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Wednesday, July 18, 2018
Easter markets in Vienna
There are nearly as many Easter markets in Vienna as there are during Christmas Advent. Enjoy the warmer weather, an atmosphere with (almost) as much kitsch, handmade crafts, delicious treats and fun for the whole family at these locations (eggs mark the spot)!  The Easter market in front of Schönbrunn Palace is at the top of most people’s list. The...
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...
parting planning tips
Metropole’s party planning tips for the adult childJust because you’re a responsible “adult” doesn’t necessarily mean you can’t celebrate like a kid. Whether it’s for your birthday, graduation, bachelor/bachelorette party, or just any old Saturday, why not use the occasion to guilt your dearest friends into trying something more juvenile than your typically meh mature soiree?Sometimes you just need...
students guide
Studying in Vienna? Put That Student ID to Good Use!It’s no surprise that Austrians take their sweet time studying, with the average age for receiving your first degree currently at 24.6. With tuition low and the fringe benefits manifold, there’s little reason not to extend the salad days just a bit – or a lot – longer. If you're...
grätzl vienna neustift am walde
There’s no question: Vienna loves its wine and the traditions that go with it. And few areas of the city encapsulate Vienna’s enduring love for liquid cheer than sleepy, picturesque Neustift am Walde.Straddling the western outskirts of the 18th and 19th districts and near the Höhenstrasse, Vienna’s scenic Wienerwald thoroughfare, Neustift am Walde retains a distinct village ambiance, despite...
alt-hietzing
On a warm Sunday morning in Alt-Hietzing, an elderly lady pushes her walker along the old wooden parquet terrace of Café Dommayer, a coffeehouse where dukes and duchesses strolled in days past. Famous in the 19th century as a dance hall where Johann Strauss Sr. and Jr. both performed, it was recently added to the Kurkonditorei Oberlaa empire. But nothing...
Vienna's Public transport
The “House Rules” of Vienna’s public transport system (Wiener Linien) are posted throughout every station train car and bus – in English, too. You’ve probably passed them by or seen them posted on a tram a hundred times, but have you ever stopped to actually read them? They might seem obvious to most passengers, but there remain a...
Feels like ChristmasSetting the mood for the festive season, Christmas markets big and small will start dotting the city mid-month. For families, the Christkindlmarkt by City Hall is a must with its huge Christmas tree, over 150 wooden stalls, and kids’ workshops for cookie baking and ornament making. A more intimate choice would be  the traditional market on the...
Expanding Your Circle of Friends as an Expat in ViennaIf you've been living in Vienna as an expat for quite some time, you might've noticed that the Viennese people aren’t particularly fond of meeting other people. In fact, according to German Language Center Vienna, most Viennese seldom entertain small talk, let alone have conversations about personal matters.But for new...
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