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Top 12 German sayings

Top 12 German sayings

The Local List shines a little light on some of the charming eccentricities of the German language.

'Girl power' for Austria's Eurovision

'Girl power' for Austria's Eurovision

The 2015 Eurovision Song Contest - to be hosted by Austria in May - will be presented by three women, with this year’s winner Conchita Wurst in the Green Room.

Austria seeks €3.5 billion from BayernLB

Austria seeks €3.5 billion from BayernLB

Austria has filed a lawsuit against BayernLB on the grounds that it believes it was misled by the German lender over the true financial state of the Hypo Alpe Adria bank, which had to be nationalised in 2009.

Armed robbery at Vienna jewellery store

Armed robbery at Vienna jewellery store

An upmarket jewellery shop in Vienna’s 1st district was robbed on Thursday afternoon by two masked men who attacked and injured a security guard.

Top mistakes tourists make in Austria

Top mistakes tourists make in Austria

We've all been there. New country, new culture. It's so easy to make mistakes, either embarrassing, or potentially fatal. The Local's François Badenhorst takes a look at some of the more common errors tourists make.

Austrian hiker missing in New Zealand

Austrian hiker missing in New Zealand

A 21-year-old man from Austria, David Schopf, went missing while hiking in the Tararua Forest Park in New Zealand on Wednesday.