Tag: vienna

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.

Red Vienna | Looking After Its Own

Jobs continue to bleed at the Opel plant in Aspern, but the City's political and economic clout may help to ease the pain.

4 Museums in Vienna You Can Get in for Free

Austria takes pride in its museums. While some only open their doors “gratis” on certain days, others even go so far as never charging.

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.
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Apprenticed Asylum Seekers Can Stay

A new law ends the practice of deporting asylum seekers in formal training for jobs in Austria

5 Ways to Enjoy Vienna this December – Besides Punch and Cookies

There are tons of great activities you can enjoy alone or with friends, even after the holidays end. Need some ideas? Metropole’s got you covered.