After falling in love with the city on an Interrail trip over 10 years ago, Verena is finally living in Vienna. She’s an editorial intern at Metropole and about to finish her master's degree in journalism at Deutsche Journalistenschule in Munich. Her favorite topics include food, culture & people.
On December 6th, Austrian children are traditionally visited by St. Nicholas, who brings presents and words of kindness. What lies behind this custom?
Conflict over remedial German classes in schools continues, as politicians, experts and teachers debate how best to support children with poor language skills.
An independent review of the outbreak response to one of Europe’s first COVID-19 clusters blames federal and state officials for their slow reactions and poor communication.
A routine intervention by Wiener Linien staff escalated into alleged use of excessive force; feelings run high while body-cam evidence may prove critical.
While most crime is down, alarming increases in violence against women, often by recent migrants, increases the pressure on efforts to support successful integration.