Did you know that until 1939 smoking steam locomotives entered and left the Musée d'Orsay in Paris? And that the Uffizi Gallery in Florence once housed the city's most important offices and ministries? Let's take a digital tour of some of the world's most famous museum architectures and learn about art temples that have already housed kings and saved cities
The city archive is the memory of the city of Titisee-Neustadt. The official records of the city administration and the former municipalities of Neustadt im Schwarzwald, Titisee with Jostal, Rudenberg, Schwärzenbach, Waldau and Langenordnach are organised, indexed and permanently stored here.
It's hard to believe, but it's amazingly easy to create your very own and great looking computer fonts! The easiest way is to use a template – for example from the Deutschen Digitalen Bibliothek (German Digital Library, DDB) or from the Deutsches Zeitungsportal (German Newspaper Portal). Anyone can do it!
Bamberg in Upper Franconia is not only known for its excellent beer. The legendary Bamberg Reiter also attracts tourists to the city and puzzles not only historians about his identity. Did you know that Bamberg even provided a pope?
The first known personal advertisement appeared in a London weekly on 19 July 1695: "A gentleman of about 30 years of age with considerable property seeks a young lady with a fortune of about £3,000." In the 17th century, this was a sensation...
A boy enters the stage with verve, bows and begins to play his violin. Unfortunately, nothing can be heard, because it is a silent film from 1906. The young virtuoso's name is Willi and it is thanks to Willi's father, the pharmacist and passionate amateur filmmaker Julius Neubronner, that this rather calm little scene can still be admired today. On
The activities of the DGS- Deutschen Gesellschaft für Soziologie (the German Society for Sociology), founded in 1909 and led by Georg Simmel, Ferdinand Tönnies, and Max Weber, were interrupted by the First World War. Sociology had not yet established itself as an independent academic discipline at this time.
In 1938, the Hungarian László Bíró filed a patent for "paste-like ink and the associated filling pen", better known today as the ballpoint pen. At the same time, also in 1938, the DuPont company was conducting a trial run in the USA: 4,000 pairs of nylon stockings were offered, which were sold out in a very short time.
Nowadays, If you send a letter to your family, you would naturally assume that no unauthorized person has read it before. An early form of this secrecy of correspondence was already known in antiquity: a seal was used to protect the letter from the eyes of unauthorized persons. If the seal was intact, it could be assumed that no one
On the occasion of International Migrants Day on 18th December, we are publishing an article on the story of emigration from Germany in the 19th century.
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