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November 2018

Profile | Adele Neuhauser

“Wiener Schmäh is a very creative and poetic language. But it’s also something that you must experience intuitively – through all of your senses.” When Adele Neuhauser returned to her hometown Vienna after living and working in Germany for many years, it took her a while to reacclimate herself to Wiener Schmäh. “I had to […]
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Travel | Top of the World

The Lürzer Alm redefines the popular ski resort Obertauern. Just 3 hours and 38 minutes away from the heart of Vienna, the snow-covered peaks of Ober...

Sports | Hit Me!

With more women getting involved in combat sports, we visited one of Vienna’s all-women gyms. The only man in the room has no arms, legs, hands, feet...

Taubenkobel | Doves & Decoys

The award-winning restaurant Taubenkobel lures you to its Vienna popup – and with good reasonDespite its off-the-beaten-track location in Schützen...

Culture Books | November

To Vienna, with Love In Kevin Wignall’s new thriller, Vienna takes the spotlight and steals the showWith a name like To Die in Vienna, Kevin ...

Culture Screen | November

Danse Macabre Visually spectacular, Luca Guadagnino’s reinterpretation of Suspiria is flawed but atmosphericThe threshold to womanhood might not ...

Brunnenmarkt | United We Eat

While Vienna’s inner districts will never lose their allure, Brunnenmarkt and its vibrant surroundings can offer an edgier alternative, providing a compelling and stimulating model of integration.

Culture Music | November

Mesmeric Metamusic Composer Olga Neuwirth creates magnificent soundscapes from apparent chaosFollowing one modernist paradigm in the fine arts ...

Metropole’s Top 5 Picks for Vienna Art Week 2018

As the annual Vienna Art Week rolls in again, the city fills to the brim with artists, with hundreds from around the world dropping by to open an exhi...

Profile | Hannes Duscher & Roland Gratzer

“Wiener Schmäh is saying Schlagerl (mini-stroke) instead of Schlaganfall (stroke). It’s a way of being obsessed with death without ever talking about ...

A Flatlander’s Lament

What is it like to have fear of heights in a mountainous country? Austrians have absolutely no understanding for this. So how to get over it? By sucki...

Empire to Republic | The Polish Paradox

Poland wants to sit at Europe’s big table, but Poles have learned to be critical, ironic and contrarian, in defiance of politics. After turning his i...

Kurz and Austria Rising

The Austrian chancellor as a mixture of Hitler and Mozart on the cover of Newsweek. Please relax! Leni Riefenstahl, the director and scriptwriter of...

Op-Ed | The Brexit Endgame

The outcome may indicate how the dialectic between supranationalism and nationalism will play out in much of the rest of the world. The United Kingdo...

Get the Hang of Wiener Schmäh

Schmäh may not be the first thing you notice when you arrive in Vienna. But it comes up soon enough In school, for example: My children were astonish...

Profiles | Gebrüder Moped

“Wiener Schmäh is maudlin, weepy, self-pitying, but also nostalgic, wistful, gemütlich and comforting.”If you really want to know what Wiener Schm...

Jokes Aside | Vienna’s International Comedy Scene

Austria’s comedy scene gets some international flair as English language stand-up grows in Vienna Downstairs, the room is cozy but packed, the bare b...

Opinion | Déjà vu All Over Again

With the Neue Mittelschule, reformers tried one-size-fits-all – with dismal results. Education Minister Heinz Faßmann’s pragmatic approach deserves a ...

Publisher’s Letter | Schmäh Eats Sarcasm for Breakfast

Some people say that when you begin dreaming in a foreign language you have mastered it. That may be, but I say, it’s when you begin telling jokes tha...

Viennese Humor | Tour de Schmäh

Forget Sissi, Schönbrunn and Apfelstrudel: According to the Viennese, their humor is the city’s most remarkable accomplishment.
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