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Vienna-born Ari Rath, former editor-in-chief of The Jerusalem Post, died on January 13, 2017, at the age of 92. A strong advocate for peace between the Israelis and the Palestinians, he furthered dialogue between Vienna and Israel, as well. The …

If our education decides our future, what happens to upward mobility and equal opportunity?

Food & Drink

High-end meets low-key at the new downtown eatery Crazy Lobster, offering more versions of the crustaceans than Vienna has ever seen


Having garnered a number of awards at 2016 film festivals, including the Prix spécial « Un Certain Regard » at Cannes, Studio Ghibli’s The Red Turtle is due for general release in 2017. In the meantime, Vienna’s animated-film enthusiasts can view a …

Metropole caters to the interests and needs of English-speaking expat communities. Here are our curated recommendations for upcoming events this week (January 10-17, 2017).   EVENT OF THE WEEK   Jan 13: La La Land (movie opening)   Two among …



The dust has settled from the New Year’s fireworks. Now Vienna looks forward to its famous ball season. Whether you’re a seasoned ball-goer or haven’t the foggiest about what it’s all about, Metropole has got you covered with tips and …

Vienna is teeming with ancient goodies and there are plenty of experts to help distinguish the Wedgwood from the deadwood.


For many new expats in Vienna, getting used to commerce-free Sundays in Austria can be a challenge. But those those who’ve been here a while come to recognize its upsides.