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.

Home Is Where the Herz Is


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 are the communities and issues:

Romanian – Home Is Where Inima ta Is

Hungarian – Home Is Where A Szíved Is

Polish – Home Is Where Serce Is

Serbian – Home Is Where срце Is

German – Home Is Where the Herz Is

Bulgarian – Home Is Where the сърце Is

Syrian – Home Is Where القلب Is

Turkish – Home Is Where the Kalp Is

          Bosnian – Home Is Where the Srce Is

Croatian – Home Is Where the Srce Is






METROPOLE Wins the Jean Monnet Prize 2020

Our ongoing project “Home Is Where the Herz Is” was awarded the 2020 Jean Monnet Prize for European Integration for “celebrating diversity” and “giving a voice to Vienna’s immigrant communities.”


 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!


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

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