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My Austrian Career
'Painting is a way of discovering myself'
Mikhail Evstafiev. Photo: Eric Gourlan

'Painting is a way of discovering myself'

Mikhail Evstafiev is a Russian artist, writer, journalist, and photographer, who has lived in Vienna for the past ten years. He was born in Moscow but has lived in many different places. He spoke to The Local about his new exhibition Lines of Life, and how Vienna has started to feel like home. READ  

92 percent of Austrians drink coffee
Photo: APA/dpa

92 percent of Austrians drink coffee

While Brits are known for drinking tea, a new survey released Tuesday shows that Austrians just love their coffee. READ  

Bears thinking about
Italian bears return to Austria's woods in force
Adult brown bear. File photo: APA

Italian bears return to Austria's woods in force

If Europeans go down to the woods today they might be in for a big surprise: bears. And in countries no longer used to big predators, it's no picnic. READ  

My Austrian Career
Life in Austria gives you 'different outlook'
Photo: Bevin Clement

Life in Austria gives you 'different outlook'

The Local talks to Bevin Clement, a native of New Zealand and a builder by trade who moved to Austria for love in 1999 and now runs his own building and renovation business. READ  

The ski school churning out champions
Photo: Skigymnasium Stams

The ski school churning out champions

Many of the world's top skiers have walked its halls and at this year's Olympics, its alumni swept 12 medals - for nearly half a century the ski school in Stams, Austria has been producing champions like a factory. READ  

The Local List
How to make friends in Austria
Photo: APA

How to make friends in Austria

Trying to make new friends in Austria? Here are 12 things you should know about Austrian manners - that may help you avoid making any enemies. READ  

My Austrian Career
'Vienna's public transport is amazing!'
Lucia teaching a music class at Gymboree.

'Vienna's public transport is amazing!'

The Local talks to 24-year-old Lucia Escolano from Spain, who moved to Vienna in January to improve her German and find work. READ  

Austrian of the week
The female priest on the wrong side of the Vatican
Photo: Christine Mayr-Lumetzberger

The female priest on the wrong side of the Vatican

Christine Mayr-Lumetzberger is a 58-year-old Austrian ex-nun, who made headlines when she was excommunicated by Rome in 2002. She spoke to The Local about her life and faith. READ  

Op. Ed
Radical Islam in Austria is active and growing
After his release from prison Mahmoud burned his Austrian passport in a video. Photo: Site

Radical Islam in Austria is active and growing

Has Austria become a growing regional centre for Islamic religious extremism? In this analysis, Benjamin Weinthal, who reports on European affairs for The Jerusalem Post, sees three different Jihadist movements working actively in Austria. READ  

Op-Ed
Austria treads a tightrope in Europe
President Heinz Fischer and Vladimir Putin in Vienna in June. Photo: APA/Jaeger

Austria treads a tightrope in Europe

Is Austria out of tune with its European partners when it comes to Russia? Caroline de Gruyter, Europe correspondent for NRC Handelsblad, argues that it seems so, but that Austrians believe they are at the centre of the new Europe and are doing well out of it. READ  

Christmas delights for children in Vienna
A child lights an advent wreath. Photo: APA/Jäger

Christmas delights for children in Vienna

It may seem a little early to start thinking about Christmas but in Austria St Nicholas is Austria’s version of Santa Claus, and he arrives on December 6th. Dressed like a bishop, he visits children′s houses and traditionally brings small gifts, like fruits, nuts and sweets. READ  

Funeral museum rises from the dead
Cemetery for the nameless in Wien Simmering. Photo: HeinzLW/Wikimedia

Funeral museum rises from the dead

Just in time for Halloween on Friday and a weekend devoted to the dead, Vienna's unashamedly morbid Funeral Museum is now closer to the action: the Austrian capital's huge Central Cemetery. READ  

Literature
The girlfriend left behind in Vienna in 1939
Photo: Reprinted from ‘Paper Love’ by Sarah Wildman by arrangement with Riverhead Books

The girlfriend left behind in Vienna in 1939

In ‘Paper Love,’ Sarah Wildman searches for her grandfather’s pre-war love. READ  

The Local List
Ten things you should never say to an Austrian
Photo: Wings for Life World Run

Ten things you should never say to an Austrian

Since it declared its everlasting neutrality on October 26, 1955, the national holiday, the Alpine country of Austria has gone from strength to strength, boasting a staggering twenty Nobel Prize laureates, including seven in physiology or medicine, five in chemistry, three in physics and one for economist Friedrich Hayek. READ  

Travel
Independent lists EU's top six ski hotels
Photo: For Friends Hotel

Independent lists EU's top six ski hotels

A recent article in Britain's Independent newspaper lists its picks for Europe's top six ski hotels - and two of them are in Austria. READ  

 
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Europe's top six ski hotels features Austria
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Vienna Philharmonic receives major music prize
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What kind of Austria expat are you?
Health
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Happy Birthday, Udo Jürgens
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Sigmund Freud: 75 years after his death
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Austrians can't stop smoking
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Why Austria wants a divorce from Germany
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