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Vienna
Saturday, November 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 your feedback in an email to office@metropole.at!
Here are our Social Media Snapshots of this month
  Often appreciation is just a question of perspective. As a high school student in Vienna, I spent warm afternoons riding my bike down the Prater Hauptallee, all the way to the Lusthaus and back, or sitting with friends on the cool grass of Heldenplatz, with the Hofburg palace as our backdrop. No matter the weather, one of my favorite...
USED KITCHEN AD COMES WITH MYSOGYNIST QUIP Viennese humor can easily be lost on non-German speakers, but in the case of this not-so-classy classified, the intentions of its author weren’t quite clear. Online audiences were divided over a recent willhaben.at ad for a used kitchen, which touted its good condition in a curious way. Putting the beige kitchen on the resale...
Vienna is the most liveable city in the world! The Austrian capital tops the global EIU survey, taking the crown from seven-year champion Melbourne. Austria? Australia? It's all the same, not just to many English-speakers, but also to the analysts of the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU). No fewer than three Australian cities (Melbourne, Sidney, Adelaide) and one Austrian city rank...
Verb. To get worked up; to make a mountain out of a molehill; to pump up one’s (probably) already over-inflated ego and exaggerate one’s importance; to make a big deal out of something rather insignificant. Lit. to “poodle up”; anyone who’s seen how stereotypical wealthy Viennese old ladies dote on their poodles and other lapdogs, spending considerable amounts at...
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...
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