History

Duke of Enghien

"That was worse than a crime, that was a mistake."   The one who said this was not just anyone, but one of Napoleon's most important ministers, the "Ministre de la Police" Joseph Fouché, feared by everyone. By summoning a whole army of informers, he had succeeded...

Chicken Marengo

Only hesitantly could the old powers agree on a common action against revolutionary France. After the "first coalition" was forced to peace by the clever tactics of the French, it took years before Russia, Great Britain and the Habsburg Empire reunite against France....

The Cinnamon Star

If you mention the cinnamon star, especially if you do so around Christmas, everyone's eyes are sure to light up. On the one hand, of course, this has to do with the effect of cinnamon itself, whose essential oils calm and relax us and whose scent carries us away to a...

Cécile Chaminade, a French composer

In 1857, Cécile Chaminade was born in Paris at the foot of Montmartre. Her mother, a pianist, initially taught the little girl the piano herself and it soon became clear that a special talent had to be cultivated here. The eight-year-old soon played for George Bizet,...
Chicken Marengo

Chicken Marengo

Only hesitantly could the old powers agree on a common action against revolutionary France. After the "first...

The Cinnamon Star

The Cinnamon Star

If you mention the cinnamon star, especially if you do so around Christmas, everyone's eyes are sure to light up. On...

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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