Vienna — capital of Austria — beautiful city at the foot of the Alps, surrounded by the Vienna woods. The city with two thousand years of history, which up to now have kept the elusive charm of the past. A city of classical music and magnificent architecture. Here come the lovers of Opera and museums, the old lovers and couples. The Grand square, palaces, cobbled streets allow you to plunge into the atmosphere of the last century. Vienna in numerous concert halls, art galleries, thanks to which the city became one of the most attractive centers of cultural and romantic holiday.
What to do in Vienna?
Vienna is a Paradise city for coffee lovers and sweets. Viennese cafes are an integral part of the city. The most popular of them — “Maria Theresia”, “Dommayer”, “Museum”, “Sacher”, “Hawelka”. In the last paintings on the walls, which were painted by famous artists as payment. Time flies by in a cafe. Continue reading
In ancient times the inhabitants of the Kingdom Austria-Hungary decided to find out what dish is the main treasure of the national cuisine. This was a list of dishes-candidates, which included: the Wiener schnitzel, Apple strudel and Hungarian goulash. But once the list was compiled, a scandal erupted. It turned out that the drafters forgot about the main culinary miracle of his country – the Sacher cake. But the name of Franz Sacher inscribed in the culinary history of Austria-Hungary in large chocolate letters…
It all started with a cake…
The first is the magical delicacy tasted the famous Chancellor, who was called the “coachman of Europe”, most mighty Prince von Metternich.
Rather, tell me the name of this magician-chef, ispackage this masterpiece! – exclaimed the politician.
Is Sacher, replied the courtiers. Continue reading
If the word “Ritz” makes you strong Association with high-society weddings, a wealthy American couples in the dreary woolen suits, British old men in trench coats and hats and pretentious celebrities, then you probably never stayed at the Ritz Madrid hotel advertising
O n one of the three existing in the world “old Ritzi” — legendary hotels, founded in the late XIX early XX centuries in Paris, London, and then Madrid by Cesar Ritz, the famous hotel Mogul, nicknamed “the hotelier of kings.”
The hotel was founded in 1910 under the personal order of the Spanish king Alfonso XIII: the monarch, who had to attend by the time the Paris and London luxury hotels Ritz, was horrified to find that the capital of his own Kingdom, can not boast of anything similar. So the Spanish metropolis got your “Ritz”. However, from the beginning his fate was slightly different from the Paris and London namesakes. But more on that later. Continue reading