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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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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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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 Lipizzaner mares and foals on show

Six Lipizzaner mares and their foals are on show at the famous Viennese Spanish Riding School from 3-29 July. During this period the school usually takes a summer break while the stallions are away fo...
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Viennese street changes name

Vienna city council has approved plans to rename a street in Vienna named after a mayor who inspired Hitler’s anti-semitism. Karl Lueger Ring will become Universitaetring in the autumn when t...
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Vienna allows killing of boar

Austria gave permission at the end of November to extend hunting wild boar throughout the whole of the capital Vienna. Game hunting has always been allowed in some special reserves but now killing boa...
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Vienna carriage operators face tough new legislation

The horse-drawn carriages that are a favourite with tourists in Vienna are to be subject to stringent new laws to protect the welfare of the horses after widespread and prolonged criticism of the cond...

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