As part of an initiative to give the concept of responsible tourism a more definite shape, Alexander Curtis is currently writing a guide book on the Krems and Wachau region. Written in English, the work is to be translated into German and is intended as a quality guide with illustrations and photographs by the author.
Combining recent research from a range of disciplines with a variety of innovative approaches of his own, Alexander Curtis reviews 40,000 years of history. Well-known artefacts are looked at in new ways and hardly known things, places and events are introduced, with the whole giving a step by step account of the region’s development in a way that is paradigmatic for a whole continent. Among the techniques used are etymology, archaeological astronomy and the author’s long experience of untangling the layers of history encoded in the mythologies of long ago.