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The Pharisee

High in the north, where the land seems to sink into the sea, where people in their coarsely knitted sweaters trudge over barren fields and "bad weather" is the name for a typical summer's day, that is where the island Nordstrand is located. Today, it is only a...

Bean counter

A bean counter is the term used to describe a person who has driven precision in all his actions to the point of pedantry. Most people today assume that the origin of this word is to be found in the life of Karl Baedecker, the well-known publisher and bookseller, who...

The Ore Mountain

In the north of Styria lies one of the economically most important regions in Austria. This is the area around the city of Eisenerz, which owes its wealth to the largest siderite deposit in the world, which can be found here on the Erzberg. This is one of the reasons...

Glass of water to the coffee

What stories are not entwined around the glass of water to the coffee. The most widespread is certainly that it is intended to compensate for the loss of liquid caused by coffee. This is not entirely wrong, because water really reduces the diuretic effect of caffeine....
Bean counter

Bean counter

A bean counter is the term used to describe a person who has driven precision in all his actions to the point of...

The Ore Mountain

The Ore Mountain

In the north of Styria lies one of the economically most important regions in Austria. This is the area around the...

Glass of water to the coffee

Glass of water to the coffee

What stories are not entwined around the glass of water to the coffee. The most widespread is certainly that it is...

Coffee House London

Coffee House London

By 1700 there were already more than 2000 coffee houses in London. They were also known as "Pfennig Universities",...

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Coffee Stain

Coffee Stain

Maria Theresa (1717-1780) is one of the most influential figures in Austrian history. It is only natural that, in...

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Coffee City Bremen

Coffee City Bremen

In 2004 the Bremer Marketplace was awarded the title "World Cultural Heritage". Rightly so, I think, as the town hall...

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Grenadiers

Grenadiers

We all know pictures of Buckingham Palace and the Royal Guard with their characteristic high caps - the Grenadiers....

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Caffé Florian

Caffé Florian

Because Venice had been Europe's gateway to the East since time immemorial and was also in intensive exchange with the...

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Viennese laundry girl

Viennese laundry girl

The Viennese laundry girls must have been a funny people - lively, bustlingand never at a loss for a cheeky answer....

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Cappuccino

Cappuccino

The cappuccino is not, as many will believe, an invention of the Italians, but comes originally from Austria. The...

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Chicken Marengo

Chicken Marengo

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

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Long guys

Long guys

Frederick William I. loved to have his soldiers march up. Even as crown prince he founded his own guard, which was...

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