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More Vienna Tourism

The City is looking forward to a busy holiday season. Vienna has seen 3.1 % more business trippers and vacationers from January to October 2013 as compared to 2012. Of the 4.8 million total overnighters, roughly 3.8 million traveled in from foreign countries, the main markets being Germany, the U.S., and Russia. The largest group […]

Unemployment still rising

At 4.9%, Austria has the lowest unemployment rate in Europe, however, it has been rising for the past 27 months. In November, AMS chief Johannes Kopf said he expects an increase from the current 361,000 jobless Austrians to 450,000 by the end of January. While the economy grew by 0.5% in 2013, and is projected […]

Teens help the Philippines

Teens help the Philippines

To support the victims of the category 5 super typhoon, students of the AIS (American International School, Vienna) mobilised. The student club “Habitat for Humanity” held a waffle and cookie sale, raising enough money to buy a “Shelter Repair Kit” which includes the essentials to build a complete shelter for one family. Three days later, […]

Prostitutes banned in Prater

A ban on street prostitution is to be enforced due to the building of dormitories for the new Wirtschaftsuniversität (WU, University of Economics), which opens campus doors this October. The construction of student dorms makes Südportal-, Messe-, and Perspektivstraße, heavily trafficked at night by streetwalkers, a residential zone and street solicitation will be no longer […]

Austrian animal advocates

One of Austria’s leading animal rights activists, Martin Balluch spoke at the debut screening of The Trial in Prague on 23 August. The documentary follows the case about Balluch and four others charged as organised crime members, or terrorists. Under Austria’s Article 278a – in which a perpetrator’s attitude is evidence enough for conviction – […]

Austria: 13th best birthplace

After Vienna being hailed as the city with the highest quality of life and Austria having the lowest unemployment rate in the EU, it may come as a surprise that a study by the Economist Intelligence Unit ranks Austria only 13th in the list of best countries to be born in. The study is based […]

Multi-tasking Mariahilfer

Multi-tasking Mariahilfer

No more cars, but confusion and controversy on Mariahilferstraße, one of Vienna’s main shopping streets that was converted into a pedestrian zone in August. The main sources of irritation are bikers – required to bike at walking pace, but often cycling speedily – and public transportation on the street dividing 6th and 7th District. Complaints […]

Integrating the Germans

With German immigrants now constituting the largest minority in Austria as of 2010, the city of Vienna has decided to take action. The Municipal Department for Integration and Diversity and representatives from the German community now offer “information modules” every quarter at the Expat-Center to help Germans better prepare for life in the city. Until […]

No more endless summer?

“Nine weeks of summer vacation is too long for primary school children,” Susanne Brandsteidl, president of the Vienna School Board, told the Austrian weekly NEWS.  Middle school summer and catholic holidays should also be cut. Since high school students do internships and language courses, their nine weeks are safe. Bulgarian primary school children get 16 […]

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