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Thursday, February 21, 2019

December/January 2018/2019

Being Austrian

2019 was supposed to be the year for Austria to put an end to LGBTQ discrimination. However, they now seem to be facing new restrictions and bans. The year started out fairly promising for same-sex couples. On January 1, 2019 they were finally allowed to get married. Two women in Velden, Carinthia, said their "I dos" five minutes after midnight....
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 avoid a fine, others are simply good to know. 1) Food Ban in the subway – You can no longer eat...
The Resonanzen Festival, nine intensive days of early music in January, confirms that music still holds all the cards. It’s not fake news: Musik ist Trumpf (Music Holds the Trump Card) is the motto of the 2019 Resonanzen Festival – any political implications unconfirmed. Music for good reason, too: Its power has been extolled probably since before recorded time. Music...
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. Deeply symbolic, his dark and macabre illustrations transcend our realm of reality, suggesting another perspective on the “other” side – also the...
Following the rejection of Theresa May’s Brexit plan by a devastating majority of 230 votes in the House of Commons, the Prime Minister (PM) had to face a vote of no-confidence. May welcomed the decision saying, “the house has spoken and the government will listen.” A new vote would have either forced the Tories out of government or prolonged...
It's been 16 days since the new year started and four women have already been murdered by men. The latest attack happened yesterday at 1:30 in the morning. Here is what the police tweeted: https://twitter.com/LPDWien/status/1085054733327437824 Last night there was a deadly knife attack in the area of Hauptbahnhof in Favoriten. A suspect was arrested on the spot. Further information will follow. It's been confirmed...
What time do you normally get up? Austrian’s Chancellor Sebastian Kurz recently made some controversial comments amid the ongoing discussion on welfare reform, drawing ire for the following sentence: “I don’t consider it a healthy development, when fewer and fewer people wake up early to work, and in more and more families, only the children wake up early to...
First Metropole Membership Welcome to the experience! Dear Metropolitans, In the year 2019, some things will change at Metropole. We will not only offer print issues and online content anymore. We'll be introducing the highly exclusive "Metropole Membership". This will include: All print issues for a year Digital access to content & archive Weekly curated Newsletter +1 at Monthly Events (plus gift) Free...
Survival Package! Two Guides + one Mystery Hunt for You Dear Metropolitans, We are giving away one "Survival Guide for Health", one "Survival Guide for Housing" and a Mystery Treasure Hunt in the Kunsthistorisches Museum. The Hunt: The Sphinx will challenge you with riddles and puzzles as you travel through ancient Egypt, Greece and Rome on a journey for answers. On your way...
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