Hotel Gets A Penthouse Without The Building Stress

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A hotel in the southern Austrian city of Graz has gone upmarket with a five-star penthouse suite by simply having it lifted by a crane onto the top floor. The managers at the Hotel Daniel were looking to have more to offer big spending customers in addition to the traditional room with a balcony, and […]

Summer of Sounds in Viennas MuseumsQuartier

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Culture

A celebration of sounds is taking place in Vienna’s cultural hub this summer. The capital’s MuseumsQuartier is hosting a breadth of events exploring sound, art and architecture in a summer-long festival “Summer of Sounds”. The event kicked off on June 5 with the opening of an exhibit at mumok “Josef Dabernig. Rock the Void”, plus […]

Talks resume with Iran in Vienna

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Politics

Talks are resuming in Vienna this week between Iran and the West to try and come to an agreement over the Islamic Republic’s nuclear programme and trade sanctions placed on the country by the United States and Europe. Several rounds of talks have taken place over the past six months and are some of the […]

Wiesberger misses out on victory at Austrian Open

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Top Austrian golfer Bernd Wiesberger was pipped to the post at the Austrian Open play-offs on Sunday by Swede Mikael Lundberg. Lundberg managed to hold off the 2012 European Tour champion with a 40-foot birdie putt on the par-three 18th hole. The win was the 49-year-old Swede’s first European Tour victory in nearly six years. […]

Secret ‘anti-gay’ meeting held by Russian oligarch with top politicians in Vienna

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A secret meeting discussing ways to rid Europe of the ‘satanic gay lobby’ was hosted by a Russian oligarch and attended by a host of far-right MPs and ultra-conservative Eurasian ideologists in Vienna at the weekend – just across the road from where the Life Ball was taking place the very same night. The meeting […]

Schuhmacher Ball For Young Shoe Designers

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Lifestyle

A load of cobblers brightened up the stage in the Austrian capital of Vienna when the annual Shoemaker Ball saw the best and brightest shoe designers from all over the world attend the industries VIP annual event. The highlight of the Schuhmacher (shoe maker) Ball which first took place in 1938 was this year as […]

Fashion trade fair in Vienna

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Around 100 Austrian and international exhibitors are showcasing their fashion and jewellery collections at the annual Modepalast trade fair taking place this March in Vienna. On a new location at the K├╝nstlerhaus on Karlsplatz, Modepalast will be running from 28 to 30 March and offering an array of designs available for shoppers to try on, […]

Austria Eurovision song chosen by Conchita Wurst

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By Maddy French Conchita Wurst, Austria’s entry to the 2014 Eurovision Song Contest, has announced what song she will be singing in the competition taking place in May. Wurst has chosen to go down the ballad route with the song ‘Rise like a Phoenix’, a cinematic orchestral number in a style that differs to the […]

Food, performance and art combine at Vienna Supper Club

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Culture

Cultural centre TBA21 is combining food, dining, art, culture and music in a Winter Programme series at their Supper Club in Vienna. Artists, chefs, curators are combining their talents at twelve events taking place at the TBA21 Supper Club, hosted by Die Au cafe/restaurant. Events coming up include a culinary version of time-banking, the process […]

Eisenstadt Wine and Culinary Festival Begins today

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Culture

The ‘Wein- und Genusstage 2013’ begins in the Austrian city of Eisenstadt today (Wednesday). The food and wine specialities festival which takes place in the pedestrian zone in the Burgenland capital offers local and international companies the chance to present their culinary delights. This year there are 47 companies taking part. This year for the […]