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Styria in line – Can this Christmas tree convince the Viennese?

Last year, the Burgenland Christmas tree on Vienna’s Rathausplatz caused a lot of malice. The Styrians want to do better this year. A spruce that is more than 100 years old has been selected. Can she convince?

Every year again: A federal state provides a Christmas tree that cuts a fine figure in the forest and has it transported to the Rathausplatz in Vienna, where it has to be painstakingly pampered because it is dented and crushed. Last year, the people of Burgenland had to take a lot of criticism. This year it’s the turn of a 130-year-old and 28-metre-high spruce tree from a high valley between Admont and St. Gallen. Before the chainsaws come, a few politicians have stood in front of the trunk: Councilor for Agriculture Hans Seitinger as owner representative of the state forests, their director Andreas Holzinger and Admont’s mayor Christian Haider Ludwig and the Styrian governor Christopher Drexler.
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