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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.

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From May 9th through the 12th you can be part of combatting global climate change in our fair city. The Vienna Energy Forum is taking place once again at the Hofburg Palace and the UN headquarters in Vienna and is open to …

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Austrian logistics giant LTE is making use of the new Silk Road and plans to have 4,000 trains transporting goods between China and Europe in five years time.

Many thanks for your thoughts, ideas and insights! If you have something to say about Vienna or a story you read here, tell us all about it. Send an email to office@metropole.at. And check us out on Facebook, Instagram and …

A quick and dirty synopsis of last month’s headlines in Vienna

Route 28 is happening on May 6th! This isn’t just a highway out of the American East Coast. It’s an idea uniting Europe in the middle of Vienna.  Choose one of seven different routes that allow you to explore different countries in Europe, all in …

Vienna’s most famous imperial confectioner has revived the original vision of owner Anton Gerstner in 1877 next to the state opera by opening their new café-restaurant on the second floor of Gerstner, located on Kärntner Straße 51.

A quick and dirty synopsis of last month’s headlines in Vienna

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The Austrian health care system covers you regardless of your wallet size or passport. But cracks are showing in this jewel of the welfare state. By Nicolas Kristen & Benjamin Wolf

Many thanks for your thoughts, ideas and insights! If you have something to say about Vienna or a story you read here, tell us all about it. Send an email to office@metropole.at. And check us out on Facebook, Instagram and …

To be truly integrated in Vienna there are certain terms no dictionary or Deutschkurs will properly explain.

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Hello there! Do words like “Wechselkursrisikoabsicherung” make banking in Austria sound like a nightmare to you? Instead of spending your time wrapping your head around the meaning of terrifying terms like Kontoeröffnung or Zahlungsauftrag, wouldn’t you prefer to have a …

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A quick-and-dirty synopsis of last month’s headlines in Vienna.

How a mid-career degree jump-started three very  different professional lives.

Many thanks for your thoughts, ideas and insights! If you have something to say about Vienna or a story you read here, tell us all about it. Send an email to office@metropole.at. And check us out on Facebook, Instagram and …

Not for delicate veggies! Chef Franz Tomsits of Gasthaus zu Sieg has been cooking this gulasch after his mother’s recipe for the last 25 years.

Federal Chancellor Christian Kern spent an evening with inquisitive entrepreneurs from AustrianStartups in the over-crowded co-working space, sektor5. Our Editor-in-Chief, Margaret Childs was present and came prepared with her own questions.   You can find the translation of his answer below: …

Ahhh, Vienna! It’s the city of Gemütlichkeit, semi-precious neutrality, badly and well-kept secrets as well as the go-to location for the odd diplomatic or spy-related kerfuffle. We felt the city should have the last word on its own secrets. Get …

The Vienna chapter of the Women’s March on Washington was a flashback to 1960s activism.

For the “Spy Issue” we went to Vienna’s sister city of espionage, London. There we delved into the ‘60s era of fashion unnoticed and put together timeless looks for our very own Moneypenny.

A quick-and-dirty synopsis of last month’s headlines in Vienna.

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Too much of anything is bad, but too much of good whiskey is barely enough. Mark Twain

Steinthal is a fusion of the restaurateurs Daniel Steiner and Benjamin Wieselthaler surnames as well as the fusion of fish and vegetables on their menu. We featured Steinthal in our February 2017 issue and they gave us this great recipe for …

While most of us are glad that 2016 is behind us, it’s definitely good to remember it wasn’t all bad. Here are Metropole’s top 10 articles of the last year.

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Casey Affleck shines in this reflection on loss and coping

Tom Ford’s second film is slick and stylized like Italian leather

Claret is the liquor for boys, port for men; but he who aspires to be a hero must drink brandy. Samuel Johnson

Emperor Franz Joseph himself opened the Imperial Hotel in 1873 and since then the hotel has hosted a potpourri of famous guests from Queen Elizabeth II to Charlie Chaplin. Within these venerable halls we shot moments of luxury, from donning …

Seduction and manipulation are at the heart of Whit Stillman’s period drama

For decades, the Hotel Imperial has been pampering connoisseurs with a delicious, alluring cake.

Dear Democrats:

You may say plenty of profound things in your life but posterity seems to put significant weight on the ones you say right before you die.

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Vienna, Oct 22, 2016 – The sun was shining and the anticipation was palpable, TEDx Vienna was happening again! Those in line were grateful for the volunteers handing out breakfast refreshments as we waited for our turn to get into the Volkstheater. …

This Wednesday, October 26, Austria celebrates its 61st year of independence and the birth of the Second Republic. Though it’s an official bank holiday, many museums and cultural attractions remain open – indeed, many offer free or reduced admissions and …

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Since Metropole first hit the newsstands in October 2015, our small but tireless team of editors, designers, freelance writers, photographers and interns has brought you over 350 articles in print, including: 48 feature-length pieces 71 profiles 98 info-graphics 31 Op-Eds …

The Financial Times just ranked the WU’s Masters Degree in International Management among the top 10 management programs worldwide

The Austrian corporate real estate giant IMMOFINANZ has just released a new office concept myhive. It has the services and amenities of a hotel, infrastructure like Apple or Google and the office culture of a co-working space

A modern take on Molière’s baroque human comedy

For 650 years, these walls have seen fashion come and go. We take a look into where today’s styles found their origins

Time-traveling master racists demonstrate The Horror of the Ordinary in this anarchic theater project

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Key Reminders from the Federal Voting Assistance Program during Absentee Voting Week ALEXANDRIA, Va. – With less than two months until the General Election on Nov. 8, absentee voters are beginning to receive their State ballots. During Absentee Voting Week – …

Photo memories of Metropole‘s September 13th Smart City event at the Wien Museum

The eclectic musician reunites with his backing band The Innocent Criminals for a new album.

The club culture festival presents emerging international artists.

Barack and Michelle Obama’s first date, as told by Hollywood.

Straight from the lunatic fringe of cinema, 40 films in search of braaaaaiiiins.

Science fiction meets wearable aesthetics at Vienna’s tallest skyscraper. Futurist colors and natural fabrics combine in a marriage of utility and beauty. Urban utopia, or brave new world?

The moral dilemmas of M.L. Stedman’s best-selling novel brought vividly on screen.

Gracious old Vienna can be set in its ways. But a few entrepreneurs and activists are trying to do things differently. By Alexander Fanta & Christoph Schlemmer

07:00 In the morning you wake up to a warm sunrise mood emanating from your Philips Hue system.

It will be easy for archaeologists of the future to work out what matters to us today.

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For years Renate Brauner has been a key player in the planning and follow-through on Vienna’s Smart City initiative.

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Austria has a new chancellor and with him comes a new minister. Thomas Drozda is in charge of Arts and Culture, and while he is new to the job, we asked him about the international outlook.

After 18 years, the Canadian-American singer-songwriter is still going strong

Youth choirs from around the world sing for a better tomorrow

Ben Wheatley’s retro-futurist dystopia is slick, atmospheric and nightmarish

Screening at Sundance and Cannes, this indie family drama explores parenthood

Metropole’s picks for public viewing of the 2016 European Championship

They say it takes a village, but making Vienna shine as one of the most eco-friendly cities worldwide takes all sorts: we spoke to an urban gardener, a corporate eco-advocate, a street cleaner and an environmental activist.

An impressive line-up of big names in venerable venues await

Michael Benson’s photo safari through the solar system

The influential sculptor gets his first major retrospective in Austria

Fin-de-siècle Slavic despair takes center stage at the Volkstheater

Hard to pin down, but easy to love, this quirky corner of the city has a surprise almost at every turn. By Dardis McNamee & Rosie Waites

No other country believes itself to be so in touch with nature. Is Austria living a lie? by Alexander Fanta & Benjamin Wolf

The city’s monster festival offers a little something for everyone

Techno Cafe lights up warm Tuesday nights

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As a hub for international organizations and NGOs, Vienna is the venue for countless decisions about global policy. When it comes to the environment, Greenpeace plays a pivotal role.

This year’s 5th Anniversary Edition of the Pioneers Festival is taking place at the Hofburg on the 24 & 25 of May. Featuring 5 stages with over 100 hours of hand-crafted content, 500 startups, and 2500 pioneers, founders, executives, investors …

Saying that he had “lost the support” of the party, Austrian Chancellor and SPÖ leader Werner Faymann officially stepped down today. While his successor has not yet been designated,  Viennese Mayor Michael Häupl will take over the party on an interim basis, …

If you are a British expat living abroad, this is the last week to register to vote if you plan to vote by postal ballot in the June 23rd “Brexit” referendum.

Throughout its 65 year history, this festival has consistently presented the year’s most innovative offering of music, drama, performance, and dialogue – not only showcasing our fair city to global visitors, but bringing the world to Vienna.

Austrian band contests and the next generation in pursuit of the big stage

The Wiener Festwochen bring the bleeding edge in theater

The U.S. Ambassador to Austria, Alexa Wesner has been supporting the Austrian startup community since she took office in 2013. Her commitment stems from her own experience as a serial entrepreneur. We asked her what she thinks are the most …

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This year’s Europop fiesta has the The Good, The Bad, The Bizarre… and The Australians

The popular urban happening celebrates a decade on Vienna’s inner-city waterway

This April: the Vienna City Marathon, eating outdoors, the presidential election and May Day

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For these international families, being multicultural brings benefits well worth the effort. While children find their footing in their adopted land, parents help keep them connected to their culture of origin while encouraging them to stitch their own identities.

For this Vienna-based improvisation group, there is no such thing as mistakes

Q: How can my child best learn our host country’s language?

Meet our youngest fan – Aodhan Kirkham-Healey: Age six, Belgium born, raised in Canada and now a budding hipster Wiener dedicated to learning German and enjoying Vienna’s café culture.

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For years, the bar at the Hotel Imperial was one of the spots for a late night drink – with an inconspicuous entrance off the Ringstraße, lush and intimate, with thick carpets, red satin, braided rope and Baroque, all the …

The garage rockers re-form and hit the road again, with a new album out

Few people know that the United States is the only country (besides Eritrea) that taxes its citizens who live and earn money abroad. American expats have been required to file taxes for decades. However, since 2010 the Internal Revenue Service …

One of Britain’s most acclaimed stand-up comedians brings Funny Business to Vienna

László Nemes’ first feature approaches the holocaust from a personal perspective, collecting international accolades along the way

Classical saxophone gets its due at this festival, featuring a week of international talent performing all over town

It seems like a case of unintended consequences. Under enormous pressure from the public and simply the numbers themselves, Austrian Interior Minister Johanna Mikl-Leitner announced February 18 a fixed upper limit of 37,500 asylum applicants this year, 80 a day, until the …

With an amazing cast, this indie drama tells a story of captivity

Austria gets tough on its southern border

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The blacklist gets the Hollywood treatment, with a standout performance by Bryan Cranston

From cars to office space, and even livestock, the Collaborative Economy is changing more than how we use things. It’s reinventing how we value property. By George Jahn & Roxanne Powell

To All Our Readers: Thank you so very much for your support and comments over our social media channels and in person for our first three issues!

Tom McCarthy’s acclaimed drama pits the power of investigative journalism against the catholic church’s child abuse cover-up

Pinochet’s thugs are the least of Emma Watson and Daniel Brühl’s problems as they relive the bad old days of the 1973 coup in Chile

The Coen Brothers write a love letter to the golden age of Hollywood

Middle-age melancholia takes center stage as Vienna’s English Theatre puts on Arnold Wesker’s ultimately optimistic play about life after 50.

Nothing says “be mine” like giving your sweetheart seductive, sticky confections in a fancy box. Luckily for you, this city understands luxury candy better than most

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We asked the director of the Belvedere Museum, Agnes Husslein-Arco whether she thought museums are primarily a bridge between times and cultures, or a preserver and protector of a society’s heritage?

The Korean-American comedian is bringing her shameless stage style to town.

In this documentary, a small island community struggles to face its problems with dignity

Steven Spielberg revisits the Cold War from Brooklyn to Berlin, when private citizens brokered prisoner exchanges since governments weren’t on speaking terms

An all-star cast and crew take on the information age’s hero of our time in the biggest production to date

Vienna has succumbed to the concept market: a compilation of fashion, design and food vendors brought together for their new, trendy or popular offerings.

We asked one of the founders of the flea market app Shpock, Armin Strbac, whether he thinks the trend of people transacting with each other is driven by the customers or by products like Shpock.

From cars to office space, and even livestock, the Collaborative Economy is changing more than how we use things. It’s reinventing how we value property. By George Jahn & Roxanne Powell

Feels like Christmas Setting the mood for the festive season, Christmas markets big and small will start dotting the city mid-month. For families, the Christkindlmarkt by City Hall is a must with its huge Christmas tree, over 150 wooden stalls, …

A big thank you to our readers for all the wonderful and helpful feedback we’ve been getting. We’re glad to know you are enjoying the magazine and we appreciate your insights on expat life in Vienna.

A prominent historian and Vienna expert gives insight into what Vienna owes to outsiders in a treatise that dips and weaves from the present to the 19th century and into the future.

“Tomorrow Today“ reflects on art and money

We asked the youngest foreign minister in the EU, Sebastian Kurz (29), what he thinks newcomers can do to get integrated, besides learning the language. Here’s what he wrote to us.

For our first issue we have taken the liberty of creating “letters” from recent conversations and experiences highlighted in METROPOLE’s focus groups. Names have (obviously) been changed.

Dark and funny, this European premiere is set in a remote mobile home in the Rocky Mountains, where the poet and former alcoholic Ulysses lives a secluded life. Trying to finish his magnum opus before he succumbs to cancer, his …

A look at foreigners and nationals living in major European Cities compared with Vienna

Over the past year cocktail bars have been making a comeback. Tür 7 and the Miranda Bar are individualistic, styled to the nines and still unique in essence and clientele.

The acclaimed Greek chef has been on Vienna’s lips since his eponymous restaurant opened in 2013. Here he shares a recipe that reminds him of warm family holidays in Greece.

Sipping pretty at Miranda Bar, Tür 7 and R&Bar Over the past year cocktail bars have been making a comeback. The cuter, smaller and more style-conscious the better. Our top three have shaped up to be individualistic, styled to the nines …

It’s those little things that make you feel at home in a new town. While you can’t always have the best solution to the day-to-day qualms of urban life, here are some pointers that will keep you ahead of the game.