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 […]

Austria is hottest place in Europe

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General News

By Rob Hyde Austria is now officially the hottest place in Europe, with temperatures on Sunday above other typical hot-spots. According to the Austrian weather service (ZAMG), a top-temperature of 39.2 degrees was reached last weekend, making the Alpine republic far hotter than Ibiza (32 degrees), Rhodos (33) and Beke (34). The highest temperature of […]

New furniture at Viennas Museumsquartier

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General News

New furniture has been put out ready for the summer at the Museums Quarter (Museumsquartier, MQ) in Vienna. The summer furniture is blue this year – as voted in an online-poll last February. For the first time, there are also parasols for the popular lounging seats. These can be rented from the Aloha Bar daily […]

Delays on roads as many finish school for the summer

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General News

Heavy traffic is expected on the roads to the east of Austria as 470,000 children in Vienna, Lower-Austria and Burgenland start the nine-week summer holiday today. Regions to the west of Austria begin the summer holidays one week later, but holidays are also starting today for school children in Belgium, Denmark, Poland, Slovenia, Slovakia and […]

Winter tyres are still obligatory

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General News

Winter tyres usually have to be fitted to your cars from October until Easter. The bad weather conditions require an extension of their use. One should change the tyres, if the thermometer has displayed more than seven degrees Celsius regularly, said Rudolf Leeb, regional head of the driver’s club ÖAMTC in Burgenland (Eastern Austria). The […]

Agriculture suffers from cold weather

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Green Austria

Farmers and drivers are worried about winter returning to Austria. As fields are covered in snow, farmers cannot plough the fields. This will lead to problems with summer crops. A Siberian cold front is sweeping over many parts of Europe. Heavy snow is falling in Moscow, there are winter storms in the Ukraine and the […]

Demands for better sporting facilities in Austria

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Sports

After Austria’s disappointing return with no medals from this summer’s Olympic Games in London the Austrian People’s Party the ÖVP wants to make Austrian sports training facilities ‘fit for the next Olympics’. Manfred Juraczka, boss of the ÖVP in Vienna, is demanding action from the Vienna City council. He wants improved infrastructure and improved training […]

Austria Hopes to Forget the Olympics

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Sports

Austria’s disastrous performance in the summer Olympics has not gone unnoticed in the world where international wire agency Reuters has now put a spotlight on the total failure to get a medal. Reuters reporter Michael Shields wrote that winter can’t come soon enough for Austrian sports fans who he said were lamenting a summer Olympics […]

Paischer is hopefull about the Olympic Games

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Sports

One of the representatives for Austria in the Olympic Games in London this summer will be the Judoka Ludwig Paischer. However, the Olympic Games are not new to him, he already participated twice –  in Athens in 2004, where he failed in the first round, and in Beijing in 2008, where he won a silver […]

Cool down for Vienna heat at summer ice skating sessions

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Lifestyle

From now on you can ice-skate even in Summer. The Wiener Stadthalle is offering an ice-skating area of 1.800 square metres, open every Tuesday throughout the summer. Today is a special ice skating event – the Stadhalle ice rink will open until 11:00 pm as part of the “Long Night of Summer Ice-Skating”. Winter clothes […]