The refugee quarter opened yesterday in Salzburg Kasern is currently not an issue for the refugees from the trains, according to the Salzburg police.

The refugee quarter opened yesterday in Salzburg Kasern is currently not an issue for the refugees from the trains, according to the Salzburg police.

The refugee camp opened yesterday in Salzburg Kasern is currently not an issue for the refugees from the trains, according to the Salzburg police. Based on the experience in Hungary, they would not voluntarily get on buses to be taken to a camp. According to the Office for Public Order, the capacity at the station is limited to 500 people, and there will be another Red Cross tent that will be set up at the station in the next few hours.

The next regular Railjet is expected slightly late at around 2 p.m. 20 minutes later a special train, which is waved through to Germany.

13:53 | Stopover in Salzburg

Another train with refugees arrived at Salzburg Central Station at noon. The young men and families got off the regular Intercity train from Vienna and were directed to a set of the private Meridian train, which was waiting for the refugees, to change trains.

300 people were announced to the Meridian staff, but then there were likely to be significantly more. The refugees were distributed throughout the train, although initially it was said that a separate wagon was reserved for refugees. People were provided with drinks, food, shoes and jackets. Interpreters were also on duty. At 1:18 p.m. the Meridian finally left for Munich.

13:49 | Internal and external wounds

The Red Cross (RK) is at the Nickeldorf border crossing with 100 helpers, including pediatricians and seven emergency doctors, who work in shifts. “We treated a two-day-old gunshot wound. We see injuries to the eyes from stun grenades. We see hematomas. We also see children with hematomas,” said spokesman Andreas Zenker.

In addition to a station where food and clothing are distributed, the RK has set up a medical station. Several refugees were brought to hospitals during the night and in the morning, said Zenker. “But most people clench their teeth. They want to move on immediately.” The situation was bad for many refugees during the night. “Some of the people were walking three hours in the rain and had to walk twelve kilometers,” reported the RK spokesman. The consequences were, among other things, hypothermia and exhaustion – children were carried or trudged towards Austria themselves. First of all, they were given tea and blankets. Among other things, there was curd cheese to eat.

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13:44 | Football fans please get off in Hütteldorf

In view of the expected special trains with refugees at the Vienna Westbahnhof, the ÖBB visitors to the European Football Championship qualifier between Austria and Moldova on Saturday in Vienna’s Ernst Happel Stadium have called on them to get off in Hütteldorf. “Due to the situation with refugees at the Westbahnhof, we ask you to get off in Hütteldorf,” said the ÖBB on their website.123essay From there, the international match visitors should continue with the subway. All trains would stop in Hütteldorf, it was said. The European Championship qualifying match kicks off at 8.45 p.m.

13:27 | “Thank you” and soap bubbles

Austrian police officers have probably never heard so many “Thank you” as they did at the Nickelsdorf border crossing. “After the days full of fear, when you never knew what was going to happen, it is good to be greeted by smiling people,” said a Syrian who had come from Hungary on Saturday and was on his way to the square in front of the old customs office Waiting towards Germany.

Moments of idyll crept in: children were given a few toys, two girls sat obliviously on decorative stones and produced soap bubbles. In the meantime, her mother was repacking – the Red Cross provided the refugees with clean clothes. Some of the people changed clothes behind blankets as improvised light protection. Since the space for luggage was limited, only the essentials were allowed to be taken.

SyrianrefugeekidsgettingsweetsfromthegenerousAustrian public. Just arrived from Hungary.


– Melissa Fleming (@melissarfleming)

5th September 2015

There was a rush for cocoa, which a woman from Germany had organized with private helpers. “We had a seminar in Zalakaros (southwest of Lake Balaton, note) and originally wanted to go to Budapest to support refugees. When we heard that people were going to Austria, we changed our plans,” said the elderly lady Her name with the hint that it is irrelevant, did not mention. In addition to cocoa, the private initiative brought water, milk and hygiene towels.

13:21 | The location in Nickelsdorf

Nickelsdorf, Austria waiting for the train to Germany



– Matthew Price (@BBCMatthewPrice)

5th September 2015

13:10 | Bures impressed with helpfulness

National Council President Doris Bures was impressed by the solidarity of the helpers in view of the influx of refugees in Austria. “I am really deeply impressed by the helpfulness of everyone here,” she said during a personal visit to the Westbahnhof in Vienna. “I am proud to be able to be Austrian and to see how things are being helped here,” said Bures. Together with Health Minister Sabine Oberhauser, the President of the National Council wanted to get an idea of ​​the local situation. “You can see that Austria rightly has a reputation in the world for being a humanitarian, a social country,” said Bures. Oberhauser also thanked all the volunteers.

The second group of


on their march to freedom in



away from filth squalor in



– Lydia Gall (@LydsG)

5th September 2015

13:02 | First arrivals in Munich

The first refugees who traveled from Hungary via Austria to Germany arrived at the main train station in Munich on Saturday. 381 people had arrived in different trains, said a spokesman for the federal police at the main station. A special train with 400 to 500 refugees has been announced for 1 p.m., another is expected.

The number of refugees in it is still unclear. In addition, twelve regular trains from Austria will arrive in Munich with refugees in three-digit numbers by Saturday evening, as the spokesman for the federal police said. It is not yet known whether further special trains are planned.

12:57 | Mikl-Leitner at the Westbahnhof

In view of the wave of refugees, Interior Minister Johanna Mikl-Leitner will visit Vienna’s Westbahnhof from 1.30 p.m. Then she will leave for the Nickelsdorf border crossing, her spokesman announced.

12:57 | Second special train left Vienna

Around noon, another special train with space for 600 people left Vienna via Salzburg to Germany, reported ÖBB spokesman Rene Zumtobel. In total, ÖBB will provide 4,600 additional seats on all affected routes, Zumtobel announced.

Meanwhile, a regular Railjet from Vienna to Zurich has already departed from Salzburg Central Station. Apparently there were only a few refugees on the train. A connecting train of the private railway Meridian to Munich has waited in vain for arriving refugees. “In Vienna people are trying to get people onto the special trains,” says Zumtobel. In this way the rush could be better channeled and the onward journey organized. The special train that has already left Vienna will continue to Germany.

According to a broadcast from the State of Salzburg, around 1,000 refugees have already passed Salzburg Central Station in the direction of Germany. So far, two people have applied for asylum. Regional Councilor Josef Schwaiger (ÖVP), who is responsible for the coordination, asks the helpful people not to bring donations directly to the trains in order to ensure that everything runs as smoothly as possible. “It is important to keep the traffic routes and train stations clear,” says Schwaiger.

At lunchtime it was quiet at Salzburg Central Station. There are more helpers than refugees in the station building. Shopping carts with food and drinks for the refugees were available, as were emergency beds. In addition to volunteers and helpers from Caritas, Red Cross and Muslim youth, political celebrities are also involved at the train station, such as former ÖVP politician Doraja Eberle or Neos member of the National Council Sepp Schellhorn.

12:41 | The situation on rail and road under control

Infrastructure Minister Alois Stöger (SPÖ) emphasized on Saturday afternoon that the situation is currently under control, both on the road and on the rail, despite the flow of refugees from Hungary. In the event that more asylum seekers come than is initially foreseeable, reserves have been made available. At the moment you can get by with the regular trains.

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12:41 | Medical care for around 100 people

Employees of the Vienna medical service of “4 für Wien” (Arbeiter Samariterbund, Johanniter, Malteser and Austrian Red Cross) provided medical care to around 100 refugees who had arrived at Vienna’s main and west train stations on Saturday. “The majority was treated on an outpatient basis, said Ronald Packert, spokesman for the Vienna Professional Rescue Service. The refugees suffered from exhaustion, circulatory problems and psychological stress. Some of those affected were also taken to hospital.

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12:34 | Location calm and orderly

On Saturday afternoon, four trains with a total of 1,000 refugees were expected at Vienna’s Westbahnhof, as police spokesman Roman Hahslinger said. Around noon, almost 3,000 people had already arrived at Vienna’s Westbahnhof. Most recently, 300 more refugees got out of a train from Nickelsdorf around 12 p.m. “The situation is calm and orderly,” said Hahslinger.

Efforts are being made to find transport options for all those who want to continue to Germany. Numerous refugees had also settled on the platforms on Saturday, and countless volunteers continued to look after those who had arrived. There is an enormous rush at the Caritas donation center. Caritas again pointed out that neither donations in kind nor voluntary helpers are currently required.

12:29 | Hundreds on foot

Hundreds of migrants marched west from Budapest East Station on Saturday afternoon, reports the TV station ATV. Young men in particular formed the train, families with small children are more the exception. This action is similar to that of Friday, when thousands of migrants left the train station and have now arrived in Austria. In the transit zone of the station there would be only a few refugees, it said.

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12:27 | 6,500 refugees arrived

Since the early hours of the morning, 6,500 refugees from Hungary have already arrived in Austria, the Ministry of the Interior announced this on Saturday afternoon via the short message service Twitter. “Almost everyone wants to travel on to Germany. The onward journey is made possible for them,” it said.


# Ministry of Interior

already 6,500 today


arrived in Austria

– ORF Breaking News (@ORFBreakingNews)

5th September 2015

Overall, Austria expects up to 10,000 people in the context of the current wave of refugees from Hungary, it had already been said. Since the governments in Vienna and Berlin promised to let the refugees enter on Friday evening, refugees have been arriving in Burgenland on an ongoing basis. Thousands were taken there by bus from the Hungarian government. In the meantime, hundreds of refugees started walking west again in Budapest.

12:03 | Faymann does not make any forecasts

Chancellor Werner Faymann (SPÖ) cannot say how long the “exceptional situation” with the open border towards Hungary will last. In a conversation with journalists on the fringes of the SPÖ thematic council, he was also unable to quantify exactly how many refugees he expected in the coming days or how many of them wanted to stay in Austria.

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12:03 | Faymann: “Open the bar for humanity”

Chancellor Werner Faymann emphasized on Saturday at the SPÖ thematic council that a stance should be taken on the refugee issue. “Open the bar for humanity” was the motto for the opening of the borders last night for the thousands of asylum seekers streaming from Hungary into the west.

Faymann emphasized that in view of the dramatic situation in Hungary yesterday evening he knew exactly what to do: “namely, call the German Chancellor”. Merkel then also said that the bars should go up. Together, they managed to reach an agreement before the first bus with refugees arrived at the Austrian border.


: Thousands of


stream into Austria from Hungary



– Sputnik (@SputnikInt)

5th September 2015

The Chancellor once again sharply criticized the Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban. This should not be released from the obligation. Because with barbed wire no solution can be found: “A barbed wire is not a reception point for people who fear for their lives.” What is needed are common EU asylum centers where people are not greeted with hatred and rejection but with the necessary care. The question for the EU is: give back the Nobel Peace Prize or show how to deal properly with refugees who have the right to asylum.

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11:50 | Special train to Germany passed through

A first special train with around 450 refugees arrived at Munich Central Station on Saturday afternoon. The train coming from Hungary via Salzburg arrived around 1:20 p.m., as a spokesman for the federal police said. The train had traveled from Austria to the Bavarian capital without stopping. Numerous helpers handed blankets, warm clothing, food and water to the refugees on the train. According to the police, two people have applied for asylum at the train station.

11:50 | Most of them want to travel on

The majority of those refugees who have been coming to Austria from Hungary since the night want to travel on, mainly to Germany. So far, around ten refugees have applied for asylum in Austria, said Interior Minister Johanna Mikl-Leitner on Saturday morning.

More than 3,000 refugees had reached Austria last night. “At the forefront of all our considerations is the health and care of these people – who have already had more than enough terrible experiences,” emphasized Mikl-Leitner.

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Now “the whole of Europe must wake up”, demanded Mikl-Leitner. “The daydreams must be over now.” Anyone who still thinks that leaving the European Union or putting a barbed wire fence around Austria will solve the problem “is wrong,” said Mikl-Leitner.

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