This year, Veterans Day is particularly poignant as we commemorate the 100th Anniversary of World War I. While many of us recognize the startling images of World War II, the Great War from 1914-1918 remains a little more distant. To gain some new understanding on this centenary, here are four of the best destinations for discovering World War I history.
Posts from the ‘Austria’ Category
The monthly ArtSmart Roundtable brings together some of the best art-focused travel blogs to post on a common theme. This month we are discussing Hidden Gems. Check out all the stories below. At the risk of being too literal, I’m bringing you a story of a “hidden gem” museum filled with gems!
You don’t have to be an art or history focused traveler to appreciate real jewels. There is something about gold and gemstones that just draws people in as we gaze at the glittering wealth, power, and beauty of these objects. The most impressive collection of priceless jewelry that I’ve ever seen belonged to a real royal dynasty. The House of Habsburg oversaw a massive and prosperous empire for roughly 800 years. Sometimes lost in a city of fantastic art and architecture, you must visit the spectacular family jewels housed in the Imperial Treasury of Vienna.