Author Archive: Ingrid

The Story of the Croissant – Interesting Bits about Vienna 8

Viennese not only like this type of pastry with their breakfast but they also boast that it was invented by their ancestors. Well, according to the name, one would rather consider France as the country of the croissant’s origin. Of… (READ MORE)

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)

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