The Holy Roman Empire at its greatest extent in the 13th century…

The Holy Roman Empire at its greatest extent in the 13th century under the German Hohenstaufen dynasty (1155-1268).

The Staufer, aka House of Hohenstaufen, were a dynasty of German kings (1138–1254). They also ruled the Kingdom of Sicily. In Italy, they’re known as the Svevi (Swabians) as they were successive dukes of Swabia from 1079. Three members of the dynasty – Frederick I, Henry VI, and Frederick II – were crowned Holy Roman Emperors. The dynasty is named for their seat at Hohenstaufen Castle, which was in turn named for a conical hill of the Swabian Jura with the name Hohenstaufen in what is now Göppingen, Baden-Württemberg, Southwestern Germany. Read more: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hohenstaufen

Die schönsten Bauernhöfe in Hessen Docu on country lifestyle…

Die schönsten Bauernhöfe in Hessen

Docu on country lifestyle and the most beautiful farm houses in the state of Hessen, Central Germany. Auf Deutsch. 1 hour 30 minutes.

„Kanadas deutsche Küste — Lunenburg“ 45-minute docu on a rather…

„Kanadas deutsche Küste — Lunenburg“

45-minute docu on a rather German place in Canada‘s Nova Scotia, named after Lüneburg in Northern Germany by the immigrants who started it. Auf Deutsch.

astryfiammante: Mozart’s nationalityWas Mozart German or Austrian? Technically, neither. Salzburg…

astryfiammante:

Mozart’s nationality

Was Mozart German or Austrian? Technically, neither. Salzburg was an independent ecclesiastical territory until 1803, ruled by a Prince-Archbishop. In spite of the fact that it was a part of the Holy Roman Empire of the German Nation, its inhabitants didn’t see themselves as either German or Austrians. When Mozart labelled himself as a “true German” (“ehrlicher Teütcher”) he was implicitly referring to his language and to his cultural heritage (it should also be taken into account that his father was Bavarian and the Mozarts had Swabian origins). Mozart was first and foremost a citizen of Salzburg (a “salzburgian”, even though it is not a commonly used term), and later a subject of the Habsburg Monarchy (when he moved to Vienna). From a contemporary viewpoint, he can be considered Austrian.