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Curious Vienna

Who were the Habsburgs, Maria Theresa, Franz Joseph and Sisi? And how did they shape Vienna? What is the Ringstrasse, and why are there so many oversized, ornate public buildings dotting it? Where did Mozart perform as a 6-year-old prodigy? When and why did Austria shrink to a tenth of its size? What do the eagles on the rooftop of St. Stephen's Cathedral symbolize? And why are Vienna's coffee and pastries so legendary?

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  • 2019-06-19T06:30:00-07:00
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Curious Vienna

Who were the Habsburgs, Maria Theresa, Franz Joseph and Sisi? And how did they shape Vienna? What is the Ringstrasse, and why are there so many oversized, ornate public buildings dotting it? Where did Mozart perform as a 6-year-old prodigy? When and why did Austria shrink to a tenth of its size? What do the eagles on the rooftop of St. Stephen's Cathedral symbolize? And why are Vienna's coffee and pastries so legendary?

  • 2019-06-19T06:30:00-07:00
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  • 2019-06-19T10:00:00-07:00
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  • 2019-06-21T06:30:00-07:00
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  • 2019-06-21T10:00:00-07:00
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Curious Yorkshire

This beautiful region of England is full of picture-perfect rolling hills, quaint stone cottages, sprawling country estates and that distinct Yorkshire dialect. Why are country estates named Castles and Abbeys? What is The Shambles, and how did it get its name? Why is one of the largest medieval Gothic cathedrals in Europe in the small town of York? How did the Quakers and chocolate shape York's history? Where and what is Herriot's country?

  • 2019-06-24T10:00:00-07:00
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  • 2019-06-26T06:30:00-07:00
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  • 2019-06-26T10:00:00-07:00
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  • 2019-06-28T06:30:00-07:00
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  • 2019-06-28T10:00:00-07:00
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Curious Salzburg

Why is there a giant church complex, the DomQuartier, in this tiny Alpine town? And why is there an equally giant medieval fortress high above it? Who lived in Mirabell Palace? And Hellbrun Palace? Why is Getreidegassse so charming, and why are those shop signs so important? And how do you solve a problem like Maria? From the Sound of Music to Silent Night to the Sonatas of this town's beloved Mozart, it's time to get curious about Salzburg.

  • 2019-07-01T10:00:00-07:00
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  • 2019-07-03T06:30:00-07:00
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  • 2019-07-05T06:30:00-07:00
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  • 2019-07-05T10:00:00-07:00
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Curious San Miguel De Allende

How did this UNESCO town in Mexico get such a curious name? And what do a duck and a dog have to do with it? Why are there so many grand mansions in such a small town? Why do postcards have to do with its soaring Gothic church? Why is there an art school in a former convent? And how did San Miguel de Allende become a magnet for retired American military on the G.I. Bill?

  • 2019-07-08T10:00:00-07:00
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  • 2019-07-10T06:30:00-07:00
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  • 2019-07-12T06:30:00-07:00
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  • 2019-07-12T10:00:00-07:00
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Curious Edinburgh

Why did the Scottish kings live in Edinburgh, and why don't we have Scottish kings anymore? Why was Edinburgh Castle built high upon on Castle Rock? What's the connection between Edinburgh and Harry Potter? And where are the real-life inspirations for Harry Potter locations? What is so royal about Edinburgh's Royal Mile? Who is Arthur, and why does he get his own Seat?

  • 2019-07-15T10:00:00-07:00
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  • 2019-07-17T06:30:00-07:00
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  • 2019-07-17T10:00:00-07:00
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