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Manfred Deix, the man who captured Austria’s soul
Photo: A sample of the work of the late cartoonist

Famous Austrian Cartoonist Manfred Deix died in the hospital on Saturday after a long battle with severe illness.

US rapper denies rape charge
Freddie Gibbs and Madlib performing at The Echoplex in March 2014. Photo: Carl Pocket/Wikimedia

US rapper Freddie Gibbs' lawyer said Tuesday that the musician "absolutely denies" rape allegations that saw him arrested in France last week, adding he will fight extradition to Austria to face the charges.

Five unwritten rules about cake in Austria
Photo: Hotel Sacher

With Dunkin Donuts soon shutting its doors in Austria, The Local has some ideas about why they struggled to find fans in the country.

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9 German words to sum up your 20s perfectly
"Bier" is, of course, the one word that goes without saying. Photo: Claus Rebler on Flickr

Whether just graduated, just dumped or just now trying to figure yourself out, sometimes you're just at a loss for words in your twenties. But The Local is here to help.

The winner of our 'Hidden Vienna' photo competition
Melinda Szente

See the photos from the winner of The Local Austria and Visual Hub photo competition 'Hidden Vienna'.

Designer wants compo for ad mask use
The golden mask. Photo: CEN/Eberharter

An Austrian fashion designer is demanding compensation from fashion label Louis Vuitton after they used an item of jewellery he created without permission in an advertising campaign that included a David Bowie music video.

Prince's piano awaits auction in Austrian cellar
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An innovative prototype piano that had been made for Prince by Austrian piano makers for his European tour is set to go under the hammer.

A study of the late Queen frontman Freddie Mercury’s vocal ability has revealed the tricks behind his “eccentric and flamboyant” style of singing, according to researchers in Vienna.

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Vienna Prater celebrates 250 years as public park
Waltzing in the Prater. Photo: Paul Gillingwater

Vienna's Wurstelprater amusement park kicked off on Saturday a series of celebrations for its 250th anniversary with a flower parade and traditional costumes.

Tickets on sale for HIV Red Ribbon Concert
Red Ribbon Concert

Tickets for the Red Ribbon Concert hosted by the Life Ball and taking place in Vienna in June have gone on sale this week.

April Fools Day
Spear of Destiny purloined by masked man
The Holy Lance, displayed in the Imperial Treasury at the Hofburg Palace. Photo: Gryffindor/Wikimedia

The ‘Spear of Destiny’ believed by many to have pierced the side of Jesus while he was on the cross has been stolen from a museum in Vienna.

Syrian actor's real-life drama has happy ending
Johnny Mhanna performing at the Schauspielhaus in Vienna in "Die Schutzbefohlenen" ("The Protégés") based on a play by Austrian Nobel Prize Laureate Elfriede Jelinek. Photo: UNHCR/Mark Henley

Johnny Mhanna was only eight years old when his aunt took him to the theatre in Damascus in 1999. It was the beginning of a lifelong passion for drama and acting.

Nazi-era building filled with sharks in Vienna
Costa Rican hammerhead shark. Photo: Barry Peters - Flickr

Austrian city planners unable to knock down the huge concrete flak towers built by the Nazis have solved the problem with one of them, by filling it with hammerhead sharks.

Baroque music luminary Harnoncourt dead
Nikolaus Harnoncourt died at the age of 86 late 05 March 2016, according to media reports. Photo: EPA/EDDY RISCH

Celebrated Austrian conductor Nikolaus Harnoncourt, considered to be the "pope" of the Baroque music revival, died Saturday aged 86, three months after announcing his retirement, his family announced.

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