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News about Austria

In this section you will find the latest press releases of the Austrian National Tourist Office in Sydney.

Austria’s Imperial Tradition meets Australia’s Indigenous Heritage

A group of young, indigenous choristers from Far North Queensland recently travelled to Vienna to join one of the world’s most famous boys’ choirs on stage and to experience and learn about the world’s capital of music. Now the Gondwana Indigenous Children’s Choir (GICC) prepares to receive the Vienna Boys’ Choir (VBC) for a return visit to Australia to perform together at the iconic Sydney Opera House and on GICC’s home soil in Cairns.

This unique musical collaboration, titled Songs of My Country, is an initiative of the Austrian National Tourist Office and created in partnership with Gondwana Choirs. Songs of My Country is more than two choirs performing together, but presents a unique opportunity for cross-cultural exchange between two world-class ensembles that bridges their diverse cultural heritage through a shared love of singing and performance.

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Melbourne to host exclusive Vienna Therapy Installation

An art installation featuring an impressive three-metre tall sculpture of Sigmund Freud, the father of psychoanalysis, will be brought to Australia for the first time to celebrate the culture of Vienna.

The imposing sculpture of a dissected Freud looms over a giant therapy couch for those brave enough to offer themselves up for analysis. Those keen to share their Freudian experience with friends can make use of the gif-booth and upload their moving images to social media using the hashtag #viennatherapy.

Visitors can also have their mind “mapped” via an innovative brainwave sensing headset designed to uncover their subconscious desires. Following the mind-mapping, participants will receive a personalised list of recommendations for exploring Vienna based on their individual likes and dislikes. Each person to have their mind “mapped” will be given the chance to win a bespoke trip to the Austrian capital, carefully tailored to their innermost wishes.

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Journeys through Austria

Planning to travel to Austria? Discover the highlights of the country and ideas for off-the-beaten-path experiences on our suggested itineraries.

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