We Recommend This App: Eat Smart Abroad

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Book Review: The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

By Katy Kelleher A novel set in Nazi Germany and narrated by the grim reaper doesn’t sound particularly whimsical, but […]

Hermann Hesse’s Glass Bead Game: The Fountain of Inspiration

by Steven Hermans I wake up. Around me birds announce the sunrise. Through the plastic of my little tent I […]

Ilmenau: Walking in the footsteps of Goethe

by Zac Steger The small university town of Ilmenau sits at the edge of the Thuringian Forest in central Germany, […]

Beethoven in Vienna

Haydn, Mozart, Schubert, and Brahms (among others) are symbolized in Vienna not only with monuments but also with museums (two, in Schubert’s case: his birthplace, and the house in which he died), but it is Beethoven who is represented most. With several museums devoted to him, some of which contain his own personal effects, there exist in and around Vienna more sites associated with Beethoven than with any other composer who graced the city.