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.

Meet Anita Hartig, Opera Singer and Transylvania’s Prima Donna

To make it on the boards that mean the world, you need talent, passion and grit. Even more so, when you start out from a modest background.

At Home in Vienna, Romanian at Heart

We kick off our new reportage series “Home is where the Herz is” with a heartfelt essay about Romanian 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.

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.

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.

Social media & community blogs

Blogs from the Romanian Community

johnfrancis.eu

bazavan.ro

groparu.ro

republica.ro

Videos

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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

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