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Burned at the Stake: The Story of the Viennese Witch

The fire went higher and reached Elisabeth Plainacher’s feet. Soon she would go down in history as the only person who had been burnt at the stake in Vienna for performing witchcraft. The Viennese folk gathered to watch the death sentence being carried out.  »Witch!” they shouted. Little did they know that bad luck was […]

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Is the Danube really blue?

When visiting Vienna, a stroll along the shores of the Danube river is a must. The 2850 km long stream is in fact not only famous for being the second longest European river after the Volga, but also for playing an important role within the urban landscape and social life in Vienna. It is indeed […]