Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart – The birthplace of the classical composer in Salzburg

Johannes Chrysostomus Wolfgangus Theophilus Mozart, was a prolific and influential composer of the Classical period. Mozart was born on 27 January Advertisements

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Gräf & Stift Phaeton – The Franz Ferdinand’s fateful limousine is being exhibited in Vienna

The assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria, heir presumptive to the Austro-Hungarian throne, and Franz Ferdinand’s wife Sophie, Duchess of Hohenberg, occurred on 28 June 1914 in Sarajevo when they were mortally wounded by Gavrilo Princip. The political objective of the assassination was to break off Austria-Hungary’s South Slav provinces so they could be combined into […]

Gletscherbahn 2 – The disaster in Kaprun

The disaster killed 155 people. There were 12 survivors. Most of the victims were skiers on their way to the Kitzsteinhorn Glacier. On 11 November 2000, 161 passengers and one conductor boarded the funicular train for an early morning. Prior to the passenger train leaving the lower terminus shortly after 9:00 am, the electric fan heater in […]

The area of overtourism in Hallstatt

A small town in the Austrian state of Upper Austria. Situated between the southwestern shore of Hallstätter See and the steep slopes of the Dachstein massif. Hallstatt is known for its production of salt, dating back to prehistoric times, and gave its name to the Hallstatt culture, the archaeological culture linked to Proto-Celtic and early Celtic people […]

Gustav Klimt – The Kiss in Vienna

The painting dates from 1907/08 at the height of Klimt’s “Golden Period”. The Kiss is an oil-on-canvas painting with added gold leaf, silver and platinum. The painting depicts a couple embracing each other, their bodies entwined in elaborate beautiful robes decorated in a style influenced by the contemporary Art Nouveau style and the organic forms of the […]