Salzburg deputy resigns after 3bn rogue trader loss Salzburg's deputy governor and the man in charge of the province's finances has announced he plans to resign next month after an alleged rogue trader gambled away billions on risky financial market ventures.
Bird watching holidays are a hit with visitors
Last weekend, the fourth "Pannonian Bird Experience" started in Illmitz at lake Neusiedler See in Burgenland. The first few excursions and the additional event have already been fully booked.
Karawanken Park gets UNESCO status
The Carinthian cross-border geopark Karawanken-Karavanke will be taken into the European and global geopark network under the protection of UNESCO. Governor Peter Kaiser (SPÖ) acknowledged the park as an "important investment for the future".
Styrian awarded best stuntman
They jump off skyscrapers, are carried away by cars and burst into flames – stuntmen double famous actors in dangerous film scenes. The Styrian stuntman Joe Tödtling has now been awarded for his skills.
Row over growing use of English
The Viennese Association Muttersprache (mother tongue) stands up for the German language and tries to offer alternative terms of English words. Around 7,000 English words were explained and translated in the index of Anglicism.
Vienna honours James Last
The bandleader James Last was honoured by the state of Vienna for special services to music. "Take your life easy and love music. It is the most beautiful thing that exists", was his advice at the ceremony.
Folk history museum in new feathers
Founded in the 19th century, the Folk Museum of Vienna will now be reorganised. The administration came up with a new name and logo and will establish a new website. More details will become public this April.
New lemur babies at Schönbrunn zoo
With their large curious eyes and their little tails ringed in black and white, three new lemur babies are providing the new entertainment at Schönbrunn zoo.
Become a hero at the comic fair
Lucky Luke, Superman and Mickey Mouse – these are the heroes with speech bubbles. At this year’s Comic Fair on 7 April you can become your hero in the Cosplay costume competition.
Legally Blonde in Vienna
Natürlich Blond – or rather, Legally Blonde for the Brits out there – is currently playing at the Ronacher theatre in Vienna’s chic first district. And you know what? Going to see the musical might be the best thing you do this spring.
An artistic approach to history
"Laboratorium Österreich" (Laboratory Austria) is the title of an exhibition in the Academy of Fine Arts. On the basis of art projects, the exhibition examines how family, museums, archives or the civil society deal with National Socialist history.
Paul McCartney will perform in Vienna
Paul McCartney went down in Pop-history with his band "The Beatles". Later, he became successful with his band "Wings" but also as a solo artist. He will perform a gig in Ernst-Happel-Stadion in Vienna on 27 June.