Austrian burns down massage parlour

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Spanish police arrested 47-year-old Austrian Bernd Eichelberger after he burned down a massage parlour when the female masseuse refused to give him “a happy end”. The tourist in the town of Palma de Mallorca on the Spanish island of Majorca had gone for the massage believing that a happy end was part of the service, […]

Worker killed by street roller

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A road worker was killed in an accident on a building site in Semriach near Graz, Austria. The 32-year-old worker from Slovakia was driving a street roller when fell down an embankment. Colleagues who heard his screams ran to his aid but he had been decapitated in the accident. The worker was supposed to have […]

Radisson Blu-Hotel to close

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The Radisson Blu-Hotel, one of Vienna’s luxury five star hotels located on the exclusive Parkring is to close at the end of the year. The building is to be renovated. The hotel has been open for 28 years and will close on December 31st at 15.00. Hotel manager Helmut Sommer said: “The number of overnight […]

Hotel says independence will be a benefit

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Hotel Burgenland in Eisenstadt is under new management from this year. The famous four-star hotel was formerly part of Austria Hotels Betriebs GmbH for 10 years and has now been sold. The hotel will now be run in its own rights are not as part of the chain, say the management. The director of the […]

Price rise set for many in Vienna housing associations

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By Matthias Loinig The year 2013 is going to start off an expensive one for more than¬† 2,500 people living in Vienna housing associations. The reason is that building contracts that were signed 60 years ago will run out from the end of 2012. Many of the buildings were built in the 1920s when there […]

Mega brothel project to open outside Vienna

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Europe’s biggest mega-brothel is set to open in Austria – with 150 hookers servicing more than 1,000 punters a day. Businessman Peter Laskaris – who’s behind the 16 million Euro¬† scheme – explained: “It’s more than just a brothel. It will be more like a four star hotel with all the usual facilities – but […]

Hitler home town mayor fed up with saying sorry for the war

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The Mayor of Adolf Hitler’s home says he doesn’t want the building where the dictator was born to be turned into a memorial because the Fuhrer “only lived there for three years anyway”. Mayor Hannes Waidbacher from the conservative People’s party (OVP) said that instead he was keen to see the property that was previously […]

Austrian building boom

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The Austrian building business is once again booming after the financial crisis fuelled by heavy investment in property as fears grow over financial markets. In the western Austrian province of Salzburg business is booming the most. According to the latest statistics from Statistic Austria the volume of building contracts has increased by 80 per cent […]

Beach volleyball venue pic on sale for 3million

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The chance to own the earliest recorded image of the 260-year-old London landmark that was a backdrop to the Olympic beach volleyball games is being offered by a Vienna auction house. The image of the New Horse Guards building taken from St. James’s Park and painted by Venetian master Canaletto is veray similar to a […]

Das Boot shows the way to the hotel

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An Austrian hotel has fixed this yacht by artist Erwin Wurm to the roof of ithe building with the front melting so that it points down to the front entrance. Hotel Daniel management in the Austrian capital Vienna refused to say how much they spent for the project which had to get special permission to […]