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Top 12 German sayings
What's that about a beard? Photo: Thaddaus Zoltkowski

Top 12 German sayings

The Local List shines a little light on some of the charming eccentricities of the German language. READ  

'Girl power' for Austria's Eurovision
From left to right: Mirjam Weichselbraun, Conchita Wurst, Arabella Kiesbauer and Alice Tumler. Photo: ORF

'Girl power' for Austria's Eurovision

The 2015 Eurovision Song Contest - to be hosted by Austria in May - will be presented by three women, with this year’s winner Conchita Wurst in the Green Room. READ  

Facing up to death over coffee and cake
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Facing up to death over coffee and cake

Vienna seems to have cafes for everything these days - Internet, cats, breakfast and writers - but earlier this year saw the opening of the first Death Cafe. Freelance journalist Maddy French went along to check it out. READ  

The best Christmas markets in Austria
A child lights an advent wreath. Photo: APA/Jäger

The best Christmas markets in Austria

The Local's Francois Badenhorst takes a whirlwind tour of a few of Austria's famous Christmas markets, and shares his views of the ones he likes. Do you agree? Let us know in the comments section below. READ  

Eurovision Final tickets sell out in 20 minutes
The queue outside the Stadthalle. Photo: APA/SCHLAGER

Eurovision Final tickets sell out in 20 minutes

There was huge demand for tickets for the Eurovision Song Contest - to be held in Vienna in 2015 - with the first 25 percent selling out in 20 minutes this morning. READ  

UN Vienna interpreters show they're 'Happy'
Photo: Youtube frame from video

UN Vienna interpreters show they're 'Happy'

You might think that translating speeches and interpreting between the six official languages of the United Nations would be done by dull and unhappy people -- but you'd be wrong. This video, made by the VIC interpreting team, shows just how happy they are.... READ  

Waltz nominated for third Golden Globe award
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Waltz nominated for third Golden Globe award

Austrian-German double-Oscar winning actor Christoph Waltz, who is due back in Austria shortly to start work on filming the latest James Bond movie opposite Daniel Craig, has been nominated for a Golden Globe award for the third time. READ  

Vienna voted Europe's third best Xmas market
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Vienna voted Europe's third best Xmas market

European culture organization "Best European Destinations" announced this week the results of voting for Europe's best Christmas market, based on the opinions of its voters, placing Vienna's markets as third best. READ  

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Ten things to know before an Austrian party
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Ten things to know before an Austrian party

As the festive season gets underway, here are The Local's tips on how to prepare for a party in Austria. From taking off your shoes, to the perils of Schnapps and what songs you really shouldn't sing, we've got you covered. READ  

Austrian opera star infuriates Ukraine
Anna Netrebko with Placido Domingo. Photo: APA (Gindl)

Austrian opera star infuriates Ukraine

According to a report from the Associated Press, one of Austria's most famous opera singers Anna Netrebko has infuriated the Austrian government through her support of the separatist movement, as well as handing over 1 million rubles to Donetsk separatists in Ukraine. READ  

Christoph Waltz is Bond nemesis in 'Spectre'
Christoph Waltz. Photo: APA (epa)

Christoph Waltz is Bond nemesis in 'Spectre'

Austrian-German actor Christoph Waltz has been officially confirmed to play James Bond's evil opponent Ernst Blofeld in the movie, slated for November 2015. READ  

New museum for children who fled Nazis
An image from the Für das Kind museum. Photo: Rosie Potter

New museum for children who fled Nazis

A new museum dedicated to those who helped 10,000 mostly Jewish children in Germany, Austria, Czechoslovakia and Poland to escape from the Nazis is opening in Vienna. READ  

Art restitution
Decision due on battle over Klimt Frieze
The Beethoven Frieze. Photo: ROLAND SCHLAGER/EPA

Decision due on battle over Klimt Frieze

A decision is due later today on the fate of a prominent Austrian work of art that was seized from a Jewish collector by the Nazis. READ  

Austrian actor honoured with Walk Of Fame star
Christoph Waltz. Photo: EPA/FACUNDO ARRIZABALAGA

Austrian actor honoured with Walk Of Fame star

Austrian double-Oscar winner Christoph Waltz was honoured with a star on Tinseltown's storied Walk of Fame on Monday - with Quentin Tarantino first in line to pay tribute. READ  

Beer holds centre stage in Austria's life
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Beer holds centre stage in Austria's life

The latest report from the Austrian Brewer's Union shows that beer continues to be one of the most important beverages in Austrians' lives, sitting just behind coffee. READ  

 
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