Home Is Where A Szíved Is

Understanding Vienna means understanding all the cultures that make up this diverse city. Vienna is home to people from over 180 nations. Metropole gives them a voice.

Every month we will focus on each community in a stand-along print publication accompanied by videos, online articles, social media takeovers and fun-filled events with delicious food.

This content comes from young Viennese journalists with roots in these communities, supported and guided by the Metropole team.

Here are the 10 communities:

Hungarian Community

Commuting Between Vienna and Budapest

It’s Friday afternoon at Praterstern. Eight strangers pile into a small van that commutes between Vienna and Budapest at least twice a day ‐ even during COVID, when regulations allow. It’s much more than hitching a ride.

Growing Up Hungarian in Vienna

Since the launch of the Hungarian-German bilingual elementary school in 2019, Viennese parents can give their children an authentic 'magyar' learning experience.

Hungarians and Vienna – a Match Made in Heaven That Has Endured for Centuries

Vienna has been the closest and most accessible heaven on earth for Hungarians for centuries.

7 Austrian Words With Hungarian Origins

Lángos, csárdás, Puszta – Viennese have surely come across these words that found their way from Hungarian into the Austrian vocabulary. Remember them for the next time you want to impress your favorite Magyar.

Hungarian Fashion & Culture in Vienna

Check out the best of Hungarian fashion and culture in Vienna.

Meet the Hungarian Voices on Viennese Stages

Founded in 1741, the Burgtheater always had a strong link between language and national identity, but today it stages an international ensemble of artists. Just like the Volkstheater, Vienna’s stages are opening up to Europe and beyond.

Tracing Hungary’s Footsteps in Vienna

Everything in Vienna is connected to Hungary – or written record in the Salzburg diocese of 881 so Hungarians would have you believe. The first mentions “Wenia” falling to Hungarian nomads. Here is a short walking tour of the city’s Hungarian landmarks.

The Central European University Put Down Roots in Vienna

The university's move from Budapest to Vienna last year meant not only re-establishing itself in a new host city, but also moving hundreds of Budapest-based staff here. Three Hungarian faculty members tell us what it has been like to be “replanted” to Vienna.

Austria and Hungary – A Century of Immigration

Austria and Hungary share a long and turbulent history. And so do their people.

The Taste of Hungary in Vienna

Here are the Viennese food spots that make the Hungarian community feel at home.

Hungarians Living in Vienna

More than 25,000 Hungarians live in Vienna. We talked to some of them to learn why they moved here and what makes them feel at home.

Hungarian Musicians Are Taking Over Vienna’s Art Scene

Since the days of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, Hungarian musicians have adored Vienna’s art scene. The tradition of displaying their talents in Vienna continues to this day.

Social media & community blogs

 

Blogs from the Romanian Community

johnfrancis.eu

bazavan.ro

groparu.ro

republica.ro

Videos

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Romanian Community September 2020

You Are What You Speak

When you wander the streets of Vienna, you'll hear a multitude of languages. Over 30 percent of us moved here from abroad, spicing up the local lingo with our accents and dialects. Here's a short primer for how to sound Romanian.

Polish Community November 2020

Commuting From Poland to Vienna to Pay the Bills

Today, Poles abroad are in a very different situation than in 2004. Their average salary is increasing – and in Austria, it’s the highest of anywhere in the EU. Austrian Poles are also sending more money home than Poles living elsewhere in Europe, as trade increases bring the two countries economically closer

Serbian Community December 2020

German Community February 2021

Watch What You Say! Where Austrians & Germans Differ

Germany and Austria share many of the same values, and much culture and history. Yet, in spite (or possibly because) of that, the little brother staunchly holds on to a distinct cultural identity – most notably in language, which can sometimes make communication difficult.

Closed Borders Can’t Stop Love

On March 16, 2020, European politicians closed internal EU borders to stop the spread of the coronavirus. It was more than a formality: this massive restriction on interpersonal relationships did not go over easily.

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Vienna Business Agency

Project Partners:

Österreichischer Integrations Fonds

The Austrian Integration Fund (ÖIF) provides help with daily online German courses at several language levels and the free learning and teaching offer at www.sprachportal.at. They can help with independent and location-independent study options, practice possibilities and checking your German language skills, with exam preparation or help catching up on missed content.

Austrian Business Agency