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How to Embezzle a Million Euros

Maintaining the highest quality of life in the world is a costly endeavor – thankfully, there is always someone out there gullible enough to pay the bills. A satirical look at Austrian corruption.

Mayday, Mayday! Austrian Democracy in Danger!

As criticism and corruption allegations pile up against his administration, the biggest cause for concern is Sebastian Kurz’s deliberate attempts to undermine the nation’s checks and balances.

How Austria Plans to Support Its Schools & Artists

With schools in distance learning until February and cultural institutions closed perhaps through March, the government is stepping up support measures.

Meet Lisa Biasillo, the New Director of the Vienna International School

How the new director of the Vienna International School left her small town for distant places and turned her passion for learning into a mission to educate for change.

COVID-19 Vaccine: How Austria Plans to Do It

Austria’s CoV vaccination campaign is picking up speed. The federal government will provide the vaccine, while the federal states organize the distribution. Here is how it works

Where to Get a COVID-19 Test in Vienna

There are many possibilities to get tested for the coronavirus in Vienna. The city offers free rapid antigen and PCR tests, pharmacies and labs offer paid tests.

Our Local Serbian Heroes

From health and security providers to scientists and civil servants, these Serbians have become a key part of Austrian society.

Serbs in Austria Date Back to the 17th Century

In the 1600s, Vienna was a cultural center for the Serbian people. Today, the glorious past of the intellectual elite is coming back in large strides.

I Serb, Therefore I am

Publication Lead Alexandra-Anna Panić introduces Vienna's Serbian community, the focus of this month's Home Is Where the Herz Is issue.

Commuting From Poland to Vienna to Pay the Bills

Today, Poles abroad are in a very different situation than in 2004. Their average salary is increasing – and in Austria, it’s the highest of anywhere in the EU. Austrian Poles are also sending more money home than Poles living elsewhere in Europe, as trade increases bring the two countries economically closer

Kraków Is a City of Kings

From the medieval central square and St. Mary’s basilica, wander the parks and gardens of one of Central Europe’s best-preserved cities, where the food always takes center stage.

Phrases to Impress Your Polish Friends

While, for many, the easiest way to the heart is through the stomach, with Poles, it’s through their native language. They don’t expect anybody to speak it, so just sprinkle in a Polish word here and there and you’ll win them over in no time.

7 Polish Delicacies You Must Try

So nice to meet you! You must come over for dinner so we can eat and drink properly, and start our friendship off on the right foot.

3 Polish Businesses in Vienna

The vibrant Polish community boasts many savvy entrepreneurs. Metropole's Polish team chose three innovative ideas - in gastronomy, fitnesss and fashion - to illustrate the diversity of the scene.

Meet Vienna’s Polish Women

Far from cliché of being cleaning ladies, over 20,000 these women start businesses, organize protests and defend minorities – making the city their home abroad.

Planting Polish Roots in Vienna

From the outlook on Kahlenberg, most people look down over the Vienna skyline, picking out buildings they recognize and admiring the majestic view. Poles do that as well, but they see more.

7 Austrian Words With Hungarian Origins

Lángos, csárdás, Puszta – Viennese have surely come across these words that found their way from Hungarian into the Austrian vocabulary. Remember them for the next time you want to impress your favorite Magyar.

Commuting Between Vienna and Budapest

It’s Friday afternoon at Praterstern. Eight strangers pile into a small van that commutes between Vienna and Budapest at least twice a day ‐ even during COVID, when regulations allow. It’s much more than hitching a ride.

Meet the Hungarian Voices on Viennese Stages

Founded in 1741, the Burgtheater always had a strong link between language and national identity, but today it stages an international ensemble of artists. Just like the Volkstheater, Vienna’s stages are opening up to Europe and beyond.

The Central European University Put Down Roots in Vienna

The university's move from Budapest to Vienna last year meant not only re-establishing itself in a new host city, but also moving hundreds of Budapest-based staff here. Three Hungarian faculty members tell us what it has been like to be “replanted” to Vienna.

Growing Up Hungarian in Vienna

Since the launch of the Hungarian-German bilingual elementary school in 2019, Viennese parents can give their children an authentic 'magyar' learning experience.

Tracing Hungary’s Footsteps in Vienna

Everything in Vienna is connected to Hungary – or written record in the Salzburg diocese of 881 so Hungarians would have you believe. The first mentions “Wenia” falling to Hungarian nomads. Here is a short walking tour of the city’s Hungarian landmarks.

Teachers Hope to Ban Cell Phones in Schools

About 12 years ago, the first “Handys” snuck into school classrooms - and stayed there, distracting students and frustrating teachers. The effects can no longer be denied.