Category: Austrian News

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“Long Night of Churches” in Austria

Would you dare spend your Friday evening inside the church?   Christian factions are inviting the public to stay for a night of free exhibitions, shows, fairs, and concerts. Hundreds of churches will again participate…

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60th Eurovision Song Contest in Vienna

The 60th Eurovision Song Contest will take place in Vienna between May 18 and 23, 2015 under the motto Building Bridges. Nine shows at the Vienna Stadthalle, a Eurovision Village at Vienna’s Rathausplatz and lots…

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Source: www.vienna-marathon.com-

32nd Vienna Marathon staged successfully

The 32nd Vienna City Marathon was succesfully staged on Sunday, April 12, 2015 under in ghood weather conditions. According to Marathon officials, official participants are limited to 9,000. The runners ran the distance of 42.195…

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Source: www.linkedin.com

Smoking Ban in Austria

A new law proposal drafted by the Austrian People’s Party (ÖVP) and Austrian Social Party (SPÖ) will take into force in Summer 2015. The law proposes a bonus for cafes and restaurants which voluntarily ban…

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Priest quits church to marry secret lover

An Austrian priest gave his congregation a surprise during a church service on Easter Monday in Donawitz, Styria, when he announced that he was giving up the priesthood to marry a woman he’d been having…

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Source: watchlist-internet.at

Facebook faces court battle over privacy

An Austrian law graduate spearheading a class action suit against Facebook for alleged privacy breaches said ahead of the first hearing Thursday he hopes the case will eventually lead to an overhaul of a “Wild…

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source: austriantimes.at

Conchita Wurst Graces This Years Life Ball Poster

Austrian drag queen singer Conchita Wurst has been unveiled as the face of the country’s annual Life Ball after being portrayed in a spoof of Gustav Klimt’s iconic ‘Golden Adele’ painting. The new art work…

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David Alaba is a real star in Austria and a respected sportsperson. Austria’s biggest daily newspaper “Krone Zeitung” selected their Footballer of the Year. A vote among their readers resulted in naming David Alaba as the…

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