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Archive: Jul 2018

Of Hungarian Rebels and Long-haired Austrians

Vienna Walking Tours

Over the years, the Habsburgs had many challenges to keep their Empire together, from the Turkish invasions, to strategic marriages and growing national sentiment among the populations of the crown lands. One thorn in the Habsburg side was the Kurutz army – a group of Hungarian rebels who actively fought and rebelled against Habsburg policies….

The story of Lady Justitia

Vienna City Tours

Some days ago, you SV explorer decided to enter a building that is accessible to the public, but that perhaps is not well known. This is the Justizpalast (Palace of Justice) that was built in 1875-1881 by the architect Alexander Wielemans and is located at Schmerlingplatz 11. Perhaps the most famous picture of the Justizpalast…