Madame Tussauds – Bieber to go and Anne Frank to come

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From September 2nd a life-size replica of Anne Frank will be on show at Madame Tussauds located at Vienna’s Prater theme park. The wax work of Justin Bieber is to leave Vienna and move on to an exhibition in Tokio. There is already an Anne Frank figure at the Madame Tussauds in Berlin and Amsterdam. […]

Eisenstadt Wine and Culinary Festival Begins today

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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 […]

Schönbrunn Pandas Future Uncertain

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The future of the panda couple at Vienna’s Schönbrunn Zoo is still uncertain. Despite the latest offspring there is still no new contract form Beijing China for the pandas who are on loan in the Austrian capital. Just before Christmas Schönbrunn Zoo announced that the panda pair Yang Yang and Long Hui were to remain […]

Carnuntum Experience: 13 days of celebrations

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The Carnuntum Experience in Bruck an der Leitha is celebrating a fest – for 19 days food, wine and the region is being celebrated. The wine growing region is around 1000 hectares in size and between August 14th and September 1st there are 70 different events everything from White Wine Fashion, a party all in […]

New panda baby for Vienna Zoo

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This is the moment a doting panda mum came eye to eye with her minutes-old cub for the first time after giving birth in an Austrian zoo. Mum Yang Yang gave birth naturally to the four inch long (10 cms) cub at Vienna’s Schoenbrunn Zoo, a rarity in panda pregnancies. Zoo director Dagmar Schratter said: […]

Dan Byron and Sergiu Mitrofan play at CapaTosta in Vienna on 9 & 10 August

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byron Acoustic Duo: Dan Byron and Sergiu Mitrofan play at CapaTosta in Vienna on 9 & 10 August Friday, August 9, and Saturday, August 10, the acoustic duo consisting of Dan Byron (vocals, flute, guitar) and Sergiu Mitrofan (keyboards, guitar, vocals) from the band byron will play live at CapaTosta Soul & Pizza in Vienna, […]

2000 Guests attend Vienna summer Kanzlerfest

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By Matthias Loinig Saturday evening saw the annual SPÖ ‘Kanzlerfest’ take place in the Austrian capital of Vienna. The gala took place at the Altmannsdorfer Garten Hotel in the Vienna district of Meidling. Despite it being the holiday season and record breaking temperatures of up to 40 degrees, 2,000 guests attended the gala. Werner Faymann […]

100,000 visitors visit the Pyramidenkogel

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More than 100,000 visitors have visited the viewing tower on the Pyramidenkogel in Keutschach, Carinthia, since it opened six weeks ago. The 100,000th visitor from Voitsberg, Styria was making a day trip to Carinthia when she became the 100,000th visitor. She was greeted by Austrian MP Wolfgang Waldner from the ÖVP and local mayor Gerhard […]

Viennas Baby Elephant Turns Three

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One of Schönbrunn Zoo’s biggest visitor attractions Tuluba the elephant turns three on August 6th. To celebrate, Tuluba will be given a birthday party. From 15.00 hours Tuluba will be given a birthday cake and there will be attractions for children. Zoo director Dagmar Schratter said: “Tuluba will be given a surprise hay cake which […]

New panorama bridge and glass stairs open on Dachstein

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Dare devils in the Dachstein mountain region in Styria, Austria can test their nerves on the new so called ‘stairs to nothingness’. Visitors can walk down the narrow glass steps to a viewing platform hanging over the mountains with a spectacular view located at 2,700 metres above sea level. The stairs weigh in at five […]