Stone Balls from Ottoman Cannons – Interesting Bits about Vienna 4

In the 14th century, the Ottomans came to Europe, and when they conquered Constantinople in 1453, they also ended the existence of the Byzantine Empire. In 1529, after the battle of Mohács in which the Hungarian King Louis II had… (READ MORE)

Do You Know the Anthem of Vienna? – Interesting Bits about Vienna 2

Austria consists of nine federal states, one of which is Vienna. Each federal state has its own coat of arms and flag. And also an anthem by which the inhabitants of the respective region express their identity. Vienna has its… (READ MORE)

Almenland – A perfect Weekend among Alpine Pastures

Those who like to solve crossword puzzles know that a “mountain pasture” with three letters often appears in them. It is called alm. In Austria, there are more than 12,000 of such cultivated alpine pastures on which cattle graze in… (READ MORE)

Salzburg – 9 Churches and Monasteries Worth Visiting

Take a look at some of the iconic images of the city of Salzburg, and you will be surprised by how many church towers are in the picture. No wonder – Salzburg is often called “Rome of the North”. The… (READ MORE)

Pilgrimage Church of Maria Strassengel or What Happened to the Second Tower

Have you ever been to Vienna? If so, then you must have visited or at least walked around St. Stephen’s Cathedral. Its tall pointed tower can be seen from many places in the city. However, not everyone knows that the… (READ MORE)

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