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Gasthaus zum Sieg
For savory Gulasch, Gasthaus zum Sieg is the real deal Gasthaus zum Sieg is a real-life Beisl (bistro), not an “Original Vienna Kitchen” (in six languages), nor cutely restyled for hipsters seeking an “authentic experience.” There has been a Gasthaus (tavern) in this quiet corner of the 2nd district since 1763, re-named Zum Sieg (At the Sign of Victory) after...
St Patrick's day in Vienna
As St. Patrick’s Day looms, a look at some of Vienna’s dyed-in-the-green establishments Irish pubs are liquid embassies – no consular services, but a lot more fun. They’re certainly everywhere – I have drunk Guinness in Dharamsala, and in a roadside tin shack on the tiny Caribbean island of St Lucia. As vital generators of goodwill, it is every Irish...
Vienna on Demand
A new collection of local hotspots and events to discover! To advertise please contact ads@metropole.at Shanghaitan – Restaurant 1060 Sophisticated and romantic, ShanghaiTan’s sleek, sensuous interior is dominated by a ceiling entirely covered in Chinese lanterns. The food, ranging from classic to modern Japanese, Chinese and Vietnamese, can also be enjoyed in separated booths for parties of two or more. Reservations are recommended. Mon-Sat,...
Working in Austria
The grass is really greener Many things draw Americans to Europe: family roots, the beauty, new perspectives, and of course romance. For me, this time, it was a career opportunity. But like many expats, I sometimes pushed it too far, taking on Europe’s better qualities as my own, seeing myself not as a better American, but better than Americans, more worldly,...
Global citizenship
A warning to remember your country – of heritage or residence – even if your life has made you a citizen of the world Last October, British Prime Minister Theresa May shocked many when she disparaged the idea of global citizenship. “If you believe you’re a citizen of the world,” she said, “you’re a citizen of nowhere.” Her statement was met...
Richard Galliano and Ron Carter
Jazz greats Ron Carter & Richard Galliano team up for a rare live performance Turning 80 this year, bass man Ron Carter has few peers left standing from jazz’s mid-20th century second golden age. His staggering number of collaborations has earned him a Guinness World Record as Most Recorded Jazz Bassist, boasting over 2,200 individual credits to his name in...
social entrepreneurship in africa
Two Austrian-led organizations ask whether social entrepreneurs in Africa can combat the world’s “wicked problems” any better than development NGOs In the charming 2013 documentary Bring the Sun Home illiterate mothers and grandmothers leave their remote villages from South America to Nauru to train as solar engineers at the Barefoot College, an NGO in India. Their mission? To provide light back...
Idyll with Drowning Dog and Madalyn
Austrian Michael Köhlmeier’s reinvention of the novel with Idyll with Drowning Dog and Madalyn Michael Köhlmeier is a man of his times. One of the most respected writers of his generation in Austria, Köhlmeier is a novelist who has also played important public roles – as moderator of the leading news round table “Club 2” on ORF national television, and...
music and performing arts
The University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna (MDW) celebrates its 200th anniversary with a cascade of events Friends of mine used to live across the street from the College for Veterinary Studies, a beautiful early 19th-century complex in the 3rd district just behind the Stadtpark. There, nearly in the center of town, on warm evenings with the windows open, you...
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