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The Good Life: METROPOLE presents Vienna’s priceless attitude

10-04-2017 02:22 PM CET | Media & Telecommunications

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METROPOLE's Cover: October 2017 Illustrated by Lilly Panholzer

METROPOLE's Cover: October 2017 Illustrated by Lilly Panholzer

VIENNA, 3 October 2017 – In October, METROPOLE- Vienna in English is all about the concept of The Good Life. From street poetry to Schanigärten, the cover story (p 18) reflects on the social fabric that supports how we live ‘The Good Life’ in Vienna.

The cover (illustrated by Lilly Panholzer) has a hidden layer, which can be revealed using the augmented reality app Artivive.

In this issue you will find:

“Catalonia Dreaming” p 25, International, Liam Hoare
Catalonia will hold a referendum for independence on October 1st, which is the first vote of its kind since Scotland’s failed by a ten-point margin in 2014. The results of Catalonia’s election and potential complications will be watched closely by the EU.

“Renate Brauner: A Crusader for Social Equality” 
p 15, Melange, Margaret Childs
Vienna’s CFO was interviewed by Editor-in-Chief Margaret Childs in the Executive City Councillor’s favorite cafe in the 5th district, where they talked about politics and equality in Vienna since the 1980s.

“All Parliament’s a Stage” S. 76, Special Report, Benjamin Wolf
The national elections in Austria will be held on October 15th, promising repercussions far beyond the country’s borders. This primer is a must read for english speakers seeking to understand the ins and outs of the Austrian Election.

“Virtual Reality for Animals: No Strings Attached” p 37, Science, Lanay Griessner
Scientists from Freiburg and Vienna have developed a virtual reality environment (FreedomVR), which works like a holodeck for mice. With it, scientists can study how visual cues influence an 
animals’ behavior, providing greater accuracy and control in experiments.

Quotes from the issue
“I think the American dream is nonsense. Thinking you can just suck it up, work hard and get rich, that’s just rubbish. It’s really a question of social circumstances” Renate Brauner, Executive City Councillor p 15, Melange, A Crusader for Social Equality, by Margaret Childs

“Sunrises and Sunsets are free. In the end, The Good Life is a state of mind.”
Andrew Standen-Raz, Author p 18, Cover Story, ‘The Good Life’

Founded in October 2015, METROPOLE is a magazine for expats and global citizens living in 
Vienna, Austria. Published in English, it provides its readers with everything they need to know to make the most of the city.

The magazine is available on newsstands and online starting Oct 1, 2017. For a complimentary press copy, please contact Catherine Hooker at

Current Events, Opinion, Quotes, Stats & Numbers, Austrian News Briefs, Weird News, Cover Story, International, Interviews, Guides, Science & Technology, Business, City life, Grätzl, Music, Art, 
Theatre, Cinema, Books, Lifestyle, Fashion, Wine, Night Life, Restaurants, Recipes, Travel, Sports, Events Calendar, Jobs, Classifieds, and the Last Word

Catherine Hooker, Head of Communications
+43 664 551 92 58
Mariahilferstrasse 49/15
1060 Vienna

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