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People from the Eastern parts of Germany like to work in Tirol

tirolThe amount of workers in Tirol who come from the Eastern parts of Germany, is high as never before.

Many Austrians are not motivated to work in the tourism industry. Foreign workers from Germanies Eastern provinces come and take their jobs.

For the first time in history Germans stand the biggest contingent of foreign workers in Tirol. Usually workers from Turkey or former Yugoslavia were always on the top of the statistcs. Until now.

Cooking, cleaning up dishes and cleaning the rooms. Germans do every work and have a very good reputation. They are hard working, loyal, and faithful.


Vienna wants to increase parking fees

Parking in Vienna is too cheap, thinks the government of Vienna and plans to increase the parking fees. The Socialdemocratic government of Vienna does not want to take half-measures in such kind of case. The increase for car park tickets should amount 50%. The responsible town councilwoman Renate Brauner keeps silent. A speaker of her […]

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Cosmetics made of wine from Burgenland

Neusiedl am See is the place in Austrias federal state Burgenland, where beauty culture products of the special kind are manufactured and tested. The company W-Analyt produces cosmetic items like wine soaps and champagne creams. Persons with central problems should use them. The wine soaps are made of original white ore red wine from Burgenland. […]

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No pupils for geriatric care school in Graz

The need for qualified employees of geriatric care is big in Austria. In spite of that a geriatric care school in Graz has to face empty class rooms. Reason is not a lack of interest, but the missing assistance of the employment agency. “The pupils need financial assistance”, says the female schoolmaster Heidemarie Schrötter. “No […]

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Modern equipment for patients with cardiovascular diseases

Hospital of Wels (Upper Austria) has purchased a new apparatus for investigation of coronary arteries without use of the catheter. The coronary artery disease (CAD) is a major cause of illness and death in the developed countries. The new technology is able to help to detect changes in the heart vessels at their earliest stages, […]

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Cafe Mozart in Kinshasa

On Monday a group of Austrians opened the “Cafe Mozart” in the capital of the Democratic Republic of the Congo Kinshasa. The business lasted not long. 3 days after opening the Austrians had to leave their cafe and had to escape out of city, because heavy battles between the armed forces of two politicans broke […]

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Tirolean village Sölden wants more homosexual tourists

The Tirolean holiday resort Sölden is searching for new ranks of tourists. From Saturday on a festival called “Gay Showhappening” will be hosted in the village for one week, which is dedicated to homosexual men. The “Gay Showhappening” is going to take place for the 8th time. “We made very good experiences with homosexual tourists. […]

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6 years prison for breeding and selling hemp plants

A owner of a hemp shop and his son from Graz, were caught breeding and selling hemp plants. According to the police, both men (54 and 30 years old) can expect a prison sentence between 6 months and 6 years. 30 customers were traced. Police progressed house searches. The customers were reported by the police, […]

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27 police patrols chased athletic handbag snatcher

Hot pursuit in the Upper Austrian city of Traun yesterday afternoon. A 17-year-old boy purloined the handbag of a 74-year-old woman in the cemetery. The loud screaming of the victim alarmed a worker who called the police. The police mobilized almost its whole squad in and around the city of Traun, to find and catch […]

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Government of Vienna wants immigrants as policemen

A new campaign of government and police in Vienna wants to bring at least one immigrant in every Viennese police station. The Austrian citizenship for the new policemen is essential condition, but foreign origin preferred. “Multicultural origin should become an important criterion for being a policeman in Vienna”, says the major police general. “Immigrants will […]

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81 percent of Austrians do home improvments as do-it-yourselfers

According to a representative survey by order of “Henkel Central Eastern Europe”, 81 percent of the Austrians over 18 years are active as do-it-yourselfers. Even a third of the Austrians take the tool kit daily to do works in flat or house. Also more and more women make home improvements as do-it-yourselfers. Their share amounts […]

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38.000 visitors at trade fair in Innsbruck

Yesterday the 25th trade fair in Innsbruck closed. 485 exhibitors presented their products. The nice weather had no bad influence on the number of visitors, says congress and fair director Georg Lamp. The topics of this year were spring, gardening and barbecue, as well as cars, fashion, building, living and renovating. A very important topic […]

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Alarming data about language difficulties in children

According to the survey of the province and Caritas organization, every second child between five and six years in Upper Austria has difficulties with the speech. Speech and language therapists say, that nowadays children of the early age (until two years) often spend too much time only with their mothers. The TV serves as a […]

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Austria allows sex in jail for prisoners

Austria cares for its prisoners. The Lower Austrian prison “Krems-Stein” will be the second one, which is going to offer sex-cells for the need for love of its inmates. Leoben was the first prison in Austria last year in April which opened special areas in the jail for the act of love. The new sex […]

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Ryanair reduces flights between Graz and London

The Irish low-budget airline Ryanair wants to reduce its flights between London the the Styrian capital of Graz from seven times to four times in a week. The property owners of the Airport Graz don’t want to accept that. They search for talks with Ryanair, but Ryanair retorts the airport of Graz is expensive and […]

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Premiere of laboratory for heart catheterization in Europe

For the first time in Europe a stereotactic heart catheterization laboratory was opened in the Cardiology department of internal medicine at Vienna General Hospital (AKH). Three million Euros were spent to arrange it. For cardiologists this is a new way to treat heart illnesses. This laboratory is composed of two large magnets with a weight […]

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Unique museum of contraception and pregnancy termination

A worldwide unique museum of contraception and pregnancy termination was opened in Vienna. Numerous exhibits and various kinds of information about this subject are exposed. The possibility to regulate pregnancy and parenthood itself is an important achievement of the medicine. It is expected, that a lot of young people will visit this museum, in order […]

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Baker factory Ölz invests 17 million EUR for new factory floor

The popular grand baker factory Ölz in Vorarlberg reports new investments. 17 million EUR will be spent for a new factory floor. The construction works will start this month. The new factory floor should be finnished in 2008 and involve 4.500 square metres. The new hall will be used for the production of toast bread […]

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Duel nordic-walker vs bicyclist caused injured cyclist in Carinthia

The duel in the Carinthian village of Karnburg between a 78-year-old woman with a nordic-walking-stick, and a 61-year-old woman on a bicycle, ended with an overthrown and injured bicyclist. The 78-year-old stuck her nordic walking stick on a cycle-path between the spokes of the front wheel of the passing bicycle. The bicyclist, a 61-year-old female […]

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Booze Nation Austria: Austrians more often drunk as EU-average

According to the “Eurobarometer survey” of the European Union, which was yesterday published in Brussels, the Austrians are more often drunk than other citizens of the European Union. Austria takes with Spain the two top places in the ranking. The citizens of both nations get excessive drunk several times in a week. Heavy booze nations […]

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Austria is European Number One in organic food

According to an investigation of “Agrarmarkt Austria”, 13 percent of all agricultural enterprises in Austria are biological farmed. Every farmer who is doing biological farming for three years is allowed to call himself a “bio farmer”. There is a demand especially in the sector of animal breeding. Organic pigs are fewer as the market demands, […]

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Beating heart transplanted in Vienna Hospital (AKH)

In Vienna General Hospital (AKH) for the first time the transplantation of the beating heart was performed. A new device helps to transport a donor’s heart for longer distances and in a better condition, than it was possible before. Now there will be no need to keep a donor’s heart in the ice. By the […]

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Parking in no-parking zone: man from Salzburg thrown to prison

Today in the early morning a historican from Salzburg had to go to jail, because he did not pay a 14 EUR fine for parking in a no-parking zone. The man declared he has to spend a lot of time for his job abroad, and so he forgot to pay the 14 EUR. The authority […]

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Fuel tourism on the Austrian borderland to Germany

Good times for the petrol stations in those parts of Austria, which are located close to the German border. More and more Germans are coming to refuel their cars for a cheaper price in Austria. Now the oil traders and oil combines want to expand their petrol station net in those areas. The Austrian regions […]

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Dutch tourist smacked up Tirolean hotelier in Ischgl

Tourists from the Netherlands were drinking and having fun in a pub in Ischgl. The Dutch party people were “not amused” when the owner of the pub told them to stop drinking and leave the bar. One of the Dutch group attacked the Tirolean and dispensed some slaps in his face. Austrian police had to […]

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Childbirth symposium in Linz

This weekend a symposium about childbirth took place in Linz. Physicians from many countries shared their knowledge. The main emphasis was made on the love for unborn baby. According to gynecologist dr. Hans Neumann, the initiator of the Symposium, stress during pregnancy today is quite a natural state for the fetus, however lack of love […]

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Three months jail for eating bread rolls during working time

A hungry bakerman was sentenced to three months jail on probation in Klagenfurt, because he was eating bread rolls during working time. Replying to the question of the judge why he ate the bread rolls of his boss without buying them he answered: “I was hungry”. In spite of his delict the bakerman is still […]

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Collection campaign for petrol station raider

The town of an petrol station raider in the Northern part of the province Upper Austria feels so sorry for its law-breaker and started to collect money for him. Several weeks ago the 33-year-old raided the petrol station with a knife in his home town. Both pregnant saleswomen in the petrol station shop were threatend […]

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Congress of European Society of Radiology

About 15,000 participants from 92 countries meet at the Congress of European Society of Radiology in Vienna (Wiener Austria Center) today. This meeting is organized in Vienna since 1991: until 1999 – every second year, and since 2000 – yearly. Radiology is a medical specialty, where X rays and other penetrating radiation are used for […]

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Vienna Football Hooligans caused violent Viennese Football Derby

The Viennese football derby between Austria and Rapid Vienna this afternoon was overshadowed by heavy riots. During the match Rapid goalkeeper Helge Payer was hit by burning missiles from Austria Vienna supporters. The fans of Rapid Vienna on the other side of the goal were throwing benches and wood laths at police forces. Already at […]

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Antiquities Fair in Viennese „Künstlerhaus“

The international spring fair of Austrian tradesfolk of art and antiques in Künstlerhaus in Vienna has begun. More than 30 famous trades people are presenting their goods. On the top of the introduced furniture is a roughly gothic corner cupboard from 1480, a cupboard from Pinzgauer (province in Salzburg), a rare pair of French commodes […]

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