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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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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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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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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.

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Ageing Europe

In addition to climate change and digitalisation, ageing is one of the largest challenges facing society in the 21st century. Adverse demographic trends can be observed in almost all countries in Europe, as fertility rates are below replacement level in these countries. In addition to the fact that Europe today is the continent of empty cradles, it is well known that the world’s population is rapidly ageing.

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