BOOK PRESENTATION | From Empire to Republic It’s been 100 years since the Habsburg Empire dissolved into several new, independent republics. Over the past year, Metropole featured a different one of these successor states in every issue of the magazine, as loyal readers of our magazine know. The result is a comprehensive collection of essays, photography and […]
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Fountain at the Met
Max Hollein, the current director and CEO of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, is poised to take over what is regarded as one of the world’s most prestigious art institutions, the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. Born in Vienna as the son of Austrian design and architecture legend Hans Hollein, he […]
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“Welcome to a new world of work.” A 3-minute animated video with this feel-good title was published on June 18 by the Austrian Economic Chambers (WKO), attempting to sell online audiences on the benefits of (potentially) working 12 hours a day, 5 times a week. The Youtube video uses catchy lyrics and cute human and […]
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Founder, Vienna Textile Lab “If synthetic dyes originate from crude oil, does it make sense to be using them for a 5-euro T-shirt you throw out after six months? It just doesn’t compute.” Karin Fleck, 36, has a PhD in chemistry from the Technic...
Honu Tiki Bowls Vienna
Honu serves fresh, healthy Hawaiian-inspired bowls with regional ingredients Only open since June, Vienna’s first Hawaiian bistro, Honu Tiki Bowls, already has a reputation for long waiting lines. “I didn’t even think that people here were so hungry for something new,” notes 30-year-old Viennese native and owner Kaspar Kunz, a graduate of Vienna’s Tourism College […]
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Weingut Brindlmayer
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The outcome may indicate how the dialectic between supranationalism and nationalism will play out in much of the rest of the world. The United Kingdom’s “Remainers,” who still hope to reverse Britain’s decision to leave the European Union, have placarded British cities with a simple question: “Brexit – Is It Worth It?” Well, is it? […]
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Deputy Head of Special Exhibitions, Vienna Technical Museum “Our goal isn’t to say to our visitors, ‘OK, here’s the future, take it or leave it.’ We want to offer them the chance to gain some insight and to be able to reflect on it themselves.” ...

News Monitor

Trouble in Lederhosen All the ingredients for a slow news day story were there: a much-loved local showbiz star, Nazi-accusations and some holier-than-thou Germans. Andreas Gabalier, Austrian “Volks-Rock-’n Roller” who sings rock ballads in Lederhosen, had been awarded a prize by the Munich Carneval Club Narrhalla and reaped a storm of abuse as a closet […]
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