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Archive: Jan 2022

Snow Globe Museum

It was the year 1900 as Erwin Perzy created the first ever snow globe. His first design was the basilica Maria Zell. From 1920 on Erwin decided to design snow globes in different sizes, from 20mm to 60mm. Over the years more sizes were added and in 1977 they  even designed a 120mm one.  Today…

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January 21, 2022

Axel Flóvent and Plàsi

There is something truly inspiring about the collaboration of Axel Flóvent and Plàsi. The two are about to tour Europe and also have a show planned in Vienna for the 15th of February.  Axel Flóvent’s soothing voice pulls one along, no matter the situation. Forest Fires is one of the most popular songs of the…

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January 16, 2022

Austria’s Drugstore Museum

Located in Vienna’s 9th district, in the Währinger Straße 14, Austria’s Drugstore Museum has a long history, tracing back to 1899 as the society of Austria’s druggists started to document the history of drugstores and the work life of a druggist to support future druggists with their learning process. Today the museum displays its collection…

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January 13, 2022

Schildermaler Museum

Perhaps some of you may have heard of Vienna’s Schildermaler Museum before. Located in the Mühlgasse 7 in the 4th district, the museum walls are covered in old signs, photographs and paper articles. Our city has a long tradition of city lettering and was once a metropolis of sign painting. Josef Samuel, Vienna’s last sign…

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January 7, 2022

Café Central

The Café Central, located just a street down from the Michaelerplatz. It was founded in 1867 and ever since it acted as a hotspot for writers and philosophers. Literati like Hugo von Hofmannsthal, Karl Kraus or Stefan Zweig loved to spend their afternoons in the Café.  But the coffee house was also packed with international…

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January 3, 2022

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