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Thursday, September 21, 2017
indoor skydiving vienna
Windobona offers indoor skydiving as a first step into the great blue yonder I’ve never been an adrenaline junkie, preferring to leave extreme sports to manic, over-caffeinated types. Jumping out of a perfectly good airplane simply for the rush never held much appeal to me. So when I was invited to Windobona, an indoor sky diving simulator at Vienna’s Prater,...
building wall trump theatre
The Vienna Theatre Project takes a peek at a dystopian post-Trump world as envisioned by Robert Schenkkan An African-American woman dressed in a long black coat and a red beret is sitting in a makeshift interrogation room, with a bald man wearing baggy clothes across from her. Illuminated by bright, fluorescent lights, both of them emanate a barely visible yet...
moving vienna
A new InterNations Study ranked Austria one of the unfriendliest countries for expats to settle in. Security and political stability remain strong motivations for moving here The expat network InterNations asked 12,500 participants about their experiences of living and moving abroad and reanked Austria only the 28th  (out of 65) most popular country to move to. While Austria remains a...
fashion week vienna
After financing his first two shows at MQFW through Crowd Funding platforms, the Guatemalan-based Fashion designer Juan Carlos Gordillo is now presenting his works in Vienna for the third time now. We asked him about his inspiration, the importance of Crowd Funding for young and upcoming designers and how MQFW helped shape his career. Tell us about your new collection...
vienna fashion week designers
Vienna may seem the perennial underdog to the couture juggernauts Milan and Paris, but it certainly doesn’t lack in flair: countless young, exciting designers are pioneering unique and forward-thinking concepts worth keeping an eye on. With MQ Vienna Fashion Week on the horizon, we take a peek at these 5 up-and-coming names that are rapidly putting the city on the...
last word schiach
To be truly integrated in Vienna there are certain terms no dictionary or Deutschkurs will properly explain. But you’re no stranger, so here’s this month’s cheat sheet. SCHIACH adjective. Ugly, unattractive, aesthetically displeasing. Has expanded over the years into a catchall descriptor for anything unpleasant: Previously used mostly in reference to people, clothes, contemporary art and modern architecture, nowadays situations, moods,...
from our readers
Many thanks for your thoughts, ideas and insights! If you have something to say about Vienna or a story you read here, tell us all about it. Send an email to office@metropole.at. And check us out on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter! To the editor, (In response to “Death in Vienna”, MET November, 2016) My wife and I had read the November 2016 magazine and...
Design
Art and design are at the center of a semantic battle. Design can serve the purpose of making things attractive, easy to use, evocative, or simply functional. But unlike fine art, with design, there’s a mission, a problem to be solved. Some in the fine art community look down on design as a lesser form of expression; not free...
Christoph Waltz
I want to be buried there.   While promoting his latest feature, Tulip Fever (read our preview here), Austrian cinematic ambassador and national treasure Christoph Waltz stopped by the Late Show with Stephen Colbert for a chat. Between musings about their first public performances as altar boys and the beginnings of Waltz’s career in Hollywood, the two discussed their shared appreciation...
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