Carnival, which officially always starts on 11.11 at 11:11 of the previous year, is coming to an end –but the highlight of carnival, Fat Tuesday, Mardi Gras, Fasching, or however you want to call it, is just around the corner! Next Tuesday, this year on February 16th, people all around the world would usually be celebrating like there’s no tomorrow. Alas, we don’t have to emphasize that huge celebrations and parties are unfortunately not happening this year. However, we still want to invite you on a short, virtual tour around the globe and introduce you to seven striking Carnival traditions you might not have heard of. Enjoy this little excursion, and as we said in our Curious New Year’s Traditions blog, we are keeping our fingers crossed we’ll all be able to celebrate Carnival again the right way in 2022.
The history of the Nazi camp in Graz Liebenau was not properly dealt with for decades after World War II. However, since autumn 2020, there has been a new memorial plaque on site and a digital tour to prevent this dark chapter from falling into oblivion.
In last week’s blog post, we talked to travel bloggers to see how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected their professional lifestyle. As they literally travel for a living and cannot or are super limited in travel at the moment, we were curious to learn how they are handling the situation, and if they have come up with alternative content or business plans in these unpredictable times. In part two this week, we caught up with a few more travel bloggers.
It is undeniable that the current COVID-19 pandemic has a huge impact on all of us. While some of us are still lucky enough to have our jobs and are maybe able to work from home, not all professional groups can do the same.
The Secession emerged from an artists’ movement at the end of the 19th century by a group who split off from the conservative Künstlerhaus. Read on to find out how Gustav Klimt, Koloman Moser, Hermann Bahr, and many others revolutionized the art scene and what the Secession is all about today.
Cultural Places recently welcomed Andreas Keese, Manager of Hotel Sacher Wien, as the guest for the first edition of our newly launched webinar series. Together with Patrick Tomelitsch, CEO of Cultural Places, they discussed the challenges and changes due to COVID-19 and how digitalization and new projects can help to face them.
Wow! And just like that, 2020 comes to an end. It has been a crazy and challenging year for all of us, and most of us couldn’t have imagined the tremendous impact the COVID-19 pandemic would have on all our lives when we were celebrating the start of 2020 so carefree, just 12 months ago. Although you might not be able to celebrate New Year’s Eve as bombastically as usual and you’re also not able to travel, we want to take you on a short tour around the globe to show you 8 curious and unusual New Year’s traditions from various countries, so read on! If you also want to increase your chances of having a legendary 2021, why not try out some of these rituals?
We proudly present the Vienna Secession’s new guide, which is available on Cultural Places for free: a city walk about the history of the Secession and how it came into being. It brings you to seven stations, from Wollzeile to Karlsplatz to Secession – important locations in the secessionist movement’s history that started around 1900.