Saturday, 08. March 2014
© WeißbüschelJungtier-HK: Hand Köppen/haus des Meeres
14. 11. 12. - 14:00
14. 11. 12. - 14:00
A giant concrete flack tower built by the Third Reich and turned into a museum has been pulling in the crowds since it added a new attraction – monkeys.
The primates are given free range to run through all the floors of Vienna's Aqua Zoo the Haus des Meeres in the centre of the city that was built with steel reinforced concrete.
After the war engineers realised it was too well built to knock down and it lay derelict for decades before the plan was hatched to fill part of it with water and use it as a giant aquarium.
Since then it has been a popular tourist attraction on the busy Mariahilferstrasse shopping street - but the real hit has been the decision to allow monkeys to become part of the business.
Carers who released pictures of the baby marmosets today said the babies were born a few weeks ago and have the free range of building, and were not shy of visitors – often going up to guests.
The marmoset originally lived on the Northeastern coast of Brazil but through release of captive individuals, it has expanded its range since the 1920s to Southeast Brazil.
What is on at Burg Kino this week (7 March - 13 March)
See what films are on this week at the Burg Kino on the Opernring.
Police catch graffiti-villain of Vienna
A graffiti sprayer, named "Puber" has been one of the main "villains" of Vienna for almost a year. He has filled almost the half of the city with his drawings. Now, a suspect, alleged to be the notorious sprayer himself is in the police custody of Vienna and may face up to five years in prison.
Apartment sales drop in Austria
According to the brokerage firm Re/Max, the number of the real estate sales in Austria has declined around 8.3% in the last year. The exact number of properties which were sold and bought accounts to over 80,000 units, which translates into 16 billion euros. Apartments were the most popular type of property sold last year, accounting for 28,000 of the units sold, but there has still been a 9.3% decrease from the last year.
McDonalds boom in Austria
McDonald's in Austria generated 560 million Euros in sales in 2013 after introducing more branches and expanding it's product range.
Exhibition takes you on a journey with Sigmund Freud
To mark the 75th anniversary of Sigmund Freud's death, the museum dedicated to him in Vienna is holding an exhibition looking at Freud's journeys around the world, including his final one that saw him flee National Socialism in 1938.
Plastic replacing fish in the Danube
The Danube is so polluted that there are now more plastic particles than fish larvae in the water according to new research.
Ladies skiing offer at Stuhleck this weekend
In celebration of International Women's Day on Saturday 8 March, the Stuhleck ski resort in eastern Austrian is giving female skiers discount prices on ski passes.
Rediscovered 'degenerate' painting on show at Belvedere
A painting that was rediscovered in 2012, decades after it was seized by the Nazi's for being 'degenerate', is on display at the Belvedere Palace in Vienna.
Austrian Airlines spellcheck mishap
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Carnival firemen answer 999 call as giant bees with handbags
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