MP accuses Austrian government of Madoff cover up An Austrian MP has filed a series of Parliamentary questions to make public allegations that senior banking officials and others in the Alpine Republic had actively worked with Bernie Madoff to create his global Pyramid scheme.
Urban Ice comes to Austria
A 30 metre high wall of ice appeared in the Austrian town of Bad Gastein in Salzburg over the weekend for a new ice climbing competition. The enormous wall played host to 20 competitors whilst more than 1,000 spectators watched on.
Baby sloth appears at Schönbrunn
A brand new two-toed sloth baby came into the world at Schönbrunn Zoo on 2 February. After more than two weeks the first pictures of the Austrian Zoo’s new addition have finally been revealed.
Star chef Stefan Marquard working against radiation
Star chef and TV celebrity Stefan Marquard is out to promote high quality food products and the benefits of food with "positive" energy. The bandana wearing chef, known as the "Pirate in the Kitchen", is now working with Austrian company ERSO (Energy Receive Solution) to reduce electromagnetic radiation in his food.
Austria comes out top at organic trade fair
Austria’s producers came out top in the organic stakes at Nuremberg’s BioFach trade fair over the weekend. The event in Germany which hosted some 2,400 exhibitors, 100 of whom were from Austria, was a roaring success for the country’s organic industry whose products proved hugely popular.
Heiligenbrunn celebrates 100 years of Uhudler wine
Thought of as the home of Uhudler wine, Heiligenbrunn in Austria will celebrate its 100 year of pressing this year. The product which has legally been sold since 1992 has become the small town’s trademark and this year sees it reach a historic milestone.
Cheese meet and greet around Austria
The organisation of Austrian Cheese Sommeliers (VKSÖ) have organised a series of meet and greet events in Austria in honour of cheese and wine offerings from around the world.
A glass of Weninger with Meryl Streep
The Film and Wine matinee at Votiv Kino in Vienna will showcase the talents of both actress Meryl Streep and wine producer Franz Weninger this coming March.
Vienna sidewalk cafes under threat
The streets of Vienna could look very different this summer after changes in public space regulation around the capital city. Café owner Berndt Querfeldt has raised concerns at the detrimental effects that the new legislation could have on the capital city’s culture.
Snails make a comeback at Silberwirt
Viennese vineyard snails were such a delicacy in the middle ages that for some 200 years they were traded at a snail market. This culinary tradition is now being given a new lease of life by the restaurant Silberwirt in Vienna’s Margareten district.
Opitz produces Valentine's wine with heart
Austrian winemaker Willi Opitz has produced his first wine with real heart. The producer from Illmitz has fashioned an especially sweet wine in honour of yesterday’s Valentine’s Day.
Billa offer Austria on stickers
Supermarket chain Billa are offering a chance for those living in Austria to get a fascinating look at the country at the same time as having fun with the kids.
Austrian Sekt sparkles at home and away
In these times of economic and financial crisis it seems Austrians are drinking more sparkling wine than ever. According to the Austrian Wine Marketing Board (ÖWM) some 39 million bottles of Schaumwein (regular sparkling wine) and 22.5 million bottles of Sekt (sparkling wine made using only high quality wines) have been drunk this year alone.
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.