Vienna News

More Citybike stations announced.

As of this autumn, five more Citybike stations are to be added to the Vienna-wide network of rent-free bicycles. New pick-up points are to be added near Schnbrunn castle and the Meidling train station...
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More children reporting sick.

The number of sick children reporting to Viennas hospitals has doubled compared to the same period last year. The majority of young patients show symptoms of gastric flu or respiratory difficulties. D...
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Citizenship quiz for immigrants.

Residents of Vienna applying for Austrian citizenship must first pass a question and answer test currently being compiled by the city councils office for integration. Applicants will be asked six ques...
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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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New express trains.

The BB, Austrian state railways, has ordered 23 new Railjet express trains from Siemens-Sparte Transportation Systems at a cost of 244 million. Reaching speeds of up to 230 kph, the new trains will c...
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Profits come waltzing in.

The Viennese season of gala balls, which runs annually from December to March, has been pronounced a major financial success for local business by the Austrian Chamber of Commerce (WKO). Hundreds of b...
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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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Mozart booths hit the streets.

Visitors and residents can now enjoy the delights of Mozarts genius as they are walking down the street thanks to 50 bright red "Calling Mozart" booths placed strategically around Vienna. The booths,...
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Public transport goes bilingual.

Information on Viennas buses, trams and underground railway is soon to be written in English as well as German. Instructions like Pull sharply now adorn the doors of underground carriages alongside t...
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Mozart celebrations begin.

An enormous party to mark the 250th anniversary of the birth of Mozart is planned in Salzburg on 27 January. In Vienna on this same day the capital will officially reopen the restored downtown house w...
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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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Thumbs up for Sunday trading.

While Linz shopkeepers await the constitutional court ruling on Sunday trading, attitudes in Austria are changing. A recent poll by market research institute Spectra has found that two-thirds of Austr...
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Austrias capital goes GMO-free.

At a recent conference in Rennes, northern France, Vienna joined the growing alliance of regions in Europe that are against genetically modified organisms (GMOs). The alliance, which was launched in F...
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Opera House celebrates.

Viennas beautiful state opera house in Ring Avenue has celebrated the 50th anniversary of its official reopening after world war two, when it was flattened by Allied bombing. Placido Domingo, Bryn Ter...
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Guidelines for mobile phone use

The publication of the results of a European Union funded Reflex-Studie into causes of cell mutation in human genes and the creation of cancerous cells has led the Vienna doctors professional organisa...

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