After nearly two weeks of snowfall in Austria, the threat of avalanches grows. Although residents of villages like Altaussee are used to heavy snow, they haven’t seen such weather conditions in over a decade.
As Adolf Hitler's art 'buyer,' Hans Posse lived the high life, traveling Europe to acquire looted art for a "Führer Museum" in Austria. Diaries of his journeys have now become an online collection themselves.
Two German skiers have been killed by avalanches in western Austria. Thousands of winter tourists remain trapped in major resorts in the Austrian Alps due to heavy snowfall.
Authorities have called his survival a "Christmas miracle." Thanks to a fortuitous air pocket, a skier survived for five hours after being buried by an avalanche.
Parts of Austria and Germany have received new avalanche warnings as heavy snowfall looks set to return. In Bavaria in southern Germany, thousands were working to clear snow from rooftops at risk of collapsing.
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