Introducing Metropole – Discounted Subscriptions for VE members

Metropole was launched as a print and online magazine back in October 2015, appearing 10 times a year (monthly with a double issue at year-end and in the summer), determined to serve the best of Vienna and Austria to English-speaking expats and internationals. The aim is to allow readers to draw on everything Vienna has…

Vienna Expats Barbecues 2017

We have been busy setting up this summer’s BBQs at the City of Vienna’s barbecuing spots. This year, we have secured a total of eleven dates, and all the events will be held at the Grillplätze within walking distance from the U2 station Donaustadtbrücke (maximum 1,200m away). All barbecue events run from 12:00 until late. The BBQ season kicks…

Austrian Public holidays in 2017

After a Christmas and New Year which fell very disadvantageously for people wishing to eke out the most time off for the least number of holidays to end 2016, today’s holiday for Epiphany, falling on a Friday has again meant that there was no Fenstertag to exploit.

New on-street parking rates in Vienna from 1 January 2017

Vienna city council has increased on-street parking rates effective from 1 January 2017, with new new Parkscheine on sale from the end of November. Current prices have been raised by a flat 5 percent (for all length of parking vouchers). Parking vouchers that have the valid pricing until 31 December 2016 will no longer be…

New series of British Passports being introduced from 2017

The Consular Division of HM British Embassy has advised us that a new series of UK passports will be being phased in from late January 2017. The main difference is that the passports will revert to having a signature in ink, to be signed upon receipt of the passport. Further Info:

Britwurst taking Christmas Orders online

Our friendly and obliging sausage maker, Richard aka Britwurst, is taking Christmas orders, and this year it isn’t just for sausages and bacon – and better still there is an online form for ordering from: The range includes sausages; bacon; chipolatas; sausage meat; pork, apricot and leek pies and in cooperation with The Cake…

17 December – Chance to meet Santa – event at Hard Rock Café for special needs children

Hard Rock Café will be holding a special event – a Santa Meet for children with special needs – on 17 December 2016 from 9:30 – 11:00 am. Parents wishing to attend should contact the venue directly at – further information below. Santa Meet for special needs children at Hard Rock Café

Introducing One Player Down

One of the challenges of moving to a new city is how to keep up with the sports you enjoy playing. Granted nowadays it is a lot easier to find where sports are practised and where teams are based, but sometimes the very formal training times don’t work out if your job is demanding in…

20 December – Meet & Greet Karlsplatz and Pointers

We finish our year’s Meet & Greet programme with our Punschstand event – again at Jörg’s Hutte at Karlsplatz. We will then carry on at Pointers, about 150 m away from the Punschstand. FB page to sign-up and for last minute info: VE Meet & Greet – Karlsplatz Weihnachtsmarkt and Pointers