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July/August 2017

Has the world gotten smaller? It feels as though I have an impression of every corner of the globe.

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 …

History is often remembered in an iconic photograph, and so it was when the Foreign Ministers of Austria, Alois Mock, and Hungary, Guyla Horn, met on June 27, 1989 on the border near Sopron, and with giant lopping shears, cut …

Vienna has traded their skyline to improve the Wiener Eislaufverein and other public spaces in the area. But at what cost?

Summer in the mountains is a world apart: Here, the air is thick with smells of moist earth, acacia and wild honeysuckle. On a cloudless day, the light is clear and shimmering, the night sky a cascade of stars.

With visitor numbers at an all time high, the Vienna Tourist Board rethinks the City’s image.

The ascent of Austria’s 30-year-old Foreign Minister marks a dramatic departure in the country’s politics, reflecting an important shift across Europe.

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

Austrian Marion Payr talked to editor-in-chief Margaret Childs on the evolving world of social media, trends in travel and why Vienna is the best city to come home to.

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Exploring the Austrians’ love for traveling

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Europe’s youngest country has had a tough start to its hard-won independence, but projects backed by Austria are helping bring hope to the west Balkans.

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Going to unfamiliar places can be daunting. We spoke to a youth hostel manager, an explorer turned Airbnb host, a flight attendant and a tourism board manager to find out how they help you make the most of your trip

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Going to unfamiliar places can be daunting. We spoke to a youth hostel manager, an explorer turned Airbnb host, a flight attendant and a tourism board manager to find out how they help you make the most of your trip

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Going to unfamiliar places can be daunting. We spoke to a youth hostel manager, an explorer turned Airbnb host, a flight attendant and a tourism board manager to find out how they help you make the most of your trip.

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Going to unfamiliar places can be daunting. We spoke to a youth hostel manager, an explorer turned Airbnb host, a flight attendant and a tourism board manager to find out how they help you make the most of your trip.

When it feels like distance has doomed your love life, don’t give up so soon.

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A new startup called Music Traveler – like an Airbnb for musicians – helps music professionals find space to practice while they’re on the road.

The massage that comes to you, lets you de-stress in the comfort of you own home

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Previously dismissed as a sign of immaturity, homesickness is now seen by researchers as playing a vital evolutionary role.

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As the natives flee town for their vacation, why not make the city your oyster?

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Peppered with silver and black poplar trees casting welcome shadows, the shores of the Alte Donau (Old Danube) make it easy to forget that you’re only a few subway stops away from the 1st district.

Somewhere in a public restroom, Austrian culture shoots itself in the musical foot.

Outdoor concerts at Schloß Grafenegg are the perfect setting for an ambrosial sound experience

With a socio-critical musical reportage, the exceptional P. J. Harvey reinvents herself once again

The American alternative rock band legends crash into Vienna supporting their latest album.

The Vienna Biennale explores the disruptions and innovations affecting the world of work as we know it

Showcasing photos, videos and performance pieces from the feminist avant-garde of the 1970s, this exhibition at the Mumok is fascinating – and more relevant than ever.

At ImPulsTanz, the floor can be yours. At Vienna’s festival for contemporary dance, watch productions from all over the world or take a chance to perfect your pirouette at one of its workshops.

Devious, hilarious and insightful, The Party tears into the contemporary British intelligentsia

A star-studded cast, magnificent costumes and a story of feverish love

An eclectic mix of cinema’s finest, at one of the summer’s hottest hangouts

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Timothy Snyder’s On Tyranny is a call to action, demystifying the assaults on contemporary democracy through the lessons of history.

In any given moment a corner of Vienna can transport you to other urban landscapes, revealing this city’s soul and versatility.

Whether you’re capturing your adventures by camera or drone, or canceling out the noise with some rich tunes, these toys put the “rave” in travel .

We selected a sample from Vienna’s boutique landscape to get you through the summer.

Award-winning winery Pfaffl has helped establish Austria’s signature Grüner Veltliner on the daunting American market.

Every Wednesday night, culture vultures stream to Albert & Tina to enjoy an after-work event merging art, drinks and music. The hypnotic beat of house music lures tourists from their picture-perfect photo ops and up the grand staircase, joining the after-work crowd …

The feisty proprietor of Hotel am Brillantengrund runs a family restaurant and art space with a world-famous hipster hotel attached. Marvin Mangalino is obsessed with cycling and seemingly at one with his hotel. Since he launched the place in 2010, …

With legions of purveyors of frozen treats, Vienna screams for ice cream.

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Summer heat doesn’t temper Austrians’ appetite for high peaks in the slightest. Many Austrians have never seen The Sound of Music (after all, what does Hollywood know?). And those who have may well reject the picture of a folksy, slightly …

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Beach volleyball makes its mark in Vienna on its quest for world domination.

A new collection of globally-minded hotspots and shops to discover! To advertise please contact ads@metropole.at

To be truly integrated in Vienna there are certain terms no dictionary or Deutschkurs will properly explain. But you’re no stranger, so here’s this month’s cheat sheet.

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