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Saturday, April 21, 2018
swimming in Vienna
Prrrrrrt! Swimming pools, like any other enclosed public space, run on rules both official and unwritten to ensure safety and hygiene – with the clarion call of the lifeguard’s whistle policing it all.But different countries have different waters; and Vienna’s pool system has its own rules, some universal, some specific to the city. So when you’re taking a dip,...
wurstelprater
Carnival for all SeasonsAt the Wurstelprater, it’s always show time. Through the quaint grandeur of the entrance arch, its Grand Square spreads out in a comic masterpiece of faux-baroque and terraced cafés, paint box theaters and a generous use of trompe-l’œil. The atmosphere is almost dreamlike, preserving the quality of yesteryear in a stage set for diversion. It’s all...
tedx vienna 2017 edge
TEDx On The Edge will feature talks on solving pressing global issues and stories of living on the edge. They have invited a variety of speakers from scientists to designers, artists and entertainers to the Vienna stageBecause humanity is experiencing scientific and technological progress now more than ever, parts of society, groups and even nations have been driven to...
Karmelitermarkt – Karmeliterviertel
Hard to pin down, but easy to love, this quirky corner of the city has a surprise almost at every turn. By Dardis McNamee & Rosie WaitesWhen we moved to the Karmeliterviertel in 2001, friends thought we were mad.  “You’re going to live where?” This off-beat neighborhood has long been a slightly suspect potpourri of working-class Austrians and immigrants of...
Once a Cold War no-man’s-land, the Thayatal national park is now a restored oasis of calm and natural beautySitting atop a mossy bluff overlooking the Thaya River near Hardegg, it’s hard to believe the Iron Curtain once ran through here. Gone is the barbed wire that once coiled along the riverbanks. The machine gun platforms and guard towers have...
Shades Tours
Think you know the city inside out? Perhaps you should change your perspective. Just beneath Vienna's shiny surface lies another worldDieter searches the kitchen for a bottle of Tabasco to season tonight's spaghetti sauce, while Robert cuts lettuce for the Greek salad. Meanwhile, 47 hungry men are looking forward to savoring their first warm meal of the day. These...
how to collect art
The scene may feel like an impenetrable world from the outside. In truth, it’s within any art lover’s reach. The trick is knowing where to look – and how.Last year, Leonardo da Vinci’s painting Salvator Mundi was sold through auction house Christie’s New York for a staggering $450.3 million – the highest amount ever paid for an artwork.Such exorbitant...
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 (March 27 – April 3, 2018).EVENT OF THE WEEKON STAGEON SCREENON DISPLAYSPECIAL
khm clubbing
Booming bass and flowing drinks aim to dust off the image of a venerable institutionSome 125 years after opening to the public, the Kunsthistorisches Museum (the museum of art history, or KHM for short) might be forgiven its slightly tired reputation. One half of Vienna’s twin museums (the Natural History Museum, or NHM, faces it across Maria-Theresien-Platz), its collection...
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