Vienna

Vienna comes off very well in international city rankings with a high quality of life and a general feeling of well-being among locals and tourists. Clean streets, low crime-rates, efficient public services, cultural diversity, and a beautiful and varied landscape all make for a quality of life that...

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World Museum Vienna to open on 25 October

Former Museum of Ethnology will feature artefacts from five continents.The Weltmuseum Wien, formally the Museum of Ethnology, is set to reopen on 25 October as the Weltmuseum Wien (World Museum Vienna...
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Walking around Vienna

Ahead of next year's international conference on pedestrian traffic, Walk 21, to be held in Vienna in October 2015 the city has installed it first map (or so-called information pillar) to promote wal...
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Vienna drinking fountains

Vienna has once again installed large mobile drinking fountains throughout the city. They are connected to the Spring Water Main, which dates back to 1873 and still provides about 40 per cent of th...
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Vienna property prices still rising

Property prices in the first quarter of 2014 increased by 8 per cent in Vienna even though Austria’s central bank believes that housing in the capital is over priced by about 22 per cent. In the...
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More foreign companies relocate to Vienna

More foreign businesses moved to Vienna in 2013 than in any previous year according to figures released by the city. 133 foreign companies relocated to the city, compared with 110 the previous year...
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Vienna offers new 48-hour visitors card

Vienna launches a new 48-hour visitors card on 1 April. Costing €18.90 it provides free travel on all the city’s public transport, reduced fares from the two airports to the city centre,...
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Schőnbrunn zoo reopens after day of ice

Bad weather in Austria closed the Schőnbrunn zoo for the first time in 260 years on 3 February. Dangerous black ice made it impossible to open the zoo grounds to visitors and although most of the...
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Unesco for Viennese coffee houses

Selected coffee houses in Vienna will be putting up the Unesco label in November to mark them as part of Austria's intangible cultural heritage. It is not yet certain which coffee houses will be ab...
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Sharks in Vienna

Visitors to Vienna’s aquarium (Haus des Meeres) in Esterhazy park can now watch Caribbean hammer sharks, stingrays, and other exotic species in a new 150,000 litre tank at the top of the 50-m Fl...
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Vienna's new university campus

Vienna's University of Economics and Business (Wirtschafts Universität Wein or WU) will officially open in its new campus on 4 October. The new site, known as Campus WU, is in the Prater distr...
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Vienna transport schedule

Wiener Linien, Vienna's public transport authority, is expanding its services in the autumn. Buses and underground trains will run more frequently during weekdays in off-peak hours. The new frequencie...
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Danube Island Festival marks 30 years

The Danube Island Festival celebrates 30 years on 20-23 June with 600 events and 2,000 musicians and entertainers. It is one of Europe’s largest free open-air music festivals and attracts about...
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Vienna launches mobile hospice care for kids

Vienna has launched a mobile service to look after severely ill children in their homes. There about 800 young people in the Vienna area with life-threatening illnesses, about 120 of whom die each...
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Vienna Pride in Vienna in June

Vienna Pride comes to Vienna again on 11-16 June.  The Pride village on Heldenplatz near the Ringstrasse boulevard will be the usual mix of culture, entertainment, food and information. The Ra...
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Coffee House Conversations in Vienna

Viennese Coffee House Conversations, which start in March, are a new way for locals and tourists to get together and understand the city better. The meetings will be held in two typical Viennese co...
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Vienna’s airport opens Check-in 1

Check-in 1 is set to open at Vienna’s Schwechat international airport mid-January. Work to remodernise the terminal has taken about six months. New check-in desks have been installed and the...
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Albertina museum's anniversary

Vienna’s Albertina museum will celebrate the 10th anniversary of its re-opening with a series of special events in 2013. In March there will be an exhibition of Dutch prints from the museum&rsqu...
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Vienna's naked men

Vienna is getting all excited about naked men since a larger-than-life statue of a naked man was unveiled outside the city’s Leopold Museum in early October as part of an exhibition called nude...
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Vienna’s luxury Guest House

A new luxury hotel, but along the lines of a guesthouse, will make its debut in Vienna in autumn 2013. The concept behind it is to make clients feel as though they are at home or in their own apartmen...
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Nokia moves from Vienna

Nokia, the Finnish telecommunications company, has announced that it is moving its central European headquarters from Vienna to Budapest. At present the Vienna office controls operations in Switzer...