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Austrian ski resort covers glacier after coronavirus cuts season

May 08 2020

STUBAI GLACIER, Austria With its season cut short by the coronavirus pandemic, one of Austria's most popular glacial ski resorts covered its glacier in protective fabric earlier than usual this year to help preserve it for a still uncertain reopening. | Video

Austrians let their hair down as coronavirus curbs are relaxed

May 02 2020

VIENNA Austrians flocked to newly reopened hairdressers, beauticians and electronics shops on Saturday, as they relished the loosening of a seven-week-old coronavirus lockdown, although the move could yet cause a rebound in infections.

Austria reopens thousands of shops in first loosening of coronavirus lockdown

Apr 14 2020

VIENNA Austria allowed thousands of shops to reopen on Tuesday, becoming one of the first countries in Europe to loosen a lockdown imposed to slow the spread of the coronavirus. | Video

Scientists race to read Austria's melting climate archive

Sep 23 2019

WEISSSEESPITZE, Austria Scientists are racing to read a rapidly melting archive of climate data going back thousands of years - the inside of Austria's Alpine glaciers.

Short of ice, Dutch canal-skating marathon finds second home in Austria

Feb 01 2019

TECHENDORF, Austria It is 22 years since canals in the Netherlands froze enough to run the country's most famous speed skating event, an epic race that snakes through towns near the northern coast.

A real body of work, artists ditch canvases for humans at art festival

Jul 18 2018

KLAGENFURT, Austria Austrian model Corina gave her body as a canvas and patiently stood for six hours in order to be transformed into a blue Egyptian goddess for the annual World Body Painting Festival. | Video

Buzzing with bees

Jul 25 2012

In the morning I could not remember exactly what I had dreamed, but the one thing I knew, all night long I had heard the buzz in my head.

A heavenly mission

Jun 13 2012

The wooden gate was half open. I knocked on the door and entered. The room was sparsely lit. Everything in the unexpectedly small workshop was black or grey and the few things that had been colorful in past days were now soot-black. The smell of iron was dominant.

Almost knightly

May 31 2012

This is not a story of knights; no knight’s armor, no knight’s castles - not even swords. It does consist of plenty of honor, pride and old-fashioned traditions.

The majestic Lipizzaner

Apr 26 2012

It's hard to believe that Lipizzaner are among the endangered breeds of domestic animals – worldwide only about 5000 animals exist.

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