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Head-on Austria train crash leaves five seriously hurt

Austrian rescue personnel stand in front of two demolished S45 trains after a train crash in Vienna on Monday. Photo: Reuters

Two packed commuter trains collided head-on in Monday morning rush-hour traffic in the Austrian capital Vienna, leaving five people seriously hurt, emergency services said.

Monday, 21 January, 2013, 6:20pm

Sofitel Vienna Stephansdom

What is it? Opened last December, Sofitel Vienna Stephansdom is an opulent temple of 21st-century design created by French architect Jean Nouvel. The bold 18-storey tower of glass, steel and concrete makes a strong statement in a city that dazzles with sumptuous 19th-century imperial architecture.

30 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Paws for thought

Hello everyone! I've just got back from Vienna, the capital of Austria.

I went to a conference there with the editor. I had to spend most of the time in a hotel room as she was in meetings, but I did manage to nag her into taking me out to see some sights in this awesome city.

But first let me say something about the food. Here goes:

21 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Bad news stories help us re-evaluate our lives

At the World Editors' Forum in Vienna last week, speakers raised an interesting point: Why is news so depressing?

20 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Valery Gergiev Conducts the Vienna Philharmonic

Valery Gergiev Conducts the Vienna Philharmonic Summer Nights Concert at Schonbrunn DG

Vienna's annual outdoor concert offered a mix of commemorations for 2011. But what makes the recording of the concert stand out is the hybrid of Russian and Austrian music-making.

14 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Wacky flights of fancy to take off

The silly season will officially arrive in Hong Kong on October 10, when some 40 weird and wacky flying contraptions take off from a ramp in West Kowloon in Asia's first Red Bull Flugtag.

26 Jun 2010 - 12:00am

History being lost through lack of care

Gathering historical information from gravestones is a tough job because inscriptions are being lost through lack of care, historian Ting Sun-pao says.

His view is backed by gravestones restoration expert Paul Harrison, who warns that precious historical data will be lost forever if the gravestones are not cleaned and restored quickly

19 May 2008 - 12:00am


The 21st century must have come as a shock to the leisurely Viennese. Thankfully the MAK Design Shop (5 Stubenring, tel: 43 171 136 228) is there to restore the balance. A carafe-style wine bottle (below left; Euro53/HK$646) and matching glasses (Euro21 each) recall simpler times.

20 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

e-pal: austria

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Name Christoph Meysel

Age 17

City Vienna

Vienna has a population of about 1.8 million. Situated on the River Danube, the city is famous for its many cultural attractions, especially the ancient city centre, parts of which are a Unesco world heritage site.

25 Mar 2008 - 12:00am