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…

The Heart of Vienna walking tour – Direct on your phone

Living in Vienna, you have an opportunity to experience a city with a distinct culture and history that spans over 2000 years.  On your walk to the store, commute to work, or weekend stroll you pass icons of history that you might never know are there.  Would you like to learn the secrets hiding in…

Importing Your Car and Household Goods to Austria

If you’re planning an upcoming move to Vienna, there are quite a few customs regulations that you’ll need to be aware of. The good news is, whether you’re transferring your household from another EU country or from a non-EU country abroad – in most cases you can do so without paying any duties or taxes.

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: