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Saturday, April 21, 2018
editor's letter
We’re so fancyCan you even define luxury? Is it the freedom to enjoy the finer things in life? Does luxury only mean money? Or is true luxury the comfort of having time to spare?In strictly monetary terms, the luxury market has endured the worst of times. When commerce in necessities nosedives, luxury sales barely ebb in a recession. Does this...
allforjan
As the largest protests since the Velvet Revolution in 1989 rock Slovakia, following the murder of investigative journalist Jan Kuciák and his fiancée, one young Slovak and Czech wonder what’s next for the country.by Alena Bohunická and Jan JindraSlovaks don’t have a tradition of protest, like the French or the Italians. When demonstrations do break out, though, the reasons...
Liechtenstein
How well do you know your neighbors? We looked into the Alpine Republic’s special relationship with each of themAh, the mountainous microstate sandwiched between Austria and Switzerland, the principality on the Rhine, the constitutional monarchy with a sordid history of taxation scandals and a miniscule population of around 37,000 citizens. German-speaking Liechtenstein is Austria’s most erudite (with the highest...
With the city voting on Sunday, the “Battle for Vienna” is entering its final phase: Will the ruling Social Democrat/Green Party coalition continue its marriage of convenience for six more years, or will the Freedom Party crash the ceremony with an autumn of discontent? For those new in town and unfamiliar with municipal politics, here’s METROPOLE’s primer on the...
gay in Austria
The LGBT scene has experienced a surge of acceptance in Austria, but it took a while to get here and equality is not yet a reality.Tall and tan and young and handsome, the boys crowding the two floors of the Why Not club disco, hidden away in Vienna’s Tiefer Graben, eagerly await the Eurovision fanfare. The atmosphere is joyous and...
As reported by der Standard and Kurier, Café Leopold will be opening its doors again on June 15th under new management by the Gyoza Brothers (Ramien, Shanghai Tan). We are proud to host the official Austrian Startups Sommerfest afterparty of the on their terrace the very same day. So don’t be a stranger, drop by and be the first...
Fellow builder convinced Lugner can “make Austria great again”In an unprecedented move, Front-runner for the GOP presidential nomination Donald Trump interrupted his stream-of-consciousness stump speech to show unexpected insight into Austrian politics: People say I don’t know much about foreign policy, but what do they know? Sad! They’re not billionaires, just a bunch of losers, so who cares? But I...
We all know Austrians can drink, but how do they compare internationally? Zweigelt, Schilcher, Grüner Veltliner, Welschriesling, Sturm, Schnapps, Bier, Sekt, Most, Stroh, Edelbrand. If you’ve been in Austria for a while, some, if not all of these should sound familiar.With alcohol being such an integral part of Austria’s national heritage it’s comes as no surprise that we recently ranked...
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