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SWISS LANDSCAPES

Alpine scenery or sparkling blue lakes, but also emerald valleys, glaciers and villages, which are wrapped in ancient atmosphere. Switzerland, https://www.myswitzerland.com/en/accueil.html great choice for summer and winter holiday. One of the most famous monuments in the central city of Switzerland, Lucerne is the Chapel Bridge (built in the 14th century) with the famous Lion Monument, the sculpture of a dying ...

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THE VISIT – Novel by Friedrich Dürrenmatt

Friedrich Dürrenmatt, born in Konolfingen in January 1921, was a Swiss writer, dramatist and also painter. After a busy childhood, he studied philosophy and Germanic languages in Zurich and Bern. After the Second World War, he began writing short tales and plays. He was the protagonist of renewal of the German-language, German theater, dealing grotesquely with the problems of contemporary ...

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PURE AND NOBLE POETIC TALENT – Regina Ullmann

This Swiss-German poet and poet was born in St. Gallen in mid-December 1884. This eastern Switzerland town, between Lake Constance and Appenzell has a rich historical center. http://www.st.gallen-bodensee.ch/en/region-touring/st-gallen-lake-constance/city-map. Special feature of the city are 111 oriel windows. The monastery area with cathedral and library has been inserted by UNESCO into the World Heritage List of Humanity. Regina Ullmann and her ...

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FERDINAND HODLER (1853/1918), SWISS PAINTER

Coloristic symbolism and sketches of expressionism FERDINAND HODLER 1/3 – He was born in Bern in 1853. At the end of the nineteenth century, he was one of the most significant Symbolist painters. In Switzerland, Germany and Austria he is considered one of the founders of modern art (art nouveau). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_RMe7y6k5Xk His creative power and taste for decoration reminded Rodin. ...

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AUTHOR’S TRAVELS / AUSTRIAN SHADES OF CREATIVITY

In psychology, the term creativity indicates an intellectual dynamic, which is fed with particular ingredients, such as sensitivity to problems and originality in the idea. Creative ability produces inventions or works of art. That’s why, on your trip to Austria, we are going to introduce special people, who were born here and some sights of Austrian creativity. Our journey begins ...

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WHAT SHE WAS REALLY LIKE, WHAT WAS SO CAPTIVATING ABOUT HER – Princess Elisabeth of Austria

Her Royal Highness Duchess Elisabeth Amalie Eugenie (Princess Elisabeth of Austria) was born in 1837. She grew up at Possenhofen Castle, in Bavaria, Germany. The family called her Sisi. The childhood of Sisi was happy and free, she could never get used to the protocol of the Habsburg court life. At the age of 16, she married Emperor Franz Joseph I ...

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HISTORICAL SIGHT NOT INCLUDED IN VIENNA ITINERARIES AND CULINARY COMBINATION OF AUSTRIAN CUISINE

We start the trip little bit out of city center, in Döbling, 19th district of Vienna. It is a romantic and verdant place, where the Vienna Observatory of Hohe Warte is located since 1872. Döbling crosses the Wienerwald slope up to the Danube and its highest peak is Hermannskogel (although symbols of this place are two hills, the Kahlenberg and ...

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AUSTRIAN SINGER WHO OPENED LENNY KRAVITZ’S AND JAMES BLUNT’S TOURS – Anna Wappel / Anna F.

Anna Wappel with art name Anna F was born in Friedberg in 1985. She started singing in childhood and cites the first records of her parents including Bob Dylan, Alanis Morissette and Joan Baez. At the age of eleven she played the classic guitar, three years later she started electric guitar for the first time, deciding to switch to rock. ...

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OSKAR KOKOSCHKA (1886/1980), AUSTRIAN EXPRESSIONIST PAINTER – Life full of passion, the desire for humanity and obsession with one woman.

OSKAR KOKOSCHKA 1/3 – His life full of passion, the desire for humanity and obsession with one woman. This, with brutal sincerity, shows his paintings. He never adhered to expressionistism, but his works represent some of the highest vertexes of historical expressionism. His paintings can be divided into three groups – portraits, landscapes and allegories. He perceived himself as a ...

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VENUS IN FURS – Novel by Leopold von Sacher-Masoch

He studied law, history and mathematics at the University of Graz, and after graduating he moved to Lemberg, where he became a professor. LEOPOLD VON SACHER-MASOCH was an Austrian writer and journalist, who gained renown for his romantic stories of Galician life. The term masochism is derived from his name. He was well known as a man of letters. In ...

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