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March 2017

Dining with Mamsell at Ludwig van

Ludwig van interprets culinary classics while adding new notes under the auspicious roof of one of Beethoven’s former dwellings Finding Ludwig van i...

Tastes Like Victory – 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 ...

4 Places to Pretend You’re Irish This St. Patricks Day

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 ...

Books | How Škoda Made us all Look bad After 1989

How neoliberalism changed Central Europe in Europe Since 1989 After the fall of Communism, “privatization” was the word of the day, and it seemed al...

What Austrian Media Wrote About in February 2017

A quick-and-dirty synopsis of last month’s headlines in Vienna Most of Business Founded in Vienna In 2016 nearly 40,000 companies were founded in ...

Brands to Know in March 2017

Keeping you on top of important pillars of the fashion scene, from hypes to unsung heroes Supreme The intense, somewhat psychotic obsession fashion a...

Living and Working in Austria

Austrians appreciate a fair day’s work if it doesn’t interfere too much with their private lives. But as the economic heart of Central Europe, the cou...

When the Danube Freezes Over… Skate on it!

Ice on the Alte Donau is a rare occurrence, bringing equally rare smiles to Vienna winters In all my 15 years of living in Vienna, this winter has be...

Why we Loved Oscar Winner Moonlight

Barry Jenkins’ Oscar winner - Moonlight - tackles contemporary issues, captivating critics and festival audiences A semi-autobiographical cinem...

Local Finds | Our Favorite Places to Shop in March

These are METROPOLE’S picks for must-visit shops in March. All Austrian, all legit, all good Sia’s Snack Shop Smack in the middle of Mariahilfer Stra...

Profile | Touching Stefan Ruzowitzky’s Oscar

Film Director Even at the tender age of 10, Stefan Ruzowitzky, 55, was not a dreamer but a doer. After seeing his brother perform in the annual scho...

August Diehl Impresses as The Young Karl Marx

The Young Karl Marx takes the earliest days of the labor movement out of the textbooks At first glance, an origin story of Socialism doesn’t seem an o...

How to Make the Most of a Weekend in Innsbruck

Innsbruck delights with high peaks and a proud history. Twice host to the Winter Olympics and the Winter Paralympics, snow and ice lie at the spiritua...

Vienna’s Old University Quarter

A tradition of temptation In medieval Vienna, the hilly streets of the northeast quarter – encompassed by Rotenturmstraße, Fleischmarkt, Stubenri...

Profile | Is Veterinarian Really a Dream job?

Gabriele and Sabrina Bacher: Veterinarians through and through Girls and horses have long had a special connection. What may be less known is that t...

Behind the Scenes with our Belle de Jour at Studio Weinper

Tall, sleek, elegant – fashion models can seem cold, removed, untouchable. We imagine they live charmed lives of pampered luxury, free entry and trave...

Opinion | How Tony Blair is Trying to Save Britain From Itself

Calling ‘the pain large, the gain illusory,’ the former PM’s last-ditch effort to undo Brexit Tony Blair has just given Britain another chance.  ...

Dare to Make the Leap Your Career Is Waiting For

How a mid-career degree jump-started three professional lives Today, the one thing you can rely on is change. Which can be a good thing when it c...

Opinion | Politics in the Sauna

In the current political climate, trust is at a premium. So Gerhard Kroiß (FPÖ), the deputy mayor of Wels in Lower Austria, decided it was time for th...

Dealing with Stress

One study divides how we cope with anxiety into four categories: Guardians, Integrators, Drivers and Pioneers. Which one are you? “Nothing is per...

Vulgar Fashion

The Belvedere’s Winterpalais takes a walk on fashion’s exquisite ugly side exploring vulgar fashion Plunging necklines, exposed straps, emblazone...

Sport | Night Skiing at Semmering’s Zauberberg

An after-work ski escape to an illuminated “magic mountain” is just an hour away. Several routes cut through the woods, creating 14 km of runs – 13 of...

On the Vine | Winter Work

Cellar, field and desk; March is a busy  time of year for winemakers The cliché of cute country girls and boys, skirts and sleeves rolled up as...

Franz Grillparzer’s Medea

The Volkstheater tackles the original woman scorned in Franz Grillparzer’s Medea How do you create empathy for a mother who murders her children?...

Profile | They had a Dream – Nina Poláková

Ballerina, Vienna State Opera Life is short. A ballet dancer’s career is even shorter, as Vienna State Opera leading soloist Nina Poláková, 31, w...

Viennese Entrepreneurs

A closer look at leaving the rat race and striking out on your own For many Viennese, being your own boss is the dream of a lifetime. Yes, securi...

Last Word | Pragmatisierung | March 2017

To be truly integrated in Vienna there are certain terms no dictionary or Deutschkurs will properly explain But you’re no stranger, so here’s thi...

From our Readers | March 2017

Many thanks for your thoughts, ideas and insights! If you have something to say about Vienna or a story you read here, tell us all about it. Send an e...

How to be a Diplomat

The ultimate dream jobs in public service take patience, persistence and good language skills. If you’re lucky, you even get to save the world Ad...

Editor’s Letter | March 2017

A Penny for your Dreams Ever heard the quote “Find a job that you love and you’ll never work a day of your life”? It’s Confucius. And in this...

Opinion | The Melange Mentality

When Starbucks came to Vienna some 15 years ago – opening 21 shops in prime locations – many Viennese braced themselves for the graceless world of Ame...

Vienna’s Coworking Spaces

The number of coworking spaces in Vienna is growing. Is sharing an office with strangers the new normal? In 2017 more than a million people will choo...

Profile | They had a Dream – Roman Rafreider

News Anchorman, ORF Roman Rafreider, 47, finds the idea of identifying what his dream job was a little odd, since the keyword is the “dream” part...

Martin Scorsese’s Silence

Martin Scorsese brings his passion project, Silence, to the screen Finally finished after 27 years, Martin Scorsese’s latest film Silence has been a...
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