Entries tagged with: Semmering

Feuilleton 340   Austria — Hotspot of Europe Adrian Mourby

Feuilleton 340   Austria — Hotspot of Europe

VIENNA — SEMMERING — SALZBURG — INNSBRUCK Austria is currently the hotspot of Europe, Vienna its capital. European summers are synonymous for visiting the countryside, sea- and lakesides activities, culture, festivals and, as I hav...

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Semmering — Endstation Schwindsucht Andreas Augustin

Semmering — Endstation Schwindsucht

AUSTRIA / SEMMERING REGION On 16 May 1854 the Austrian Emperor Franz Joseph and Empress Elisabeth inaugurated a new railway line over a mountain called Semmering, south of Vienna, managing a difference in altitude of 457 m. Its highes...

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Sorry Dear Wes Anderson BOOKS REVIEWED

Sorry Dear Wes Anderson

By Andreas Augustin   Quarter to six, sharp. If this were the Titanic we would conclude that it had sunken at this very precise moment.   Some books come out too late. So I have to say: 'Sorry my dear Wes Anderson! After you had c...

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Savoy (Baur en Ville)

Savoy (Baur en Ville)

This is Zurich's oldest grand hotel. When it opened on December 24, 1838, it marked a milestone in the history of the hotel industry. In...Read More

Grand Hotel Lviv (Lemberg)

Grand Hotel Lviv (Lemberg)

Grand Hotel Lviv in 1894 Lviv or Lemberg can be described as the westernmost city in Eastern Europe or the easternmost city in Western...Read More

Bergues, Des

Bergues, Des

In our world, it is no longer a given that simple restraint represents true elegance. To be recognized as one of the oldest purpose-built Grand...Read More

Le Royal

Le Royal

In 1923/24, the construction of a 55-room hotel in Phnom Penh was proposed. Architect Ernest Hébrard, who was largely responsible for...Read More

The Mandarin Oriental Bangkok

The Mandarin Oriental Bangkok

Since decades “The Oriental”, as it is affectionately known by travellers from all over the globe, leads the lists of all...Read More