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Schwerelos- A floating center for your body and mind

In our modern, hectic world, it’s become quite difficult to simply stop and relax. It’s ironic how easy it is to be in constant motion and how challenging it is to just be still and in a state of inaction. Not long ago, after months of dealing with the impact of the Corona pandemic, we…

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September 26, 2020

The story of Christian Brandstätter

In his “Memoirs”, Chancellor Metternich wrote “The men who create history have not time to write it – I at least had none”. Contrary to the Chancellor, Christian Brandstätter has made history and has had the time to write it. Born in Upper Austria in 1943, he moved to Vienna at the beginning of the…

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January 15, 2020

The story of the Christian Brandstätter Verlag

If you are interested in “Vienna 1900” or Jugendstil, chances are you have come across books published by the Christian Brandstätter Verlag. Established by Christian Brandstätter (an institution in his own right), in a way the origins of the company can be found in another famous publishing company, namely the Fritz Molden Verlag. It was…

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December 15, 2019

The Church of Breitenfeld

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…

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April 3, 2018

Trautsongasse and the mysterious case of the letter H

Trautsongasse is a street in the 8th district named after Johann Josef Fürst Trautson, who was a Prince-bishop in Vienna before becoming a cardinal in the last year of his life.  If you walk around the 8th district and come across one of the old signs in this street, you may notice that it is…

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January 16, 2018