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Wild Style tattoo show makes its mark
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Wild Style tattoo show makes its mark

The annual Wild Style tattoo show was held in Vienna over the weekend. The Local has an exclusive report from Denise Paraiba-Pavlik. READ  

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'False friends' to be wary of when learning German

'False friends' to be wary of when learning German

Many English speakers dread German grammar. The most treacherous thing, though, isn’t the grammar but ‘false friends’ - German words that are identical or similar to an English word but don't mean the same thing. READ  

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Exhibition looks at the lost land of Galicia
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Exhibition looks at the lost land of Galicia

A new exhibition featuring the art and culture of the historical region of Galicia - which included parts of modern Ukraine - has opened in Vienna. READ  

Explore your wild side at the Wildstyle tattoo show
Stars from last year's Wildstyle and Tattoo Messe. Photo: Mike Auer

Explore your wild side at the Wildstyle tattoo show

Austria’s Wildstyle and Tattoo Messe is a travelling carnival of creative and extreme tattooing, performance, and avant-garde body art - and this year it celebrates its 20th anniversary. READ  

Vienna showcases city's shock art movement
Hermann Nitsch, at a museum in Naples dedicated to his work. Photo: APA/HOCHMUTH

Vienna showcases city's shock art movement

As artists, they pushed the limits, bathing in blood, mud and urine. Vienna's famed "Actionists", whose avant garde movement may be the most radical in contemporary art, are the focus of a new exhibition in their home city. READ  

Conchita channels Klimt for Life Ball poster
Life Ball organiser Gery Keszler with the poster. Photo: APA/PFARRHOFER

Conchita channels Klimt for Life Ball poster

The new art work for the 2015 Life Ball features Austrian drag star and Eurovision Song Contest winner Conchita Wurst styled as Gustav Klimt’s iconic 'Golden Adele' in an image by fashion photographer Ellen von Unwerth. READ  

Cruise tweets teaser with Vienna action shots
Tom Cruise on the roof on Vienna's Opera house in August. Photo: APA/NEUBAUER

Cruise tweets teaser with Vienna action shots

Hollywood actor Tom Cruise has tweeted a one-minute teaser trailer to his forthcoming movie Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation - which shows him performing several extreme stunts and fighting on the roof of Vienna’s State Opera house. READ  

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Austrian cafes to accept poetry for coffee
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Austrian cafes to accept poetry for coffee

How cool would it be if you could pay for something - a cup of coffee, for example - by writing a poem? Well, on Saturday March 21st coffee drinkers can do exactly this, with poetry becoming a new form of currency at cafes across the globe. READ  

How to celebrate Easter in Austria
Traditional painted eggs. Photo: austria.info

How to celebrate Easter in Austria

The sun is shining and Spring is in the air for much of Austria. With Easter just around the corner, The Local looks at how the holiday is celebrated across the traditionally Catholic country, where it tends to be a religious rather than commercial occasion. READ  

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St. Patrick's Day parade in Vienna
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St. Patrick's Day parade in Vienna

It was a grand spectacle in miniature, as Austrians, Irish and lovers of the Irish gathered together in Vienna to celebrate one of the traditional Irish holidays that has been shared around the world. With exclusive video report. READ  

'Missing image' added to WWII memorial
A still from the film. Image: Österreichischen Filmmuseum

'Missing image' added to WWII memorial

Alfred Hrdlicka's controversial Monument Against War and Fascism, located on Vienna's Albertinaplatz, is a reminder of a dark period in Austria's history - although critics feel it fails to present a complete picture of how the Jews were treated. Now an installation by a Jewish filmmaker takes a new perspective. READ  

Austria to keep Nazi-looted Klimt masterpiece
The Beethoven Frieze in the Vienna Secession gallery. Photo: APA/Schlager

Austria to keep Nazi-looted Klimt masterpiece

A leading panel of experts recommended on Friday that Austria not return one of the country's most treasured artworks to the descendants of its Jewish former owners robbed by the Nazis. READ  

Austria faces loss of Klimt masterpiece
The Beethoven Frieze in the Vienna Secession gallery. Photo: APA/Schlager

Austria faces loss of Klimt masterpiece

Austria could find itself facing the loss of one of its most treasured artworks with an expert body due to make a recommendation on Friday on whether to return it to the descendants of its Jewish former owners. READ  

Conchita to release debut album
Photo: EPA/SOEREN STACHE

Conchita to release debut album

Austria's bearded drag queen sensation Conchita Wurst, winner of last year's Eurovision Song Contest, said Thursday that her debut album would be released on May 13th. READ  

Australia announces Eurovision singer
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Australia announces Eurovision singer

Former Australian Idol winner Guy Sebastian has been named as Australia's entrant for this year's Eurovision Song Contest in Vienna. READ  

 
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