For our convenience in creating this web
page, we are clustering our travels through northern Italy,
Slovenia, Slovakia, Croatia, Hungary and Austria under the
umbrella of the Austro-Hungarian Region, which is no longer
a real single entity.
The Austro-Hungarian Empire
refers to a dual monarchic nation state that existed from
1867 to 1918 until it self-dissolved at the end of World War
I. It was comprised of Austria, Hungary, Romania, parts of
Italy and most of Switzerland, the Czech Republic, the
Ukraine and the former Yugoslavia. The history of this
region reflects the changing influences of the Habsburg
royal family, the Prussians and the Soviet Bloc. Since the
time of the Hungarian Revolution and the break-up of
Yugoslavia, the region has blossomed and is now a travellers'
delight rich with natural beauty, historic charm and
wonderfully friendly and creative people.
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