May 2018

Metropole’s Top 5 Picks to Stream this May

There’s so much good television on streaming websites, to say nothing of the films. It’s impossible to keep track of what is worth your while. Use tho...

How to… Learn to Cook Viennese

Pull your own Apfelstrudel dough, make a perfect Wiener Schnitzel – passionate chefs offer tasting tours and сourses. Maybe you’ve come to love Aus...

Meiselmarkt | Vienna’s Biggest Indoor Market

Rising BazaarDespite a grand hilltop view of stately Schönbrunn palace, a mere four bus stops further, for the locals of Meiselmarkt, the city’s...

Last Word | Jause

Noun. A snack, or a (usually cold) meal served in between the standard breakfast, lunch and dinner, although coffee and cake also qualifies. Orig. fro...

Communism or Populism? Protests and Politics in Czechia

One generation after the miraculous Velvet Revolution brought down totalitarianism, Central Europe is still dealing with its legacy – and seeking to preserve the spark of the Prague Spring

The MAK Celebrates Otto Wagner’s 100th Anniversary

The MAK shows the enduring influence of the seminal architect, from the 19th century to today.Leaving an epochal impact on Vienna’s appearance, ...

Fame and Fable | Composer Ignaz Pleyel’s Forgotten Legacy

On composer Ignaz Pleyel and a tiny museum less than an hour from Vienna.It’s a story that sounds like sardoodledom – a contrived plot, improbab...

Austrian Wines’ Toxic Legacy

Why "low intervention" wines have a hard time getting designated The disastrous Austrian wine scandal that shook the world in 1985 left a lasting m...

Sohyi Kim | When Kim Isn’t Cooking

Vienna’s legendary chef Sohyi Kim about learning on the job, never being satisfied and why she can’t stand salmon.When guests go to Sohyi Kim’s ...