Maria Theresa

An Illustrated Life of an Empress

Maria Theresa of Austria – a Baroque concerto grosso, a cantata of beauty, magnificence and imperial splendour. Juliana Weitlaner has been...


Czech Fairytales

Just like other European nations, the Czechs have a treasure trove of fairytales that has been lovingly handed down over the centuries. Some...

Harald Salfellner (ed.)

Austrian Fairytales

Collected from Old Sources

‘Stick on!’ cries the dashing young man who wants to court the Princess, and soon everyone is stuck to his little magic wagon: the sooty...


A Country Doctor

At the Prague Castle, in the Golden Lane, Franz Kafka (1883-1924) wrote these short stories, which were published in his lifetime under the...



City of Dreams on the Danube

An introduction to Vienna: an encounter with the medieval city, the residence of the Habsburg dynasty and one of Europe’s most important...


Franz Joseph I

An illustrated life of an Emperor

Franz Joseph defined his era and exemplified the old Austria. Installed on the throne as a young prince in 1848, he governed the Imperial...



An Illustrated Life

He is the Jugendstil master, the founder of the Vienna Secession; his paintings – which sell for record prices – and his lifestyle are the...


Folktales and Legends

Once upon a time, every river bend, every mountain peak and every church tower had its own story to tell; adventurers and pitch-burners...



City of Dreams

This little booklet is a collection of the must-see sights of Prague: the lofty Castle, the famous Charles Bridge, the Old Town Square with...


Franz Kafka and Prague

A Literary Guide

„Franz Kafka was Prague and Prague was Franz Kafka”, Johannes Urzidil once wrote. And indeed, following the traces of Kafka’s life, your way...



The Story of a Dog

The most well-known Austrian animal story is familiar to generations of readers and has become a true classic, with many film and television...


The Spanish Flu

A Story of the 1918 Pandemic

A hundred years ago, as the First World War came to an end after four brutal years, a lethal pandemic was gaining ground: the Spanish...


Czech Cuisine

A Culinary Guide with photos and original recipes

Are halušky and škubánky a mystery to you? Have you ever heard of lívance and vdolky? Then you’re on the right track with this culinary tour...


The Golden Lane

Museumsführer durch das Goldmachergäßchen

A museum guide to the Goldmakers’ Lane featuring rare images, background information and a wealth of details.

According to legend, the...


Fips’ Birthday

A Story from Golden Lane in Prague

The Golden Lane in Prague. In the past, its charming and colourful little houses were mainly inhabited by simple and poor people. For many...



City of a Hundred Spires

Prague is known as the Rome of the North, Kafka’s city, and the City of a Hundred Spires. This illustrated guide features excellent...