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  1. An Austrian Island Escape at the Insel Hotel

    » Travel 2013-04-01

    Looking out of the window you may think of anything other than summer, but it is rapidly approaching and that means one thing - Summer holidays!

  2. A night of glitz and glamour at Vienna Filmball 2013

    » Panorama 2013-03-18

    Glamour and glitz were out in force at the weekend as stars from Austria and further afield flocked over the red carpet into the Vienna City Hall for a night of awards, dance and partying!

  3. Bonbon Ball crowns Miss Bonbon 2013!

    » Panorama 2013-02-11

    By far the sweetest event in the Vienna Ball season - the Bonbon Ball took place this weekend.

  4. Edita Gruberova celebrates 45th anniversary of her debut

    » Panorama 2013-01-04

    In order to celebrate the 45th anniversary of her debut, Edita Gruberova performed yesterday at the Austrian Musikverein and sang a concertante version of Donizetti’s Anna Bolena.

  5. Prater restaurant goes up in flames

    » General News 2013-01-03

    Fireman managed to stop a blaze that destroyed a restaurant on the grounds of the Vienna Prater this morning (Thurs) from spreading.

  6. CCTV usage to be extended in underground

    » General News 2013-01-03

    Vienna public transport company Wiener Linien is to increase the number of CCTV cameras it uses after two suspected rapists were identified from pics.

  7. Obituary: The Vienna-born heroine who gave equal rights to Japanese women

    » General News 2013-01-03

    A Viennese-born woman who single handedly rewrote the constitution of Japan to give women equal rights has died aged 89, the New York Times reports.

  8. Grinzing to be copied in China

    » General News 2013-01-03

    According to reports the village of Grinzing in Vienna's 19th District is to be recreated and built in Asia.

  9. Mini pony is returned to circus

    » General News 2012-12-27

    The missing miniature pony "Fridolin" has been returned to his circus owners safe and sound after an anonymous tipoff that he had been abandoned at a bus stop.

  10. Asylum seeker forced eviction unlikely

    » General News 2012-12-27

    The occupation of the Votivkirche church in Vienna by asylum seekers protesting against the conditions they are being kept in and against deportation is continuing.

  11. Flak tower crane removed to make way for viewing platform

    » Travel 2012-12-27

    A huge crane left over from the war and mounted on top of one of Vienna's massive Flak towers is set to be taken down after 70 years to make way for a new panorama viewing platform.

  12. Generous donation to Austrian National Library

    » General News 2012-12-19

    A private donation of more than 200 very valuable handwritings and certificates as well as 250 printings from the middle ages to modern times were given to the Austrian National Library by the Styrian collectors family L [...]

  13. Demonstration to remain in front of Votiv Kirche

    » General News 2012-12-19

    Following lack of progress made by talks between representatives of the Church, the charity Caritas and refugee activists at the Votiv Kirche in Vienna, protesters are set to stay camped outside the building.

  14. Man goes on supermarket axe rampage

    » General News 2012-12-19

    A supermarket worker and three supermarket customers were attacked by a man on the rampage with an axe in a supermarket in the Austrian capital of Vienna.

  15. Runners caught short in Vienna Indoor Marathon

    » General News 2012-12-19

    Marathon runners who thought they'd clocked up record times were caught short when organisers confessed that the course wasn't long enough.

  16. Underground rape suspect arrested in Graz

    » General News 2012-12-19

    A man accused of raping a 23-year-old woman on an underground line during rush hour in the Austrian capital has been arrested in Graz, Styria.

  17. Woman stabs boyfriend in head then goes to bed

    » General News 2012-12-19

    A woman stabbed her partner in the head before going to bed after a row in her apartment in Vienna, Austria.

  18. Parking permit zones to be extended

    » General News 2012-12-19

    Discussions are ongoing about making a park permit zone in the Vienna Districts of Hietzing and Währing from 2013 as a result of a knock on effect from surrounding districts.

  19. Indoor pool in Vienna open after renovation work

    » Panorama 2012-12-18

    Vienna's indoor swimming pool the Amalienbad is open again after it was closed for renovations over the summer.

  20. Price rise set for many in Vienna housing associations

    » General News 2012-12-10

    The year 2013 is going to start off an expensive one of the 2500 people living in Vienna.

  21. New voice for Vienna Underground

    » Business 2012-12-04

    From Sunday travellers on the Vienna city underground will find a new public address voice in use.

  22. Vienna again tops quality of life survey

    » General News 2012-12-04

    Austria's capital offers its residents the best quality of life of any city in the world and Baghdad the worst, according to the latest global survey from consultant group Mercer.

  23. Christmas market at Schönbrunn Palace is Number 1

    » Travel 2012-12-04

    The Christmas market at Schönbrunn Palace is the most popular of the 30 festive markets on offer in the Austrian capital.

  24. Last Chance to see “The Beauty of Japanese Printing“ in Vienna

    » Panorama 2012-11-29

    The 300-year-old tradition of Japanese woodblock printing is now on display in Vienna.

  25. Police warn Xmas market drinkers against drink driving

    » General News 2012-11-29

    Christmas market fans are being urged to leave their cars at home so that drink-driving accidents in the capital are avoided this holiday season.

  26. Bridge becomes a park

    » General News 2012-11-29

    The Nevillebrücke (Neville Bridge) which connects Vienna’s 5th and 6th districts is set to reopen as a recreational space in April 2013.

  27. New homeless project for the elderly

    » General News 2012-11-28

    Volkshilfe Wien is to open a second residence for homeless OAPs with 85 single flats in six floors at the Gumpendorfer Gürtel in Vienna.

  28. New Years Concert at a split location this year

    » Panorama 2012-11-28

    The famous New Year's Concert of the Vienna Philharmonic that is broadcast around the world to 50 million people in 73 countries will be staged at two venues this year.

  29. Woman killed by tram in Vienna

    » General News 2012-11-23

    A 22-year-old woman was killed in the Floridsdorf district of Vienna after she was hit by a tram yesterday (Thurs).

  30. Chaos for Vienna drivers as multiple demos planned this weekend

    » General News 2012-11-23

    A total of four demonstrations are set to bring Vienna's busy Ringstraße to a standstill this weekend.

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Get Shorty As Confused Bald Ibis Gets Lost Again
A rare bald Ibis that seems to have a different sense of direction to her fellow birds has once again had to be rescued after getting stuck trying to find a different route to the southern Italian feeding ground.

Alpine Trains Venture Into Space As The Final Frontier
Austria’s national railway line the OeBB has raised eyebrows after offering themed toilets including one that is supposed to "look and smell like outer space".

MEP caught In Brit papers Fraud Probe Jailed
A corrupt MEP caught by a British newspaper offering to propose amendments to EU laws in exchange for 100,000 euros a year has been given a three-year-jail term.

Vienna Jihad Girls Want To Come Home
The two Austrian teenage girls who became ‘poster girls’ for the jihad in Syria are now desperate to come home after getting completely disillusioned with their new lifestyles.

Mega-Station Opens
There was a festival atmosphere as Bundespresident Heinz Fischer opened Vienna's new Hauptbahnhof Friday morning.

Apple Truck Causes Traffic Jam
When 24 tonnes of apples are catapulted across a road it can only mean a jam.

Farmer Cleared Over Wolf Shooting
Furious animal rights campaigners have accused an Austrian farmer of lying after he shot dead a wolf that he claimed he thought was a fox.

Rare Bald Ibis Makes Microlight Flight To Italy
The project to introduce an extinct bird back to Europe is hailing success after successfully negotiating a new route over the Alps and training 14 Northern Bald Ibises how to fly south to winter feeding grounds in southern Tuscany.

Pat On The Back From Manure Explosive
A traffic cop in Austria got more than he bargained for after a booby trap covered him head-to-toe in manure as he was trying to catch people speeding.

Viennese Jihad Girl May Have Been Killed
Austrian police say that one of the two attractive young teenage girls who fled the country to go to Syria to fight on the side of Islamic rebels may have been killed.

 


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