Home Is Where the Herz 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.

Over 570,000 Viennese have non-Austrian citizenship. Over 770,000 Viennese were born abroad or have parents who moved here from elsewhere – making up over 40% of the city’s population. That’s a higher share than in New York City! 

This year, Metropole is embarking on the new reporting project “Home Is Where the Herz Is” to give a voice to the 10 largest communities who have made Vienna home. The content comes from young Viennese journalists with roots in the communities, supported and guided by the Metropole team. Ten print publications, lots of online and social media content, monthly offline get-togethers and much more awaits you there. Stay tuned!

Here’s when you can expect each issue come out in print and on digital:

  • Romanian – September 2020
  • Hungarian – October 2020 
  • Polish – November 2020
  • Serbian – December 2020 / January 2021
  • German – February/March 2021
  • Bulgarian – April/May 2021
  • Syrian – June/July 2021
  • Turkish – August/September 2021
  • Croatian – October/November 2021
  • Bosnian – December 2021 / January 2022


If you want to contribute to this project, send your idea to [email protected]. Tell your community’s story with us!


 If you are involved in a community organization, run a business, a newspaper, a website, social media page or event series and you or your parents have roots abroad, get in touch with us. We’d love to partner with you for this project!

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