Wednesday, 26. November 2014
03. 05. 12. - 18:00
The Vienna Oktoberfest which was last year hailed as a resounding success is set to take place again this year – and under new management.
Claudia Wiesner, 43, is taking over the "Wiener Wiesn Fest" at the Prater which attracted 150,000 visitors from both Austria and abroad last year.
The Wiesn is the name for the large area of parkland in Munich where every year the Oktoberfest takes place.
Wiesner's last position was as the right hand of Ankerbrot manager Peter Ostendorf, where she started in 2004.
Wiener Wiesn is an eleven days long event with music, food, drinks and entertainment, and Wiesner is confident she is the right woman for the job. She said: "I love to organise parties and to work with a committed team. My greatest wish is to provide every visitor with musical entertainment and good food, to make the party an unforgettable event for everyone."
Christian Feldhofer, 52, business owner in Lower Austria, is at Weisner's side to manage the commercial side. He says: "The Wiener Wiesn party attracts people from the countryside and the city, citizens and tourists. They are all connected by their love of culture, music, tradition and the beauty of our country. These values are the ones we wish to convey to our guests."
The "Wiener Wiesn Fest" takes place from 27 September to 7 October at the Kaiserwiese of the Vienna Prater. Details of the party will be revealed at a press conference on the 15th of May.
How An Austrian Park Every Year Becomes A Lake
Spectacular images that show how a park becomes a lake each spring complete with underwater trees have been captured by two divers.
Mad About Mammoths At Vienna Museum
A unique exhibition in the Austrian capital Vienna has proved a massive hit after bringing together for the first time some of the most famous frozen woolly mammoth remains.
Controversy Over Advert For Fucking Hell Beer
An Austrian political party has defended a decision to promote a local beer named after the village of Fucking.
Luigi Restaurant Cooks Up Delicious Delights For Winter Season
Brothers Luigi and Leo Doci who own the renowned Luigi restaurant chain will be cooking up a storm in Semmering this winter.
Church Porn Star In Court
A Polish-born woman who made a video of herself masturbating in church is facing six months in jail after a viewer called police when he recognised the woman.
Hugh Grant Cuddles Lamb On Animal Farm With Mrs Glock
Hugh Grant led a star-studded turnout at Austria's animal farm project which unveiled its Christmas market this week.
Cheating Wife Buries Hubby Alive For New Lover
A woman who married her sister’s fiance and then attacked him with a knife before burying him alive so she could be with her new lover is facing life in jail.
Spate of Crimes throughout Vienna and Lower Austria Solved
Four men have been arrested after committing 113 break-ins, 21 thefts and causing at least 260,000 Euros worth of damage.
Dad Punished Child, 2, With Boiling Hot Shower
A two-year-old girl is in an artificial coma and fighting for her life after her father threw her into a scalding hot shower leaving her with severe burns at the family home in the Austrian capital Vienna.
Police And Firemen Get Cold Turkey
Flipping the bird was given a new meaning in Austria this week when a truck filled with plucked turkeys overturned, closing a busy motorway in the process.
The most popular stories –
last 7 days
|Controversy Over Advert For Fucking Hell Beer|
|Half Naked Winnie The Pooh Banned From Playground|
|Explosive Flash In Russia Blamed On Meteor|
|Mad About Mammoths At Vienna Museum|
|Plumber Zapped On Private Parts Then Impaled Finds God|
Why suffer in silence. Let off steam by letting our readers share your troubles. File your complaints about anything and everything here.
Our ombudsman David Rogers will try and help solve some of the problems from lazy civil servants through to incompetent companies – and at the very least the worst transgressors will end up in our weekly special report.