Category Archives: Vienna: Bridge West to East

Painter Georg Waldmüller and The Biedermeier Period in Vienna

Georg Ferdinand Waldmüller, born in 1793, was a Viennese painter on a noble mission to capture nature, apolitically and commonplace. His paintings, particularly their color schemes and subject matter, can serve as a symbol of the ideal mindset of contentedness as the middle-class grows, during what is now referred to as the Biedermeier period. With […]



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The Secret of Sachertorte

Sachertorte is a chocolate sponge cake with apricot jam, covered in dark chocolate. It’s arguably one of the most important foods for Viennese people because it is one of the only foods to have been known to be created and made exclusively for the Viennese. In 1832 the cake was made by Franz Sacher for […]



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The Gasometer Towers – Vienna’s Urban Masterpiece

Vienna is a city traditionally known for being a cultural center point between eastern and western civilization. With its strong emphasis on the arts and urban development, the idea of Vienna being a culturally rich city still rings true today. One of the embodiments of this lies in the Gasometer towers located in the ‘Simmering’ […]



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Vergangenheitsbewältigung – Have you Forgotten?

1945 announced the end of the Holocaust, a tragic time in history that has actually been made illegal to deny the occurrence of in Germany[5]. Andreas Maislinger has played a major role in today’s events to commemorate and maintain awareness of the travesties of the holocaust by having founded the Austrian Holocaust Memorial Service and […]



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Vielvolkerstaat- Shifting our World

Vielvolkerstaat is a German word meaning multi-ethnic state. According to political scientist Christoph Schnellbach of Oldenburg University in Germany, a Vielvolkerstaat or multi-ethnic state is a territorially limited political sovereignty comprising of two or more nations and whose members, including all people, are granted the equal right or legal status even at a the lowest […]



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