Fundament to world history, shaping nations, politics and religion for one thousand years, the Holy Roman Empire (HRE) is one of the most recurrent topics in schools all around the world. Despite its undiscussed importance though – what in the world was the Holy Roman Empire? If you ever happened to lie about »obviously knowing« […]
Very royal prescriptions
The Austrian States Archives host a great number of important political as well as historical documentations for the Austrian Nation. Some of these documents even go back to the Middle Ages, back to a time where the Habsburg power was just about to grow. The Habsburg’s favorite drugs Speaking of Habsburg, what if I told […]
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 […]