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Spring 2019

Banking for the People

In the first installment of our new series of how expats built their careers in Vienna, we talked to Maurizio Poletto, the designer behind Erste Bank’s acclaimed banking interface, George. As professional marketers and designers know, digitally savvy millennials are some of the toughest customers out there. As early adopters and influencers, millennials have become […]
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Westbahnstraße | West Side Story

Vienna may not be quite as hip as Berlin – though not from lack of trying, as anyone who’s been to Westbahnstraße in the 7th district can attest.

Austria’s 2018 Wines | Beating the Heat

The 2018 Austrian wines are defined by last year’s long summer and sweltering temperatures.Like love and moonlight, wine and sunshine go hand in ...

Timothy Snyder’s Call to Action

In an age of confusion, historian and author Timothy Snyder looks to the past for a guide to the future of the West.On a pleasant evening in late...

Europe Goes to the Polls

It is a rainy Friday night, and Ulises is sitting with his girlfriend Laura at a winebar at the Naschmarkt in Vienna. Ulisesis from Madrid and La...

How to Grow Up in Vienna

Coming of age in Vienna can be frightening, freeing and exhilarating at the same time - just like growing up.Arriving in Vienna at 14 wa...

Still Green & Clean?

Austria’s EU presidency met some important environmental goals. Its environmental policies at home, however, do not always stand the test. ...

Our Daily Bread

In Vienna, quality baked glossare more accessible than ever before. The challenge for bakers is to keep standards high, while still growing ...

Growing Green Cities

Where Beethoven found inspiration for his Pastoral symphony and Schubert wrote his songs, a new initiative seeks answers to a sustainable future.W...

The Code Makers

Programmers are in high demand. Two Viennese are helping more women to close the digital gap.It’s going on 18:30, but the windows of the...

Profile | Natalia Corrales-Diez

Founder, Fund of Excellence, Erste Group“Human capital is the oil of the 21st century. Ten years ago, it was all about big data. Now it’s ...

Profile | Herbert Schweiger

Director, Die Wiener Volkshochschulen“When the world is spinning faster than you are, you need help to keep moving forward – so ...

Profile | Angela Köppl

Environmental Economist, Austrian Institute of Economic Research (WIFO)“Even though we were among the first movers towards susta...

Profile | David Jandl

Forest Ranger“We’re very proud of the fact that the very concept of ‘sustainability’ originated from forestry.”If a tree falls...

Yori | Korean Debuts & Homecomings

In Yori authentic Korean cuisine takes the stage in Vienna as a veteran proudly looks on.One of my earliest memories as a child is making specia...

Coffeehouse Diaspora

In A Rich Brew, Shachar Pinsker makes a convincing case for the role of cafés in fostering a golden age of Jewish culture.In any guidebook about V...

The Ironies of History

In Éric Vuillard’s award-winning historical novel The Order of the Day, an absurd and tragic encounter seals Austria’s fate.The hour grows late ...

Growth and Its Discontents

Central Europe has experienced a soaring economy in the last two decades. Yet the disaffection of many shows the limits of what economic gro...

Europe’s Essence

Robert Menasse’s award-winning The Capital is a dark but affectionate satire on the European idea.Robert Menasse has long been preoccupied with th...

Metropole Events | Spring 2019

BOOK PRESENTATION | From Empire to RepublicIt’s been 100 years since the Habsburg Empire dissolved into several new, independe...

News Monitor

European Elections AheadWhen an entire continent goes to the polls, we should pay attention to what people have to say. From May...

News Monitor

Trouble in LederhosenAll the ingredients for a slow news day story were there: a much-loved local showbiz star, Nazi-accusations and some ...

News Monitor

WRONG SKILLS OR WRONG SKIN?“No one has to live out their days in Rohrbach,” headlined the daily Der Standard (06.02.19). How the...

Back from Oblivion

Vienna’s female artists get some long overdue time in the limelight at the Lower Belvedere.Three women gaze down from the wall: One in a red dre...

“You’re a Young Guy” | Kurz Meets Trump

Austrian chancellor Sebastian Kurz described his meeting with United States president Donald Trump Wednesday as “very disputatious” in an interview wi...

All resident EU Citizens can vote for these Austrian Candidates

Your Voice in the EUWith a lot of heated campaigning buzzing around its ears, the European Union's parliament elections are set to take place in M...

Good Friday… Or is it?

The European Court of Justice ruled (January 22nd)  that Austria is guilty of discrimination on the grounds of religion, as under the county’s law, Go...
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