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…

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…

Rail Travel in Austria

Following a massive redevelopment of the site occupied by Vienna’s old Südbahnhof, Vienna’s new fully operational Hauptbahnhof is Vienna’s rail hub, as well as having a wide range of shops. Where previously travelling through Vienna from Western Europe meant arrival at the Westbahnhof and then a tram or U-Bahn transfer to the Südbahnhof for onward…

Consular Corner – fill out your next-of-kin Information in your passport

It’s been a while since since the Consular Section of HM British Embassy has had any news for you, so we thought it was about time we sent you the latest news from us here in the Consular Section. Obviously with the results of the referendum still being digested, there are lots of people out there…

Don’t forget to take out travel insurance

The information below has come through to us from the Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) – we would advise all expats (regardless of whether you are British citizens or not!) to make sure that you have adequate insurance cover prior to travelling. The below is provided to give you a good idea of what you…