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Tag Archives: history

Happy Halloween! Origins and Representation in Art

Happy Halloween! Have you already carved pumpkins, decorated your whole house, and are already fully immersed in the Halloween spirit? But how did Halloween even come to be? You might recall this story somewhere in the back of your head, but aren’t entirely sure? In the ‘Halloween edition’ of this blog, we won’t only shed light on this day, we will dive into how the subject of Halloween has been depicted in art throughout history. Shh, we also have a recommendation for you to further immerse yourself in the Halloween spirit at the end. Sounds good to you? Then read on!

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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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5 Best Cities to Visit in Germany off the Beaten Tracks

Best cities in Germany: Trier

Germany’s cities have everything: cozy towns with fairytale castles to modern cities with numerous skyscrapers. With so many great locations, it wasn’t easy to choose the best ones and keep the list short…

Here are five of our favorite German cities off the beaten track with a lot of culture to discover!

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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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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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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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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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International Women’s Day – Portraiting Anna Sacher

On the occasion of International Women’s Day on March 8th, we would like to introduce you to Anna Sacher, the legendary boss of the Hotel Sacher. After her husband’s early death in 1892, she took over the management – which was anything but a matter of course for the time!

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The Dark History of Camp Liebenau in Graz

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.

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Explore Vienna: 5 Best Vienna City Center Hotspots

Vienna City Center Hotspots — Hofburg

Vienna is an amazing, beautiful city with history so rich that it will take some time for you to grasp it. If you’re in Vienna for a short work trip, or you just need an idea on how to start exploring this amazing historic city, here’s a short guide to 5 best Vienna city center hotspots.

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