Hannes Richter

Dear Readers,

Hannes Richter
meran_new.jpgAs the European Union is preparing for the greatest enlargement in its history on May 1st, Austria is building stronger economic ties with her Southeastern neighbors. The American Consortium on European Union Studies (ACES) is an excellent platform informing Americans about the process of European integration.

Austrian Information had the privilege to interview the great National Geographic photographer, Volkmar Wentzel, and to reproduce some of his unpublished photographs on Austria for this issue.

Find out about the most recent Austrian awards and honors and read the riveting story of a 99 year-old Holocaust survivor.

As Europe ages, an Austrian grocery store extends a hand. After a disastrous accident, the Herminator has had a spectacular come-back.

Yours sincerely,
Christoph Meran