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Saturday, October 20, 2018
gumpendorf
As dawn breaks in Gumpendorf, you can observe two very different types of early morning creatures: You might catch bearded barroom revolutionaries stumbling out into the glaring sunlight – or you may see young parents carrying organic groceries in cotton bags in one hand and pushing a baby stroller with the other. Each are very different, but both are very...
escape games
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 adrenaline high is as easy as being locked in a tiny room. First surfacing in Japan around 2007, room escape games offer a different...
austrian national day
This Thursday, October 26, Austria celebrates its 62nd year of independence and the birth of the Second Republic. Though it’s an official bank holiday, many museums and cultural attractions remain open – indeed, many offer free or reduced admissions and guided tours. If the weather is too nice for a museum visit, remember that most of the Austrian National Parks...
Metropole caters to the interests and needs of English-speaking expat communities. Here are our curated recommendations for what you won’t want to miss in Vienna this Week (November 21 – November 28, 2017). EVENT OF THE WEEK ON STAGE ON SCREEN ON DISPLAY SPECIAL
Metropole caters to the interests and needs of English-speaking expat communities. Here are our curated recommendations for what you won’t want to miss in Vienna this Week (November 7 – November 14, 2017). EVENT OF THE WEEK ON STAGE ON SCREEN ON DISPLAY SPECIAL
The temperatures are climbing relentlessly and there is no way you can make it to the seaside before the sun hits high noon? Fear not, Metropole brings you the best al fresco pools this side of the Alps. Whether you want to lounge poolside like a royal hipster, are trying to keep a band of raucous children happy or...
Spy Issue
For the “Spy Issue” we went to Vienna’s sister city of espionage, London. There we delved into the ‘60s era of fashion unnoticed and put together timeless looks for our very own Moneypenny While Europe was crawling with spies in the 1960s a subculture evolved in the U.K. termed the “mods” or “modernists” because they listened to modern jazz.  You’ll...
christkindlmärkte
'tis the season to drink outdoors at Vienna’s Christkindlmärkte Traditions can be tricky; not everything our ancestors did is worth keeping alive. Austria’s holiday season is no exception, the Krampusläufe (Krampus runs) on December 5 often provoking controversy. With young men dressing up as Kramperl (an infernal sidekick of St. Nicolas) and terrorizing naughty children, this traditional chastisement sometimes gets out of hand. But one local tradition stands...
The Viennese can be a tad formal at times: strings of titles, hand kissing, fancy dress.  But when you’ve had the Hofburg down the street for some 750 years, it can gradually make an impression.  With 16 wings, over 2,600 rooms, the former seat of imperial power and winter residence of the Habsburgs is a city unto itself. With the...
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