On January 31st, 1797, little Franz Schubert popped into the world at his family's home in a small village just outside Vienna. A genius was born. And while other babies … [Read more...] about Schubert’s birthplace
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In late 1828, a sick Franz Schubert moved into his brother Ferdinand's apartment on the second floor of a brand new house on Kettenbrückengasse. It would be his … [Read more...] about Schubert’s Sterbewohnung (last residence)
While the likes of Beethoven were adopted sons of Vienna, Franz Schubert was the city's true biological offspring. Born here. Died here. And - for most of his short life - … [Read more...] about Schubert in Vienna
If we're lucky we get a burial and a grave. Franz Schubert got three burials and two graves: an act almost as impressive as his body of work. There is a rather banal … [Read more...] about Schubert’s grave
Egon Schiele was actually born in Tulln, a small town about 35 minutes by car from Vienna. He was not always fond of Austria's capital, but his name is still linked with … [Read more...] about Egon Schiele in Vienna
Contrary to popular belief, the location of Mozart's grave is not such a mystery after all. Sort of. The trouble is that when he died (December 5th, 1791), he was buried … [Read more...] about Mozart’s grave