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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Hotels lost in History HOTELS

Hotels lost in History

Austria Hotel Metropole, Vienna, opened 1873; by architects K Schumann und L Tischler, famous before the war, infamous headquater of the GESTAPO during 1939–1945, destroyed by bombs in 1945, never rebuilt. Hotel Continental, Vienna, open...

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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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Galle Face

Galle Face

The Galle Face Hotel was established in 1864, five years before the Suez Canal came into operation. A journey through the Suez Canal was a...Read More

Half Moon

Half Moon

  In 1954, a group of wealthy individuals including Donald Deskey, the fabled designer (among his works the Radio City Music Hall); Harvey...Read More

Prince de Galles

Prince de Galles

The Parisian hotel with two names! And it all started with a kiss! More than anybody else, Edward, the Prince of Wales (1910–1936),...Read More

Grand Hotel Royal (Corinthia Budapest)

Grand Hotel Royal (Corinthia Budapest)

The man with the sign ‘Grand Hotel Royal’ awaits me on the platform at Keleti railway station. He takes my bags and me to the hotel. The...Read More

Ritz Paris

Ritz Paris

First of all, obtain your very own and personal copy of Marcel Proust’s A La Recherche du Temps Perdu. Inform reception tha...Read More