How to speak Austrian: These are the major differences between Austrian and High German
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How to speak Austrian: These are the major differences between Austrian and High German

Austrians and Germans speak the same language - in theory. But there are a number of small differences which you need to master if you want to truly feel at home in Germany's neighbouring Alpine state. 

German police raid flats and offices over Vienna attack

German police raid flats and offices over Vienna attack

Germany steps up checks at Austria border after Vienna attack

Germany steps up checks at Austria border after Vienna attack

German arms dealer arrested in Austria

German arms dealer arrested in Austria

Hölzl wins big as Olympics near

Hölzl wins big as Olympics near

Teen skiers die in cliff fall

Teen skiers die in cliff fall

Nationalisation of Austria’s HGAA costs Bavaria €3.75 billion

Nationalisation of Austria’s HGAA costs Bavaria €3.75 billion

Remains of billionaire Flick found in Hungary

Remains of billionaire Flick found in Hungary

90-year-old charged for Nazi massacre

90-year-old charged for Nazi massacre

Why Europe’s fika capital isn’t actually in Sweden
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Why Europe’s fika capital isn’t actually in Sweden

Austria: German tourist must remove ‘Nazi grandpa’ comments from travel sites

Austria: German tourist must remove ‘Nazi grandpa’ comments from travel sites

Covid-19: Bavaria warns Austrians against cross-border shopping

Covid-19: Bavaria warns Austrians against cross-border shopping

Germany train attack suspects face extradition to Austria

Germany train attack suspects face extradition to Austria

Should Germany impose border controls as Covid-19 rates rise across Europe?

Should Germany impose border controls as Covid-19 rates rise across Europe?

Austrian car buyer to get refund for emissions-cheating Volkswagen

Austrian car buyer to get refund for emissions-cheating Volkswagen

Germany and Austria start joint police work to combat illegal migration

Germany and Austria start joint police work to combat illegal migration

‘Hitler didn’t intend to annex Austria so quickly, then the joyful crowds changed his mind’

‘Hitler didn’t intend to annex Austria so quickly, then the joyful crowds changed his mind’

Merkel rebukes Austrian chancellor over refugees on first visit to Berlin

Merkel rebukes Austrian chancellor over refugees on first visit to Berlin

Austrian teen charged with plotting Christmas market attack with German boy

Austrian teen charged with plotting Christmas market attack with German boy

LISTEN: Austria turns right, Venice bids for freedom, France stamps on sex pests

LISTEN: Austria turns right, Venice bids for freedom, France stamps on sex pests

How far-right parties are faring across Europe

How far-right parties are faring across Europe

Border controls between Austria and Germany to stay in place, Berlin confirms

Border controls between Austria and Germany to stay in place, Berlin confirms

Austria files lawsuit against Germany over autobahn ‘foreigner tolls’

Austria files lawsuit against Germany over autobahn ‘foreigner tolls’

Airbus chief warns of ‘significant penalties’ from bribery probes

Airbus chief warns of ‘significant penalties’ from bribery probes

Austrian vote a ‘good omen for Europe’: German minister

Austrian vote a ‘good omen for Europe’: German minister

Man wins ten-year court battle over €2.50 surcharge

Man wins ten-year court battle over €2.50 surcharge

Germany ‘could lift border controls in May’

Germany ‘could lift border controls in May’

‘Germany should reinforce Austria-Italy border’

‘Germany should reinforce Austria-Italy border’

Refugee jumps to his death from moving train

Refugee jumps to his death from moving train

Bring refugees from Greece yourself, Austria tells Merkel

Bring refugees from Greece yourself, Austria tells Merkel

Germany sets two-week ultimatum for EU refugee plan

Germany sets two-week ultimatum for EU refugee plan

More migrants turned away at Austria border

More migrants turned away at Austria border

Drowned man encased wife’s head in concrete

Drowned man encased wife’s head in concrete

Storms and borders stem refugee flow to Germany

Storms and borders stem refugee flow to Germany

Paris attacks suspect ‘travelled via Germany’

Paris attacks suspect ‘travelled via Germany’

Germany limits refugee access from Austria

Germany limits refugee access from Austria

Risk of refugees freezing to death: Bavarian police

Risk of refugees freezing to death: Bavarian police

Merkel calls coalition bosses to crisis meeting

Merkel calls coalition bosses to crisis meeting

Bavaria tells Merkel: stop refugee flow from Austria

Bavaria tells Merkel: stop refugee flow from Austria

Almost 20,000 refugees arrive in one weekend

Almost 20,000 refugees arrive in one weekend

German man sues over wrong photo of co-pilot

German man sues over wrong photo of co-pilot

Car-sharing trip turns into cocaine nightmare

Car-sharing trip turns into cocaine nightmare

Money ‘not main motive’ for German expats

Money ‘not main motive’ for German expats

German couple ‘took child to Syria jihad’

German couple ‘took child to Syria jihad’

Climber, 77, falls 80 metres to his death

Climber, 77, falls 80 metres to his death

The best words in Austrian German

The best words in Austrian German

German siblings killed by drunk driver in Austria

German siblings killed by drunk driver in Austria

Cows kill German dog walker in Austria

Cows kill German dog walker in Austria

Germans reject talk of Algerian ‘revenge’

Germans reject talk of Algerian ‘revenge’

What do Germans think of Austrians?

What do Germans think of Austrians?

What do Austrians really think of Germans?

What do Austrians really think of Germans?

The Local launches new site in Austria

The Local launches new site in Austria

Austria threatens action over motorway toll

Austria threatens action over motorway toll

Bank Austria ordered to pay East German cash

Bank Austria ordered to pay East German cash

German pension tax bills anger Austrians

German pension tax bills anger Austrians

Austria marks 75 years since Nazi ‘annexation’

Austria marks 75 years since Nazi ‘annexation’

‘Ice cream parlour killer’ chopped up two men

‘Ice cream parlour killer’ chopped up two men

EADS offices raided in corruption probe

EADS offices raided in corruption probe

Elderly German hiker freezes to death in Alps

Elderly German hiker freezes to death in Alps

Holidaymaker sues after TV ‘monster’ joke

Holidaymaker sues after TV ‘monster’ joke

Germany still out of sorts, beat Austria 2-1

Germany still out of sorts, beat Austria 2-1

Elderly climber survives week stuck in glacier

Elderly climber survives week stuck in glacier

German-based UK soldier dies in rafting drama

German-based UK soldier dies in rafting drama

Two Germans die in Tyrolean mountains

Two Germans die in Tyrolean mountains

Bayern’s Alaba brushes off English insult

Bayern’s Alaba brushes off English insult

Dad faces poaching charge for fake fishing

Dad faces poaching charge for fake fishing

Hitler film writer scripts Kampusch movie

Hitler film writer scripts Kampusch movie

At least four dead in light aircraft crash

At least four dead in light aircraft crash

German held at elite ball protest ‘had explosives’

German held at elite ball protest ‘had explosives’

Photo exhibition shows tasty fashion

Photo exhibition shows tasty fashion

Germany seal spot in Euro 2012 finals

Germany seal spot in Euro 2012 finals

Germany may import Austrian energy in winter

Germany may import Austrian energy in winter

Hitler’s birthplace revokes dictator’s citizenship

Hitler’s birthplace revokes dictator’s citizenship

Otto von Habsburg, heir to Austria’s last emperor, dies at 98

Otto von Habsburg, heir to Austria’s last emperor, dies at 98

BayernLB sues ex-execs over Austrian debacle

BayernLB sues ex-execs over Austrian debacle

Terror suspect extradited from Austria

Terror suspect extradited from Austria

Arrested Austrian was planning 9/11-style attack on Reichstag

Arrested Austrian was planning 9/11-style attack on Reichstag

Austrian police arrest 213 rowdy Germany fans ahead of game

Austrian police arrest 213 rowdy Germany fans ahead of game

Germany sneak past Austria in Euro qualifier

Germany sneak past Austria in Euro qualifier

Löw expects slugfest against Austrians in Euro 2012 qualifier

Löw expects slugfest against Austrians in Euro 2012 qualifier

German women take first ski-cross world cup victory

German women take first ski-cross world cup victory

German tourist dies of swine flu in Austria

German tourist dies of swine flu in Austria

Austrian far-right to help German populists

Austrian far-right to help German populists

Nuclear extension sparks Austrian meltdown

Nuclear extension sparks Austrian meltdown

Volkswagen patriarch Piech plans succession

Volkswagen patriarch Piech plans succession

Austrians shocked to discover Oscar-winner Waltz is German

Austrians shocked to discover Oscar-winner Waltz is German

Four German hikers found alive after three days in snow

Four German hikers found alive after three days in snow

Millions smuggled out of East Berlin in 1990s to be returned

Millions smuggled out of East Berlin in 1990s to be returned

Contaminated Austrian cheese kills two Germans

Contaminated Austrian cheese kills two Germans

Six dead after German tour bus crash in Austria

Six dead after German tour bus crash in Austria

Family refuses to claim ‘lonely corpse’ in Austria

Family refuses to claim ‘lonely corpse’ in Austria

German ski-jumpers disappoint at home

German ski-jumpers disappoint at home

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Police break up child porn ring in Austria and Germany

‘Dad, if you keep driving this fast, we will be the first!’

‘Dad, if you keep driving this fast, we will be the first!’

Merkel marks East German dash for freedom

Merkel marks East German dash for freedom

German couple survives collision with train

German couple survives collision with train

Monster jams threaten southern holiday road traffic

Monster jams threaten southern holiday road traffic

Lufthansa takeover of Austrian Airlines on final approach

Lufthansa takeover of Austrian Airlines on final approach

Austrian coin trick confounds German border control

Austrian coin trick confounds German border control

Lufthansa moves to take over Austrian Airlines

Lufthansa moves to take over Austrian Airlines

Holiday postcard arrives in Bavaria 48 years late

Holiday postcard arrives in Bavaria 48 years late

Hesse pardons ‘Carlos the Jackal’ comrade

Hesse pardons ‘Carlos the Jackal’ comrade

German ski bus bursts into flames in Austria

German ski bus bursts into flames in Austria

Althaus fined for negligent homicide

Althaus fined for negligent homicide

Premier Althaus faces manslaughter charge

Premier Althaus faces manslaughter charge

Lufthansa balks at paying more for Austrian Airlines

Lufthansa balks at paying more for Austrian Airlines

Althaus was not drunk or speeding in ski accident

Althaus was not drunk or speeding in ski accident

Althaus could face manslaughter charges over ski accident death

Althaus could face manslaughter charges over ski accident death

Alcohol ruled out in Althaus ski crash

Alcohol ruled out in Althaus ski crash

Witness emerges in deadly Althaus accident

Witness emerges in deadly Althaus accident

Althaus conscious and speaking after accident

Althaus conscious and speaking after accident

Man confesses to raping German teen at Austrian border

Man confesses to raping German teen at Austrian border

Thuringia’s premier Althaus in a coma

Thuringia’s premier Althaus in a coma

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Teen girl abducted at Austrian border

Lawyer claims Flick corpse reward plus fees

Lawyer claims Flick corpse reward plus fees

Three Germans die in Austrian avalanches

Three Germans die in Austrian avalanches

Suspended gay sex priest employed in Munich parish

Suspended gay sex priest employed in Munich parish

Lufthansa snaps up Austrian Airlines

Lufthansa snaps up Austrian Airlines

German engineer alleges lies in Kaprun fire catastrophe trial

German engineer alleges lies in Kaprun fire catastrophe trial

Gold medal strongman Steiner backs anti-doping fight

Gold medal strongman Steiner backs anti-doping fight

Five Germans rescued from Austrian Alps

Five Germans rescued from Austrian Alps

Germany’s defence will improve, Löw insists

Germany’s defence will improve, Löw insists

Man arrested over acid package attacks

Man arrested over acid package attacks

Austria grapples with Nazi past 70 years after Anschluss

Austria grapples with Nazi past 70 years after Anschluss

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Austrian officials receive acid packages from Germany

Austria lifts travel warning for German state of North Rhine-Westphalia

Austria lifts travel warning for German state of North Rhine-Westphalia