Vienna Expats‘ Culture Saturdays

This year we are going to take you by the hand and lead you to some amazing history in this city! Vienna Expats and the Wien Museum have teamed up to bring you exclusive tours of some magical Vienna history – from the Romans to the Ringstrasse – all presented in English.

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: https://abta.com/news-and-views/news/signatures-in-uk-passports

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…

Introducing Vienna Diplomatic – online shopping for expats and diplomats

Vienna Diplomatic is a new and exclusive online shopping experience for expats and diplomats, and sells a range of luxury goods, including perfumes and spirits. Maria Kitsati, Vienna Diplomatic’s Sales Manager, remarks “Our aim is to provide expats and their families with access to luxury goods.” The exclusive web shop is only available to expats,…

Why Austria goes wild for Wild

Austrian cuisine is still very seasonal – which is a very welcome change to the globalization-related all-year-round strawberries and other items which used to be seasonal. Usually family-run restaurants will have a chalk board that proclaims something being in season – be it asparagus (Spargel), goose (Martinigänsl), grape must (Sturm), or as currently is the…

We live in funny times – English-speaking comedy in Vienna

The song that British comic duo Morecambe & Wise were best known for was a song called „Bring me sunshine“ – and the opening lines went „Bring me sunshine / in your smile / bring me laughter / all a while“ and recently there has been a surge in comedy shows in English in Vienna….