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Conference in Salzburg of European Women Leaders

The conference "The Next Generation is Female" in Salzburg served as the starting point for a new dialogue platform for top European women politicians. The potential and perspectives of women in top politics are to be taken into account.

August 7, 2022

Salzburg Festival in July: Everything you Need to Know About the Cultural Event

There is no doubt that the Salzburg Festival is one of the world's most important classical music and performing arts festivals. This year, a wide variety of guests from all over the world will be attending this year's festival. The Salzburg Festival wants to offer its music-loving guests a high-quality programme. Read more if you want to learn more about this famous Austrian event!

July 5, 2022 · Updated: July 7, 2022; 13:44

WorldSkills - "World Apprentice Championships" to be Held in Austria

The 46th WorldSkills was scheduled to be held in Shanghai, China, from October 12-17, but had to be canceled due to the month-long covid-related lockdown. WorldSkills 2022 SpecialEdition is now spread over 15 host countries, including Austria, and will be held in Salzburg.

July 3, 2022

Austria's Population will Exceed Nine Million this Year

Austria's population is nearing nine million and should reach this mark sometime in 2022. Read more about Austria's recent population increase.

February 16, 2022

Omicron Has Led to Quasi-Ban on Entry of Britons, Norwegians, Danes and Dutch into Austria

Due to the rapid spread of the Omicron variant of COVID-19 throughout Austria, entry rules to Austria have been tightened. With Great Britain, Norway, Denmark and the Netherlands, four important countries of origin of tourists have been declared virus variant areas. Read about the restrictions.

December 21, 2021 · Updated: December 23, 2021; 19:35

Full Lockdown in Austria: These Rules Apply from November 22 to December 12, 2021, Inclusive

An Austria-wide lockdown for everyone, including those vaccinated, has again been in effect in Austria since Monday, November 22, due to the dramatic Corona situation. The updated key points in detail.

November 23, 2021

Covid in Austria: Lockdown From Monday, Immediate Tightening of Measures in Vienna

Chancellor Schallenberg and Health Minister Mückstein have announced a nationwide lockdown for Austria beginning Monday. As of February 1, 2022, vaccination will be mandatory in Austria. Additionally, Vienna has announced a tightening of COVID-19 measures effective immediately. Read about the upcoming lockdown and the new measures in Vienna.

November 19, 2021

Nightjet: Connecting the City of Music with the City of Love

Austrian Railways (ÖBB) is offering a new Nightjet connection from Vienna to Paris from December 13, 2021. Learn more about this new offer.

November 16, 2021

Greenpeace: 80% of Austrian Short-haul EU Flights are Substitutable by Train

According to a Greenpeace report, 80 percent of Austria's short-haul flights can be replaced by rail travel. For 53 percent of all top-30 short-haul flights within the EU, there are direct overnight train connections, the report states.

October 27, 2021

Austrian Airlines Tests AIRail Baggage Drop On Trains

Austrian Airlines and Austrian Railways (ÖBB) will test baggage drop-off directly to the Railjet to make the “train-to-flight” journey even more comfortable. Customers will be able to check-in their baggage on the train for their entire trip during the upcoming test phase from August 23 to October 21, 2021.

August 23, 2021

Bulgarian President Meets With Van der Bellen in Salzburg

Bulgarian President Rumen Radev recently met with Austrian President Alexander Van der Bellen at the Salzburg Festival. The two discussed various issues, including climate change, migration, the Western Balkans and more. Read more about their meeting.

August 2, 2021

Jewish Museum Vienna Opens “Jedermann's Jews. 100 Years of the Salzburg Festival.”

The Jewish Museum Vienna is now displaying an exhibition entitled “Jedermann's Jews. 100 Years of the Salzburg Festival.” The exhibition provides a wonderful look at the Jewish Community's contributions to the world's most important festival of classical music and the performing arts. Read more about the exhibition and the history behind it.

July 19, 2021

How Expensive is Rent in Austria?

The rent costs in Austria vary depending on the duration, region and type of rental segment. Find out more about the exact amounts you have to pay across Austria!

May 25, 2021

Rail Connection Vienna - Salzburg Maintains Regular Intervals

The Austrian Climate Protection Ministry has once again ensured regular intervals for the rail connection between Vienna and Salzburg. The important connection, which is offered by the Austrian Railways (ÖBB) and Westbahn, is one of the most important rail connection in Austria and will thus be offered in regular intervals until July 4 due to an emergency award.

April 9, 2021

Vienna - Salzburg: Frequent Intervals Will Be Maintained

The important rail connection between Vienna and Salzburg will keep having regular intervals due to an emergency award by the Austrian Ministry of Climate Protection. The ministry will continue to order trains from the Austrian Railways (ÖBB) and Westbahn in order to assure a frequent rail connection until April 7.

February 15, 2021

Rail Traffic Between Vienna and Salzburg Can Be Maintained

Similar to measures taken in the spring of this year, the Ministry for Climate Protection has set up an emergency contract with the ÖBB and WESTbahn to safeguard rail transport between Vienna and Salzburg. The mutual acceptance of tickets from WESTbahn and ÖBB will also be established again.

November 13, 2020

International Discussion About Europe's Fundamental Values in Salzburg

Politicians from Hungary, Srpska, Albania, Slovakia and Austria came together in Salzburg to discuss the fundamental values of Europe. Democracy, inner-European cooperation and the fight against Covid-19 were only some of the main topics.

September 29, 2020

Sacher Hotels Lay Off 140 Employees

The dramatic situation in Austria's tourism industry does not even spare one of the most prestigious hotels in Europe. The Sacher Hotels, located in Vienna and Salzburg, have announced the dismissal of 140 employees.

September 15, 2020

Student Apartments Are Getting more Expensive in Austria

In 4 out of 6 student cities across Austria, the rent for single apartments which are mostly used by students are increasing. Only in Graz and in Linz the cost of the rent is experiencing a slight decline.

August 27, 2020

EU Standards for COVID-19 Are Demanded

EU Commissioner Johannes Hahn, National Council President Wolfgang Sobotka (both ÖVP) and EU Member of Parliament Manfred Weber (CSU) are demanding EU standardised regulations in order to prevent further confusion as the regulations within the EU states are varying.

August 26, 2020

President Van der Bellen at the Salzburg Festival: "Artists Need All Our Support"

Federal President Alexander Van der Bellen invited his German counterpart Frank-Walter Steinmeier accompanied by Elke Büdenbender to a festival and working visit in Salzburg. Both presidents agreed on the fact that artists are in a very difficult situation at the moment and need to be supported.

August 24, 2020

Austria Fears for Winter Tourism

The upcoming winter will be an immense challenge for the Austrian tourism industry. Tourism operators are requesting general and unified regulations implemented by the government to secure planning and tourists. A major focus will be laid on Après-Ski.

August 21, 2020

Austria: No more Border Controls with Neighbouring Countries except Italy

Restrictions on freedom of travel due to the Corona pandemic will be discontinued. The only country for which restrictions remain in place for the time being is Italy. A further evaluation is planned next week.

June 3, 2020

Austria and Germany Agree to Open Borders on 15 June

The gradual opening of the borders between Austria, Germany and Switzerland will begin as early as Friday. From May 15th onwards there will only be spot checks at the borders between Austria and Germany, both countries announced. From 15 June, the borders are to be opened completely. Opening to Italy is not an issue for the time being.

May 13, 2020

Salzburg Festival: Awarded Festival of the Year by Musical America

The specialist journal "Musical America" has named the Salzburg Festival "Festival of the Year". The Musical America Awards will be presented for the 59th time in December at Carnegie Hall in New York City.

October 17, 2019

BMW to Invest 28 Million Euros in Salzburg Location

Within the framework of a festive event under the theme "Good for Salzburg. Good for Austria." the BMW Group recently laid the foundation stone for its new BMW Group Campus Salzburg for Central and Southeastern Europe. BMW is investing 28 million euros in the expansion of 400 employees. The inauguration of the new campus is planned for autumn 2020.

August 5, 2019

Opening of the Salzburg Festival in the Context of the Climate Crisis

The Salzburg Festival (Salzburger Festspiele) is the world's most important festival of classical music and the performing arts. The opening speeches in 2019 were dominated by the themes of climate change and environmental protection. The keynote speaker was US director Peter Sellars.

July 30, 2019

Austria to Become Most Sustainable Tourism Destination in the World

Sustainability Minister Elisabeth Köstinger presented the "Plan T - Master Plan for Tourism" in Salzburg. This strategy paper is intended to ensure that Austria not only remains one of the leading tourist destinations, but that this position is further strengthened. For the first time sustainability is anchored as a basic principle for tourism. The strategic realignment of Österreich Werbung (ANTO Austrian National Tourist Office) is also on the agenda.

March 26, 2019

A Competitive Classical Summer Stage for the World's Capital of Opera

The Danube Arena, a huge summer stage for classical concerts, opera and operetta, is reportedly to be built on the banks of the Danube in the middle of Vienna. The aim is to compete with the big summer venues Bregenz, Mörbisch and Salzburg and to give tourists and locals the chance to enjoy classical music even in summer (during the summer breaks of the established venues).

April 20, 2018

Salzburger Festspiele Generates EUR 215 Million Added Value per Year

The president of the Salzburg Festival (Salzburger Festspiele), Helga Rabl-Stadler, presented a new study proving the financial significance of the event. According to the study the festival generates added value of EUR 215 million per year in the whole country.

August 22, 2016

Long-Distance Coach Operator Flixbus to Compete with ÖBB Austrian Railways

Austrian state-run rail company ÖBB Austrian Railways is facing increasing competition of German mobility provider Flixbus which has just launched its third connection for Austria's regional capital cities, between Graz and Salzburg. In January 2016 FlixBus announced its entry to the markets of Central and Eastern Europe with the new branch FlixBus CEE. This includes six countries (Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Poland, Slovenia and Croatia) with new lines in the making. () am

April 27, 2016

Canada's Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird Visits Austria and The Balkans

Canada's Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird today announced that he will visit Croatia, Serbia and Albania. The visit to the Balkans comes after Baird spoke about Ukraine and other global security issues at a high-level forum in Salzburg, organized by the International Peace Institute and the Salzburg Global Seminar.

August 27, 2014

Persistent Boom in Austrian Real Estate Prices

On average, property and apartment prices were up by 6% last year. This is substantially above the inflation rate.

May 30, 2012

Real Estate Boom in Austria

Property prices rose by 5.0% over the last two years. An end of the boom is currently “not in sight”, says the real estate industry.

December 14, 2011

Palfinger Plans Capital Increase

The Austrian crane producer is gearing up for further growth. An extraordinary General Meeting has been called for 3 November.

October 13, 2011

Alpine to Build Hotel in Warsaw

The Austrian construction group will be general contractor of the project in Poland. Total contract value is € 32m.

September 16, 2011

New Road Construction Project in Bulgaria for Alpine

Rehabilitation of 109 km of road - Contract value: € 20 m - 24-month construction period.

September 12, 2011

Noricum Announces Significant Gold Mineralization at Austrian Projects

The London-based gold exploration and development company gives a positive update regarding the exploration program at its projects in south-central Austria.

September 5, 2011

Palfinger: Rise in Revenues by 48% in Q1/2011

Huge plus in revenue and earnings recorded in the first quarter of 2011. The Austrian crane manufacturer expects further growth for 2011.

May 10, 2011

Austria's Importance as a Location for Conventions increases

Events, conferences and trade shows are developing as an important part of Austria’s tourism industry. By international comparison, Austria is already ranks in eighth place.

May 5, 2011

Decline in Sales for Salzburg AG

The Salzburg AG for energy, transport and telecommunications could hold its profits stable despite falling sales.

April 13, 2011

Volkswagen Acquires Automobile Trading Business of Porsche Holding Salzburg

Next major step towards the creation of the integrated automotive group of Volkswagen and Porsche

March 3, 2011

Takeover of the Austrian Porsche Holding

The majority owner VW could soon take over the Austrian part of the Porsche Group. The price is € 3.3bn.

March 1, 2011

Sales Growth for Quehenberger

The Austrian logistics company posted higher sales in 2010 than expected, however without reaching the profit zone.

February 23, 2011

Energie AG Plans Capital Increase

The Upper-Austrian energy company is to raise funds in order to realize further investment projects.

February 7, 2011

Austria Provides 1.09 million Beds for Tourists in 2010

In Austria, the bed capacity utilization in the winter season is higher than in the summer season.

February 4, 2011

The Westbahn Complains Because of ÖBB-Subsidies

In December, the new “Westbahn” (Western Railway) will start competing with the ÖBB (Austrian state railways) which are allegedly being privileged by the government.

February 3, 2011

Consumption Expenditure of Foreign Tourists Grows

Russian and Chinese tourists are proving to be particularly generous consumers in Austria. Overall sales rose by 23% in 2010.

February 3, 2011

Rieder Wins Major Contract in Saudi Arabia

The Austrian Company Rieder will supply roofing and facade elements for the world's largest energy research centre in Saudi Arabia

February 2, 2011

Increase in Passengers at Austrian Airports

Every of the six Austrian Airports could record substantial growth in passengers in 2010. Their number rose by 7.9%.

January 31, 2011
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