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'Sometimes the hardest thing to do is ask'
Photo: Nick Schwarz

'Sometimes the hardest thing to do is ask'

Nick Schwarz, a 23-year-old from Portland, Oregon, is a reporter for the current affairs programme Reality Check, at FM4 radio in Vienna. The Local talked to him about why he came to Austria. 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  

The Ukrainians protesting in Vienna
Protesters outside the Hofburg. Photo: Kim Traill

The Ukrainians protesting in Vienna

Every Thursday lunchtime for the past several months, a small but determined group of Ukrainians has been gathering outside the head office of the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) at Vienna's Hofburg. 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  

Austria’s award winning spas
View from the Hotel Hochschober. Photo: Hotel Hochschober

Austria’s award winning spas

Austria has some of the best spa and wellness hotels in Europe - and many scored highly in the recent European Health and Spa awards. 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  

The Local List
Nine things Google can tell you about Austria
Schönbrunn Palace. Photo: Paul Gillingwater

Nine things Google can tell you about Austria

While Austria is widely considered to be an excellent place to live, it is not a large, or particularly well-known country for those living outside Europe. READ  

Food
Foodies find good choice in Vienna's markets
Photo: Eishken Estate

Foodies find good choice in Vienna's markets

Tired of processed and pre-packaged food? There's no excuse for not eating well, if you're willing to try out some of Vienna's specialized food markets. The Local's food correspondent Gaz Smith checks out the choices available, and gives his recommendations. Let them know you read about it in The Local if you visit. 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  

JobTalk Austria
Foreign name scuppers job chances
Photo: APA (dpa)

Foreign name scuppers job chances

Got a foreign-sounding name? Your chances of getting a job in Austria just declined substantially, according to a report from the ORF. READ  

How Austria deals with begging
A woman begging. Photo: APA/BARBARA GINDL

How Austria deals with begging

Begging is seen as an increasing problem in Austria’s cities, and some provinces are trying to tackle the issue with social measures. READ  

Austrian of the week
David Alaba: 'Living the dream'
David Alaba. Photo: APA/Osterauer

David Alaba: 'Living the dream'

As football mania seizes the world The Local profiles 22-year-old David Alaba, who plays for German club Bayern Munich and holds Austria's record as the youngest player to play for the national team. READ  

Expat Dispatches
'I can't get enough of Austrians'
Holly enjoying Spring in Vienna. Photo: Private

'I can't get enough of Austrians'

Holly is a 25-year-old American who lives in Vienna with her husband and cat (and a baby on the way). She works for a non-profit organization teaching English to both children and adults through various programmes. READ  

The Local List
Top 12 embarrassing German mistakes
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Top 12 embarrassing German mistakes

With its long words, tricky pronunciation and false friends, the German language can easily lead the learner into a world of embarrassment. Here are 12 of the best from our readers. Warning: Some are a little naughty. READ  

What do Germans think of Austrians?
Men wearing traditional Austrian Trachten. Photo: APA

What do Germans think of Austrians?

We've already looked at how the Austrians see the Germans. The Local has now asked a selection of Germans to tell us what they think of their neighbours who live in the land of Mozart, Wiener Schnitzel, and Red Bull. READ  

 
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