Construction sites in Vienna during Easter Holidays

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Travel

Several streets of Vienna will be rehabilitated during the Easter Holidays. The construction site at Wiedner Gürtel was opened yesterday (Mon). There will be traffic obstructions in the next few days. Construction works started at Wiedner Gürtel (Argentinierstrasse) in the direction of Matzleinsdorfer Platz. There will be only one lane for a week; however, the […]

Vienna Tourism optimistic before Easter Holidays

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Lifestyle

According to Vienna Tourism, the situation before Easter resembles the situation of last year. Apparently, the weather is crucial in determining short-term bookings. A record number of visitors in the last few months has left Vienna Tourism optimistic. There has been a noticeable trend of short-term bookings in city tourism, which also concerns the Easter […]

Increasing problem with beggars

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General News

Austrian police have registered a dramatic increase in the number of beggars hanging around outside shopping centres and supermarkets in Austria. Alongside the increasing number of beggars there has also been an increase in the numbers of complaints about people trying to collect money for supposed community initiatives. But in many parts of Austria in […]

London tops Austrian holiday destinations

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Travel

The Austrian travel agents Association has confirmed London is now one of the top destinations for Austrians looking to enjoy an Easter break. London shares the top spot with Spain, the Dominican Republic and the Maldives as the most popular Easter break. For the package holiday deals Egypt, Turkey and Spain topped the list. All […]

Viennese more generous this Easter

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Business

People of Vienna will splash out more on presents this Easter, according to a poll.The Viennese Economy Chamber (WKW) said today (Thurs) residents of the capital will spend an average 54 Euros on gifts ahead of this year’s upcoming festival, three per cent more than last year. More than 50 million Euros will be invested […]

Easter delicacies under scrutiny

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Business

Food hygiene inspectors across Austria are swarming out to take a closer look at Easter market offerings.Officials said today (Thurs) checks on stalls at popular markets will especially focus on the quality of products like ham and egg.Businesspeople are currently offering souvenirs and food at hundreds of Easter-themed markets in all nine provinces of Austria.News […]

Minister to debate rising fuel prices with firms

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Business

People’s Party (ÖVP) Economy Minister Reinhold Mitterlehner will meet with mineral oil industry bosses and petrol station chiefs to discuss soaring fuel prices.More and more Austrian drivers are fuming as petrol stations upped prices shortly before the Easter and the Whitsun weekend holiday breaks.A vast majority of 90 per cent of Austrians even think firms […]