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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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Imperial Treasury

Justin Racine 11/19/2016 COR-330-10 The Imperial Treasury The Kaiserliche Schatzkammer, or Imperial Treasury, is an important collection of Austrian artifacts located at the Hofburg Palace in Vienna, Austria. It contains a variety of temporal and religious treasures spanning more than a thousand years of European history. The Imperial Treasury works in collaboration with the Kunsthistorisches […]



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The Vienna State Opera House

The Vienna Opera House Megan Pease COR 330   “This famous stage offers a different program every day, with over 50 operas and ballet works on around 300 days per season” (Vienna). The structure of the opera house was designed by a Viennese architect August Sicard von Sicardsburg Null. The inside was designed by interior […]



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