Record year for Vienna tourism


Last year was a record year for Vienna’s tourism industry with the capital city seeing nearly 13 million visitors staying overnight in its hotels. This is a 3.7% increase on overnight visitors in 2012 and the best numbers ever seen in the city. “The fact that we have been able to beat the accommodation record […]

Novomatic in debate over possible state subsidies


There is a huge amount of people who are addicted to gambling in Styria. One of these is a 38-year-old father. He has huge debts and is now suing the manufacturer Novomatic who makes slot machines. There are 60,000 to 80,000 people addicted to gambling in Styria, said the head of the KPÖ, Claudia Klimt-Weithaler. […]

Burgtheater plans Jelinek and Nestroy productions


Plays by Nobel Prize in Literature laureate Elfriede Jelinek, Ferdinand Raimund and Johann Nepomuk Nestroy will be performed at the Burgtheater ( next season. Burgtheater director Matthias Hartmann announced that the theatre would stage a drama play based on Jelinek’s text “Schatten (Eurydike sagt)” from autumn. Jelinek’s “Winterreise” is currently performed to wide acclaim at […]