gspusi
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   GSPUSI   Colloquial Viennese for a casual, informal liaison...
The City of Vienna prides itself in being out of the ordinary – “Wien ist anders” promise the posters from the Vienna Tourism Board. But if “Vienna is different”, the Vienna Techno Ball is really different – mixing the costumes of Carnival and the drubbing of DJs, with the “I’ll try anything” spirit of Cabaret. […]
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editors letter
Life lessons One of my earliest memories is something my father said. I was having a tantrum after a fight with a classmate. “She’s just stupid!” I said, in my 5-year-old fury. “Be patient,” my father said. “You can learn something from ever...
editor's letter
You won’t read about it in the tourist brochures. They don’t allocate any of the marketing budget to it. But still, the visitors know. And the locals are proud of it:  Vienna is the city of spies. Personally, I’d always seen espionage as a par...
Metropole – Vienna in English
What’s in a Name I’m terrible at Siezen. That fine art of gauging when to address someone formally with “Sie” and when to cross the threshold to “Du” and being on a first-name basis. The same goes for titles. Nowhere is this more prevalent t...
readers march 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. Dear Metropole staff, Thank you for this wonderful and informativ...
Metropole and American International School Vienna are giving one young journalist their chance at getting published. Since April 2017 Editor in Chief Margaret Childs has been working with a bunch of budding high school students, running workshops and teaching them how to research, structure and write a story. We’ve narrowed down the group to three finalists. It’s now […]
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robert schenkkan
The Vienna Theatre Project brings Robert Shenkkan’s Building The Wall to life in an atmospheric premiere The air was hot and thick during the European premiere of Building the Wall at Theater Drachengasse, intensifying a sense of foreboding. Wri...
Generation everywhere Most of us at METROPOLE were third culture kids (TCKs). Maybe we still are, but nowadays that’s nothing special. Authorities (i.e. Wikipedia) define TCKs as “children who were raised in a culture outside of their parents’ culture for a significant part of their development years.” As TCKs, some of us felt enriched and […]
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