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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Vienna’s U4 line from Schwedenplatz and Schottenring not running in July, 2023

This is just a quick heads up for those of you who, like me, do not…

Autrian manufacturing contracted sharply in June, 2023 – Is anyone surprised?

OPINION With the European Union now struggling with one of the weakest performing economies in the…

Austria inflation rate on June 1st, 2023 down to 8.8 percent but still one of highest in Europe

Austria’s inflation falls to *8.8 percent but still too high *Edit: Official figures are now in…

Vienna’s has weakest housing market in 2023 among all major European cities

According to news from Bloomberg a few days ago, Vienna, Austria has Europe’s weakest housing market…

What is the inflation rate in Austria in May, 2023? Much higher than most of the EU

If you are planning to move to Vienna, or even just to visit, you may want…

New e-scooter rules in Vienna in effect May 1st include prohibited zones and new parking areas

After many people in the city have complained about the reckless behavior of a substantial number…

Chinese, German and New Zealander skiiers killed in Austria – 8 deaths in Austrian avalanches and accidents this weekend

While Austrian authorities say there were more than 30 avalanches in the Tyrol area of the…

Vienna immigrants vital for city’s service industries says AMS boss Johannes Kopf – without them they would collapse

As an immigrant living in Austria for the last almost seven years myself, I am always…

Dutch hacker stole GIS data from everyone in Austria – culprit caught in successful sting operation

According to Die Presse, a Dutch hacker was able to steal GIS data from nine million…

Draft beer will be more expensive in Austria in 2023 – almost a 10% increase over 2022

As the rising cost of almost everything in Austria is causing businesses everywhere to pass their…

Why non-EU citizens living in the EU should not use EES scanners when arriving/leaving EU from May

Note: January 18th, 2023 — The EU has just announced the EES planned implementation of May,…

Electricity price cap in Austria for all of 2023 and into 2024 – same limit for single and multi-person households

With the cost of electricity in Austria continuing to rise (up more than 5% this month…