European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker and Austrian Chancellor Werner Faymann have said that fences are not welcome in the EU, after Vienna suggested it could build a barrier on its border with Slovenia to control an influx of migrants.
Tensions are mounting at the key southern gateway for thousands of migrants into Germany, with overstretched German and Austrian officials trading barbs as asylum seekers queue for hours in the cold at border posts.
Vienna has one of the most efficient, and probably the cheapest underground train system in Europe. As the weather becomes colder, expect many natives to abandon their bikes and go underground. But whilst traversing the city is easy, navigating the etiquette required en route is trickier. Here are The Local's top tips.
Two refugees had to be rescued from a river in Upper Austria after jumping or falling from a bridge and apparently attempting to swim to Germany.
Update: Austria will build a fence along its border with fellow EU member Slovenia to slow down the migrant flow, Interior Minister Johanna Mikl-Leitner said on Wednesday.