Vienna

Omelet with Chickpeas and Herbs
What is a „Schanigarten“?

Omeleta s cícerom a bylinkami

Summer weather – a summer theme – a summer recipe! As soon as it gets warmer in Vienna, summer cafes appear suddenly in front of eating or drinking places in the whole city. Sometimes, there are only two small tables… (READ MORE)

Lent – Herring Salad and the Ceremony of Humility

Veľkonočný pôst sledí šalát

At the beginning of Lent, people in Vienna traditionally eat herring salad. Before I give you a recipe for that dish, I would like to write something about another tradition connected with this period of the year which was kept… (READ MORE)

Austrian President Welcomes Official Visits in a Bedroom!

Rakúsky prezident Hofburg

Not only America, but also Austria has got a new president. The inauguration was held yesterday, on January 26. The Federal President Alexander Van der Bellen will hold his office – like his predecessors – in the former imperial palace… (READ MORE)

Why is a chimney sweeper a lucky symbol?

kominár

Have you seen the film Mary Poppins with Julia Andrews? For me it is one of the earliest memories, I remember exactly in which cinema I saw the film. I was a child and did not know at all that… (READ MORE)

Magical Balls Where It Snows

Zázračné gule, v ktorých sneží

It was the end of the 19th century. Erwin Perzy, a producer of surgical instruments, was sitting in his workshop in the 17th district of Vienna and trying to develop a strong bright lightsource which could be used as a… (READ MORE)

The Eternal Emperor Was a Romantic

Večný cisár František Jozef I.

Prunksaal – the Baroque State hall – one of the most beautiful book halls in the world is not only a “sanctuary” of the Austrian National Library where precious, old books are kept but also a room where different interesting… (READ MORE)

Lilac Blossom Time in Vienna
At the Final Resting Place of W. A. Mozart

orgován

The beginning of May is the lilac blossom time. A „Must“ to see during this period in Vienna is the St. Marx cemetery (Leberstrasse 6-8). This is the only remaining Biedermeier cemetery in Vienna. Here you will find not only… (READ MORE)

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