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Doctors challenge smokers' paradise
A traditional Vienna coffee house with ashtrays at every table. Photo: APA

Doctors challenge smokers' paradise

A group of medical specialists has launched a Don’t Smoke campaign in Austria which will petition for a comprehensive smoking ban and greater protection for non-smokers. READ  

Graz designer pushes the boundaries of Tracht
Dirndl and Lederhosen from Wülde-Hoamat. Photo: Mario Zach

Graz designer pushes the boundaries of Tracht

More than six million people will attend this year’s Oktoberfest in Munich - the world’s biggest beer festival - and many of them will dress in traditional Tracht such as Dirndls, or Lederhosen. READ  

Father of psychiatry
Sigmund Freud. Photo: File

Father of psychiatry

Even before Sigmund Freud fled Hitler on the Orient Express from Vienna in June 1938, the father of psychoanalysis and his ideas about sex, dreams and cocaine divided opinion in the Austrian capital. READ  

Leaving Vienna on the last train to England
Photo: Walter Schaub-Walzer

Leaving Vienna on the last train to England

Jaques Broch was eight years old when he left Vienna in 1939, on the last train to England. READ  

Health
Austrians still love to smoke
File photo: APA

Austrians still love to smoke

Austrians loathe giving up cigarettes and the statistics prove this out. According to Mr. Zoltán Massay-Kosubek, the Policy Coordinator at the European Public Health Alliance, Austrians are smoking more than ever before, an increase driven mainly by younger smokers entering the market. READ  

Op Ed.
Why Austria wants a divorce from Germany
Statue of Aenus. Photo: Lynne Hand/Flickr

Why Austria wants a divorce from Germany

Our regular columnist, The Curmudgeon, considers Scottish independence, and wonders why Austria hasn't declared independence from Germany yet. READ  

My Austrian Career
'A love of learning was vital'
Amanda enjoying the snow.

'A love of learning was vital'

American Amanda K. moved to Vienna in June 2013 to pursue her graduate studies. As well as studying, she works at Gymboree Play & Music, a private childcare company which offers parents in Vienna the chance to spend more time with their young children in a specially-tailored environment. READ  

Austrian of the week
Spindelegger: Defeated by tax reform
Michael Spindelegger. Photo: APA/Schlager

Spindelegger: Defeated by tax reform

Former Finance Minister Michael Spindelegger resigned on Tuesday after eight months in the role, over differences within the conservative People’s Party (ÖVP) over how to overhaul Austria's tax system and reduce its debt. What will his legacy be? READ  

My Austrian Career
'You're just trying to get a sentence out'
Kate Gaines with Mozart.

'You're just trying to get a sentence out'

Kate Gaines is a 35-year-old clarinettist and music teacher from Kentucky, USA, who has been teaching at the Danube International School in Vienna for three years. She spoke to The Local about the challenges and joys of working abroad. READ  

Happiness 'about making right choices'
Happiness is... Photo: APA

Happiness 'about making right choices'

Can happiness be learned? And can you measure how happy certain people are? An international conference in Innsbruck is looking at these questions. READ  

JobTalk Austria
Six golden rules for the Austrian job hunt
Looking for jobs. File photo: APA

Six golden rules for the Austrian job hunt

So you're looking for a job in Austria, but you don't know where to start. Well don't fret, we've talked to a career expert who explains how to get ahead in the job game. READ  

Why beggars are a problem for Vienna's street paper
An Augustin vendor. Photo: APA/Fohringer

Why beggars are a problem for Vienna's street paper

Have you ever been asked to buy an Augustin paper at one of Vienna’s train stations, or whilst sitting at a cafe, and wondered about the story of the person trying to sell it to you? Or been annoyed when they wouldn’t take no for an answer? READ  

My Austrian Career
'No one speak English to him!'
Photo: Sonia Connor

'No one speak English to him!'

The Local talks to Ben Connor, an Australian baritone who moved to Austria to study and perform music. READ  

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Where playing and learning go hand in hand
Playing with the parachute on the play floor. Photo: Gymboree Vienna

Where playing and learning go hand in hand

If you’re a parent in Vienna and are struggling to entertain your children over the summer, or dread rainy weather when the kids are stuck indoors all day - do not fear, you’re not alone. READ  

The grassroots group uniting Muslims and Jews
Participants visited Vienna's main synagogue. Photo: Daniel Shaked

The grassroots group uniting Muslims and Jews

The organiser of the Muslim Jewish Conference, held in Vienna this year, says that he believes the gathering of young people from around the world has helped break down stereotypes and that every participant has been changed by their experience. READ  

 
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