Oh Christoph Waltz, making Austria so proud. His bemused grin makes us love him even more, even when we know he’s taking the piss, we kind of want to buy whatever he’s holding in his hand. Like the Galaxy Note7, even if it might blow up on you, Waltz makes it seem like it’s worth the […]
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St. Patrick's Day in Vienna
St. Patrick's Day is celebrated in more places around the world than is any other national festival. Vienna is no exception! Whether or not you hail from the Emerald Isle, March 17th is the day to embrace all things Irish. Celebrate St. Patrick's ...
transportation vienna
New year, new laws... there are all sorts of changes on the transportation horizon in Vienna, affecting bicycles, E-scooters, U-Bahn and even horses. Here are 11 changes (in no particular order) concerning transportation: Some of them can help you av...
bicycle
New rules for cyclists have been in force since April 1st as a result of the 30th amendment to Austria’s Road Traffic Regulations (StVO) Riding your bike in Vienna is an easy way to get around, with a grand total of 1,379 kilometers within the city’s cycle path network. In addition, Vienna has 43,800 bicycle […]
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METROPOLE’s Top 10 Films at the Viennale! It's that time of the year again: Today, the Viennale kicks off, Austria's premier film festival! Featuring over 300 films from all over the world shown over 15 days, it's a cinephile's paradise, with nume...
paternity leave austria
Papamonat? In recent months, there has been much discussion surrounding this topic by the Austrian media after Social Minister Beate Hartinger-Klein (FPĂ–) made a promise to grant statutory paternity leave to all fathers. In Austria, paternity leav...
Your Private Wine Tasting! by Contemplor! Dear Metropolitans, We are giving away a private wine tasting for a group of eight people! A specialist from Contemplor will come to a place of your choosing, either home or another venue. ...
Francis Fukuyama
Stanford political scientist Francis Fukuyama was in Vienna in early March to talk about the global crisis of democracy. Gaining world fame for his “End of History” thesis following the collapse of communism, he has gone from a standard-bearer for neo-conservatism to voting for Barack Obama in 2008. In his new book “Identity: the demand […]
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The Galerie Wienerroither & Kohlbacher presents the twisted dreamscapes of Alfred Kubin.
The Galerie Wienerroither & Kohlbacher presents the twisted dreamscapes of Alfred Kubin. Austrian artist Alfred Kubin (1877-1959) once remarked that “life is a dream,” but if his work is any indication, it must have often been a nightmare. Dee...
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