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MAK – Austrian Museum of Applied Arts

  Visiting this museum was a real pleasure, I loved it!!! The collection, the museographical concept of each section, the building, everything exceeded my expectations. As Applied Arts and industrial design are my personal interests, this museum is a paradise for me… and here I saw one of the most…

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Fette Beute. Reichtum zeigen

  I visited the Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe for another exhibition, and ended up in this one without any idea of the theme or the contents. Despite my complete ignorance around emblems, marks, signs or other evidences of “richness”, I ended my visit with a pleasant impression about the…

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Naturhistorisches Museum Wien

    This museum is huge. Amazing huge and old. The building was constructed by order of the emperor Franz Joseph I of Austria to hold some of the imperial collections and was opened back on 1889.       I cannot write about all the exhibitions that this museum…

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Upper Belvedere

  When you go to Vienna, you have to visit the Belvedere. Every tourist guide says so; every person you ask for recommendations recommends it… you should go. You may see there Klimt’s Kiss and only that makes the visit to Belvedere worth it. You may also see a few…

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War and Propaganda 14/18

  This exhibition was a way of participating on the century of the WW1’s anniversary. As it is very difficult to make a complete exhibition about such a war (goal achieved at the Deutsches Historisches Museum as posted here: http://culture-ant.com/1914-1918-wwi), the staff of the Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe in Hamburg…

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Cap San Diego

  Hamburg has the third port of Europe (in terms of activity) and the 15th largest of the world. As a famous maritime city, it is possible to find a lot of cultural and tourist attractions related to its port. There are museums, walking and sailing tours, colourful neighborhoods, festivals,…

Topographie des Terrors

Topographie des Terrors

    The Topography of Terror Foundation was founded by the state of Berlin and the Federal Republic of Germany after an exhibition on 1987 celebrating Berlin’s 750th anniversary. As a political institution, the aim was to build a documentation center to be established in an important part of the city,…

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David Bowie in Martin-Gropius-Bau

  I went to Berlin for a couple of days this week and I really wanted to visit the David Bowie’s exhibition that I have read so much about. On the one hand, I was curious of how an exhibition of a living man can be set up… with which…

Mahnmal St. Nikolai

Mahnmal St. Nikolai… or how to do it simply good

    Mahnmal St. Nikolai in Hamburg, Germany, is a memorial museum built over (and under) the rests of St. Nikolai’s Church, which was destroyed during the WWII. It is divided in three different parts: the shattered church, a museum and an observatory at the top of the tower of the…

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