Spanish Riding School honoured by UNESCO


Vienna’s Spanish Riding School has been put on the list of Austrian immaterial cultural objects by the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO).Maria Walcher from the Austrian UNESCO committee for immaterial cultural values said today (Fri): “It is a matter of a ritual, traditional craft, oral tradition and timeless knowledge in relation to protection […]

Facebook group shut as users call for Nazi camp reopening

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A Facebook group calling for the “reopening” of Austrian concentration camp Mauthausen was taken offline after winning more than 13,000 members, officials have said.Political scientist Markus Rachbauer said members of the group called “Child abusers, we’ll reopen Mauthausen for you!” belittled Nazi era crimes.”People posting messages there called for torture and murder,” he said.Facebook user […]