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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  

Get creative at Vienna Design Week
Vienna’s Palais Schwarzenberg. Photo: Kramar / Fischka.com

Get creative at Vienna Design Week

For the next ten days Vienna will become a platform and showcase for design and creativity. READ  

Ten noises that sound very different in German
Mäh mäh says the Austrian lamb. Photo: APA

Ten noises that sound very different in German

Learning the native onomatopoeia is just another step to becoming fluent in your adopted language. This week, The Local List takes it upon ourselves to help you along the way and answers crucial linguistic questions. What noise do chickens make in German? READ  

Seidl: Nazi basement film 'authentic'
A still from the film In The Basement. Photo: APA/Stadtkino Filmverleih

Seidl: Nazi basement film 'authentic'

Austrian film director Ulrich Seidl has said that two Burgenland ÖVP councillors who appeared surrounded by Nazi memorabilia in his new documentary In The Basement, were authentic and not paid extras. READ  

Vienna's fashion week turns a few heads
Photo: APA/MQ VIENNA FASHION WEEK/THOMA (THOMAS LERCH)

Vienna's fashion week turns a few heads

It was that time of year again for fashion lovers in Vienna. The Vienna fashion week came and went. Luckily, we have highlights of what went down. READ  

Councillors resign over film with Nazi symbols
The controversial scene

Councillors resign over film with Nazi symbols

Two Burgenland ÖVP councillors who appeared surrounded by Nazi memorabilia in Ulrich Seidl's new documentary feature, In The Basement, have resigned. READ  

 
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