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