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Navigate the World of Self-Employment in Austria With This New Series

For those who seek professional independence and creative freedom, self-employment might be the right career path. To help you navigate this complex field, Metropole has partnered with Self-employed in Austria to bring you this helpful new series on all things self-employment.

Maximizing Transparency in Crypto Companies

The 5th Anti-Money Laundering Directive seeks to curb terrorist financing and money laundering by forcing companies in the so-called “crypto sector” out in the open.

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.

Your Rights as a Guest

“Keine Haftung für Garderobe” – “No liability for wardrobe.” This sentence is everywhere if you are out on the town. But is it actually possible to evade liability for lost or damaged items belonging to a guest?

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.

How Viennese Hotels Hold On During the Pandemic

After years of seemingly endless growth, the pandemic plunged the tourism sector into deep crisis. Vacillating between hope and despair, Vienna’s hoteliers summon resilience and creativity

Everything You Need to Know About Trademarking in Design

What’s in a name? It is not sleeve, nor pant leg, nor button... How brands distinguish quality and set fashion makers apart. Designers beware, make sure to take trademarking seriously.

How COVID-19 Affects Rent, Memberships & Data Protection

COVID-19 poses a major challenge to all, raising questions about rent payments, the assessment of (unfulfillable) supply contracts, lower franchise fees and why data protection should not be neglected even during a pandemic.

How to Shape Your CV to Land Your Next Dream Job in Vienna

Although the current situation is everything but easy on the labor market, things will certainly change again. Prepare now with the tips of our expert in recruiting.

The Law in the Time of Corona

The SARS-CoV-2 virus poses a major challenge both to companies and individuals. A Vienna-based lawyer and data protection experts gives insights into ramifications in law.

How To… Become an Art Collector

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.

How to…Play Games in Vienna

Forget the idea of Vienna as a big open-air museum. It's really one big playground. “Jackpot!” a young woman yells excitedly, after her boyfriend m...

Austria’s Hidden Champions

Between 175 and 200 Austrian companies are considered to be hidden champions. That’s the highest density per capita in the world. These companies are ...

Banking for the People

In the first installment of our new series of how expats built their careers in Vienna, we talked to Maurizio Poletto, the designer behind E...

How to Grow Up in Vienna

Coming of age in Vienna can be frightening, freeing and exhilarating at the same time - just like growing up. Arriving in Vienna at 14 wa...

How To … Live Like A Real Viennese

Start with eating, end with drinking – and take in the Gemütlichkeit on the way. Coming from a chaotic, colorful and noisy part of Italy, a little ...

The Past as Future for Music in Vienna

In Japan, Vienna is the Ongaku no Miyako, “the capital of music,” and that’s where Mayu Kotari wanted to be. A pianist from Tokyo, Kotari has been liv...

Get the Hang of Wiener Schmäh

Schmäh may not be the first thing you notice when you arrive in Vienna. But it comes up soon enough In school, for example: My children were astonish...

Buy me a Forest

It’s not easy to buy woodlands in Austria. You need passion, roots in the local area and many millions. Cord Prinzhorn, the chief executive officer o...

How to… Visit a Factory in Vienna

See how Augarten porcelain is crafted, learn how to make chocolate pralines, and sample Schlumberger Sekt right at the source: here is how to visit a ...

Vienna Legal | Incorporating in Austria

Austrian law offers a number of options for establishing a business here. The legislative jungle can be quite confusing, so here’s a brief overview A...

The Boards that Mean Vienna’s World

Pursuing a career in acting, like most fields, requires perseverance and a strong belief in yourself Have you ever wondered what it takes to beco...

How to Keep a Dog in Vienna

Gustl, a six-month-old golden retriever, tugged at the leash, tempted by the many smells around the Donaukanal. Katherine Mawdsley stopped. “We’ve got...

How to… Learn to Cook Viennese

Pull your own Apfelstrudel dough, make a perfect Wiener Schnitzel – passionate chefs offer tasting tours and сourses. Maybe you’ve come to love Aus...

Vienna Legal | The Lady in Gold

Great art has the power of legend. So it’s perhaps not surprising that one of the most spectacular legal disputes in post-war Austria was over the “Th...

Your Right to Vote in Austria

In Austria, you can vote at 16 and don’t need to register. For some elections, EU citizens can vote too. In democracies, a citizen’s right to vote ...

Advertorial | Democratizing the Financial Markets

Everyone’s talking about blockchain – that mysterious new technology inherently linked to cryptocurrencies. The more it seeps into the public debate, ...

How to Get Involved in Politics in Austria

How do you make your voice heard in a country that is not entirely your own? Politics often seems like a cross between a telenovela and a car c...

Launching pad: Vienna’s Rise as a hub for Founding Startups

Vienna has long been a link between East and West. As more CEE entrepreneurs seek access to Western markets and capital, can Vienna offer them what th...

How To Enhance Your Life with Viennese Design

You don’t need to be an artist’s muse to live like Alma Mahler. Vienna is bustling with design pieces that can turn your flat into a stylish Gesamtk...

Discovering Vienna Second-Hand with Willhaben

The U.S. has Craig’s List. Brits adore Gumtree. But Austria has Willhaben, the country’s biggest peer-to-peer marketplace for secondhand goods. Will...

How to Stay Close in Long-Distance Relationships

Long-distance relationships are living proof that love is not just physical. I can feel you next to me even when you’re thousands of miles away.” – Pa...

How to Break the Cycle of Domestic Violence

When love goes bad, many cases of violence go unreported. Here is how Vienna offers support for victims and families Think of five women you know...

How to Relax in Urban Vienna

Finding ways to take it easy in the city bustle can give you new strength in health and spirit It’s Monday; you wake up to a leak in your kitch...

Get Ready for the Freestyle Explosion That is Masters of Dirt

So what's wrong with dirty money? Founder Georg Fechter has perfected the art of banking on fuel, fire and adrenaline. Motors roar, flames blaz...

Big Pharma and the Austrian Economy

Pharma's Market: The pharmaceutical industry has played an important role in Austria’s economic growth. But the challenge remains to find a balance be...

How to be Pregnant in Vienna

Your guide to being pregnant in Vienna, Austria – a great place to have a baby, but make sure you have your “MuKi” Having a child is one of lif...

How to be a Diplomat

The ultimate dream jobs in public service take patience, persistence and good language skills. If you’re lucky, you even get to save the world Ad...

Vienna’s Coworking Spaces

The number of coworking spaces in Vienna is growing. Is sharing an office with strangers the new normal? In 2017 more than a million people will choo...

How to be a Spy

Are you cut out for 00 status? Improve your combat skills, polish your manners, and become wine, poker and dance floor savvy. It could just save you...

The Undeclared Economy

How does Austria deal with Europe’s estimated €1 trillion shadow economy of black-market crime, petty tax evasion and corporate profit shifting? ...

How to Buy Antiques

Vienna is teeming with ancient goodies and there are plenty of experts to help distinguish the Wedgwood from the deadwood In a shop called Dead Peopl...

Whose Luxury is it Anyway?

Two Viennese entrepreneurs with very different paths to success embody the city’s attitude towards luxury If someone pointed a gun at my head and...

How To … Be an American Refugee in Austria

Dear Democrats: We are sorry you lost your country, displaced by rampant factionalism, ubiquitous guns and powers beyond your control. We also fu...

I, Robot Worker

We all fear that our jobs will eventually be automated. But cheer up! Where one job dies, another rises from the ashes Imagine a world where writ...

Expanding Your Circle of Friends as an Expat in Vienna

How to accumulate an international circle in Vienna If you've been living in Vienna as an expat for quite some time, you might've noticed that the Vie...

Leading the Crazy Ones

The creative industries need to be ever-fresh. Michael Conrad of the Berlin School of Creative Leadership talks about what it takes to create like a b...

Keep Learning

We can’t stop ourselves from learning, so why not do it on purpose? Human beings never stop learning. Not only are we a...

5 Things You Need to Know to Vote in the U.S. Elections

Key Reminders from the Federal Voting Assistance Program during Absentee Voting Week ALEXANDRIA, Va. - With less than two months until the General Ele...

10 Pitfalls to Avoid When Moving to Vienna

Moving to a new city can be daunting, so we’ve assembled some words from the wise to help you avoid potential screw-ups and face-palms of nesting in t...

The Cooperative City

Smart cities need smart citizens. A growing movement of initiatives and startups, harnessing social media and using top-notch technology, aims to give...

Business & Career: We Are What We Eat

As industrial farming comes under attack, Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) hopes to change the game Revolution is the new black. Every pilla...
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