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Austrian museum seeks sponsors to save damaged art
Detail from Gustav Klimt's Death and Life. Photo: Leopold Museum,

Austrian museum seeks sponsors to save damaged art
February 04, 2016

Would you pay to see art that's broken, mouldy or eaten by worms?

Poking fun at our foibles through stand-up
Patrick Lamb. Photo: Stefan Nützel

Poking fun at our foibles through stand-up
February 01, 2016

British Patrick Lamb lives and works in Vienna as a stand-up comedian. He spoke to The Local about life as an English language comic in the Austrian capital.

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Live-action short takes student director to Oscars
Simon Schwarz in Alles wird gut. Photo: Patrick Vollrath

Live-action short takes student director to Oscars
January 15, 2016

An Austrian-German student film has been nominated for the "best live action short film" Oscar by the jury – placing it alongside blockbuster movies and A-list actors.

New film to be shot in migrant hotspot Calais
Michael Haneke, the film's director. Photo: ANGELA WEISS / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / AFP

New film to be shot in migrant hotspot Calais
December 30, 2015

An award-winning director will soon start work on Happy End, a film set in Calais which will 'integrate' the migrant crisis affecting the French port into its plot.

Ginger Churchill heads to hell in Nazi mural
Photo: Europics.at

Ginger Churchill heads to hell in Nazi mural
December 22, 2015

Would you believe that Winston Churchill makes an appearance on a church mural done by a Nazi artist in Austria, heading to hell with a sack of gold?

Vienna's horses added to Unesco cultural list
Photo: Herbert Graf

Vienna's horses added to Unesco cultural list
December 03, 2015

The elegant horsemanship of the Spanish Riding School in Vienna has been added to the UN cultural agency's list of jewels that enrich the world's intangible cultural heritage.

Sissi cake on display in Italian castle
Empress Sissi with dog. Photo: Archive

Sissi cake on display in Italian castle
December 02, 2015

This is one cake you can neither have nor eat: a tart baked 118 years ago for Austria's Empress Elisabeth has gone on display this week at an Italian castle once used by the sovereign as a holiday residence.

Vienna Philharmonic to fund refugee house
The Vienna Philharmonic's famous New Year's Day Concert. Photo: wienerphilharmoniker.at

Vienna Philharmonic to fund refugee house
December 01, 2015

The renowned Vienna Philharmonic orchestra is raising money for a new home for four refugee families in Lower Austria, that will also function as a “place for cultural dialogue” and a concert venue.

Asylum seekers face their fears with Krampus
Photo: Gasteiner Perchtenlauf - Gasteiner Klaubaufe

Asylum seekers face their fears with Krampus
November 28, 2015

As part of the integration process for refugees and asylum seekers staying in the Tyrolean district of Lienz, locals will slowly introduce them to an important tradition -- the Perchtenlauf.

Columbus 'didn't bring syphilis to Europe': study
Syphilis may have existed in Europe more that 100 years before Columbus set sail. Photo: Wikimedia Commons

Columbus 'didn't bring syphilis to Europe': study
November 23, 2015

Italian explorer Christopher Columbus is often accused of bringing syphilis back to Europe from the New World, but new research shows he may not be guilty as charged.

Looted ancient statue returned to Egypt
Photo: Austrian Police

Looted ancient statue returned to Egypt
November 16, 2015

The director of Vienna's Art History Museum (KHM) Sabine Haag handed over on Monday a priceless Egyptian statue to the Egyptian ambassador after it was recovered from two suspected antiquity thieves earlier this year.

Vienna to host Miss Earth pageant
Sophie Totzauer. Photo: Miss Earth

Vienna to host Miss Earth pageant
November 15, 2015

For the first time in its 14-year history, the Miss Earth beauty pageant will bring its message of environmental awareness to Europe with a contest in Vienna.

Vienna's Christmas markets not canceled
Vienna's Rathausplatz, site of the Christmas Market. Photo: kreitner & partner

Vienna's Christmas markets not canceled
November 14, 2015

Despite rumours to the contrary, Vienna's Christmas markets -- and especially the largest one at the Rathaus Platz by the Town Hall -- have not been canceled in the wake of the Paris terror attacks.

Scalpers force Prince to postpone ticket sales
Prince performing at Coachella in 2008. Photo: Scott Penner/Wikimedia

Scalpers force Prince to postpone ticket sales
November 13, 2015

Prince on Friday abruptly postponed ticket sales for a highly anticipated European tour, outraged that scalpers were already advertising vastly inflated resale prices.

Prince to start solo piano tour in Vienna
Photo: Music & More Artist & Konzertmanagement

Prince to start solo piano tour in Vienna
November 11, 2015

Pop legend Prince will kick off his solo European tour in Vienna, with a gig at the Konzerthaus on November 24th.

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