Austria’s top 10 of the week

AUSTRIA presents you with the local celebrities of the week. Here are the top 10:

1. Austria’s emergency services


The fire brigade, police and rescue services were in constant use on New Year’s Eve and the days that followed. With thousands of emergency calls, injured people had to be treated and dozens of fires were extinguished. A big thank you for that!

2. Johanna Mikl-Leitner

Mikl Leitner

The Lower Austria head of state officially starts her election campaign on Monday in front of 2,500 fans in St. Pölten. According to the latest polls, she could at least defend the majority in the state government. The election will take place on January 29th.

3. Thomas Stipsits


The star cabaret artist is also a hit as an author. His novel “Eiergrat-Komplott”, the third thriller in the successful Stinatz series, took first place in the annual book charts. In addition, Stipsits thrilled this week with “Love Machine” also on TV.

4. Pamela Rendi-Wagner


The SPÖ leader whipped up the party for the coming year – and is now even taking a hard line on the subject of asylum.

5. Juergen Maurer

Juergen Maurer

With the ORF thriller “Vienna Blood” he celebrated a top rating as detective Rheinhardt: A total of 2 million watched.

6. Erwin Hameseder

Erwin Hameseder

The Raiffeisen-General invites you to the legendary Sauschädelessen next week: the who’s who from business and politics is coming.

7. Max Schrems

Max Schrems

With his lawsuit, the data protection officer from Vienna broke up a 390 million euro fine for the Facebook group Meta.

8.Michael Wimmer

Austria's top 10 of the week

The German is the new Austria coach and should bring the violets back into shape despite the fan uprising.

9. Denise Kubala


The animal rights activist from the association against animal factories uncovered a chicken fattening scandal in Styrian farms this week.

10. Bernhard Speer

Bernhard Speer

The star of the chart Kaiser Seiler & Speer is looking forward to his new big hit. In August he will be a father for the third time.