An Austrian has been fined for yodelling while mowing his lawn, according to a report.The Kronen Zeitung newspaper claims Helmut G. was told by a court in Graz, Styria, that his yodelling offended his next-door Muslim neighbours.The men reportedly accused the 63-year-old of having tried to mock and imitate the call of the Muezzin. The […]
Austrian chefs have been listed among the worst in Europe in a new survey.Chefs working at restaurants and hotels in the Alpine country only garnered three per cent of the votes handed in by 10,500 participants in the poll by internationally operating travel ratings platform Zoover.Only British, Swedish and Portuguese cooks did worse, while Italians […]
A praline placed at the front door of a mayors house was not poisoned, examinations have shown.Peoples Party (ÖVP) Rüstorf Mayor Pauline Sterrer informed police after discovering the chocolate delicacy earlier this month. Sterrer started getting threatening letters around two years ago, and the discovery of the praline triggered memories of the fate of a […]
Prestigious physician Helmut Mittermayer has died during a congress in Sweden, it has emerged.Officials at the Elisabethinen Hospital Linz said today (Thurs) the tropical medicine and macro biology expert passed away shortly after suffering a heart attack at the international conference in Stockholm.The 62-year-old published around 300 scientific studies.
Some of Europes best brass bands will perform at this weekends Blasmusikfestival Vienna.Organisers of the festival which first took place in 1980 said today (Mon) highlight of events this Friday and Saturday will be a march from Helden Square to City Hall Square on Saturday (3pm) in which 1,800 musicians will take place […]
Red Bull Salzburg have set their sights on Arsenal legend Jens Lehmann as keeper Eddie Gustafsson is ruled out for at least six months, it has been reported.Austrian press claimed today (Tues) that officials at the Austrian Bundesliga leaders considered approaching the 40-year-old VfB Stuttgart goalkeeper over a one-year deal.Lehmann however recently made clear the […]
A pensioner who faked his own suicide to escape a sex abuse trial was sentenced to four years in prison on Friday.A court in Korneuburg, Lower Austria, heard how Helmut B. was found alive and well at an Upper Austrian monastery months after being declared dead.The 68-year-old staged his own suicide by jumping off a […]