Puzzlement at Vienna parks ban on skiing


Residents in the Austrian capital Vienna woke up this week to discover that skiing had been banned in the city’s parks. Although many of the Viennese parks such as the Volksgarten and Burggarten are relatively flat the signs have nevertheless been erected with park officials explaining that it was a cost-cutting measure. Spokesman for the […]

Lugner legal bid for Sunday shopping


A Viennese entrepreneur has revealed plans to launch legal action over the Austrian Sunday shopping ban.Richard Lugner, whose Lugner City shopping centre opened in 1990, said today (Tues) he had assigned a lawyer to file a complaint to the Federal Constitutional Court (VfGH) about current regulations.Federal law disallows shops of all kind to do business […]