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Austria's oldest winery marks 900 years

Austria's oldest winery marks 900 years

Travel north of Vienna, and you enter the scenic state of Lower Austria. Passing apple, apricot, and pear orchards, you reach the oldest and largest winery in the country - the Klosterneuburg monastery.

Controversy over Nazi victim memorial

Controversy over Nazi victim memorial

A long running debate over the location of a controversial memorial to murdered deserters of Hitler's army in the town of Goldegg, near Salzburg, has finally arrived at an interim solution.

Celebrities arrive in Vienna for Life Ball

Celebrities arrive in Vienna for Life Ball

The first of a host of celebrity Life Ball guests have landed in Vienna, direct from New York on a special Boeing plane - and were greeted with champagne, music and lots of cameras.

Austrians 'pay too much tax'

Austrians 'pay too much tax'

A new OECD study of 34 countries shows Austrians pay the third highest level of tax, and there are calls from a number of groups for urgent and sweeping reforms.

Actor Karlheinz Böhm dies aged 86

Actor Karlheinz Böhm dies aged 86

Böhm became famous in Austria and Germany for his role as Emperor Franz Joseph of Austria in the Sissi trilogy, starring alongside Romy Schneider.

Puppy found in bin at train station

Puppy found in bin at train station

In a heartless act of animal cruelty, a man threw a puppy into a rubbish bin at Vienna's Westbahnhof station.

Slim aims for 51 percent of Telekom Austria

Slim aims for 51 percent of Telekom Austria

The Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim is aiming for 51 percent of Telekom Austria with his company America Movil.

Asylum seeker centre overflowing

Asylum seeker centre overflowing

Traiskirchen, Austria's principal reception centre for refugees is overflowing once again, prompting the town's new mayor to demand a solution.

Horror dentist 'botched surgeries'

Horror dentist 'botched surgeries'

The Upper Austrian Dental Association has filed a malpractice complaint against a dentist working in Wels after the magistrates office received a letter that he was regularly botching operations.

Austrians worshipped bearded woman

Austrians worshipped bearded woman

An exhibition in the Waldviertal region of Lower Austria tells the story of a bearded lady worshipped by those who sought the freedom to live their lives as they pleased, free from oppression.