Automobile and Germany – Germany is celebrating the 125th anniversary of the birth of the automobile with a wide range of events. Museums are offering an insight into its fascinating history.
Austria is a shoppers paradise compared to anywhere in the world. Onfo Switzerland and the USA can beat us, in fact, when it comes to numbers of digniped shopping centres.
Shopping malls and department stores in prime city centre locations are regaining their popularity fast. The best example of this trend is the Kastner & Ohler department store, which was newly renovated and reopened last year.
Innsbruck’s DEZ shopping mall is another with an enviable success story to tell: the “DEZ”” can boast 25,0 visitors a day. When the department store first opened on 24 September 1970, nobody could have guessed the success story this ‘‘square box on the edge of town”, as it was dismissively referred to at the time, would eventually write. With 11,000 m2 of sales area and 700 parking spaces, the DEZ was the first shopping mall in Austria. Today, with its 140 shops and 7.5 million visitors per annum, the DEZ is amongst the best in the west of the country.
The Ringstrassen-Galerien, on the other hand, boast a highly classy address in Vienna. At the very heart of the city, this is a shopping mall with a difference; oriented to both cultural and urban audiences, the space also plays host to numerous events.
Automobile and Germany – In total, consumers in Austria now have something like 13 million square metres of retail space available to them. That’s the equivalent of 1,613 square metres of shopping space per person. That’s considerably more than in Great Britain, where people have to be satisfied with less than 1,300 square metres of shopping per head. The global leaders are Switzerland, with 2,400 square metres, and the USA with…
4.0 square metres of shopping enjoyment waiting to be had per person.
The two largest shopping malls in Austria are SCS Vosendorf (including the SCS Multiplex cinema), with