New Rapid Vienna stadium unveiled to standing ovation


Rapid Vienna have unveiled the designs for the football club’s new stadium in the Austrian capital to a standing ovation and an emotional presentation featuring players from past and present. The new stadium, which managers say will be ready for use by 2016, will up the capacity for games to 28,000 and expect to bring […]

Protestors bid to stop fracking in Bodensee area

Green Austria

The ÖVP state parliament club is attempting to increase the pressure against fracking in the area around Bodensee, Western Austria. The aim of this is to prevent fracking in the drainage area of the Bodensee drinking water reservoir at the state, national and EU-level. The Green Party has severe doubts regarding the issue, which was […]

Anger at slow pace over Salzburg financial scandal


Regional parliamentary president Simon Illmer (ÖVP) has criticised from his point of view the sloppy work carried out investigating exactly what happened in the Salzburg region’s financial scandal. He said the fact that the search for the missing millions has not yet come up with a concrete result about what happened to the money is […]

Punk stars to launch double strike on Vienna


Californian melodic punk stars No Use For A Name and Lagwagon will perform on one night at Vienna’s Arena next announced today (Thurs) that the associated bands were to rock the abattoir-turned-concert venue on 26 July.Both bands won many fans across the world through extensive touring. While none of their albums achieved top chart […]

Paraglider injured in meadow crash

General News

A 36-year-old man was injured yesterday (Sun) afternoon when his paraglide crashed into a meadow shortly after he had taken off in Kürnberg in Lower Austria’s Amstetten district.Police said the man, from Upper Austria’s Steyr district, had failed to make use of the wind after a tension line in the left wing of his paraglider […]

Churches make food and car Lent call


Church leaders have called on Austrians to cut back on food and car use during Lent.The Roman Catholic and the Evangelical Churches are urging people to walk, cycle, use public transport and car pool from Ash Wednesday on 17 February until Holy Saturday on 3 April to help the environment.Markus Gerharinger, the Vienna archdiocese official […]