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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 dwellingsFinding Ludwig va...

Tastes Like Victory – Gasthaus zum Sieg

For savory Gulasch, Gasthaus zum Sieg is the real dealGasthaus 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 establishmentsIrish pubs are liquid embassies – no consular services, b...

Opinion | 5 Reasons it Feels Better to Work in Austria

The grass is really greenerMany things draw Americans to Europe: family roots, the beauty, new perspectives, and of course romance. For me, this...

Austrians Promote 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 ...

Celebrating 200 Years of Teaching Music and Performing Arts

The University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna (MDW) celebrates its 200th anniversary with a cascade of eventsFriends of mine used to live a...

Books | How Škoda Made us all Look bad After 1989

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

What Austrian Media Wrote About in February 2017

A quick-and-dirty synopsis of last month’s headlines in ViennaMost 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 heroesSupreme The intense, somewhat psychotic obsession fashio...

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 audiencesA semi-autobiographical cinemat...

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 goodSia’s Snack Shop Smack in the middle of Mariahilfer S...

Profile | Touching Stefan Ruzowitzky’s Oscar

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

Catch Some Silver Screen Secrets at the Let’s CEE Film Festival

European cinema’s poorly charted east has more than a few surprises up its sleeve at the Let's CEE Film FestivalCommitted to granting much-neede...

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 ...

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...

Opinion | How Putin’s Visit to Hungary has Changed the Game in Europe

An unspectacular visit by Vladimir Putin is an important measure of the growing pressures on a united EuropeOn February 2, Vladimir Putin arrive...

Vienna’s Old University Quarter

A tradition of temptationIn 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 throughGirls and horses have long had a special connection. What may be less known is tha...

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 BrexitTony Blair has just given Britain another chance.  ...

Laugh all you Want, OHT is Back with The Importance of Being Earnest

Back by popular demand, Open House Theatre goes Wilde with The Importance of Being Earnest Never ones to wash their clean linen in public, the Open H...

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 fashionPlunging 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 winemakersThe 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 MedeaHow do you create empathy for a mother who murders her children?...

Viennese Entrepreneurs

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

Profile | They had a Dream – Nina Poláková

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

Last Word | Pragmatisierung | March 2017

To be truly integrated in Vienna there are certain terms no dictionary or Deutschkurs will properly explainBut 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 worldAd...

Editor’s Letter | March 2017

A Penny for your DreamsEver 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, ORFRoman 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 screenFinally finished after 27 years, Martin Scorsese’s latest film Silence has bee...

Nadiv Molcho’s First Feature Film, The History of Now

Nadiv Molcho – the young actor, director and member of the NENI clan – is used to defying naysayers. His first feature film is The History of Now...

Imagetanz Festival

Social criticism meets dance at Imagetanz, the annual experimental dance festivalExploring the symbolism and imagery of dance, the annual Imaget...
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