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Fall 2020 | Fashion

In our 40th issue we delve into Vienna's fashion scene, see how it has evolved over time, ask the question of how the city will "dress for it" in the...

Sisters and Business Partners

At the Viennese label Kids of the Diaspora, founders Leni Charles and Cherrellone do everything together – even motherhood – creating a space where everyone belongs.

Our Top 5 Picks to Stream This Summer

A search for self in lost memories, crafting a more inclusive historic Hollywood, the final triumph of the greatest basketball team ever and a send-up of American interstellar militarism all vie for your attention.

HERSTORY – Metropole x Women of Vienna

In this series, incredible women from the Women of Vienna (WoV) community tell their stories. Aiming to bridge communities and celebrate diversity, Metropole has partnered up with Women of Vienna to bring you a slice of Herstory.

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.

Families – Dreaming of Life After Corona

So there she was, on a Tuesday morning of what we now call the Corona Era, gazing at the walls of the little “water closet” decorated in Viennese style.

Stoppard’s Leopoldstadt Is a Portrait of Vienna’s Jewish Life

Lush and ultimately shattering, Leopoldstadt is a loving portrait of Jewish life in early 20th century Vienna, and a heartfelt embrace of Stoppard’s own immigrant story.

The Newest Additions to Vienna’s Gastro Scene | Summer 2020

The foodie couple of Antonia Kögl and Benedikt Steinle know Vienna’s gastronomy scene like the back of their hands and turn mesmerizing food projects into reality with their agency, YAY creative.

Park Life – Classic Cocktails and Wiener Modern

This summer, amid varnished wood and polished brass, the tree-sheltered Kleinod Stadtgarten behind the Kursalon could be the ideal place to see and be seen.

Ewald Nowotny on the EU Post-Pandemic

The pandemic could be the making of the EU, says the former ÖNB governor. On coronabonds,” the “frugal four” and the clever Mrs. Merkel.

Rediscovering the Village

Who’s to say what would have happened had Austria’s government not taken swift action in March and isolated the country? As the world grapples with a...

A War Childhood Museum for Bosnia

“I often spoke to my friends about our wartime memories. I felt that it was something people had an urge to talk about.”25 years after the massacre of Srebrenica, remembering is more important than ever.

Family Unification & Custody Cases Are Slower & Harder

Bringing relatives back together accounts for a third of all migration into the European Union. In Austria, the process is becoming ever more restrictive.

Donauinsel | Vienna’s Leisure Island

Regardless of how many livability surveys Vienna tops, our beloved city has one glaring deficiency that it will never fix: The nearest ocean beach is hundreds of kilometers away.

Summer 2020 | Family Life

In our 39th issue we delve into Austria’s response to the coronavirus, explore how the next generation keeps companies in Vienna going strong, take a...

Fighting Flight Shame? The ÖBB Nightjet’s 28 Destinations Take You all over Europe While you Sleep

Flight Shame getting to you? The ÖBB Nightjet offers low-impact alternative routes to several major European cities – or did so before the corona lockdown. A nightly trip to Milan on the eve of the coronavirus crises.

Altes AKH |Forever a Student at the Vienna Commons

Wandering around the diverse and historic campus of Austria’s largest and best-known academic institution is compelling even if you are no longer a student

Donald Tusk, Former President of the European Council, Takes Stock

Hoping to the last to soften Brexit, while welcoming Scotland, the perennial European faces an even greater challenge: to strengthen the continent’s vision of itself.

Meet Willi Klinger, Wine Seller & Head of the Austrian Wine Marketing Board

After guiding the Austrian Wine Marketing Board (ÖWM) through 15 successful years, Willi Klinger has returned to selling wines from all over at up-market retailer Wein & Co

Austria, the Making of a Republic

On April 27, 1945, the Austrian Proclamation of Independence was signed and promulgated in the liberated city of Vienna. Today, Austrians celebrate 75 years of their Republic, a free, democratic and open country in the middle of Europe.

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.

HERSTORY – Metropole x Women of Vienna

Zilla Boyer a political scientist, campaigner and pod-cast creator who joined WoV in search of adventure when she relocated here almost three years ago.

Meet Nuno Maulide, Star Chemist & Learned Concert Pianist With a Mission

“I tell my students, ‘I can get your foot in the door, but then you have to open it.’ I’m the kind of person who once I get my foot in, I will bang that door down.”

Meet Jenny Reddish, Storyteller of Our Age

“You could attach significance to any moment in history. Right now people are saying ‘Things are really changing’ – it’s about a search for meaning.”

Meet Gerhard Hirczi, Vienna’s Head Hunter

No stranger to challenges, the general manager of the Vienna Business Agency, Gerhard Hirczi is placing the city’s assets front and center.

Let the Great Minds of Vienna Stay Humble

Our publisher Margaret Childs introduces our spring issue, which is all about research, development, innovation and science – we present the Minds of Vienna.

The Spirit of Spontaneity

’Tis the season yet again – Christmas markets are in full swing, the smell of Maroniis in the air and Glühwein is consumed by the bucket. And, of course, there’s the obligatory toast on Silvester

Cozy Cuisine

By Antonia Kögl & Benedikt SteinleFew places in Vienna emanate the warmth of Kommod – a wonderful architectural gem, the forme...

Post Performance Prandials

The orchestra hammers the final cadence, the curtain falls and the audience breaks into pandemonium – there is nothing like the thrill of p...

Pro & Con | Winter 2019

The Still of the Nightby Dardis McNameeSome come to Vienna wishing it were Rome or Madrid, bistro nights in Trestevere, or partying on t...

Froth and Finesse

The longest-running piece of musical theater of all time, Die Fledermaus captures an era, and (perhaps) the way Austrians like to see themselves.

The Sounds from Afar and Around

You’ve probably been to “Tschuschistan” and you didn’t even know it. There is no border and you don’t need a passport.But if you’ve eve...

Should the Viennese Really Take that Much Pride in Being Unfriendly?

No one can say Vienna is a sore loser. After Austrian media picked up the Expat Insider study’s City Index ranking Vienna the second least friendly city for expats, the “news” spread like wildfire.

Profiles | Antonia Matschnig

Matschnig’s approach to DJing has been called everything from “experimental,” “post-club,” “hybrid,” to “deconstructed.”

The City and Land of Music

Vienna made music ... and music made Vienna. As told by “Metropole” writers – a libretto for life in the Austrian capital. With an overture by our Editor in Chief Dardis McNamee.

Angels in Sailor Suits

From imperial beginnings to a global audience, the world’s most famous boys’ choir is embracing diversity while maintaining its 500-year-old tradition.

Profiles | Matthias Naske

Matthias Naske has been director of the Vienna Konzerthaus since 2013 where he works on bringing music to a broader audience.

The Long Road Home

A century after the end of the Habsburg Empire, and 30 years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, Vienna has finally resumed its role as the hub of Central and Eastern Europe

Profiles | Wolfgang Muthspiel

He’s made over 30 albums and tours all over the world. Yet, although he’s grateful for this substantial career, he’s never had the feeling that he’s “made it.”
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