buergerschreck meaning
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. Bürgerschreck Noun. Lit. “Terrorizer of the Bourgeoisie;” A person who de...
e-card urlaub
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:   E-CARD URLAUB   Lit. “e-card vacation;” colloquial ­Vienne...
Robotics for Children
As we sat down to work this morning, a loud shout of “Oh My God!!!” lifted all of our yet-to-be over-caffeinated heads simultaneously. “Robo Wunderkind just got bought out by Lego for $120 million!” our colleague yelled after reading this post on “TechCrunch.” What luck! Why, we’d just published an article about Robo Wunderkind in […]
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editors letter november 2017
A true Wiener says things like, “my dad is Bohemian and my mom’s from Hungary, which makes me as Viennese as it gets!” In language, cuisine, culture and attitude, Vienna attributes its differentness (Wien ist anders) to its history ...
Fellow builder convinced Lugner can “make Austria great again” In an unprecedented move, Front-runner for the GOP presidential nomination Donald Trump interrupted his stream-of-consciousness stump speech to show unexpected insight into Austrian politics: People say I don’t know much about foreign policy, but what do they know? Sad! They’re not billionaires, just a bunch of […]
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top 10 articles
While most of us are glad that 2016 is behind us, it’s definitely good to remember it wasn’t all bad. Here are Metropole’s top 10 articles of the last year. 10. Number ten went out to all Americans looking to enjoy some turkey in the city and discuss anything but politics.   9. Anticipating the […]
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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...

Is Vienna Smart?

Editor's Letter
Define smart It’s hard to grumble in Vienna. Public transportation runs on time, a woman can safely walk home at night, the cycling paths make sense, there are parks and play-grounds within walking distance and if you lose something, chances are...
from our readers october
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 “Ditch the Textbooks”, MET O...
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