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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 Mailänderli

Mailänderli are the most popular and most frequently baked Christmas biscuit in Switzerland. In Austria, of course, we know it too and here it is simply called a "biscuit", whereas in Germany they speak of "biscuits". The only difference with the latter two is that...

The Klemmkuchen – its history

The Fläming is a historically grown cultural landscape in the border region between Brandenburg and Saxony-Anhalt, where one of the most interesting Christmas baked goods in German cuisine can be found - the Klemmkuchen. It was brought to the country by settlers from...

The “Klapotetz”

If you visit the wine-growing areas in the south of Styria, you will notice the large windmills everywhere, which not only turn merrily, but also make a lot of noise when the wind blows and fill the whole mountain with sound. These are the Klaptotetze, which are...
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 Pharisee

The Pharisee

High in the north, where the land seems to sink into the sea, where people in their coarsely knitted sweaters trudge...

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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...

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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...

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The Bird Trader

The Bird Trader

Today I'd like to talk about an official, even a section chief, who does not fit into the usual prejudice and who...

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Viennese Laundry Girl

Viennese Laundry Girl

The Viennese laundry girls must have been a funny crowd – lively, bustling, and never at a loss for a cheeky answer....

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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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Chopin’s Mazurkas

Chopin’s Mazurkas

During his short life F. Chopin has written more than fifty mazurkas. He composed the first as a 15-year-old boy, the...

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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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