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There’s more to Epfach, an unassuming little village along the Lech, than first meets the eye. It’s a very, very old settlement, in fact. Older, even, then most German towns — Munich, for example, was first established in the 12th … Continue reading

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Hardy’s Map

While packing for a long train trip to Styria, I pulled a couple of books of the shelf to help pass the time. Thomas Hardy’s “The Return of the Native” was I book I supposedly had read in high school … Continue reading

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Notburga of Rattenberg

First, a bit of background on Notburga (pronounced Note-boor-ga). She was born in Rattenberg, a small town east of Innsbruck, around 1265 to a couple of hatmakers, and proved to be an extraordinarily intelligent and competent woman. She hired herself … Continue reading

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A Chapel in Axams

A free Sunday afternoon and it happens to be Tag des Denkmals in Austria. This is a day for  cultural and historical monuments across the country, and often there is the chance to see something not normally open to the … Continue reading

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It’s All Related

And here we tie the two previous posts together with a 15th-century ribbon: Und hier fügen wir die beiden vorherigen Beiträge mit einem Band aus dem 15. Jahrhundert zusammen: Albrecht Dürer, Brenner Road in the Eisack Valley, 1495. Made, as … Continue reading

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Five Views of Old Innsbruck 1496-1750

The Beau found a postcard in an old book, with this image of a painting by Albrecht Dürer. It shows the inner courtyard of the Hofburg in Innsbruck, or the “Hof der Burg”. I was immediately curious. Because: you look … Continue reading

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Seven Views of Maria-Theresien-Strasse

(click on any image to see source in its URL, sorry, no direct links) This was originally titled “Eight View of Maria-Theresien-Strasse” but I found one of the images redundant and therefor it was pulled. Sorry for any confusion. In … Continue reading

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Innsbruck, Dürer and “Ern Malley”

Liebe Leserinnen und Leser, hier findet ihr Information über diese Geschichte. This is a postcard that was found in an old book, having been used as a bookmark by a previous reader. It’s Albrecht Dürer’s Hof der Burg zu Innsbruck … Continue reading

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Hell Under Glass

While we are discussing concentration camps, here is a clip of Jake and Dinos Chapman discussing their work, “The End Of Fun”, which just finished showing at the Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, Russia. The camera zooms in quite a … Continue reading

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Four Views From The Bridge, Landeck

“Landeck, in the Austrian Tyrol”, by John Mallord William Turner, 1840. “Schloss Landeck, Oberinntal”, engraved by T. Heawood after L. Lauterbach, around 1850. Undated postcard, Landeck. Landeck now. Top three images found here, here and here.

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