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Childcare shortage in Vienna.

The Viennese "Oma-Dienst" association is looking for grannies to work with families in need of childcare in Vienna
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Vienna’s Prater fairgrounds open for 2007 season.

The Prater park in central Vienna has opened for the 2007 season with over 250 attractions on offer. Once an imperial hunting ground, the 6,143,984 sqm park was originally opened to the public by Empe...
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Historic Vienna café reopens.

Closed since 2005, when its former owner Engelbert Dreschler retired, the historic Caf
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Vienna’s carnival ball season.

Over 300 gala balls are to be held in Vienna during the carnival period prior to Lent. The former imperial staterooms of the Hofburg Palace provide the backdrop for the Coffehouse Owners
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Ice-skating at Vienna’s City Hall.

From 19 January to 4 March the 4,400 sqm square in front of Vienna
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Vienna's Advent markets.

Get into the festive spirit in Vienna at one of the many seasonal markets open across the city in the run-up to Christmas. The Magic of Advent market is back at City Hall again this year with stalls b...
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Danube patrol boats presented to museum.

Two Danube river patrol boats, the Oberst Brecht and the Niedersterreich, have been officially presented to Viennas museum of military history (Heeresgeschichtliches Museum) by the Austrian army. The...
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Security at Viennas schools.

Vienna schools are handing out information sheets to parents with guidelines on safeguarding their children from paedophiles and kidnappers following the recent escape of Viennese schoolgirl Natascha...
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Chinese technology park for Vienna

The Austria Business Agency (ABA) has announced plans for the creation of a China Austria Technology Park (CATP) in Vienna by 2010. The park will be used as a springboard for Chinese business into cen...
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University relocates Siegfriedskopf monument.

Vienna University has removed the controversial Siegfriedskopf monument from its original location in the main hall and erected it in the universitys inner "Arkadenhof courtyard in a new glass casing...
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Danube Canal summer riviera.

A bathing boat (Badeschiff) with a swimming pool and sundeck, moored to the banks of the Danube Canal between Schwedenplatz and Urania, will be open for business from mid-May. The boat, a converted D...
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Youth drinking laws under review.

In an attempt to standardise youth drinking laws across the country, Austrias Minister for Social Affairs, Ursula Haubner, has presented a draft paper to be discussed by representatives from all nine...
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Tiffany & Co. to open store.

World famous jewellers Tiffany and Co are to open a store in the Kohlmarkt, in the historical centre of Vienna. The elegant 19th century building which is to house the proposed two-level store is curr...
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Holocaust research centre project.

Work is to start this year on the Vienna Wiesenthal Institute for Holocaust Studies, which will house more than 8,000 documents from the archives of Simon Wiesenthal, who devoted his life to bringing...
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Vienna exhibition shocks Austria.

The Austrian presidency of the European Union is off to a controversial start with the 25Peaces art exhibition by 150 artists from the EU. One set of posters, by Spanish artist Carlos Aires, of models...
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Local government goes Open Source.

All civil servants working for Viennas city government have been given incentives to change from Microsoft Office 2000 to OpenOffice.org and from Microsoft Windows 2000 to GNU/Linux. Every city depart...

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