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,...
Johann Strauss Radetzky March

Johann Strauss Radetzky March

It is probably the best known and most played march in the world: the Army March II dedicated to Field Marshal Josef...

The Cappuccino

The Cappuccino

At the beginning of the 16th century, there was unrest within the Franciscan Order. Many friars saw the great ideal of...

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The Flying Dutchman

The Flying Dutchman

The stories surrounding the so-called ghost ships are almost as old as seafaring itself. Which should not come as a...

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The evening

The evening

Silence of the people loud desire: roars the earth as in dreams Wonderful with all trees, What the heart is hardly...

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Hyacinths

Hyacinths

Music echoes far away; but here is silent night, The plants breathe on me with a slumbering scent. I have always,...

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Hiker’s Night Song

Hiker’s Night Song

Above all peaks Is rest, In all treetops Do you feel Hardly a breath; The birds are silent in the forest. Just wait!...

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Welcome and farewell

Welcome and farewell

My heart was beating. Quickly, on horseback! And away, wild as a hero to battle. The evening already swayed the earth,...

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Patricide

Patricide

Paris, beginning of the 19th century. It is the first warm day of the year and a small group, made up of members of...

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