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Tuesday, July 17, 2018
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.To the editor, (In response to “Up & Down the Danube,” MET 28, June 2018)Nick Thorpe’s cover story “Up & Down the Danube“ in the June 2018 issue of...
At 14, I joined the ranks of the Viennese pet-owning public when – for a brief stint of six weeks – I adopted an adorable short-haired black and white puppy named Kuro. My after-school bike rides through the Prater were replaced with frenzied dog walks and many repetitions of the words “Sitz!” “Fuss!” and “Aus!”Public transport was my next...
My first home on the European continent was in Bratislava, Slovakia. The city was still run down in 1994, but as an 8-year-old ragamuffin, the chaos was fuel for the imagination. My brother and I climbed the cliffs along the banks of the Danube, playing pirates and burying treasures we’d gathered along the way. A few months in, my...
food drink Austria
Of all the things I have learned in Vienna, the art of enjoying food has been the most valuable. My family had taken me to nice restaurants back home in New York, but my first glimpse of real Genuss was here in V-town. Having arrived as a budding teenager, I was “coming of age.” Everything was new and exciting....
TEDx Vienna
On a beautiful and sunny Saturday afternoon, a steady stream of young people filed into the Gartenbaukino. What would make these determined folks forego a leisurely day at the nearby Stadtpark in favor of a dimly lit arthouse cinema?The draw was a rather unusual TEDx event organized by TEDx Vienna: no local tech and thought leaders were invited to...
Two journalists, both first-hand witnesses of Slovakia’s transition from a place through the looking glass to a country at the heart of the European project, ponder the road it has taken and the challenges ahead.By Dardis McNamee & Pavol Múdry
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mobility
I remember the first time I sat in an electric car. It was at a sustainability event in Grafenegg. Tesla had used a lotus chassis for the first roadster that made it to Austria. My cameraman and I got the chance to ride in it and get all our questions answered: one of the perks of working in media. I got in, dug into...
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