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The high school of the art of living

The fine way of life on the road of emperors and kings

Part One: From Visegrád to Vienna

As a political force, the nobility is insignificant in today's digital democracies. However, its refined way of life, cultivated over centuries, still exerts a more or less secret fascination on us today. This attraction takes shape, among other things, in the persistence with which the titles and predicates of nobility, which have long since been abolished by law, such as the distinguished "von," assert themselves in general linguistic usage. The weal and woe of Europe's nobility continues to provide indispensable content not only for the yellow press, and a royal wedding still generates sufficient ratings for a live TV broadcast.

The direct line to the past
Thinking in generations
Visegrád: Paradise on Earth
Bratislava: Liszt and his patroness
The court of Vienna rich in wine
Herrengasse: Record-breaking palace density
Hofburg: Labyrinth with half a thousand years of architectural history
Schönbrunn: Lifestyle royal
The Hermes Villa: A Midsummer Night's Dream
Memory list for travel planning
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