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Netflix to launch in Austria in September
Photo: Netflix

Netflix to launch in Austria in September

The popular movie and TV streaming site Netflix has revealed plans to launch in Austria in September this year. READ  

It all began with a scoop of Tiramisu
A Zanoni & Zanoni ice cream bar in Vienna. Photo: Zanoni

It all began with a scoop of Tiramisu

After a month in Vienna one thing in particular stands out for American journalism student Gretchen Henderson, as she writes for The Local. READ  

Silent disco 'too loud' for Salzburg
A silent disco. Photo: Flickr/Underbelly Limited

Silent disco 'too loud' for Salzburg

The city of Salzburg has refused to renew a licence for a silent disco clubbing event in the Volksgarten after complaints that it was “too loud and wild”. READ  

Burgenland's 'Stonehenge' discovery
Reconstruction of circular ditches at Heldenberg, Lower Austria. Photo: Wikimedia Commons

Burgenland's 'Stonehenge' discovery

In a sensational find for Austrian archaeologists, aerial photographs taken two years ago on the southern outskirts of the Burgenland town of Rechnitz have revealed the existence of circular trenches dating back to the Neolithic Period. READ  

Austrian desserts vie for world heritage status
Could Tyrol's 'white Sachertorte' be ranked alongside its better known rival from the east? Photo: APA/Robert Jaeger

Austrian desserts vie for world heritage status

Austria wants its famed cake and pastry culture to be included on UNESCO’s Intangible Cultural Heritage list. READ  

Travel
Austrian hotel has world's best wine list
New World cellar. Photo: Palais Coburg Hotel Residence/Herbert Lehmann

Austrian hotel has world's best wine list

World of Fine Wine magazine surveyed 750 restaurants from around the globe, to find out which establishment offered the most impressive selection of wines. The winner by a clear margin was Vienna's Palais Coburg Hotel Residence. READ  

Vienna Burgtheater veteran Gert Voss dies
Gert Voss. Photo: APA/Neumayr/MMV

Vienna Burgtheater veteran Gert Voss dies

One of Austria's most beloved actors, Gert Voss, has died at the age of 72 after a short illness. READ  

Austrian of the week
Lena Hoschek: Inspired by 50's glamour
Lena Hoschek, Austrian fashion designer. Photo: APA

Lena Hoschek: Inspired by 50's glamour

Austrian fashion designer Lena Hoschek, 33, is known for her nostalgic 1950’s inspired dresses and an emphasis on classic cuts and flattering, hourglass silhouettes. READ  

Art investors warned to avoid fake Walde
The fake Walde. Photo: Tyrolean state police

Art investors warned to avoid fake Walde

Art investors in Tyrol have been warned on Thursday by police to be on the lookout for a forged painting, that is purported to be by noted Tyrolean painter Alfons Walde. READ  

New magazine launches for black Austrians
Austrian footballer David Alaba - the face of a new generation? Photo: APA/Andreas Gebert

New magazine launches for black Austrians

Austria’s first lifestyle magazine primarily aimed at black Austrians is being launched on July 16th. READ  

Classical Music
Mendez on the podium in Grafenegg
Photo: APA (Horak)

Mendez on the podium in Grafenegg

Young Spanish conductor Antonio Mendez will for the first time conduct the orchestra on Saturday at the open air stage of the Wolkenturm in Grafenegg in Lower Austria. READ  

Lipizzaner horses roam Vienna's Burggarten
Mares and a foal with Elisabeth Gürtler and Agriculture Minister Andrä Rupprechter. Photo: APA/Schlager

Lipizzaner horses roam Vienna's Burggarten

The famed Lipizzaner mares and foals of Vienna’s Spanish Riding School are being let out to graze and roam the grass of the city’s central Burggarten park. READ  

World's best body painters show their stuff
Photo: Daniel Janesch

World's best body painters show their stuff

Each year in the Carinthian town of Pörtschach in Austria, the world's best body painters come from near and far, to cover young women - and men - in paint, and very little else. The Local brings you a selection of the best pictures. READ  

Space and time inspire Vienna artist
Tomas Eller working on Expendic. Photo: Katja Eller

Space and time inspire Vienna artist

A new book from Vienna-based artist Tomas Eller - who has created work using guns and dynamite - draws inspiration from physics and maths. READ  

A Turkish expat fasts for Ramadan
The Vienna Islamic Centre. Photo: Carly Smith

A Turkish expat fasts for Ramadan

With the recent start of Ramadan, the Muslim holy month of fasting and self-restraint, The Local Austria asks a Turkish expat about life without food or water from sunrise to sunset. READ  

 
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