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The Digital Space and How Museums Can Make Use of It

Sculpture wearing VR glasses

When thinking of a museum, most people imagine a building where pictures and sculptures are on display. The exhibitions convey knowledge, inspiration, and new perspectives on the well-known. In addition, the rooms themselves create a special atmosphere that allows us to immerse ourselves in the world of art and culture. For many, experiencing this space is a crucial part of the museum experience. But not only since COVID-19 have there been exciting approaches to break open this traditional perception and expand it with digital offers.

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Incredible Facts About the Leaning Tower of Pisa

Leaning Tower of Pisa

With more than 5 million visitors each year, the Leaning Tower of Pisa (Torre Pendente) is one of the best-known landmarks in Italy. It is also the most famous tourist backdrop in Pisa, and visitors really keep getting creative when it comes to posing in front of it (we have gathered our favorite snapshots on our Instagram for you). If you are wondering now what makes this tower special and why it is tilted, keep on reading!

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A Brief History of the Blue Mosque in Istanbul

The Blue Mosque till dawn

The Blue Mosque is one of the most iconic landmarks of Istanbul and a historical sight you shouldn’t miss. It dominates the city skyline and the majority of tourists’ photos. However, it’s not only a tourist attraction but an active religious building as well! Let’s find out how this breathtaking mosque came into being.

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Coffee Culture in Europe

Coffee Culture in Europe: Which European Cities Offer the Best Coffee Experience?

We could say that coffee is a universal beverage, popular all around the world. Coffee is probably the first beverage we grab when we wake up and want to feel energized, but there are differences in the way we consume it in different countries. How do people drink coffee in Europe, why do they love it so much, and which European cities have the best coffee culture? We’ll also share some of our favorite cafés in Europe, so keep reading to find out!

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Wander Through Vienna’s Famous Historic Streets

History of Vienna: Vienna's Best Historic Streets

Are you up for learning some pretty interesting facts about Vienna’s famous historic streets? Every street of Vienna’s old city center has its history, and once you know a little bit about it, you appreciate the sights on those streets even more. If you’ve been to Vienna, this blog post will help you to understand the sights you already saw, and if you dream about traveling to Vienna one day, you can already get mentally ready to explore this magnificent city.

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European Architecture: 5 Most Beautiful Palaces in Europe

The Hermitage's Winterpalace in St. Petersburg with Horse Carriage

Don’t you just love old European architectural wonders? We certainly do! Previously we wrote about some of the most interesting Medieval castles and this time we bring you 5 most beautiful palaces in Europe. Keep reading to find out why they are so special.

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Vienna Story: Ultimate Guide to Vienna

Vienna Story: Ultimate Guide to Vienna

Are you considering a trip to the lovely city of Vienna and are looking for many insights that will help you prepare properly? Vienna is full of amazing places to visit and amazing historic things to explore, it will take you some time to get to know it. In order to help you explore Vienna easily, we compiled all of the important information into one ultimate Guide to Vienna. Read it, take notes, and enjoy!

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10 Most Beautiful Small Cities in Europe

Best Small Cities in Europe Sighisoara

When it comes to city breaks, most people tend to visit the largest cities. However, they are often too crowded and that can ruin your perfectly planned trip. That’s why it’s a good idea to visit a smaller city that gives you a more intimate, relaxed, and unique experience and time to explore a place in peace. There are a lot of cities like this worth mentioning if you’re into exploring Europe, but this time we bring you the 10 most beautiful small cities in Europe that you will love for sure.

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A New Look for our Cultural Places Website

mockup of the new website of cultural places

Have you noticed that the Cultural Places’ website has a new look? We are happy to provide you with an improved design and usability to get the most out of your cultural experiences. Learn more about the process behind the scenes in this week’s blogpost!

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Most Beautiful Viennese Buildings: Art Nouveau Architecture in Vienna

Building of the Vienna Secession, a photo by Jorit Aust

The Art Nouveau architecture gave us some pretty amazing landmarks. You just gotta love it! Vienna Secession, as the movement was known in Vienna, left a huge impact on the city’s architecture as we know it today, and it wouldn’t be possible without Joseph Maria Olbrich and Josef Hoffmann. These two established the movement, well-known architect Otto Wagner joined a bit later. In this blog post, we show you some of the best-known and most popular buildings of Viennese Art Nouveau architecture from all around the city.

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