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Conchita Wurst
Conchita: Every day is like a birthday
Conchita Wurst. Photo: APA/HANS KLAUS TECHT

Conchita: Every day is like a birthday

Two and a half months ago Austria’s bearded lady, Conchita Wurst, won the Eurovision Song Contest in Copenhagen. The Austrian Press Agency has spoken with the drag entertainer about her success, her plans to leave Austria one day, and her ideas for next year’s Song Contest. READ  

Russia's Ulitskaya wins Austrian literature prize
Photo: Dmitry Rozhkov/Wikimedia

Russia's Ulitskaya wins Austrian literature prize

Russian author Lyudmila Ulitskaya receives this year's Austrian State Prize for European Literature. The award, which is remunerated with €25,000, was presented to Ulitskaya by Minister of Culture Josef Ostermayer (Social Democrats/SPÖ) on Saturday. READ  

Salzburg festival opera depicts holocaust victim
French composer Marc-André Dalbavie. Photo: Press Release

Salzburg festival opera depicts holocaust victim

The prestigious Salzburg Festival is known for its classical performances of Mozart and Bach, but this year the spotlight is on a new modern opera telling the story of German artist and Holocaust victim Charlotte Salomon. READ  

The pop-up forest restaurant
Diners in Langbathsee, Upper Austria. Photo: Beatrix Kovats

The pop-up forest restaurant

A pop-up restaurant project called Feldküche (field kitchen) is working with Austria’s forestry commission (ÖBF) to create outdoor dining experiences in each of Austria’s states, picking as its locations the country’s most beautiful forests and lakes. READ  

Salzburg Festival kicks off amid budget worries
Alexander Pereira and his wife Daniela de Souza. Photo: APA/NEUMAYR/MMV

Salzburg Festival kicks off amid budget worries

The Salzburg Festival, one of the world's top opera events which begins this weekend, has seen almost as much drama behind the scenes as on stage in recent years - with budget problems and widely publicised management disputes. READ  

Netflix to launch in Austria in September
Photo: Netflix

Netflix to launch in Austria in September

The popular movie and TV streaming site Netflix has revealed plans to launch in Austria in September this year. READ  

It all began with a scoop of Tiramisu
A Zanoni & Zanoni ice cream bar in Vienna. Photo: Zanoni

It all began with a scoop of Tiramisu

After a month in Vienna one thing in particular stands out for American journalism student Gretchen Henderson, as she writes for The Local. READ  

Silent disco 'too loud' for Salzburg
A silent disco. Photo: Flickr/Underbelly Limited

Silent disco 'too loud' for Salzburg

The city of Salzburg has refused to renew a licence for a silent disco clubbing event in the Volksgarten after complaints that it was “too loud and wild”. READ  

Burgenland's 'Stonehenge' discovery
Reconstruction of circular ditches at Heldenberg, Lower Austria. Photo: Wikimedia Commons

Burgenland's 'Stonehenge' discovery

In a sensational find for Austrian archaeologists, aerial photographs taken two years ago on the southern outskirts of the Burgenland town of Rechnitz have revealed the existence of circular trenches dating back to the Neolithic Period. READ  

Austrian desserts vie for world heritage status
Could Tyrol's 'white Sachertorte' be ranked alongside its better known rival from the east? Photo: APA/Robert Jaeger

Austrian desserts vie for world heritage status

Austria wants its famed cake and pastry culture to be included on UNESCO’s Intangible Cultural Heritage list. READ  

Travel
Austrian hotel has world's best wine list
New World cellar. Photo: Palais Coburg Hotel Residence/Herbert Lehmann

Austrian hotel has world's best wine list

World of Fine Wine magazine surveyed 750 restaurants from around the globe, to find out which establishment offered the most impressive selection of wines. The winner by a clear margin was Vienna's Palais Coburg Hotel Residence. READ  

Vienna Burgtheater veteran Gert Voss dies
Gert Voss. Photo: APA/Neumayr/MMV

Vienna Burgtheater veteran Gert Voss dies

One of Austria's most beloved actors, Gert Voss, has died at the age of 72 after a short illness. READ  

Austrian of the week
Lena Hoschek: Inspired by 50's glamour
Lena Hoschek, Austrian fashion designer. Photo: APA

Lena Hoschek: Inspired by 50's glamour

Austrian fashion designer Lena Hoschek, 33, is known for her nostalgic 1950’s inspired dresses and an emphasis on classic cuts and flattering, hourglass silhouettes. READ  

Art investors warned to avoid fake Walde
The fake Walde. Photo: Tyrolean state police

Art investors warned to avoid fake Walde

Art investors in Tyrol have been warned on Thursday by police to be on the lookout for a forged painting, that is purported to be by noted Tyrolean painter Alfons Walde. READ  

New magazine launches for black Austrians
Austrian footballer David Alaba - the face of a new generation? Photo: APA/Andreas Gebert

New magazine launches for black Austrians

Austria’s first lifestyle magazine primarily aimed at black Austrians is being launched on July 16th. READ  

 
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