Sunday, December 09, 2007
Tuesday, December 12, 2006
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Monday, May 01, 2006
In accordance with the principles of Baroque garden design, gardens were an expression of a ruler's status and as such were closely related to the architecture of the palace, being an extension of its magnificent interiors. The central axis of the palace formed the backbone of the gardens whose symmetry was determined by orthogonal and diagonal axes. Behind the garden façade of the palace the Parterre occupied the largest space with its strictly symmetrical beds. The beds consisted of formal patterns made with strips of box and coloured stones or sand and were known as "broderie" parterres since these formal motifs were mostly taken from embroidery patterns. To either side of the parterre were boskets or formal plantings of severely clipped hedges forming passageways, small openings and hidden enclosures. Schonbrunn garden
Sunday, April 16, 2006
Saturday, February 18, 2006
In 1897 Alexander Feigler Jr., an architect and constructor, built an Electricism-style semi-terraced tenement house at the corner of 59 Palisády Street (Pallisadenweg) and the Hodžovo Square (Kohlmarket). The left part was originally occupied by the Mezey Café. The house was owned by Rosa Fleischmanová, who later rented the first floor to Béla Hackenberger. The Hackenberger family were the managers of the Café from 1904.
In 1935 Mr. Vojtech Hackenberger, the last of the dynasty, reconstructed and modernized its interior. The Café had a telephone, the visitors could listen to the radio, smoke cigars, and in the rear part of the Café were two pool tables. In the 30s and 40s of the last century, Štefánka was one of the most prestigious cafés in Bratislava. It was a favorite meeting place of Bratislava intelligentsia, writers, poets, journalists, bohemians, artists, as well as debauchers. The atmosphere of Štefánka could still be enjoyed by the citizens of Bratislava in the beginning of the 70s, albeit only in a curtailed form. Today Štefánka Café not only returns to its former name, but also to its previous spirit. A reconstruction of the premises has brought about a restoration of the original interior's spirit with elements of art-nouveau, as well as implementation of top-level modern technologies. We are strongly convinced that you will feel yourself well here, and you will express your satisfaction by another visit.
Thursday, January 26, 2006
Friday, January 06, 2006
The St. Hubert restaurant offers a wide selection of unique specialities from game and fish. You can also try international cuisine. Restaurant offers large wine archive devoted to high quality Slovakian and Moravian wines. Restaurant is located at the Hotel Dukla, Dulovo Namestie 1, Bratislava. Opened daily 11:00 – 23:00. For reservations call +421 2 5596 9815.
The St. Hubert restaurant
Thursday, January 05, 2006
In 1876, Eduard Sacher founded the Hotel Sacher in Vienna. He was the son of the creator of the Original Sacher-Torte, a unique chocolate cake. Soon after its creation, the Sacher became a world famous meeting point for politicians, artists and the aristocracy. Since 1934, the hotel is run by the Gürtler family, who is very keen on maintaining the hotel’s old tradition.