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Emilie Mayer

Emilie Mayer

Emilie Mayer   by Ute-Gabriela Schneppat Emilie Mayer   by Ute-Gabriela SchneppatEmilie Mayer(* 14 May 1812 in Friedland; † 10 April 1883 in Berlin) Emilie Mayer is probably the first professional female composer. In contemporary reviews she was celebrated as a...

Café a la Pompadour

Café a la Pompadour

It may sound like good fiction, but it has been proven to have happened exactly like that: The young bourgeois daughter Jeanne-Antoinette was prophesied at a very early age that a king would one day fall in love with her. What a bold statement at a time when there were hardly any points of contact between the world of the nobility and that of the commoner. And yet that was exactly what was going to happen!

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The latest contributions

Emilie Mayer

Emilie Mayer

Emilie Mayer   by Ute-Gabriela Schneppat Emilie Mayer   by Ute-Gabriela SchneppatEmilie Mayer(* 14 May 1812 in Friedland; † 10 April 1883 in Berlin) Emilie Mayer is probably the first professional female composer. In contemporary reviews she was celebrated as a...

Café a la Pompadour

Café a la Pompadour

It may sound like good fiction, but it has been proven to have happened exactly like that: The young bourgeois daughter Jeanne-Antoinette was prophesied at a very early age that a king would one day fall in love with her. What a bold statement at a time when there were hardly any points of contact between the world of the nobility and that of the commoner. And yet that was exactly what was going to happen!

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Melitta coffee filter

Melitta coffee filter

Melitta coffee filterby Thomas StieglerMelitta coffee filterby Thomas StieglerAround 1900, drinking coffee was no longer a luxury. For many people, it was as much a part of the day as the midday soup or saying grace.But although it was becoming increasingly popular,...

Paula Modersohn-Becker

Paula Modersohn-Becker

Paula Modersohn-Becker   by Anja Weinberger Paula Modersohn-Becker   by Anja Weinberger For many years I have been fascinated by the paintings of Paula Modersohn-Becker. The touching figures, the earthy colors, the direct gaze that fixes you out of many...

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Our authors strive to cover important chapters of cultural history as comprehensively as possible. Therefore, browse through our focus categories, from the history of Austria to the development of the flute to the contributions of our city writers explaining and showing individual cities.

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Our authors strive to cover important chapters of cultural history as comprehensively as possible.
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