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A camera manufactured in 1923 was sold for 1,8 million Euro at an auction in Vienna. With the added taxes, the anonymous buyer paid 2,16 million for it, making it the most expensive camera ever to be sold.
The 89-year-old camera, with an estimated worth between 600,000 and 800,000 Euro, was sold to an anonymous Asian buyer on Saturday. The camera is a prototype created by the German manufacturer, and is the only camera of its kind with "Germany" engraved on it.
The former most expensive camera to be sold was worth 1,32 million.
Other auctioned items included a camera made by Leica co-founder Ernst Leitz which was sold for 360,000 Euro and a negative from 1954 depicting the painter Pablo Picasso worth 24,000 Euro.
What is on at Burg Kino this week (7 March - 13 March)
See what films are on this week at the Burg Kino on the Opernring.
Police catch graffiti-villain of Vienna
A graffiti sprayer, named "Puber" has been one of the main "villains" of Vienna for almost a year. He has filled almost the half of the city with his drawings. Now, a suspect, alleged to be the notorious sprayer himself is in the police custody of Vienna and may face up to five years in prison.
Apartment sales drop in Austria
According to the brokerage firm Re/Max, the number of the real estate sales in Austria has declined around 8.3% in the last year. The exact number of properties which were sold and bought accounts to over 80,000 units, which translates into 16 billion euros. Apartments were the most popular type of property sold last year, accounting for 28,000 of the units sold, but there has still been a 9.3% decrease from the last year.
McDonalds boom in Austria
McDonald's in Austria generated 560 million Euros in sales in 2013 after introducing more branches and expanding it's product range.
Exhibition takes you on a journey with Sigmund Freud
To mark the 75th anniversary of Sigmund Freud's death, the museum dedicated to him in Vienna is holding an exhibition looking at Freud's journeys around the world, including his final one that saw him flee National Socialism in 1938.
Plastic replacing fish in the Danube
The Danube is so polluted that there are now more plastic particles than fish larvae in the water according to new research.
Rediscovered 'degenerate' painting on show at Belvedere
A painting that was rediscovered in 2012, decades after it was seized by the Nazi's for being 'degenerate', is on display at the Belvedere Palace in Vienna.
Austrian Airlines spellcheck mishap
The online copyeditor for Austrian Airlines will be getting a slap on the wrist after it was embarrassingly revealed that the English version of their website is riddled with spelling and grammatical errors.
FPOe former press officer cleared over Nazi SS posts
The former press spokesperson for the Freedom Party (FPOe) has been cleared by prosecutors in Austria after Nazi quotes appeared on his Facebook page.
Air China to fly to Spain via Vienna
A new four times weekly Air China flight between Beijing and Barcelona will stop off in Vienna when the route is launched on 5 May this year.
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