Schuhmacher Ball For Young Shoe Designers

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A load of cobblers brightened up the stage in the Austrian capital of Vienna when the annual Shoemaker Ball saw the best and brightest shoe designers from all over the world attend the industries VIP annual event. The highlight of the Schuhmacher (shoe maker) Ball which first took place in 1938 was this year as […]

Austrian Designers to watch for Spring/Summer 2014

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Austrians designers have been flourishing within the last couple of years. Some of the young and aspiring designers who are still up and coming have released their Spring/Summer collections for 2014 and they shouldn’t be missed. Young duo Mark and Julia are two very creative designers from upper Austria who teamed up together while attending […]

A snow filled fun packed February at Semmering Zauberberg

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With plenty of snow it’s now business as usual at Vienna’s local ski resort at Semmering Zauberberg – just an hour’s drive from the Austrian capital. This month there are a number of attractions starting on eighth February with the Ö3 PistenBully! The DJs from the ORF’s flagship radio program will be helping to turn […]

Areas of Austria on the highest avalanche alerts

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Parts of Southern Austria have been put on the highest avalanche warning after a large snowstorm over the weekend brought some of the heaviest snow for 15 years. Authorities have warned against any off-piste or back country skiing and many resorts are on Level 4 or Level 5 avalanche alerts, the highest alert level where […]

What really helps against mosquitos

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The humid weather has led to a plague of mosquitoes in Austria. Remedies are sought after – but what does actually work? The consumer protection department of the Chamber of Labour believes gels, lotions and lattice in front of the window work best. Scratching should be avoided at all costs. The best products to protect […]

Defibrillators network in Vienna

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Only ten out of 100 people in Vienna survive a sudden cardiac arrest outside a hospital. The association “Puls” wants to establish a dense network of defibrillators in the city and thus increase the survival rate. Only eleven percent of the people, who suffer a cardiac arrest outside a hospital, survive this. In contrast, there […]

Holidays against burnout

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The growing pressure in the working environment makes holidays even more important. This has been shown by a survey of the European Travel Insurance Company. Moreover, the search for the authentic experience as a counterbalance to the “virtual world of experience” will become more important in the future. However, the number of holidays has not […]

Birth balance negative once again

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The birth balance of 2012 has been negative for the first time in three years. This was due to an increase in deaths. Another trend is that women give birth to their first child when they are older. Even though more children were born last year, there was a negative balance of 484 for the […]

Experts recommend considering breast amputation well

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Experts from Salzburg warn against the radical step of a breast amputation. The debate started last week, when Hollywood Star Angelina Jolie announced that she had her breasts removed out of fear of breast cancer. The debate about breast amputations was the topic of last week. Due to a congenital mutation, Angelina Jolie was at […]

Doves released for funerals offer

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The Viennese funeral parlour Furtner now offers a symbolic supplement of the classic funeral. White doves can be released into the sky during the ceremony. Doves that fly towards the sky symbolise love, luck or peace, but also the rising of the soul of the dead. Melanie Furnter, head of the funeral parlour, is convinced […]