Vienna has announced it will fine pigeon feeders €36. They're serious about dealing with the mess from pigeons.
Austrians are not expected to turn out in record numbers for this month's European Parliament elections, even though the 2014 ballot is billed as the most important yet.
Vienna's Mayor Michael Häupl (SPÖ) has called for a ban on a right-wing group calling themselves Die Identitaere Bewegung (The Identity Movement).
Among Austria's expatriate community, there is a general lack of enthusiasm for the EU elections being held this weekend.
With most of the floodwaters now receding, Austrians can look forward to a plague of mosquitos of almost Biblical proportions, according to one scientist.
An investigation into the retired president of Austria's Supreme Court, Johann Rzeszut, regarding his involvement in the Natascha Kampusch case has been closed.
Eurovision winner Conchita Wurst will perform at Vienna's first Boylesque cabaret festival, taking place on May 28 and 29. Wurst will appear as the final act and sing her song Rise Like a Phoenix.
Two former Russian police officers suspected of kidnapping and murdering a well-known Viennese lawyer have been convicted in Russia - but for blackmail rather than murder.