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.
Watch the award-winning Austrian film
The event "One city. One film" is returning on 21 March 2013. Austrian producer and actor Karl Markovics’s film "Breathing" will be shown for free in 16 Viennese independent cinemas. Visitors can meet the film team and the actors in discussions with the audience.
Bodies of transcience in Kunsthaus Graz
The artist Berlinde de Bruykere is creating art that focuses on change and transcience of life. Her current exhibition "Leibhaftig" ("in person") can be visited in Kunsthaus Graz.
Scandinavian sounds at Accordion Festival
The 14th International Accordion Festival in Vienna presents northern musicians such as the Norwegian Guro von Germeten as well as Austrian musicians such as Otto Lechner and Willi Resetarits. 35 events will take place from 23 February until 24 March.
Hollywood flair at the Vienna Opera Ball
This year’s Opera ball had a touch of Hollywood – thanks to the presence of stars like Hilary Swank, Mira Sorvino and Gina Lollobrigida. 5,150 guests experienced an exciting ball night 2013.
Austrian art show opens in India
The Lalit Kala Art Akademi in the Indian Capital has joined hands with the University of Fine Art, Vienna, to open a bilateral exchange in art with a showcase "Artists in Multifunctions" by 22 contemporary Austrian artists at the Akademi's Rabindra Bhawan gallery in the city.
Salzburg Festival 2013 partly sold out
Five months before the start of the famous Salzburg Festival certain performances are sold out. Orders of sponsors, supporters and friends are the first ones to receive tickets.
Carnival with animals at Schönbrunn
The Schönbrunn zoo in Vienna invites their small visitors to dress up in costumes for carnival on 10 February (Sun). Many children disguised as their favourite animals celebrate the carnival at the zoo every year.
Exclusive elephant experience at Schönbrunn Zoo
The Viennese zoo Schoenbrunn now offers a new voucher to explore the elephant house "behind the scenes". It will be possible to watch an elephant in a training session and learn more about the huge animals.
Vienna Opera Ball in New York
There are not many posh society events where one finds oneself interrupted in the middle of an interview by a horse, but that's exactly what I found at the 58th Annnual Viennese Opera Ball to Benefit Carnegie Hall, held in New York this past Friday at the legendary Waldorf-Astoria hotel.
Viennese Opera Ball in New York
For one night each winter, the Waldorf Astoria in New York is transported back to Vienna’s imperial heyday, complete with the clip-clop of live horses and a procession of white-gloved debutantes and escorts.
Vienna revives coffee house culture
From March 2013, Vienna travellers will revive the Vienna coffeehouse culture of conversation and debate, by sharing dinner and a good talk with a local from Vienna.
Exotic animals in the snow
Jaguars and leopards playing in the snow is an unusual sight at the Schönbrunn zoo at the moment given their normally warmer climate.