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Archive: Apr 2018

Katie Sandwina, the strongest of them all

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When you think of the strongest and most muscular Austrians, it is likely that Arnold Schwarzenegger comes to mind. But there have been other extraordinarily strong people in the past, one of whom is Katie Sandwina. Born Katharina Brumback in Vienna in 1884, she was one of 14 children born to her circus performer parents,…

Rotenturmstraße in 2017

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Did you know that in 2017 over 14 million people walked along the Rotenturmstraße? In New Year’s Day alone around 33,800 people walked along the street. With 400 meters this is a very busy street! (Cr.)      

The Church of Breitenfeld

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The Church of Breitenfeld For people who often take the U6, a church they frequently pass by but may not know very much about is the Breitenfelder Pfarrkirche. It is the large church located on Uhlplatz, across from the Josefstädterstrasse metro station. In fact, the square was named after Eduard Uhl, a local politician, in…