Make Way for the Dragonboat Cup

June 19, 2011

Vienna is home to various sports. It also plays hosts to different international sports events from football and volleyball to running, inline skating, climbing and the Maccabi games.

But wait! Lest you forget, the dragonboat is also a popular sport in the Austrian capital. Dragonboating is a team sport that requires rhythm, coordination and motivation. This takes place in the great lakes of Vienna and the rest of Austria.
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Come to Vienna for a Sweet Chocolate Treat

June 19, 2011

Chocolate arrived in Vienna already in the year 1713 when Emperor Charles VI moved his court from Madrid, Spain to this Austrian city. It followed the arrival of drinking chocolate in Austria via Italy in 1640. From that time on, the Viennese started a tradition of serving cups of rich chocolate containing sugar and vanilla and with whipped cream sprinkled with cacao powder as topping. It was in 1778 when the Austrians were able to produce the first recipe for a cake made with chocolate.

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