February 26, 2011
Times reader Karl Gerber captured this view of the Vienna State Opera House in Austria. Though stately in this photo, it did not always look this way. The opera house, which made its debut in 1869, was bombed in 1945 during World War II. Only a few parts escaped destruction. Ten years later, it reopened with a performance of Beethoven’s "Fidelio. " View past photos we've featured . To upload your own, visit our reader travel photo gallery . When you upload your photo, tell us where it was taken and when.
February 23, 2010 |
Based on Olympic Alpine results so far, Austria has to be flat, like Kansas. The country's strength is probably table tennis or microbrewing -- it can't be Alpine skiing. The Vancouver Games enter their last week and Austria's manly ski men have yet to earn a medal. They'll get their next chance in Tuesday's men's giant slalom at Whistler Creekside. With any luck, 45 guys will fall down and Austria can sneak in for the bronze. The women have two medals -- the same number as one 133-pound American woman: Julia Mancuso, who hadn't finished in the top three in a race that mattered in two years.
September 12, 1987 |
Poland's Roman Catholic primate, Cardinal Jozef Glemp, arrived in Austria on Friday for a two-day visit that will include meetings with Poles now living in Austria.
April 17, 1989 |
A "moderately strong" earth tremor, with a magnitude of 4.5, shook buildings in Austria's mountainous northern Tyrol region early Sunday but caused no damage, a spokesman for Vienna's meteorological institute said.
November 27, 1986 |
Austria, a nation committed both to strict neutrality and humanitarian principles, has accepted more than 1 million refugees since 1956, mainly from Eastern Europe, and sent most of them to new homes in the West, according to National Geographic.
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April 28, 1986
The myth of Austria and Kurt Waldheim: Far from being invaded and subjugated by Germany during World War II, Austria welcomed the Nazis. In fact, Austria produced some very renowned personalities in Hitler, Eichmann, Kaltenbrunner, Seyss-Inquart, and Waldheim. So enamored were the Austrians of acceptance into the German SS, that it gave its "finest sons" to Deutschland. History reveals just how efficient were these "sons" in devastating Europe, bringing on an avalanche of cruelty, the scope of which is simply indescribable.