Home Is Where Serce 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:

Polish Community

Phrases to Impress Your Polish Friends

While, for many, the easiest way to the heart is through the stomach, with Poles, it’s through their native language. They don’t expect anybody to speak it, so just sprinkle in a Polish word here and there and you’ll win them over in no time.

3 Polish Businesses in Vienna

The vibrant Polish community boasts many savvy entrepreneurs. Metropole's Polish team chose three innovative ideas - in gastronomy, fitnesss and fashion - to illustrate the diversity of the scene.

Planting Polish Roots in Vienna

From the outlook on Kahlenberg, most people look down over the Vienna skyline, picking out buildings they recognize and admiring the majestic view. Poles do that as well, but they see more.

Meet Vienna’s Polish Women

Far from cliché of being cleaning ladies, over 20,000 these women start businesses, organize protests and defend minorities – making the city their home abroad.

Why Poles Choose Austria

Why do Poles come here and why do they stay? An exploration in five parts.

The Polish Figures in Vienna’s Art Scene

Polish artists bring Vienna’s streets, stages and dance floors to life

Meet Ewa Ernst-Dziedzic, the Polish-Austrian in Parliament

From first coming to Austria as a child to being elected to Parliament, Ewa Ernst-Dziedzic has always been a fighter.

The Poles of Vienna

From community organizing and trekking through the Alps to conducting top-notch research, these Poles enrich our city every day.

Poles in Vienna Keep Their Language Alive in Uni Courses and Bi-lingual School P...

Culture, attitudes and habits of thought are shaped by our mother tongue: Polish, a Slavic language, thrives in Vienna with the help of several institutions.

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

7 Polish Delicacies You Must Try

So nice to meet you! You must come over for dinner so we can eat and drink properly, and start our friendship off on the right foot.

Social media & community blogs

 

Blogs from the Polish Community

Wien Wein Wunderbar

Magoomagisch

Filmawka

Forever Hungry

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.

Hungarian community October 2020

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.

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.

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.

Serbian community December 2020

Novi Sad, a Serbian City Shaped By the Habsburgs

Home to 23 national minorities, 4 official languages and three religions, this ancient Habsburg city on the Danube is the 2021 European Capital of Culture.

The Serbians Making Vienna’s Music Scene

From the Vienna Boys Choir to the University of Music and Performing Arts, Serbian musicians bring a unique soulfulness to the Austrian musical tradition.

German community February 2021

Made possible by:

Vienna Business Agency

Project Partners:

Österreichischer Integrations Fonds

Austrian Business Agency