Monday, 20. May 2013 - 23:05
04. 07. 12. - 16:00
Thousands of households were affected by a power cut in Vienna today (Weds).
Over 3500 buildings in the Josefstadt and inner city districts were plunged into darkness this morning following a problem at the transformer station.
Many shops were unable to operate and offices of Stadt Wien were also affected as well as traffic lights in the city centre.
According to Vienna power supplier Wien Energie there was a defect in the Josefstadt power station which led to the black out. Wien Energie is investigating the circumstances.
This comes only days after 1500 households in Wien-Neubau and Josefstadt were affected by a big power cut on Monday. A further 500 properties on Vienna’s busy Mariahilfestraße were also affected.
Wien Energie claim these power cuts have nothing to do with the current heat wave.
Exhibition Drawing Against Oblivion
The Leopold Museum in Vienna opened the the exhibition "Drawing against oblivion" on 17 May. Manfred Bockelmann drew more than 60 portraits of children and teenagers, who were victims of the Nazi terror.
Swap deals legal case gets underway
The civil case of the city of Linz, Upper Austria, against the Bawag bank about the swap deal will start on 24 May. The maximum amount of damage for Linz could be as much as 417 million Euros in the worst case.
Third man accident leaves man in hospital
A 55-year-old man fell during the "Third Man Tour", which leads visitors through the Viennese canal system. He is said to have suffered a femoral neck fracture.
Charity seeks funds to restore Jewish cemetery
SAFIKG â€“ the Society of American Friends of the Jewish Community Vienna was formed as a U.S. registered charity to allow it to support the IKG (Israelitische Kultusgemeinde Wien) with tax deductible American contributions.
Doves released for funerals offer
The Viennese funeral parlour Furtner now offers a symbolic supplement of the classic funeral. White doves can be released into the sky during the ceremony.
US embassy marks international day against homophobia
The International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHO) took place on 17 May. On this occasion, the rainbow flag was raised next to the American flag at the building of the US embassy in Vienna.
Key for Two at Viennas English Theatre [Review]
Key for Two at Viennaâ€™s English Theatre is a quintessentially British comedy. The play by John Chapman and Dave Freeman has to be one of the funniest and timeless shows about in the Austrian capital.
Jackson Fans Get Memorial To Hero
A statue to Michael Jackson has gone on display in the middle of a tiny Austrian town so that fans can have a tribute to their hero.
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Five wolf cubs are the latest addition to the SchĂ¶nbrunn zoo in Vienna this spring.
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