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Collection/Connection: Fascination Japan, Art Forum Vienna

Japan tourism is booming – and the Fascination Japan still arises from its foreignness and the peculiarity of its culture. With Japan being seen as so different from the “West”, a Japanese influence on highlights of European art, works by artists such as Monet, Van Gogh or Klimt, surprises.

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Weltmuseum Wien Japan Model Fort Entrance

Collections/Connections: World Museum Vienna (Weltmuseum Wien)

The World Museum Vienna, the former “Völkerkundemuseum” (Ethnological Museum), is a great place to challenge oneself into deeper thinking about the learning involved – or not involved – in travel.

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Collections/Connections: Vienna’s Imperial Treasury – A Treasury of European History

Vienna is a perfect place to think about European history, and a strange place of history – and especially so when it comes to the Imperial Treasury.

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Bergmarathon 2018 Gmundnerberg

Alps Adventuring: Bergmarathon, Around Traunsee Lake with Friends

What does one tell – what is there to tell? – of the sixth participation in the same event, the Bergmarathon (mountain marathon) around the Traunsee lake?

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Hochkönigman Skyrace. Running in Snow

Alps Adventuring: Hochkönigman Skyrace

“So, does it warrant the ‘Skyrace’ label?” Thomas Bosnjak, the race director, asked me about the Hochkönigman Skyrace. With a grin.

I had, just having finished, had to complain how hard it had been…

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Running in the Salzburg Marathon

The fortress of Hohensalzburg towers above Salzburg; the museums on and around the adjacent Mönchsberg give it even more cultural cachet and obvious Alpine character…

And yet, when you measure it in your own steps, you really get to know a place, and it turns out differently from how you may have thought it was.

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Ganymed Nature: Vienna’s Art History Museum Coming to Life

What if you – or actually, modern artists- thought about nature as an actor? The nature found in classical works of art? To perform the thoughts, bring the art into a conversation?

You’d get Ganymed Nature, this year’s edition of the Ganymed art performances, bringing paintings to modern interpretive life.

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Alps Adventuring: The Traunstein Over Night

Little adventures can sometimes be the hardest to come by:

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Alpine Traditions: The Liebstatt Sunday in Gmunden

Feeding people during the Lent fasting season may be strange, showing love as well… but traditions are kept alive even as they change and adapt their original intentions.

One such tradition is the Liebstatt Sunday in Gmunden, a pretty little tradition now all around loving – and often, somewhat cheeky – gingerbread hearts.

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