The Holy Alliance

The stipulations of the Congress of Vienna ( June 9, 1815) were the most important diplomatic act in Europe since the Peace of Westphalia, which concluded the Thirty Years’ War. Three rulers, those of Austria, Russia and Prussia, attempted to, give to it a religious consecration. On September 14, 1816, under the inspiration of the […]

Rivalry Of Austria And Prussia

Humiliated and worn by the many insurrections within the borders of her conglomerate Empire, Austria began to lose power and influence in Europe, and gradually fell from that high place which once she had held as the arbiter of Europe. The chance then came to Prussia to assert herself as the leader of the thirty-eight […]

Austria And Hungary

Reference has already been made to the attitude of Hungary, in the article on Hungary and Her Neighbors, toward Austria, and what is true of Hungary is to a less extent true of Bohemia and the Polish section of the empire. In fact, Austria-Hungary is held together by a rope of sand, and there is […]

Fourteen Months Abroad – Botzen, Austria

October 10.—We left Innsbruck yesterday in haste at 10:28, reaching this city at 2:30 in the afternoon. Hotel Kaiserhof did her best to keep us, but we were determined to leave, as we felt sure the day would be fine. I knocked on the window to let the Portier know that we wished to go. […]

Fourteen Months Abroad – Innsbruck, Austria

October 8.—The absence of sunshine during our stay of about a week in Munich did not make us unhappy, but now we felt that we must have it for the mountain journey that was before us. There was an appearance of clearing when we left Munich at 8:25 this morning. The scenery was not interesting […]

Discovering The Niger

WAWRA is a small town surrounded with high walls, and inhabited by a mixture of Mandingoes and Foulahs. The inhabitants employ themselves chiefly in cultivating corn, which they exchange with the Moors for salt. Here, being in security from the Moors, and very much fatigued, I resolved to rest myself, and meeting with a hearty […]

The Austrian Alps

It was nearly dark when we came to the end of the plain and looked on the city at our feet and the lovely lake that lost itself in the mountains before us. We were early on board the steamboat next morning, with a cloudless sky above us and a snow-crested Alp beckoning’ on from […]

Up The Danube

We passed out of Vienna in the face of one of the strongest winds it was ever my lot to en-counter. It swept across the plain with such force that it was almost impossible to advance till we got under the lee of a range of hills. About two miles from the barrier we passed […]

Views A Foot: My View Of Vienna

I have at last seen the thousand wonders of this great capital-this German Paris -this connecting link between the civilization of Europe and the barbaric magnificence of the East. It looks familiar to be in a city again, whose streets are thronged with people, and resound with the din and bustle of business. It reminds […]

Journey Through Eastern Bohemia And Moravia To The Danube.

Our road the first two days after leaving Prague, led across broad, elevated plains, across which a cold wind came direct from the summits of the Riesengebirge, far to our left. Were it not for the pleasant view we had of the rich valley of the Upper Elbe, which afforded a delightful relief to the […]