Home Is Where Inima ta 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:

Romanian Community

At Home in Someone Else’s House

You cannot escape old age. An estimated 456,000 people in Austria depend on care services and the numbers continue to rise. Many prefer 24-hour care at home. In 2018, this meant around 65,000 caregivers worked.

Transylvania | Over the River and Through the Woods

With a total area of over 100,000 km2, modern day Transylvania is the largest region of Romania, and, by itself, larger than Austria.

Protest, Vote, Repeat – How the Romanian Diaspora Revolutionized Politics at Hom...

Since the “kilometer 0 of democracy” in 1990, Romanians in Vienna, as elsewhere, followed the political changes at home, holding out hope for the democratic movement.

How Romanian Artists Found Inspiration in Vienna

Throughout the ages, Vienna was a nexus for the literary, artistic, scientific and cultural creativity of many Romanians.

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.

In Safety and Freedom, Romanian Entrepreneurs Found Success in Vienna

Romanians’ entrepreneurial spirit, long suppressed under the communist regime, is experiencing a renaissance – it can be felt even in Vienna.

Discover the Viennese Restaurant that Makes Romanians Feel at Home

Sometimes it is the taste of home that really makes us feel belong, wherever we are.

Social media & community blogs

Blogs from the Romanian Community

johnfrancis.eu

bazavan.ro

groparu.ro

republica.ro

Videos

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.

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

Same But Different – How Austrian German Compares to German German

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

Love During COVID-19 – Closed Borders Between Austria and Germany Can̵...

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.

Made possible by:

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