From our Readers | December 2016/January 2017

We’ve been getting great feedback from our readers over social media. Thanks very much for your thoughts, ideas and insights!

Check us out on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter!

IN RESPONSE TO: “How to … Be an American Refugee in Austria

To the Editor,

Why just Americans? Will they have special treatment? People in the U.K. have been trying to find places in the EU where they can go and remain EU citizens ever since the disastrous Brexit referendum, including Austria. Many here already have cultural, work and other relationships. Such a move is not an easy thing to arrange unless you have family born in the country, and there is a mass of other requirements as well – unless you are a millionaire.

Catherine Butler, Facebook

To the Editor,

What a patronizing load of crap. Navigating the MA 35 is the most depressing, unwelcoming thing in the world. If I, a hard-working, German speaking, tax paying, educated Canadian in Vienna has to leave the country because I don’t fit into an MA35 box (spouse, millionaire, blood relative, special worker), then sure as shit they’re not letting just any Americans in.

Gvven Desjardins, Facebook

To the Editor,

When I came over after the election of 2000, I would
say to people that I was “a political refugee from the land of the free.” I have always been a trend setter.
As always, love.

Mark Long, Facebook

IN RESPONSE TO: “How to … Leave the World Behind

To the Editor,
If you truly care about the ones that will be left behind, it’s necessary to take care of your “exit” too.

Eva Maria Riess, Facebook

To the Editor,

I came across an edition of Metropole on my boss’s desk, and I was intrigued by it since I rarely come across printed media in the English language here in Vienna. I had happened upon an issue which focused on classical music and concerts in Vienna. I must say it was a well written issue, nonetheless I was relieved when I saw that November’s issue dealt with a wider range of other issues. Thankfully this reminded me that Vienna is not all about strings and chords! I fully share the author’s views in “Vienna Necropolis,” I too was mesmerized by the atmosphere at Zentralfriedhof, and I will make it a point to visit it during different seasons of the year!

Alberta Borg, Malta

To the Editor,

Amazing interview with Hermann Nitsch! I think I would’ve enjoyed just the energy, conversation, and courtyard peacocks as much as concrete discussions around art.

Craig Allan, Facebook

 

The future rewards those who press on. I don’t have time to feel sorry for myself. I don’t have time to complain. I’m going to press on.

Barack Obama
outgoing President of the United States of America (Sept. 24, 2011)

The Editorshttps://metropole.at/shop
This was written by the Metropole editorial Team. Sometimes its an expat, sometimes a native, most of the time the lines are blurred, and sometimes we're sharing someone else's content, but we always say so. Oh yeah, and buy our magazine! Thanks.

Help us help you

“Strong media and independent journalism are built on the shoulders of subscribers. Your support means the world to us.

Benjamin Wolf
COO & Managing Editor

The coronavirus outbreak affects and challenges your life in big and small ways. Metropole is here for you and we are proud to be your news source during this crisis.

But just as the coronavirus has increased the need for independent journalism, it has also undercut a major revenue source of media companies, ours included – advertising.

We need your support to keep it up – donate or subscribe and #helpushelpyou!

Support Metropole!


 

RECENT Articles

The Coronavirus in Austria & Vienna | DIY Coronavirus Test Soon Available ...

With summer approaching, new challenges await Austria in dealing with the coronavirus. Here’s all you need to know about current measures and developments, including trusted sources and tips – regularly updated.

Lessons of the Pandemic | Italy, America, and Covid-19

The crisis has revealed us – for better and worse – to ourselves; the question now is what we will do next.

In Corona Time, So Few Sniffles!

A silver lining for COVID-19 has been how well we are preventing the common cold.

Vienna’s Ultimate Swimming Pool Guide

It will be a summer like no other. This year due to Corona, many Viennese will opt to spend a good part of their holiday in the city. Lucky for us, there are few better places for relaxing in the shade and swimming in pools or rivers than Vienna.

Liberal Freedom and Its Flip Side

The renewed struggle against discrimination is really two struggles: one about rights, the other about opinion.

Taste of India | Keep Calm and Curry On

Nestled in the 3rd district, The Taste of India’s second location serves authentic North Indian cuisine in a cozy atmosphere, balancing food and feeling.
 

METROPOLE NEWSLETTER

Join over 5,000 Metropolitans, who already get monthly news updates and event invitations.