Syrian in Vienna

The Magic of Aleppo

We take you on an enchanting journey to a city as it was before the war - bridging history and civilizations for more than 5,000 years.

Integration and Its Challenges

With all their good intentions, the integration courses of the ÖIF are a blunt instrument, lectures when they should be discussions and often counterproductive.

Syrian Lingo – Monkeys & Gazelles

Arabic is today spoken by over 310 million people as their first language; another 270 speak it as their second language. In Vienna alone, over 40,000 people (or 2% of the population) are estimated to speak Arabic.

Hamed Abboud – Speaking in Tongues

The Syrian-born poet Hamed Abboud deals with the experiences from war, flight and new beginnings with poetry and a dialogue with his readers

Damascus – Beyond History & Imagination

The city has seen it all, yet it remains as charming as ever. It’s small alleyways tell the stories of past generations and its mosques and churches speak of prophets