Heuriger open for business again


Famous as the big wheel, Schönbrunn Palace or the Vienna Boys Choir are the real Viennese Heuriger or wine taverns which sell their own year’s wine and small cold and hot dishes in Vienna, the only capital city in Europe that has vineyards within its city borders. Heurig means “this year’s” as an adjective, so […]

Two winter sportsmen rescued in Salzburg

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Twenty-four rescuers used a rope to move two stranded winter sportsmen to safety near Bad Gastein, Salzburg, yesterday (Thurs).The two men, a Latvian, 24, and a Swede, 23, who were working as seasonal labourers at establishments in the Gastein valley, decided at 1:30pm to go off-piste, one with skis and the other with a snowboard, […]

Casinos Austria wants stronger gambling controls


By David Rogers Casinos Austria chief Karl Stoss has called for stronger controls on gambling.Stoss said yesterday (Mon) he wanted checks on uncontrolled growth of small gambling machines and highlighted that only 8,000 of the 18,000 to 20,000 such machines in Austria were actually legal since they were in the four provinces, Vienna, Lower Austria, […]