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Teen Mozart manuscript returns to Salzburg
"MozartVeronadallaRosa" by Saverio dalla Rosa.

Teen Mozart manuscript returns to Salzburg

The Salzburg Mozarteum Foundation has unveiled a manuscript penned by a teenaged Mozart that it acquired for €237,000 ($258,000) at a Sotheby's auction. READ  

Tom Cruise in Vienna for M:I5 premiere
Tom Cruise filming on the State Opera. Photo: Katharina Rohrer

Tom Cruise in Vienna for M:I5 premiere

Hollywood star Tom Cruise is back in Vienna for the world premiere of his new movie Mission: Impossible ‎- Rogue Nation on Thursday. Parts of the film were shot in the Austrian capital last year - including dramatic stunt scenes on the roof of the State Opera. READ  

Salzburg Festival aims high despite budget cuts
Salzburg Festival Children's Choir. Photo: Servus TV

Salzburg Festival aims high despite budget cuts

The Salzburg Festival, one of the world's most prestigious arts gatherings, will launch on Saturday hoping to prove that a reduced budget and fewer shows do not mean a less exciting programme. READ  

Dead animal art show causes outrage
Nitsch at an exhibition of his in 2008. Photo: MUSEUMSZENTRUM MISTELBACH

Dead animal art show causes outrage

Animal rights activists have filed a complaint against Austrian enfant terrible Hermann Nitsch over his current exhibition in Sicily featuring dead animals on crucifixes, a spokeswoman for the artist said on Thursday. READ  

Conchita promotes gay rights in Japan
Photo: Sony Music Japan

Conchita promotes gay rights in Japan

Cross-dressing Austrian diva Conchita Wurst is in Tokyo on Thursday for a low-key meeting with the mayor of the trendy Shibuya district, which is set to become the first Japanese municipality to recognise same-sex partnership. READ  

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Austrian stuntman breaks world fire records
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Austrian stuntman breaks world fire records

On an overcast Saturday evening by a Styrian mountain lake, Austrian stunt performer Joe Tödtling broke two world records -- longest drag behind a galloping horse (500m), and longest drag behind a quad bike (582m) -- both while on fire. READ  

Vienna gears up for mega open-air party
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Vienna gears up for mega open-air party

Vienna’s annual Donauinselfest - Europe’s biggest open-air free music festival - takes place at the Donauinsel this weekend. It’s expected to attract a total of around 3.1 million visitors over three days. READ  

Spanish Riding School celebrates 450 years
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Spanish Riding School celebrates 450 years

Vienna’s Spanish Riding School celebrates its 450th anniversary this week with gala performances on Heldenplatz - with Spain’s Infanta Elena attending as well as riders and horses of the Royal Andalusian Riding School in Jerez. READ  

Austrian art attracts parking fine in Germany
Photo: Center for Art and Media (ZKM) Karlsruhe

Austrian art attracts parking fine in Germany

An installation by Austrian artist Erwin Wurm, created as part of the 300th birthday celebrations of the city of Karlsruhe, has received a parking ticket. READ  

Conductor Walter Weller dies aged 75
Walter Weller. Photo: SNS Group

Conductor Walter Weller dies aged 75

Acclaimed Austrian conductor and former violin child prodigy Walter Weller has died aged 75, the Vienna State Opera and the Vienna Philharmonic said on Wednesday. READ  

Stadthalle 'wing' award for Conchita
Conchita Wurst and artist Tomas Eller (centre). Photo: R Waites

Stadthalle 'wing' award for Conchita

Austria’s bearded drag queen and Eurovision winner Conchita Wurst needs to make space on her trophy shelf - she’s just been awarded the first ever "Wiener Stadthalle Flügel" award. READ  

'Sensational' manuscript sells for €356,800
Photo: Dorotheum

'Sensational' manuscript sells for €356,800

An 11th-century French religious manuscript from a private collection has sold for €356,800 ($388,900) in Vienna, in what auctioneers described as a "sensational deal". READ  

Seven great things to do within 50 miles of Vienna
View of Klosterneuburg. Photo: Andreas Praefcke/Wikimedia

Seven great things to do within 50 miles of Vienna

Vienna is packed with imperial history, excellent museums and great places to eat. But how about when you want to escape the city? Barbara Cação, of Vienna Unwrapped, has some suggestions. READ  

Mechanical seesaws take over former church
Photo: Klangraum Krems

Mechanical seesaws take over former church

One hundred and fifty mechanical seesaws have been installed in a former church in Austria, in a work of art by Swiss artist Zimoun. READ  

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Wild card Oz seeks upset at Eurovision pop fest
Australian singer Guy Sebastian. Photo: DianeSunshineCoast/Wikimedia

Wild card Oz seeks upset at Eurovision pop fest

Australian singer Guy Sebastian will try to beat the Europeans at their own game in Vienna on Saturday night in the 60th annual Eurovision Song Contest, the uproarious pop extravaganza. READ  

 
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