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

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.

Social media & community blogs

 

Blogs from the Romanian Community

Videos

Where to Find the Best Bosnian Pita in Vienna

The savory smell of pita takes a lot of Bosnians back to their childhoods. The scent of this traditional food reminds us of better days, carefree memories, and pleasant meals with family and friends.

Let’s Speak Bosnian! – Šprehati bosanski!

Derived from German “sprechen”, “šprehati” is colloquial Bosnian for speaking, one of many borrowed words that are now a vital part of the Bosnian language.

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.

Ali Gedik: The People’s Friend

Turkish-born Ali Gedik's social consciousness has led him to Verein Wiener Jugendzentren, Winterquartier and Volkshilfe.

Theater Calling: From Turkey Onto Viennese Stages

Vienna’s theater scene is enriched by a multitude of actors, groups and playwrights who have roots in Turkey and a very diverse outlook.

Living Between Turkey and Austria

For Vienna’s Turkish community, taking roots in the city has taken some time. But today, there’s no doubt that they are just as much home on the banks of the Danube as on the shore of the Bosporus.

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.

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

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