A Brief History of Austria’s Admont Abbey

One of the oldest remaining monasteries in Austria, Admont Abbey is a fairy-tale-esque masterpiece of Baroque and Gothic architecture and one of the country’s most precious historical landmarks. Read on to learn more. 1000 years of age Founded in 1074, unsurprisingly the Benedict Abbey of Admont has undergone various reforms throughout its life. The first […]

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How Berlin rose from the ashes: Amazing comparison pictures show the Red Ar.my ramp.aging through German capital in 1945 – and how the same scenes look today

In one picture, Red Ar.my soldiers stand guard outside a burning building in the east of Berlin with machine guns at the ready. Seven decades later, another shows a man cycling past the same scene, seemingly without a care in the world. These astonishing photographs compare Berlin in 1945 – when the city was falling […]

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A History Of Raw Herring As A Dutch Delicacy, In One Minute

Needless to say, raw herring is an acquired taste and this silvery, slimy snack is definitely not for everyone. Nevertheless, it holds a special place in many Dutch people’s hearts and has been a staple dish of the Netherlands since the Middle Ages. This infamous fish can be bought throughout the country and in summer […]

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