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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” which caused to a “lively conversation” between Schüssel and Jelinek.

Schüssel hopes for more prolific impulses from Jelinek, which he describes as big exponent of world literature from Austria.


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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