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.
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Carnival comes to Zau[:ber:]g
The Zau[:ber:]g ski resort in Semmering, Austria will rock along to the sound of the Ö3 Pisten Bully this weekend. The specially designed piste groomer come DJ booth will play host to Ö3 radio's Kalman Gergely on 18 Februaury.
Carnival celebrations at Schönbrunn Zoo
All kids who are yet to make their carnival outfits should get creative in preparation for the animal orientated Fasching celebration at Schönbrunn Zoo this weekend.
Gwyneth Paltrow is new face for Austrian Spar
Hollywood superstar Gwyneth Paltrow will soon appear as the face of Austrian Spar Supermarket's new range of food following in the footsteps of the likes of Cindy Crawford, Heidi Klum and Pierce Brosnan.
Eat & Meet festival in Salzburg
Salzburg’s Eat & Meet festival will once again celebrate all things culinary throughout March. Now in its third year the event invites all to get involved in a series of gourmet celebrations that will take place during the course of the month.
Valentine's Day flower boom in Burgenland
The state of Burgenland has set cash registers ringing this Valentine’s Day. In seven out of ten cases a romantic gesture was made by buying flowers with consumers investing around 1.6 million Euros in bouquets and arrangements.
Amedia Hotel Group team up with Surf and Turf
The Amedia Hotel group are teaming up with the "Surf & Turf" Steak House. The Amedia Express Hotel in Zwickau, Germany will be the first to enjoy the new culinary collaboration this February with Hotel Wels in Austria following shortly after.
Austrian food sees 2011 export increase
Austrian food is proving increasingly popular on the international market. The year 2011 saw the country recording their second largest export increase in food and drinks since 1995.
Styrian food headed for Russia
Representatives from some 20 firms in the Styrian food industry are travelling to Moscow today (Mon) for Russia’s largest food fair.
VINEUS Wine Culture Award 2012
The time has come once again to cast votes for the VINEUS Wine Culture Award. The Austrian public will decide for the third year in a row, which businesses and individuals in Austria will be awarded the prizes and recognised for their work in the country's food and drinks industry.
The last AAA rated beer in Austria
Salzburg brewer Reinhold Barta has produced a new beer which claims to have the last AAA rating in Austria. The Austrian Amber Ale is created through an Irish brewing method called the "single step infusion mash."
A 2 for 1 Valentine's Day at Schönbrunn Zoo
Schönbrunn Zoo in Vienna is feeling loving in anticipation of Valentine’s Day next Tuesday. The Austrian zoo have revealed that they will be offering a pair of tickets to couples for only 14 Euros on the most romantic day of the year.
Celebrity ski race in Zau[:ber:]g
The annual charity celebrity ski race is to take place once again this weekend on the Semmering, Austria. The event in the resort of Zau[:ber:]g involves various famous faces or "Promis" who will all come together for a night race for a truly good cause.
Wine & Sky tasting in Vienna
Austrian drinks experts Del Farbo and Kolarik & Leeb are organising a "Wine Summit" in Vienna this February. The Wine & Sky event will showcase wines from around Austria and further afield, all at the top of the Danube Tower in the city’s capital.
Styrian specialities at the Genusshotel
The Genusshotel, nestled in the vineyards of Riegerburg, Austria is a hotel with a foodie focus. Out to promote the best cuisine that the region of Styria has to offer, this holiday destination provides the perfect gourmet escape.
Authentic austrian restaurant open In Los Angeles
Austrian-born Chef Bernhard Mairinger will open BierBeisl, the first and only authentic Austrian restaurant in Los Angeles, later this month. Mairinger was formerly Chef de Cuisine for Patina, the Patina Group’s Michelin-star flagship restaurant in the city.
Fruit trees springing up in Vienna
The city of Vienna will see the arrival of fruit trees around the capital in 2012. With the support of wine growers, farmers and landholders the new plants will be sponsored and cultivated in specific districts of the city in autumn.
Austrian food to feature in organic trade fair
Austria is expected to be well represented at next week’s BioFach 2012 international organic trade fair in Nuremberg, Germany. Some 90 companies and organisations from the Austrian organic good sector will feature at the fair from 15 to 18 February.
Gourmet evenings at Linsberg Asia
Less than an hour away from Vienna is the Linsberg Asia - four star hotel, spa and culinary hotspot. For several years now the Linsberg restaurant has been producing award-winning food, receiving the ultimate accolade in the most recent Gault Millau when its lamb was described simply as melt in the mouth.
Europe's highest brewery in Austria
Europe’s highest brewery has opened in Austria. The "Asitz Bräu" which opened for business on 17 December last year, is located at 1,760 metres and is run by the Altenberger family, owners of four star hotel "Der Krallerhof" in Leogang.
ORF Seeking twins
ORF 2 is on the hunt for twins. The television channel is appealing to families around Austria in attempts to find the new faces for the channel's advertising campaign and they want twins.
Organic door to door
For almost a month now a company in Burgenland, Austria have been carrying out door to door organic deliveries. The new venture entitled "BioSchatzkistl" puts together boxes of fresh organic food products and brings them right to your door.
Rising numbers of sheep and goats in Salzburg
The number of farms rearing sheep and goats has been on the increase in Salzburg, Austria for several years now. Domestic farming could still increase by a third as the European demand increases.