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Grand Rapids hollers back to Kapfenberg
From the Youtube video showing dancing priests in the streets of Kapfenberg. Photo: Youtube

Grand Rapids hollers back to Kapfenberg

A US town which inspired an Austrian town to emulate its success with a music video which is going viral has acknowledged the tribute. READ  

SF Binge for Krampus
Star Wars to play for two weeks solid
Krampus about to capture an errant child. Photo: Лобачев Владимир / Wikimedia

Star Wars to play for two weeks solid

A German satellite TV channel has announced that it will be broadcasting Star Wars films continuously, 24 hours a day, for two weeks starting on December 1st. READ  

Pistols looted by Nazis to be sold at Bonhams
Photo: Bonhams

Pistols looted by Nazis to be sold at Bonhams

A pair of rare Brescian flintlock holster pistols that were looted by the Nazis will be auctioned at Bonhams in London on November 26th for an estimated £60,000 to £80,000. READ  

Viennale festival opens with historical drama
A still from Jessica Hausner's Amour Fou. Photo: Stadtkino Filmverleih

Viennale festival opens with historical drama

The Vienna International Film Festival opens on Thursday, showing new films from around the world, some of them international premieres. READ  

Art
World-record €3 million for Verbeeck auction
Photo: The Mocking of Human Follies. Photo: Dorotheum

World-record €3 million for Verbeeck auction

Flemish artist Frans Verbeeck's painting "The Mocking of Human Follies" sold for a world-record setting €3 million on Tuesday night in Vienna. READ  

Essl art fire sale earns €60 million
Wolker (Fenster) by German artist Gerhard Richter. Photo: Christie's

Essl art fire sale earns €60 million

A Christie's auction of art owned by the financially troubled Austrian building supplies chain owner and art collector Karlheinz Essl has raised €60 million (US$75 million). READ  

Conchita appears before EU Parliament
Conchita Wurst. Photo: APA/EPA/OLIVIER HOSLET

Conchita appears before EU Parliament

Austria’s bearded lady and Eurovision Song Contest winner Conchita Wurst has performed in front of the European Parliament in Brussels. READ  

Vienna Philharmonic wins Nilsson Prize
Vienna Philharmonic musicians. Photo: APA/NEUBAUER

Vienna Philharmonic wins Nilsson Prize

The Vienna Philharmonic orchestra (VPO) will be awarded the Birgit Nilsson Prize in Stockholm on Wednesday evening. READ  

A Long Night to explore Austria's museums
The popular Breughel room at the Kunsthistorisches Museum. Photo: APA/PFARRHOFER

A Long Night to explore Austria's museums

Culture vultures will be flocking to Austria’s Long Night of the Museums on Saturday October 4th - with 700 museums and galleries across the country staying open until 1am. READ  

Old masters up for auction at Dorotheum
Frans Verbeeck (1510 - 1570) The Mocking of Human Follies

Old masters up for auction at Dorotheum

Vienna’s Dorotheum, one of the world’s oldest auction houses, is holding an auction week of old master and 19th century paintings. READ  

€250,000 reward for stolen Vienna art
Detail from one of the stolen paintings by Oskar Kokoschka. Photo: Police

€250,000 reward for stolen Vienna art

A €250,000 reward has been offered for information leading to the recovery of 72 works of art stolen from a retired academic in Vienna earlier this month. READ  

Austrian entertainer Udo Jürgens is 80
Udo Jürgens. Photo: APA/Britta Pedersen

Austrian entertainer Udo Jürgens is 80

Austrian composer and popular music singer Udo Jürgens is 80 years old on Tuesday September 30th - but claims to feel more like 50. He has a new album and continues to tour packed out concert halls across Europe. READ  

Government wants to restrict 'fun demos'
Udo Jürgens in a bathrobe. Photo: APA/dpa

Government wants to restrict 'fun demos'

Austria’s government is considering how to move demonstrations away from Vienna’s Ringstrasse after complaints that the city centre’s main boulevard is closed almost every week - sometimes for frivolous causes. READ  

Street artist holds Vienna treasure hunt
A Tabby stencil in Vienna. Photo: Tabby

Street artist holds Vienna treasure hunt

Vienna street artist Tabby - who some see as Austria’s answer to renowned British graffiti artist Banksy - is holding a week-long “treasure hunt” in the capital in which he invites people to take part in daily challenges and perhaps be rewarded with one of his works. READ  

Test your skills with the odd word out quiz
Woman reading a German dictionary. Photo: APA

Test your skills with the odd word out quiz

Come and test your German skills on the European Day of Languages with The Local's German odd word out quiz. This linguistic challenge should test even the finest German translators. READ  

 
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