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May 2017

Adrenaline – Austria’s obsession with the extreme.

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A new collection of globally-minded hotspots and shops to discover! To advertise please contact ads@metropole.at Yummyaki – Takeaway 1060 As part of the ra’mien-ShanghaiTan group, Yummyaki has been a welcome addition to the homemade Asian food landscape in Vienna since opening in 2013. If you’re craving Japanese-style curry or gyoza, you should give this place a try. They also serve hand-pulled noodles and a...
Red Bull Skydive Team
Red Bull gives a fearless troupe wings to become mile-high paragons of their sport High above the Austrian Alps, a trio of professional athletes prepare their gear. Helmet? Check. Gloves? Check. Airplane? Check. Red Bull and parachute? Double check. Young and full of vigor, Marco Waltenspiel, Dominic Roithmair and Marco Fürst are no ordinary sportsmen: They’re professional skydivers, part of the Red Bull Skydive...
war correspondents
Reporting from conflict zones is just as important as it is dangerous. Two women tell their stories. Barbara Schiavulli was in her room on the 13th floor at the Palestine Hotel in Iraq when she heard the explosions. In October 2005, Al-Qaeda members detonated three car bombs on the grounds of a hotel known to be frequented by journalists. The attack...
LTE
Austrian logistics giant LTE is making use of the new Silk Road and plans to have 4,000 trains transporting goods between China and Europe in five years time. Until recently, when a technology producer wants to move a new device from its factory of origin in Shenzhen to a car producer in Stuttgart, they had very few options. “Traditionally giant container ships with...
Vienna's Best Boutiques
They go unnoticed by many and are treasured by a chosen few. Vienna’s best boutiques are on the rise and we chose a select sample to get you through May. VIU The frame designs for this eyewear brand come straight from Switzerland. Their classic collection is assembled in the Italian Dolomites and the titanium frames are manufactured in Japan. But this...
pamela forster
From the moment her feet hit the pavement, Pamela Forster took the streets of Vienna by storm. She joins the Red Bull Art of Motion competition every year to exercise her freerunning skills. Her talent has taken her around the world, doing stunts for movies and commercials. The sky is her limit. Vienna’s first parkour training center Ape Academy, was the perfect...
Gert krones
Aside from manual dexterity, facility with numbers and a polished appearance, croupiers need skill with people and a mix of both ease and reserve. On the way to Casino Wien in Vienna’s 1st district, I stepped aside for a modest motorcade and police escort, turning just in time to see a hand waving regally from the window and a tiny...
Michael Häupl
Vienna’s eternal mayor Michael Häupl is under mounting pressure to step down. And the squeeze is coming from within his own party The basic chronology is easily told, an everyday drama of dinosaurs, foxes and family feuding. The stage is the Rotes Rathaus, the seat of Vienna’s city and provincial government and a bastion of the social democrats, as it...
the revenge of analog
The desire for real things in real time lies deep in the human psyche argues David Sax in The Revenge of Analog. Evenings, after supper, my father loved to listen to music. Gently removing a record from the sleeve, he would place it on the turntable and, equally as tenderly, place the needle carefully in the groove.  I would wait,...
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