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Sunday, July 22, 2018
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...
Vienna Restaurant Week
Calling all foodies! Get ready for Restaurant Week 2017 where over 80 Viennese Restaurants owned by the likes of Toni Mörwald, Juan Amador or Hiroshi Sakai open their doors to food enthusiasts for seven days at reduced prices! Two-course lunches will be € 14,50 and three-course dinners € 29,50. Two-star restaurants may charge additional fees of € 5 for lunch...
letters to the editor
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.Kicking back with this months excellent @metropole_vie on the beaches of France - think I've reached peak European relaxation! pic.twitter.com/yA8id5RpRs —...
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...
Hatschen
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.  HATSCHEN   verb to march arduously, to slog, plod or trudge; can also mean to limp and, by extension, to strut (comparable to “pimp walk”). Generally a term for when you don’t feel like walking,...
Sebastian Kurz
On Saturday, July 1st, in a muted and highly uncontested leadership election in Linz, Austria, 30-year-old Sebastian Kurz secured 98.7 percent of the vote to head the Austrian People’s Party (ÖVP) before October’s elections.A mere three days later, the headlines surrounding Kurz were far less flattering. A scandal surrounding a study on religious kindergartens was added to whispers of...
Austro-German idioms
Don't you dare ask an Austrian for a "Brötchen" with a "Wiener." You might end up with a Schlag.Any foreigner can tell you that German is a verdammt hard language to learn. It’s even more difficult to learn the subtle differences of usage, idiom and dialect that separate Austrians from their brothers-in-tongue from Germany (known to highfalutin locals here...
karlsplatz opera toilet
Somewhere in a public restroom, Austrian culture shoots itself in the musical foot.Karlsplatz station is a bustling public transportation hub in the heart of Vienna, with any of its long tunnels leading to one of the city’s grand landmarks. Right beneath the Staatsoper, the marble floor and pillars create a uniquely Viennese frivolity: I stop and listen for a...
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...
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