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Should there be one Tyrol?

After the Austro-Hungrian empire lost the first world war in 1918, its federal state Tyrol was divided in three parts: Northern Tyrol, Southern Tyrol and Eastern Tyrol. Southern Tyrol was annexed by Italy, and Northern and Eastern Tyrol stayed in Austria, cut off from each other by the province of Salzburg.

An amazing result caused a public opinion poll from the Southern Tyrolan home union (Südtiroler Heimatbund) now, if there should be a united Tyrol again or not. More than the half of the questioned persons in Northern and Eastern Tyrol, namely 54%, would like to have a united Tyrol again.

It’s noticeable that especially the young citizens under 30 years would like to have a united Tyrol more, as all the other age groups.


Salzburg Super Ski Card fulfills all skier wishes

One ski pass for more than 2.200 ski-run kilometres in 23 different ski regions in Salzburg. The Salzburg ski card offers a big selection for the winter holidaymakers in Salzburg. This year the Salzburg Ski Card even offers a 20% discount for youths. The wide range of ski areas makes it difficult to choose a […]

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This year no punch drink on the Stephansplatz square

The head of the Inner city Viennese district Ursula Stenzel (Peoples Party) leads a strict regency. Now she wants to bann the punch drink from the Stephansplatz square, which is very popular during christmas time. Even the punch drink hut of the club “Save the Stephansdom cathedral” is not allowed to serve punch there this […]

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Plastic cow attacked in Ybbsitz

A plastic cow was attacked during the night from Friday to Saturday in the Lower Austrian village of Ybbsitz. Unknown committers kicked the cow to the side and pushed a stake through the belly. The plastic cow is part of an advertising campaign of the community of interests of milk. The red-white-red cow named “Faironika” […]

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India buys Carinthian horses

Carinthian horse breeders made a very lucrative deal. 130 horses of the breed “Norikerpferde” were sold to India. The “Norikerpferde” are a very friendly and hardworking breed of horses. It was the veterinary surgeon Hans Joachim Erdmann from the Carinthian village of Krumpendorf, who arranged the deal. Altogether 1.000 horses should be exported from Austria […]

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The youngest bank robber in Austria

The youngest bank robber in Austria is 17 years old. He committed the bank robbery yesterday in the Tyrolean village Tulfes. According to the police, the 17-year-old youngster comes from a good home and never had trouble with the law before. Altought the 17-year-old is not of full legal age yet, he must expect to […]

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Protest against divorce: Viennese man cut his ring finger off

The intention of a woman to divorce, made the husband so upset that he cut his ring finger off. Now he could go to jail for one year because the judge sees a “intimidation for the woman against the divorce”. The man who lives in Vienna does not regret the loss of his ring finger. […]

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What bother Austrians mostly

“What bother Austrians mostly”, was the title of the latest public opinion poll of the Austrian market research institute IMAS. The most bothering thing for Austrians is the political climate inside of Austria. Almost three-quarter of the interviewed people said they dislike the way politicans treat eachother. 62% are dissatisfied with the security of the […]

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Job centre Zell am See: no manpower for winter season

The job centre Zell am See fears a supply shortfall of manpower for the coming winter season in the Salzburg region of Pinzgau. The reduction of foreign workers from none EU-countries can cause to problems for hotel operators. At the moment they are searching for employees for the winter season, but it’s very hard to […]

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Thief told his name: arrested

Sometimes it’s so easy to catch criminals. In the village of Raaba in the country around Graz, a 43-year-old woman caught a thief in her house redhanded. “What’s your name?”, she asked the thief. And really, the man told his real name before he escaped out of the house. So with the identity of the […]

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Marihuania landlord threw beer bottles at policemen

Last night a landlord in Klagenfurt did not agree to a police check in his restaurant. His neighbours called the police, because the music in the restaurant was playing too loud. When the police appeared in the restaurant, the owner showed his anger about such official act, and threw beer bottles at the unwelcome guests. […]

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Elfriede Jelinek has birthday: chancellor Schüssel congratulates

The Austrian author and Nobel prize winner Elfriede Jelinek has her 60th birthday today. Chancellor Schüssel appreciates her work and activity in a letter to her. Schüssel sees himself as a critical reader of Jelinek’s lyrics and theater plays. He also remembers his last meeting with Jelinek during the course of the festival “Steirischer Herbst” […]

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Skiing instructors becoming dancing stars in Tyrol

The skiing instructors of the Tyrolean holiday region of Alpbachtal-Seental are not only aces on the ski run, but also on the dance floor soon. The first dance hotel in the Alps offers a free dance course for all ski instructers of the region. The idea is to activate the talent of the instructors, to […]

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New navigation center for passenger ships in Melk

Melk, the little Lower Austrian town on the Danube river, is a very popular dock destination for passenger ships. But now it has been agreed that the landing place for the ships fail to meet the newest requirements. For this reason a new navigation center should be built until the year 2008. The municipal council […]

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Liz Hurley in Austria

A real Hollywood actor has visited Vienna yesterday for a couple of hours. Liz Hurley presented a chopard collier to the value of 3,5 Mio EUR in the jewelery shop of Wagner. Liz Hurley smiled with a radiant happiness when she showed herself to the many journalists and photographers with the 3,5 Mio EUR expensive […]

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Urinal decorated as women’s mouth: notification to the police

An urinal in the centre of Vienna causes a lot of agitation. The urinal is formed and decorated in the shape of a maked up women’s mouth. The head of the district Ursula Stenzel (Peoples Party) reported the urinal to the police. Yesterday evening Ursula Stenzel defended her notification to the police on TV. “I […]

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Should landlords in Vorarlberg remove Christian symbols from their holiday apartments?

A big fuss about Christian symbols reigns in the federal state of Vorarlberg these days. The director of tourism Manuel Bitschnau wrote letters to hosts of holiday apartments in his region, and recommended them to remove all Christian symbols from their holiday apartments. The manager of the Schruns-Tschagguns-Tourism-GmbH wrote his letter to 300 hosts of […]

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Viennese bakery Ankerbrot sold to International Food Retail Capital (IFRC)

The price of the deal is not known. Ankerbrot boss Peter Ostendorf confirms that he had to sell Ankerbrot to Heiner Kamps. Kamps is also the owner of the fish chain store Nordsee, and the German bakeries Müllerbrot and Löwenbäcker. Ostenhof thinks the deal was necessary to guarantee capital for the investment. Just for the […]

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Rapid Vienna hooligans attack football fans of Sturm Graz

After the poor performance of Rapid Vienna in Graz, its angry fans went totally mad. Rapid Vienna lost against the crisis-ridden Sturm Graz in a very poor performance 0:2. This caused a lot of injured persons after the match, because the fans of Rapid Vienna started to attack the police and the fans of Sturm […]

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First chain store of Baumax in Romania

It was in 1976 when Baumax opened its first store in Austria. 30 years later Baumax runs chain stores in six European countries. Soon the store in the 7th Eurpean country will be opened: Romania. At the end of this month the preparations will be over. The 123th Baumax chain store will open in Romania. […]

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Peter Westenthaler: jail instead of parliament?

The brawl affair of BZÖ-leading candidate Peter Westenthaler is becoming serious. The press spokesman of the minister of justice Christoph Pöchinger claims Westenthaler gave order to his bodyguard to attack him during the election night in a Viennese pub. The public prosecutor confirms a notification against the BZÖ boss. The senior public prosecutor will decide […]

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Kangaroo in Austria instead of Australia

There is this saying “there are no kangaroos in Austria” if someone changes Australia with Austria. But in this case it’s true. There is a wild kangaroo jumping around in Austrias nature. Since the early morning the animal keeps the police in the Tyrolean area of Wattens busy. Several times the kangaroo was seen close […]

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Wrong policemen captured 6.000 EUR

Last night on the motorway close to the city of Ried, two criminals dressed as policemen were able to capture 6.000 EUR from one car driver. The 56-year-old man from Slovakia wanted to buy a car in Germany and passed the motorway exit of Ried, as a supposed police car with blue lights appeared and […]

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Horse raper in Styria

An abused mare was found in the southern part of Styria, close to the city of Bad Radkersburg yesterday afternoon. The 9-year-old Irish Tinker-mare which lives in a paddock had a 10cm long cut in its genitals. This is the ninth incident in one year in Styria. The police is searching for serial perpetrators. The […]

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Football: Austria – Switzerland 2:1

This was a little sensation, and the players of the Austrian football national team showed that they can play good football. Especially in the first 45 minutes the Austrians played fantastic football which wasn’t seen in the last two years. Offensive, aggressive and good combinations. It was really a joy for the eyes to watch […]

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Second interview of Natascha Kampusch

One month after her first interview, Natascha Kampusch has again answered some questions for the medias. The Austrian daily newspapers “Kurier” and “Der Standard” were talking with the kidnapping victim. The 18-year-old said it’s not unpleasant if she is recognized in the underground, because people are polite and do not molest her. “Free? No, I […]

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Coalition between Socialdemocrats and Greens possible?

According to the opinion of constitution expert Heinz Mayer a government with Socialdemocrats and Greens could be possible now. The BZÖ who made it into the parliament by 4,01% of the votes quite narrow, went into the election by two different names. In Carinthia as “Liste Haider”, and in the rest of Austria as “Liste […]

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City of Bregenz has enormous debts

The capital of the federal state Vorarlberg is suffering under an enormous debt of 70.000.000 EUR. Today the city government presented the external finance expert Peter Pilz to solve the problem. Pilz says the financial situation of Bregenz is serious, but not hopeless. He is very optimist to be successful, and he will search the […]

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Arnold Schwarzenegger wants to celebrate his 60th birthday in Austria

Arnold Schwarzenegger wants to visit Austria after the governer election of California which will be held on the 7th November. If it’s not possible to come this year, Arnold Schwarzenegger wants to visit his home town Thal in Styria next year to his 60th birthday. But it’s also possible he already comes for christmas, reports […]

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Students in Salzburg live in bus

The prices for flats and public transports are too expensive in Salzburg, think a couple of students and made a protest. They bought a 24-hour-bus-ticket and moved into the bus to live there. The students also took barstool and indoor plant with them and want to stay there for two days. One student even took […]

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Freedom Party wants money from Susanne Riess-Passer

The judicial hearing between the Freedom Party and Susanne Riess-Passer continues today at the court in Innsbruck. The Freedom Party wants 600.000 EUR from its ex-boss Susanne Riess-Passer. The issue in the civil action is the note of expenses of Susanne Riess Passer during her period as party leader. She took 100.000 EUR for her […]

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