A House Almost without Windows– Interesting Bits about Vienna 7

Walking through the historic center of Vienna, you can admire magnificent splendid palaces. Sometimes, however, you may see a building that does not seem to fit into a block of old houses. Such is, for example, the administrative building opposite… (READ MORE)

At the Table with the Austrian Emperor

Imagine that you were born in Vienna about 200 years ago, preferably in an important aristocratic family or in the family of a high-ranking officer. Then you would have a chance to be invited by the Austrian Emperor to his… (READ MORE)

The Story of the Very First Christmas Tree in Vienna – Interesting Bits about Vienna 6

Today, we can’t even imagine Christmas without a Christmas tree. In the pre-Christmas season, when the whole city of Vienna is wrapped in a festive atmosphere, Christmas fir trees are sold all over the city and you can find decorated… (READ MORE)

Pistachio Snails
Christmas baking

I don’t know about you, but I rely on classic recipes when it comes to Christmas baking. I know what my family likes, so I focus on traditional family recipes. Nevertheless, it does not hurt to experiment and try something… (READ MORE)

Cauliflower Pancakes with Bulgur and Quinoa

For the basis of this recipe, I was inspired by a magazine published by the Austrian supermarket chain Billa. By the way, the founder of the company, Karl Wlaschek, whom everyone nicknamed Mr Billa, started his successful career in 1953;… (READ MORE)

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)

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