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The success of Madame Tussaud- Part II

Some days ago, we told you about the childhood and early career of Marie Grosholtz, who is now known as Madame Tussaud. While her beginning can be attributed to her mentor, doctor Philippe Curtius, becoming an icon was definitely her own doing.   Already early on Marie loved creating wax models of celebrities. Back in…

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December 11, 2020

Moving Mozart

One of the most famous statues in the Burggarten is the Mozart Monument, located right by the entrance of the park and invariably surrounded by tourists with cameras. It seems such a natural part of the Burggarten these days that it is difficult to imagine it elsewhere – but indeed, this was not its original…

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April 10, 2019

The Brick-5

The Brick-5 is known as an urban space with a cool café and hip events – what not many people know is that the space has a long history of almost 150 years as a Jewish community building. The project Herklotzgasse 21 made the mostly unknown history of the building and its people visible. The house…

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November 27, 2018

Artemisia Gentileschi

400 years ago, the Baroque painter Artemisia Gentileschi put everything at risk as she wrote history for being among the first women to express experiences with sexual violence through art. The story might be more significant than ever since in today’s times more and more women reach out and share their traumatic experiences of assault…

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October 23, 2018

The Republic of “Kugelmugel”

There are many reasons why one may choose to visit the Prater. Be it for a run, a walk, some adrenalin rush in the amusement park or, even better, to try out Secret Vienna’s interesting new guided tour, the place has something to offer for any age range from 2 to 102. What this SV…

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September 7, 2018

The Ringturm and its artsy wrapping

If, like this SV explorer, you are one of those people who use the Donaukanal as a natural extension of your living-room during summer evenings, then you are already familiar with the huge artsy prints which cover completely one of the tallest buildings of the area and that change every season. If you are so…

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July 3, 2018

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