Cultural History

Technical Museum for Industry and Trade

On June 20, 1909, Emperor Franz Joseph I laid the foundation stone for the Technical Museum of Industry and Trade in Vienna.   The main building of the museum was erected according to the plans of the building councilor Hans Schneider at the address Mariahilfer...

The Benedictine Monastery of St. Peter and Paul in Hirsau

Already in the early Middle Ages, a monastery was founded in Hirsau in the northern Black Forest, which housed the relics of Saint Aurelius. In the course of time, however, the Aurelius Monastery fell into disrepair and was not rebuilt until the second half of the...

Styria joins Austria

24 May 1192: Styria becomes part of Austria.   On 17 August 1186 the Georgenberg Handfeste was concluded on the Georgenberg in Enns. These are two documents in which the childless and seriously ill Duke of Styria, Ottokar IV of the Traungau dynasty, bequeaths the...

The painter Raoul Dufy and his Normandy

"I know the sea as a bather, as a sailor and as a painter. It is as a painter that it is dearest to me." (Raoul Dufy) In the course of his life, the painter Raoul Dufy was first an Impressionist, then a Fauvist and a Cubist. He was born in 1877 in Le Havre in...
Styria joins Austria

Styria joins Austria

24 May 1192: Styria becomes part of Austria.   On 17 August 1186 the Georgenberg Handfeste was concluded on the...

The Harpist

The Harpist

Who never ate his bread with tears, He who never spent his sorrowful nights Sat on his bed weeping, He knows you not,...

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