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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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Czech firm in the proverbial over dung parcel terror alert in Austria
A Czech mail order company that sends elephant poo around the EU could be faced with a hefty bill after a package of dung sparked a terror alert at an Austrian town hall.

Model helicopter chops up owner
Austrian model aircraft enthusiast Uwe E., 50, is in intensive care after he tried to catch his expensive model helicopter when it suddenly dropped out of the sky in the town of Krenglbach in Upper Austria, and he was badly chopped up by the rotor blades.

ORF Watch To Probe State Broadcaster
Nine Austrian journalists, including the author of this article which is one of many published on my Tagebuch (diary), have got together to create a new website www.ORF-Watch.at.

Julius Meinl expands to UK
Austria's prestigious coffee brand Julius Meinl is launching its famous product in the UK, with the hope of challenging the British culture of taking coffee to go.

Indestructible Armoured Police Tank Damaged By Eggs And Tennis Balls
An Austrian manufacturer of a high-tech anti-riot water cannon costing almost 1 million EUR is facing some tough questions after one of the vehicles was badly damaged during a demonstration that involved eggs and tennis balls.

Wiener Linien grinds to a temporary halt Wednesday morning
Vienna's public transport will grind to a halt between 4 am and 6.30am on Wednesday morning as unions hold an emergency meetings to discuss the safety of Wiener Linien staff.

Vienna to host fashion awards
Since 2009, the Vienna Awards for Fashion and Lifestyle has played a big role in the Austrian fashion scene and has evolved itself into one of the country's most important events in the industry to date.

Angry business leaders say Austria is too expensive
Austria as an economic location is seriously under threat according to domestic business leaders.

Austrian architecture in the 20th Century
The Architecture centre in Vienna is opening the third stage of it's long term exhibition looking at Austrian 20th and 21st Century architecture.

Czech canoeist drowns in Austria
A canoeist drowned on the Saalach River in Austria at the weekend after his canoe capsized in the water.

 


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