The Schönbrunn Palm House


The Palm House in the palace park at Schönbrunn in Vienna is the largest of its kind on the European continent. It houses dozens of Mediterranean, tropical and subtropical plants. Emperor Franz Joseph commissioned the construction of the Palm House in 1882. Architect Franz Segenschmid had his hands full: with a length of 111 meters, […]

Glacier fall girl saved by snagged rucksack

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A Belgian teenager survived after plunging feet first into a crevasse on the Pitztaler Glacier in Tirol because her rucksack stopped her from falling 20 meters into the heart of the huge ice block. The teenager was treated for shock and the effects of the cold after she was freed by mountain rescue workers. Ailleboust […]