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Black Voices – ‘Writing History’ in Austria

Following the popular Black Lives Matter protest in Vienna, young activists launched a Citizens’ Initiative demanding a national action plan against racism.

Vienna Has Voted – The Final Results in Detail

Viennese voters have handed the ruling SPÖ of Mayor Michael Ludwig a decisive victory. All other parties win a higher vote share. Only the far-right-wing FPÖ implodes, losing more than three quarters of its voters.

Tracing Hungary’s Footsteps in Vienna

Everything in Vienna is connected to Hungary – or written record in the Salzburg diocese of 881 so Hungarians would have you believe. The first mentions “Wenia” falling to Hungarian nomads. Here is a short walking tour of the city’s Hungarian landmarks.

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.

The Vienna-Budapest Connection

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.

Election Fever in Vienna

As the city prepares to go to the polls, the streets are plastered with party propaganda posters. Michael Ludwig will almost certainly remain mayor, but his potential partners are pitching for a piece of power.

Hungarian Musicians Are Taking Over Vienna’s Art Scene

Since the days of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, Hungarian musicians have adored Vienna’s art scene. The tradition of displaying their talents in Vienna continues to this day.

The Central European University Put Down Roots in Vienna

The university's move from Budapest to Vienna last year meant not only re-establishing itself in a new host city, but also moving hundreds of Budapest-based staff here. Three Hungarian faculty members tell us what it has been like to be “replanted” to Vienna.

Hometown Explorers

As travel restrictions eviscerate Vienna’s hospitality sector, the city’s tour guides show locals the oddities, hidden spots and secrets of the city they call home.

The Coronavirus in Austria & Vienna | What Happened in June

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.

The End of the City Bikes?

The all-purpose workhorses of the inner city are the last remaining rental bikes in public spaces. But they could disappear soon, says sponsor Gewista. The reason is a dispute over financing.

The Coronavirus in Austria & Vienna | What Happened in May

Austria has successfully flattened the curve, for now. Here’s all you need to know about current measures, including available resources, trusted sources and tips – regularly updated.

Top 5 Viennese Musicians in Quarantine

Many performers have taken to the internet where they teach, play and release fresh content, keeping our spirits alive during the crisis. Here are some of Metropole’s favorites!

How the Coronavirus Will Affect Your Business in Austria

Over the mid-March weekend, the Austrian government put together a €4 billion relief package for companies and the self-employed, who have suffered massive losses due to the coronavirus.

The MA 35 & Vienna’s City Administration in the Time of Corona

The MA 35 still operates, but remotely. And Vienna’s Mayor issued an urgent plea to the Viennese to not overwhelm the city’s administration at exactly this time.

The Burgtheater’s (im)Perfect Crib

Real time surtitles in German and English now make it possible for non-German speakers and the hard of hearing to enjoy Vienna’s greatest stage. But maybe you don’t need them.

Opel | Motor Stalled

The Opel factory on the edge of Vienna has been fading for years. It now looks like the end is in sight for the remaining employees.

Kinodämmerung Bellaria | Twilight of the Movie Houses

Vienna’s temple of movie nostalgia, the legendary Bellaria cinema, has gone dark. Energetic rescue attempts are going on behind the screen, but a happy end is not yet in sight.

Finding Beethoven Part I | 4 Ways to Start the Anniversary Year

Beethoven was a “Wahlwiener,” a Viennese by choice. During this 250th anniversary year of his birth, his adopted city has pulled out all the stops on this great organ of musical life, to bring him alive in sounds­­­­, sights and special events.

Froth and Finesse

The longest-running piece of musical theater of all time, Die Fledermaus captures an era, and (perhaps) the way Austrians like to see themselves.

Should the Viennese Really Take that Much Pride in Being Unfriendly?

No one can say Vienna is a sore loser. After Austrian media picked up the Expat Insider study’s City Index ranking Vienna the second least friendly city for expats, the “news” spread like wildfire.

Strache Loyalists Found New Party

Three FPÖ members of the Viennese municipal council announced today that they’d form a new political club – The Alliance for Austria (DAÖ). Former FPÖ chief H.C. Strache is expected to head the new party in due time.

Profiles | Antonia Matschnig

Matschnig’s approach to DJing has been called everything from “experimental,” “post-club,” “hybrid,” to “deconstructed.”

The City and Land of Music

Vienna made music ... and music made Vienna. As told by “Metropole” writers – a libretto for life in the Austrian capital. With an overture by our Editor in Chief Dardis McNamee.

The Long Road Home

A century after the end of the Habsburg Empire, and 30 years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, Vienna has finally resumed its role as the hub of Central and Eastern Europe

ÖBB Launched Night Train Service to Brussels, Starting at €29

The new night train connection from Vienna to Brussels will be launched on January 19, 2020. And the ÖBB are already working on more nocturnal rail connections.

Home Is Where the Housing Is

Vienna's population is growing fast, but the city's commitment to social housing means people in all parts of society can still afford to live here.

Central European University (CEU) – U.S. Degree in Vienna

Austria's newest premier university, Central European University (CEU) is already an integral part of Vienna's academic community, settling in nicely ...

Nine Tips for Buying Property in Vienna

Buying real estate can be a daunting task – especially if you’ve just relocated from another country. Not only is it a major financial commitment, it will affect your and your family’s quality of life for years to come.

Grooner on the Other Side

“Austrian wines, sir? Certainly ...” Store manager Allyson showed me to a shelf of Yellowtail Chardonnays and Sauvignons. No, I reply, no ka...

Maria Theresia Is to Blame

In September, over 220,000 Viennese students went back to school. Some go willingly, some have to be dragged, but Austrian parents have a stock response to unwilling schoolgoers: Blame Maria Theresa

New Perspectives

It’s easy to be a film buff in Vienna: With not one but two film museums and numerous cinemas specializing in original-language fare, offbeat, indepen...

Opening the Castle Gates

With high culture such an integral part of the Austrian identity, there are few positions as coveted and prestigious as director of Vienna’s B...

Cultural Whale or Fish out of Water?

You couldn’t miss it if you tried. After the vast vineyards, golden sunflower fields, apricot trees heavy with fruit and century-old farmhouse...

Party Manifestos | What the Social Democratic Party (SPÖ) Wants for Austria

The 46-page SPÖ manifesto focuses on health, work, education, infrastructure and protecting the climate – but also contains some bold policy proposals.

Party Manifestos | What the Liberal Party (NEOS) Wants for Austria

the party’s 80-pages manifesto focuses on protecting the climate and sustainability, alongside long-term NEOS topics such as education, a pension reform and more transparency for parties and state authorities.

Party Manifestos | What the Green Party Wants for Austria

Led into the 2019 elections by long-time politician Werner Kogler, the fight against climate change and for sustainability takes center stage in the Green party manifesto.

Party Manifestos | What the Liste JETZT Wants for Austria

The list led by former Green MP Peter Pilz seems unlikely to make it into parliament this time. The central idea of the Liste JETZT is better control of the government.

Party Manifestos | What the Small Parties Want for Austria

Seven smaller parties are also running in the 2019 parliamentary elections, but only two – Wandel and the KPÖ – made it onto the national ballot.

Someone’s Gotta Do It

Bins full of sorted junk, sewage, waste - and all that trash...For all cities, garbage is a fact of life that must be managed - but for Vienna, waste ...
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