Foreign tourists spent almost 30 per cent more in shops in Austria last year than they did in 2009, according to an international travel and shopping service platform.Global Blue Austria announced today (Weds) that holidaymakers from abroad spent approximately 250 million Euros in stores across the country in 2010. The platform stressed this was a […]
Three criminals were caught after robbing a jewellers and hijacking a police car in Tyrol yesterday (Weds).The Serbian gang aged between 21 and 29 threatened staff at a posh jeweller’s shop in Innsbruck with guns before smashing several showcases with hammers and an axe around midday. The trio escaped with several precious watches and various […]
More than a dozen police officers from Carinthia are currently supporting their colleagues in Tyrol to fight the growing number of ski thefts.There were 2,724 reported cases of ski thefts in Tyrol last year, up by 13.2 per cent compared to 2008. Figures also increased in five other of Austrias overall nine provinces year on […]
Fire-fighters had to be called out to catch a horny ram which injured a rival male sheep after setting his sights on female members of his herd.The ram jumped over a fence into the neighbouring field where he started to mount the sheep after knocking out their bellwether (a castrated ram leading a sheep flock) […]
An Innsbruck woman survived an avalanche yesterday (Thurs) after heavy, wet snow buried her entire body, leaving only a small air hole for her to breathe through.The woman, 57, was ski touring alone in an area near Arlberg mountain, Tyrol, when she triggered an avalanche at 1pm that dragged her 200 metres and left her […]
The body of an 88-year-old man was found lying in a stream this morning (Mon) in Dölsach, East Tyrol, police said.A search for the man, last seen alive on Saturday, had begun shortly after midnight.Police said he had probably slipped on an icy incline and plunged into the stream.
Austrian two-seater Lugers Andreas and Wolfgang Linger, from Hall in Tyrol, defended their 2006 Olympic Gold medal in yesterdays (Weds) Vancouver Games event.Wolfgang Linger said after the race: “We sleighed on a wave of euphoria. My brother and I have been dreaming of this moment for four years since our victory at the Turin […]