Vienna often brings to mind majestic palaces and an imperial past. While the train stops at Wien Meidling, one wonders if the city will also amaze you with a young and alternative side.
Although Berlin is perceived as a hedonistic queer paradise, it’s also a great place for queer parents to raise kids. Run by Europe’s only openly gay mayor, it’s ideal for rainbow families. But somewhat surprisingly, Germany has some of the most backwards, anti-LGBTI laws in Western Europe. Cafébabel looks at how Berlin’s queer families deal with Germany’s curiously conservative government.
Contemporary urbanites long for gardens but how to share public space is a lesson that still needs to be learned in post-Communist societies. Sandra and Michal want to give back a lost paradise to the inhabitants of Bratislava and make them realise that they aren't simply passive dwellers but much more and that TV series are only shadows of real life like prehistoric paintings on cave walls.
Berlin is one of the most booming cities in Europe. The desire to break with it's recent past has produced a multicultural city where every street corner is action packed. Musicians, painters, photographers, activists... There's room for everyone in the German capital. This photo gallery will bring you closer to a small community that's emblematic of the vast, youthful web that populates Berlin.
Artists and music lovers are sharing their time, effort and money to restore the ramshackle house that once belonged to the musicians Albert and Jan Albrecht. The reason behind it: to give Bratislava a new space for music. Many may think differently, but not everything is done for business.
The master of their own future. The economic boom of Bratislava is all about the women. The daughters of the last generation born under communism are the real protagonists of the economic and social renaissance of the Slovak capital. They all share the same philosophy: I am my own master.
On June 4th, the government of Slovakia defined marriage as a unique union between one man and one woman. The decision remains controversial with segments of the Slovakian population rejoicing and others weeping.
Welcome to EU-topia: Time to Vote, cafébabel's flagship reporting programme, just in time for the 2014 European elections. Unemployment, political disillusionment from euro-obsessed to eurosceptic factions, active citizenship: meet the youth who navigate these sometimes treacherous waters. EU-topia: Time to Vote is made possible by the generous support of Hippocrène Foundation, the European Commission, the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Evens Foundation.