Metropole’s Top Five Brunch Spots in Vienna
Where to go on a lazy Sunday
Where to go on a lazy Sunday
It’s not the culinary stereotype one immediately associates with Vienna, but the vegan vittles of this schnitzel-focused city are not to be missed. Sprinkled around the city, and ranging from cupcake bakeries to upscale dining, vegan-friendly food is just a …
The Kaffeemuseum presents the city’s long-standing love affair with caffeine through tours, courses and countless artifacts from yesteryear.
In the shaded Fürichgasse by the Albertina, a Fiakerfahrer describes his life with his matched greys, and his frustrations with critics, “who don’t know horses.”
Traditions can be tricky; not everything our ancestors did is worth keeping alive. Austria’s holiday season is no exception, the Krampusläufe (Krampus runs) on December 5 often provoking controversy. With young men dressing up as Kramperl (an infernal sidekick of St. Nicolas) and …
When: Annually Where: Grafenegg Campus More Info: Program and Tickets Right at the gateway to the scenic Wachau, the leafy grounds of picturesque castle Grafenegg provide an atmospheric backdrop for this renowned music festival, with concerts taking place in its …
When: 250 times a year Where: Trabrennpark Krieau More Info: krieau.at If you’re looking for a thrilling and unique experience, the Vienna Racing Club is the place to be. The Vienna Racing Club offers harness races on 25 dates throughout …
When: Annually Where: Japanese School More Info: https://www.facebook.com/JapanEmb.Austria/ The Japanese Embassy and the Japanese Society in Austria as well as the Japanese International School invite you to a big summer festival. Summer is the time of “Matsuri” in Japan. Therefore, …
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When: Annually, multiple dates Where: Kunsthistorisches Museum More Info: www.khm.at/entdecken/angebote/kunstschatzi Museum-going can be a pretty stuffy experience. You’re not allowed to talk, and you have to be quiet and look at the art. Who wants to go to a museum …
When: Annually Where: Vienna More Info: adrinkinggamevie.com Let’s face it, we all love a good cult film. But sometimes it’s just more fun to watch them with a bunch of friends and drink along. What could be better than watching …
When: Annually, around Q2, for 4 days Where: Different Venues in Vienna More Info: pornfilmfestivalvienna.at Pornography is a polarizing and often taboo topic. It can be hard to have open and constructive conversations about it, especially when there are so …
Recently Opened Champa Modern Vietnamese cuisine meets local ingredients at this hidden gem out in Atzgersdorf, with fresh and aromatic dishes like “Lachs on Fire” and “Spicy Nectarine and Coriander Salad” telling compelling and flavorful stories. Owner Socheata Scheidel and …
“If there’s anything indispensable in this kitchen, it’s butter”, insists a tracksuit-wearing Lucas Steindorfer, chef de cuisine of the celebrated bar and bistro Bruder. Whether emulsified with acid to make a delicious sauce or added at the last minute to …
One of my favorite places to have lunch with a touch of elegance is Das Schindler. It is a low-keyed, modern restaurant bar, roomy and inviting with spiffy 1930s décor, on the first floor overlooking St. Anna’s Column in the …
With past lockdowns boosting its popularity, ice swimming invigorates while extending the season on the shores of the Danube.
Whether you prefer the sleepy countryside or the sombre beauty of 19th century Vienna: here are five Austrian TV shows we recommend!
Just because you’re a long way from home doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy Thanksgiving in Vienna – even during a lockdown.
Tending vineyards for over nine centuries, Stift Klosterneuburg believes that good wine needs passion and patience.
By fine-tuning their methods, the Austrian Wine Marketing Board is expanding the market, while Brexit and Covid rein in success in the UK.
After a two-year hiatus, Christmas markets in Vienna are reopening this Friday with extensive new COVID-19 rules in place.
While Austrian law requires most stores in Vienna to lock their doors on Sundays and holidays, there are a few exceptions allowed.
From lore to feel to flavor, everything you need to know about Austria’s Martinigansl tradition, according to a Viennese “Wirtin.”
Unique to Austria, traditional wine taverns serve each year’s new vintage with a simple buffet, amid the timeless pleasures of convivial conversation among friends. Many are excellent. Here are four of the best Heuriger in and around Vienna to try.
On Austrian National Day, October 26th, the country celebrates itself, its institutions and especially its place in the world.
Austria takes pride in its museums. While some only open their doors “gratis” on certain days, others even go so far as never charging.
Out of over 200 international films presented at Viennale 2021, Metropole has selected the top ten to share with you.
Insects provide a climate-friendly, high-protein alternative to meat – and producers are betting that ever more consumers will bite in response to the latest buzz.
Sobriety: Juice pairings, sober bars, 0% rum – the range of sophisticated non-alcoholic beverages is growing. Is society changing? Or is it just a fleeting trend?
After months of closed restaurants and distancing measures, Austrian vintners are regaining their footing, adapting to modern sales tactics during the year of COVID-19.
Becoming a self-taught wine writer is easily more fun than covering city hall or the sewer district. Still, as my articles on local wines and vintners accumulated, all written after a pleasant day cruising one of Austria’s charming wine regions, …
Austria ranks 13th worldwide for social drinking – our author’s personal journey on growing up in a country where alcohol comes not by the glass but in economy-sized two liter bottles
Michael Häupl is a living legend. He shares his thoughts on his 24 years as mayor, Vienna’s culinary trinity, staying authentic, and why a Weiß g’spritzt is the best choice.
A huge thank you to all 500 (!) attendees of Herz Fest the biggest International Block Party in town. On September 10, we celebrated the award-winning reporting project Home Is Where the Herz Is, which showcases Vienna’s 10 largest communities …
Seeking to seed a culinary revolution, Tolstoy’s all-vegan, healthy casual dining shows promise, but the menu needs work.
At Heuer am Karlsplatz, chef Markus Höller keeps things playful and strictly contemporary, in this casual-yet-stylish after-work favorite.
For 50 years and counting, Austria’s national parks have preserved some of the country’s most striking habitats.
It will be a summer like no other. This year due to Corona, many Viennese will opt to spend a good part of their holiday in the city. Lucky for us, there are few better places for relaxing in the shade and swimming in pools or rivers than Vienna.
As the pandemic winds down and television production ramps up, this summer sees a cavalcade of quality programming, including the return of an animated icon, a long-awaited spinoff of a beloved Marvel antihero, a star-studded musical parody, the next chapter in a hit French series and a Canadian cult comedy coming to Austrian streaming services.
From humble beginnings as a hunting lodge to the opulent summer residence of the Habsburg dynasty, Schönbrunn palace is a treasure trove of historical anecdotes.
Paradise is not always what it seems when nature takes her revenge
on the innocent.
Full of mini-mountains and Lilliput farmsteads, the Südsteiermark
is Austria’s most unlikely wine growing region and well worth the trip.
We take you on an enchanting journey to a city as it was before the war – bridging history and civilizations for more than 5,000 years.
Full of mini-mountains and Lilliput farmsteads, the Südsteiermark is Austria’s most unlikely wine growing region and well worth the trip.
An outing to the Wienerwald to explore the myth-laden world of fungi with the Mycological Society of Vienna.
“In my poems I’m always telling stories, because so many of them were passed on to me
by my family.”
“Language development is dependent on interaction, you say something and your counterpart reacts. A smartphone couldn’t care less whether you react to it or not.”
Bulgaria is home to legends and myths, stories of centuries past, monuments of battles lost and won which all shape the landscape.
The bakery rides the crest of artisanal baking while reviving a delectable local tradition.
Finding good fish to cook at home just got a lot easier. A new stand on the Karmelitermarkt is a good place to go.