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History of the city

Breser has been founded in 828 by the holy Saint Martin. He founded the city and the city immidiately became one of the most important tradingpoints on the Donau. The markets in Breser became the largest in Middle Europe and there were all kind of products from all around the world. The habour of Breser grew incredible fast because of all the trading in the city. After the death of Saint Martin, the constructions of the Sankt Martin Kirche (Saint Martin Church) began, that was constructed for him. Also the Rotes Kathedral (Red Cathedral), opposite the Sankt Martin Kirche, had been constructed at this time.

After the birth of the city it went well with the city. It became the most important tradingcity on the Donau. In 1539 the city became the capitol of the Kingdom of Brodavia, of king Jan IX. He gave the city a new face. He wanted more art in the city, like in Italy. He followed the examples of cities like Florence and Venice. Practically, the city was not more than the little area around the city Breser, but king Jan IX strived for expansion of the kingdom. This was very good for Breser. At that moment it had got an economic and political function. 

In the 18th century the Kingdom of Brodavia was taken by Austria. Vienna had more power than Breser, and Breser became less important. However, Breser was still an important tradingcity and kept his function yet.. After the French had taken Austria, a group of revolutionists took the authority in Breser. They founded the country and made Braja the capitol instead of Breser. This was because the leader of the revolutionary group, Marc Donli, thought that the inhabitants of Brodavia shouldn't speak German anymore, but only Brodavian. The country didn't live long, because some years later Napoleon came with his army to Breser and conquered the city, and because of this actually also Brodavia. Brodavia became a province in the empire of Napoleon and Napoleon made Breser the capitol of Brodavia.

The most important time for the city was the time of the empire of the Balkan, with Franz I, Heinrich I and Friedrich I as leaders. In 1908 the mayor of that moment, Franz Austritz, became revolutionary. He pretended Breser independent and that was the birth of the new empire, the empire of the Empire of the Balkan. Franz I conquered a lot of countries from the Balkan and made Breser the capitol of the empire. He built right after the revolution the Haus der Revolution (House of the Revolution). From this building he reigned the empire. In this time the Wasserhof has been built as well, that consist of Schloss Wasserhof (Castle Wasserhof) and the Regierungshof (House of the Government).   

In the last century the buildings grew more into the sky. The most importants quarters are Donau-Ännamarkt and Kralingen. Ook Sankt-Bernd had been reconstructed. On the Donaumarkt the buildings grew espacially in height. Some skyscrapers had been constructed in the last years. Also the Breser Arena, the stadium of Dinamo Breser, is one of the most modern buildings. In Kralingen you can find the largest park of the city: the Kralingenpark. In the park is the Fernsehturm (TV-Tower). Wasserhof-Nord and Sankt-Bernd are the two quarters that have been reconstructed most recent. Wasserhof-Nord has a lot of new and old museums and Sankt-Bernd has a lot of commercial buildings.

If you read the history, please comment what you thought about it. 

The Austritz Universität (Austritz University) is called after Franz Austritz, first leader of the Empire of the Balkan.

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The Sankt Martin Kirch (Saint Martin Church) built for Saint Martin right after his death.

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