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Changes in the traffic rules in Austria

Changes in the traffic rules in Austria

Traffic rules in Austria are constantly improving. On Monday, April 1, 2019, the 30th amendment to the Road Traffic Act (30. Novelle der Straßenverkehrsordnung) came into force. In this article we will look at the main  statements. One of the key changes is that the end of the cycling track should no longer be indicated...

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Music drama Parsifal by Richard Wagner at the Vienna State Opera

Music drama Parsifal by Richard Wagner at the Vienna State Opera

Richard Wagner’s opera based on a mystical story is about a young man, Parsifal, who grew up in a forest, away from knightly valor and burdened with the search for the holy grail, whose magic heals deadly wounds. Parsifal at the Vienna State Opera The play of director Alvis Hermanis takes action to the Vienna...

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36th Vienna City Marathon 2019

36th Vienna City Marathon 2019

This year, on the 6th and 7th of April, the traditional annual Vienna City Marathon will be held. The first such marathon took place back in 1984, when 794 participants competed, last year – this figure exceeded 39,000 runners from more than 120 countries of the world. At present Marathon has become an important social...

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St.Valentine’s Day in Austria – what do we celebrate and where to go

St.Valentine’s Day in Austria – what do we celebrate and where to go

St.Valentine’s Day in Austria is traditionally celebrated every year, on February 14th. It is believed that the roots of this holiday go back to the times of ancient Rome. Lupercalia (February 13–15) was an archaic rite and festival which was strongly connected to the fertility and childbirth. In Christianity, many Valentines are known, however, this...