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“Love in Action is Service”

Dr Gergely Pataki is a general and plastic and reconstructive surgeon, burn specialist, and a medical economist and manager. He is the founder of Action for the Defenceless People Foundation (2002), and since 2018, he has been acting as the Honorary Consul of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh in Hungary. Dr Pataki has also been one of the founders and since December 2019 vice-president of the Council of the Central European Consular Corps. He is a member of several professional associations worldwide and holds several prestigious honours, awards and recognitions.

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Happy Birthday Burgenland

The easternmost province of Austria is famous for its good wines, beautiful monuments as well as its friendly and hospitable inhabitants. Visitors are impressed by the regional and linguistic diversity, breathtakingly beautiful landscapes and gastronomic delicacies of the county. Burgenland, the region of sunshine, castles, chateaux, thermal waters and excellent wines is celebrating its 100th anniversary.

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die HOCHKÖNIGIN – a dream destination in the Salzburger Land

Mountains stand for freedom. They bring fresh wind into our inner life, as we let old thoughts go. What remains is the moment, the intense experience of the real and natural. What would a first-class atmosphere be without a sense of warmth and harmony? Host Hildegard Hörl personally takes care that the elegant atmosphere of the 4-star superior resort is characterised by a very personal touch of wellbeing. All for you and designed for a relaxing effect.

Beyond

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Healthy clothing industry?

Many people may not think that the fashion industry is the second most polluting industry after PET bottles and congestion. The competition between brands is becoming increasingly fierce in the clothing industry as well. Sales are pushing people to buy dozens of T-shirts and clothes. Unfortunately, too few are aware of the fact that our over-excessive consumption of clothes has a significant impact on climate change, as the clothing industry contributes to 8% of global greenhouse emissions into the atmosphere.

Fabergé, last goldsmith and jeweller to the Imperial Court of Russia

Peter Carl Fabergé, Russian goldsmith and jeweller of French descent and maker of the world-renowned Fabergé eggs, was born in St. Petersburg, the capital of the Tsardom of Russia, on 30 May 1846. He was the last jeweller to work for the Russian imperial family and court living in boundless luxury. Fabergé’s creations have become world-famous for their luxury craftsmanship. His magnificent jewelled eggs are very rare nowadays.

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Wieders – Winegrowers with heart and soul

How has it all started? 30 years ago, our family decided to bid farewell to the stables and fields, the cattle and grain and to focus entirely on viticulture, which, up to that moment, had only played a minor role. Our unique, multi-layered soils and the mild climate provided us with the ideal preconditions for growing high-quality red wine varieties, in particular the Blaufränkisch. With the success, also the business was extended step by step, only our passion has remained the same.

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Sebastian Kneipp, the healing power of water

Year 2021 marks the 200th birthday Sebastian Kneipp (1821–1897), the German Catholic pastor who in addition to his profession, was also involved in naturopathic activities. Due to his healing activities, naturopathy has gained a whole new momentum. Kneipp has developed a world-famous hydrotherapy method that is still known as the Kneipp cure.

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Gut Aiderbichl

“Even if we were to succeed in protecting animals from humans, our achievement would amount to nothing. It’s only when we’ve succeeded in no longer needing to protect animals that we’ll have reached our goal. Then, we’ll truly have changed something: OURSELVES.”
Gut Aiderbichl is Europe’s largest sanctuary for rescued animals. It is also a meeting place for people and animals since its founding in 2001.

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The “Nikolospiel”

The “Nikolospiel” in Bad Mitterndorf is a parlor and parade game that takes place every year on the 5th December is presented in various places. The performance originally took place in farmhouses and inns. Since 1959, the performance on the centerplace in the middle of the village has also been presented to a wider audience. The Nikolospiel is composed of different characters who form a parade between the performance venues.

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Hvar’s Arsenal – The European Heritage Awards/Europa Nostra Awards 2020

The winners of the 2020 European Heritage Awards / Europa Nostra Awards, Europe’s top honour in the field, were celebrated with a virtual gathering that connected heritage lovers, professionals, volunteers and supporters from across Europe and beyond. The town of Hvar took part in the celebration from the Arsenal building, which won in the category of “conservation” for the renovation and strengthening of the Arsenal’s load-bearing structure.

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