Why I stopped buying baby powder in Vienna, Austria and what I use instead

Baby powder in Austria is expensive compared to the United States One of the minor things…

ÖBB and Westbahn will give refunds for cancelled train travel due to heavy snow and ice

With heavy snowfalls and ice throughout Europe, including here in Austria, many rail travelers have been…

Bomb in a Vienna disco turns out to be a flashing red light seen by a drunk guy

According to a Vienna police spokesman, and via a press release from LPD Wien, a 24-year-old…

No, you can’t eat on subway trains (U-bahn) in Vienna, Austria and here’s what may happen if you do

A recent article in the Austrian newspaper Heute reminded me about an article I had planned…

Fake police and bank scam in Vienna, Austria targets two more elderly people this month

Bank scams in Vienna, Austria have been ongoing for many years In the last few years,…

Wien police give tips for how to stay safe at night in Vienna, Austria during darker months

Practicing common sense when arriving home in the dark could save your life Vienna police (LPD…

3 men break into Donaustadt Vienna supermarket warehouse, tie up employee – police asking for tips

Vienna supermarket warehouse break in occured early on Sunday morning According to Vienna police (LPD Wien),…

Austrian pharmacies to get longer opening hours when new Pharmacy Act passes

Pharmacy opening hours in Austria will increase from 48 to a maximum of 72 While Austria…

All Lidl stores in Austria will be closed on December 8th – Here’s why

Lidl stores in Austria to be closed on Immaculate Conception Day If you are planning on…

Austria stops Palestinian aid while attempt to rescue Austrians from Israel experiences problems

Austria’s aid to Palestinian projects is now on ice After the horrendous Hamas attack on Israel…

German motorcyclist survives FALL into Austrian ravine — 45-METER mountain drop – Austria News Tidbits

A German motorcyclist had a lucky escape on Friday when the rider miscalculated a bend in…

What are Top 10 most-watched TV shows on Netflix in Austria in September, 2023?

The Top 10 most-watched TV series in Austria for September 18th to September 24th look like…

What time is it in Austria compared to the United States? The time difference in 7 American time zones

In my series ‘Short questions and answers about Austria‘, one question that comes up a lot…

When does Daylight Savings Time happen in Austria? ie: when are clocks turned forward?

At the moment, while the European Union (EU) keeps threatening to end Daylight Savings Time, all…

What languages are spoken in Vienna, Austria besides German? Quick questions and answers

While the vast majority of people living in Vienna, Austria speak German — well, it is…

Can you use dollars in Vienna, Austria? – Short questions and answers

Dollars are not accepted local currency in Vienna, Austria Unlike some countries in Asia and South…

Does Austria have a high birth rate or a low birth rate in 2023?

Short questions and answers about Austria — “Does Austria have a high or low birth rate?“…

What percentage of Austrians smoke in 2023 even after smoking ban in bars and restaurants?

One of the few things you may dislike about living in or traveling to Austria is…

Austrian public-housing rental price increases to be capped at 5% for next 3 years

OPINION Austria’s public-housing rental price increases great for those living in them, but those in privately-owned…

Armed robbery in Vienna supermarket in Floridsdorf – police release description of the robber

While there is very little violent crime in Vienna, the city has had several armed robberies…

4 reasons NOT to visit Vienna, Austria in the summer – July and August are worst months in the city

Vienna is wonderful for 10 months of the year — it’s the place I escape from…

Barbecue ban in Vienna, Austria until it rains, except in these areas…

The City of Vienna’s Forestry Department (MA49) has announced barbecues are banned in Vienna until further…