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Lorry driver wanted to cook a meal while driving: crash

A hungry lorry driver from Slovenia wanted to cook a meal while he was driving on the motorway. When he tried to overtake another lorry and continued cooking his meal, it happend. He crashed and lost his loaded builders’ hut.

The Slovenian had luck. Nobody was injured. The motorway “A9” in the area of Salzburg had to be closed for one hour.


4.000 inhabitant village in Tirol wants brothel

A Tirolean village of 4.000 inhabitants wants to have its own brothel. In the last conference the local council voted for the building of such an establishment. The brothel should be located on the border of the village centre in the premises of a former restaurant. The assessment of demand showed a negative result, but […]

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Public toilet in Vienna under monumental protection

Anger about a public toilet in a Viennese park. The toilet is closed since more than 10 years. Reason: the facility is under monumental protection and a redevelopment would cost 300.000 Euro. Too much for the financial stricken city of Vienna. But visitors of the park can’t understand that. They want to have a toilet […]

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Bride dies in car crash after wedding

A very cruel fate in the province of Salzburg. A bride dies several hours after her wedding in a car crash. The bride groom, his parents, and the driver of the other car survived. Reason of the crash: the 45-year-old father of the bride groom has fallen asleep at the wheel, and crashed into a […]

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Young German wife abandons her husband on motorway rest area

A very rare case of negligence towards a husband happened in Upper Austrias motorway rest area of Seewalchen. A young German wife abandoned her husband there, and continued her trip by car with her daughter and her dog. Police found the unlucky man sleeping on the motorway embankment. The young lady was found by the […]

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Nobody wants to buy the house of Josef Fritzl

The trial against Josef Fritzl was one of the biggest in Austrian history. Fritzls hometown Amstetten is quite glad about it that the media attention declined. But one thing is still there. The house of Josef Fritzl, and the cellar of his incredible crime. It should be sold, but it’s not possible to find a […]

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79-year-old woman killed by two rottweilers

The Lower Austrian district of Gänserndorf was the scene of a tragical incident. A 79 year-old woman was killed by her two rottweilers. The rottweilers were on duty as watch dogs. The reason for the deadly attack is not clear. There was only one single incident in 2006. Usually the two dogs were quite calm […]

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Two dead persons after card game

An emotional card game in a pub in the center of the province of Lower Austria caused two dead persons this week. A 76-year-old man knocked down his 67-year-old friend with a chair. When the victim died because of his injuries, the 76-year-old decided to hang himself. Reason of the disagreement was the question if […]

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Indoor football tournament in Salzburg with trouble

This years indoor football tournament in Salzburg was overshadowed with a beer cup throw. One supporter of the club called “Austria Salzburg” threw a half-full beer cup on the parquet. The reactions were emotional superheated. Some people demand to exclude Austria Salzburg from the tournament in the future. The organizer don’t want to hear that. […]

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Angry about poor Christmas party: riot

One seriously injured 39-year-old man was the result of a muffed Christmas party which was organized by a tinsmith enterprise in Carinthias capital Klagenfurt. The guests were so unhappy and disappointed about the boring event that they started to riot and a rude free for all. One man was hit by fists of his opponent […]

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Styrian wood carver carved devil in wooden door: dead!

Portentously coincidence in Styria. A 39-year-old wood carver carved a huge devil on the wooden door of a motorcycle club. It was the last order in his life. He died on his way home after a car accident. The 34-year-old spent the whole day making a huge devils face into the wooden door of a […]

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Burning of a witch in Upper Austria prevented at the last moment

The organiser of a traditional festival in the south of Upper Austria had the devilish idea to “burn a witch” to spice up his event. At the last moment disgusted citizens and residents were able to prevent such an outrageous spectacle. The “burning of a witch” during the event was even advertised on placards and […]

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Homeless Viennese use university as sleeping place

Some of Viennas homeless people have found the university as a new place to stay over the night. A certain auditorium serves as heated place with free eating. Students support the people in need of help as much as they can. But it seems that Vienna needs more flats and night shelters for its homeless. […]

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Vorarlberg: no alcohol in local trains

Sunday, the 13th December is going to be the magic day when it’s not allowed anymore to enjoy alcoholic beverages in all local trains of Vorarlberg. Just why Vorarlberg? Because it’s a manageable province, explains a spokesman of the Austrian Federal Railway. If a person does not respect the new law, the unlucky transgressor will […]

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Altenberg an der Rax: a village wants to have a restaurant

The 300 inhabitants of the small village Altenberg an der Rax are very unlucky and depressed. Since the last restaurant has closed its gates, a communication centre is missing. Altenberg an der Rax is a true idyll in the Styrian district of Mürzzuschlag. But the fact that a restaurant is missing in the centre of […]

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Braunau: discussions about Adolf Hitlers birth house

Currently a passionate discussion is going on in the Upper Austrian border town Braunau, which is also known as the birthplace of Adolf Hitler. The reason can be found in the lodger of Hitlers birth house. He is going to move out next year, and there will be an empty building. Now the mayor, who […]

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No motivation to work: 166 fledgling teachers stayed at home

The start of school in Lower Austria was a bad surprise for many schools. In spite of signed applications, many fledgling teachers prefered to stay at home instead of giving their first lessons. Lower Austrias schools inspector Hermann Helm is upset and mad with anger. Some of the 166 fledgling teachers told their decision of […]

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Mysterious: 15 dead people every year in East Tyrolian Alps

Austrias Broadcasting Corporation “ORF” reports about a creepy series of dead people in the Alps of East Tirol. Every year 15 holidaymakers and hikers die during their leisure activities. Only during the past 2 weeks 7 persons had an accident in the dangerous mountains and died. Some of the victims were killed by falling rocks, […]

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Lower Austrian Womens Centres need more money

The womens centres in the the federal state of Lower Austria have to fight with two main problems these days. All 6 centres are used to the full capacity, which is nontypical during the summer, and the financing for next year is completely outstanding for the most part. The provincial government of Lower Austria wants […]

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Advertising for discotheque with cruelty to women

An advertising poster for a discotheque in the Upper Austrian village of Unterweitersdorf causes an enormous sensation in the region. There is a tortured back of a woman imaged on the poster. Local politicans of the Socialdemocrats and the Greens see a “shocking villainy” in such a way of advertising. The message under the tortured […]

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Devastations after heavy storm in Austria

After the unbearable heat of the past days, heavy storms left a trace of devastations behind in most parts of Austria last night. Especially the provinces of Salzburg, Upper and Lower Austria, as well as Vienna were affected. The storm caused damage in a not yet assessable dimension. Wind gusts, storm rainfall, and hailstorm kept […]

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Young policemen don’t want to work in Vienna

The capital of Austria has a problem to receive new police forces. Many young policemen don’t want to work in Vienna, and prefer to do their duty in the province. The reason is simple. Being a policeman in Vienna is more stressful and dangerous as in the province. But the situation for the director of […]

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Tirol: carpenter wants to become brothel operator

The website of Austrias Broadcasting Corporation reports about a carptenter from Tirol, who wants to become a brothel operator. His only problem are those mayors in Tirols little villages and towns, who are not very excited about his idea. The reason why to change the profession is not known. Maybe the work as carpenter turned […]

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Eat and drink in Viennas public means of transport

The public transport operators of Vienna have decided not to ban eating and drinking passengers from their transportations. “We as a service company have not the right to fight social standards”, said the “Wiener Linien” manager Michael Lichtenegger. It’s allowed to eat and drink, but a voluntary renunciation would be highly appreciated, he confirms, and […]

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Innsbruck: arrested because of blue and scuffed clothes

A group of actors was arrested by the police in a forest of Innsbruck because they wore blue and scuffed clothes. The actors gave a performance within the event called “dancing and hiking.” As the event was already over, the victims of the police had no witnesses to prove that they are harmless. All visitors […]

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Kundl: Eagle as handbag snatcher

A 69-year-old woman from Kundl became the victim of a white-headed eagle. The huge bird snatched her handbag after a masterful power dive from the sky. The Tirolean woman wanted to go to put some flowers on a chapel. She was surprised by a white-headed eagle, who is also known as American egale, from the […]

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Stein: Lower Austrian prison has bad toilets

The prison of Stein, directly next to the Danube river, has bad toilets. Such discovery comes out of a report from the peoples attorneyship after several complaints by prisoners. The official accusation is devastating. Those toilets are not just bad. They even offend the human dignity. Two prisoners have to share one toilet which has […]

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Trieben: unhappy and violent about release from prison

A 20-year-old man from the town of Trieben was released from prison after 8 months, but it seems he was not happy about it. When he returned back to his family, he started to beat his 69-year-old and hampered grandmother. Also the 51-year-old father had to feel the anger of his son. He received several […]

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Jealous hammerman in Vienna

A Viennese workman with a broken heart and a hammer in his hand. This caused a police operation last Friday during the afternoon in the garage of the Ringstrassen hotels in Vienna. The 21-year-old workman took a hammer out of his tool kit and wanted to find the secret lover of his girlfriend. But the […]

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Fritzl Schnitzel in St. Pölten: 10.000 Euro fine

At the moment the provincial capital of Lower Austria, St. Pölten, is full of journalists and bystanders from around the world. The incest trial against Josef Fritzl is a true media spectacle. A resourceful restaurateur in the centre of the city thought this could be the perfect situation to make good money. He changed the […]

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Gmunden: family from Norway claims Ort Castle

There is a family from Norway who claims to be the legal heir of the famous castle in Gmunden. At the moment the whole family is making holiday in Gmunden again, and one more time they demand the surrender of the castle. The first time when the Norwegians appeared in the popular holiday destination and […]

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