Prague

City of Dreams on the Vltava

This little booklet is a collection of the must-see sights of Prague: the lofty Castle, the famous Charles Bridge, the Old Town Square with...

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Prague

The Golden City

Prague is known as the Rome of the north, Kafka’s city, the city of a hundred spires. This illustrated volume, with excel­lent photography...

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Prague

The Golden City

Prague is known as the Rome of the north, Kafka’s city, the city of a hundred spires. This illustrated volume, with excellent photography...

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Maria Theresa

An Illustrated Life of an Empress

Maria Theresa of Austria – a Baroque concerto grosso, a cantata of beauty, magnificence and imperial splendour. Juliana Weitlaner has been...

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Mucha

An Illustrated Life

Alphonse Mucha is world famous for his seductively beautiful panneaux and posters. As a decorative artist he shaped the appearance of a...

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Franz Kafka and Prague

Ein literarischer Wegweiser

„Franz Kafka was Prague and Prague was Franz Kafka”, Johannes Urzidil once wrote. And indeed, following the traces of Kafka’s life, your way...

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The Metamorphosis

“When Gregor Samsa awoke one morning from troubled dreams he found himself transformed in his bed into a monstrous insect. He lay on his...

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Letter to Father

The Letter to Father (1919) was never sent but is considered the key to Franz Kafka’s (1883-1924) literary work. This impressive testimony...

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A Country Doctor

At the Prague Castle, in the Golden Lane, Franz Kafka (1883-1924) wrote these short stories, which were published in his lifetime under the...

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The Castle

“The words that can be said about this book are merely tentative asides. A person must glean for himself line by line how the ominous...

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Lost in America

“The story that I’m writing, which, I must say, is laid out into the endless … is called The Missing One (Der Verschollene) and takes place...

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Meditation

Kafka’s little meditations form something previously unknown in German literature; I know no model.

Hans Kohn in Selbstwehr (Dec. 20, 1912)

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The Trial

“Somebody must have defamed Josef K., for without having done anything wrong, he was arrested one morning. His landlady’s cook, who always...

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A Great Artist One Day

Franz Kafka als bildender Künstler

When we speak of the work of Franz Kafka (1883-1924), we instinctively think of his literary work. It is less well known that Kafka also...

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Prague

A guide

informative: This compact and detailed guide is packed with interesting and precise descriptions of all the important buildings and...

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The Best Czech Recipes

Just as in the days of the Emperor, people flock to the Czech Republic today to savour tasty local specialities, ranging from the fine...

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The Prague Golem

Jüdische Sagen aus dem Ghetto

Prague has been one of the most significant cities in European Judaism for many centuries. Alongside notable buildings such as the Old-New...

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The Grandmother (Babička)

The Czech author Božena Němcová (1820-1862), born in Vienna, paints an entirely unsentimental portrait of the country habits and customs of...

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Elisabeth

Empress of Austria

Austria in 1854: The young Bavarian Duchess Elisabeth takes the hand of the Austrian Emperor Franz Joseph in marriage in the festively...

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Franz Joseph I

An illustrated life of an Emperor

Franz Joseph defined his era and exemplified the old Austria. Installed on the throne as a young prince in 1848, he governed the Imperial...

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Mozart

An Illustrated Life

On a cold January night in 1756, a child is born in Salzburg’s Getreidegasse: his name is to become known across the world: Wolfgang Amadeus...

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Klimt

An Illustrated Life

He is the Jugendstil master, the founder of the Vienna Secession; his paintings – which sell for record prices – and his lifestyle are the...

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Egon Schiele

An Illustrated Life

Egon Schiele had many faces: the exceptionally talented artistic genius; the sensitive creator of peaceful landscapes and the shameless...

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Czech Fairytales

Just like other European nations, the Czechs have a treasure trove of fairytales that has been lovingly handed down over the centuries. Some...

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Harald Salfellner (ed.)

Jewish Fairytales and Legends

A Water Prince living in the Moldau, talking animals, flying demons, packs of thieves and kind-hearted folk, intermingled with frequent...

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Harald Salfellner (ed.)

Austrian Fairytales

Collected from Old Sources

‘Stick on!’ cries the dashing young man who wants to court the Princess, and soon everyone is stuck to his little magic wagon: the sooty...

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The Imperial City of Baden bei Wien

Baden – a Biedermeier spa town, nestling amid vine-covered hillsides – is home to the Old Town’s charming alleyways, immaculate baths and...

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Vienna

City of Dreams on the Danube

An introduction to Vienna: an encounter with the medieval city, the residence of the Habsburg dynasty and one of Europe’s most important...

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Krambambuli

The Story of a Dog

The most well-known Austrian animal story is familiar to generations of readers and has become a true classic, with many film and television...

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The Best Imperial Recipes

Von Tafelspitz bis Kaiserschmarren

From Tafelspitz to Kaiserschmarren – the Imperial Court Kitchen was more than just a collection of fine delicacies, prepared by the best...

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Prague Cafés

Exploring the coffee houses of Prague is a rewarding pastime. From the kavárna of old Prague to the jazz café of the music-loving Czechs n...

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The Imperial City of Baden bei Wien

Baden – a Biedermeier spa town, nestling amid vine-covered hillsides – is home to the Old Town’s charming alleyways, immaculate baths and...

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Letters to a Young Poet

At the beginning of 1903, a pupil at the military academy in Wiener-Neustadt, Franz Xaver Kappus, sends a few poems to Rainer Maria Rilke,...

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