What would make these determined folks fore...

How Vienna Moves It

Vienna has taken a lead in modern mobility solutions and public transports for decades. As pollution, congestion and the climate crisis become an ever...

Metropole’s Top 5 Picks to Stream in April

There’s so much good television on streaming websites, to say nothing of the films. It’s impossible to keep track of what is worth your while. As spri...

Last Word | Karambolage

To be truly integrated in Vienna there are certain terms no dictionary or Deutschkurs will properly explain. But you’re no stranger, so here’s this mo...

From our Readers | April 2018

Many thanks for your thoughts, ideas and insights! If you have something to say about Vienna or a story you read here, tell us all about it. Send an e...

From our Readers | March 2018

Many thanks for your thoughts, ideas and insights! If you have something to say about Vienna or a story you read here, tell us all about it. Send an e...

Last Word | Bürgerschreck

To be truly integrated in Vienna there are certain terms no dictionary or Deutschkurs will properly explain. But you’re no stranger, so here’s this mo...

Last Word | February 2018 | Proporz

To be truly integrated in Vienna there are certain terms no dictionary or Deutschkurs will properly explain. But you’re no stranger, so here’s this mo...

Gourmet Minimalist Erwin Gegenbauer

Erwin Gegenbauer preaches the beauty of simplicity. By Bart de Vries “Reduction is my credo,” says Erwin Gegenbauer, “luxury is simplicity a...

Advertorial | Democratizing the Financial Markets

Everyone’s talking about blockchain – that mysterious new technology inherently linked to cryptocurrencies. The more it seeps into the public debate, ...

Austrian Democracy | The Consensus Machine

From Proporz to Verhaberung, participation and influence in Austria go far beyond the walls of Parliament to find an "Austrian solution".  By Margare...

Our top 10 Picks to Stream in February

There’s so much good television on streaming websites, not to mention the films. It’s impossible to keep track of what is worth your time. When it’s c...

Vienna’s News you Need to Know

A quick-and-dirty synopsis of recent headlines in Vienna. Team Austria Gears up for the Winter Olympics The 23rd Winter Olympic Games will take pl...

Quiz | Which Vienna coffeehouse is right for you?

The Vienna Coffee Festival is happening this weekend. To get ready, it's important to enjoy the good brown stuff in the right surroundings. Take this ...

Last Word | December/January 2017 | Bassena

To be truly integrated in Vienna there are certain terms no dictionary or Deutschkurs will properly explain. But you’re no stranger, so here’s this mo...

From our Readers | December/January 2017

Many thanks for your thoughts, ideas and insights! If you have something to say about Vienna or a story you read here, tell us all about it. Send a...

Your Guide to Healthcare in Vienna

What do Mozart, Alpine Skiing, and Austrian Healthcare Have in Common? They are all sources of immense national pride. Everyone in Austria has ac...

Discover the City’s art World at Vienna Art Week

This year’s Vienna Art Week motto will focus on the relationships between art and technology in locations all over Vienna Like every year, most o...