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Schwyz
Country: Switzerland

Schwyz Introduction The village of Schwyz, with a population of about 14,00, is the capital of the Schwyz Canton in Switzerland. History The word Schwyz is first used in 972, and it is as the village Suittes. It might be related to the old Germa ...

Museum fur Volkskunde
Country: Austria

Near a quiet park stands the charming Austrian Folklore Museum. Founded in 1895, it moved in 1917 to its present premises, the former Schonborn Palace, built in 1706—11 to designs by Lukas von Hildebrandt as a homely twostorey mansion, and altere ...

Vorau
Country: Austria

On a remote hill stands the 12th-century Augustinian Vorau Abbey. In the 15th century, the abbey was turned into a fortress; its present form is the result of alterations made throughout the 17th and 18th centuries. The main entrance has symmetrica ...

Wels
Country: Austria

The history of Wels dates back to Roman days, as testified by numerous excavations. Some of the objects discovered are on display in the former Minorites’ Abbey, including the famous Wels Venus, a bronze statuette from the 1st—2nd century AD an ...

Tratzberg
Country: Austria

A short way from Schwaz, in the Inn river valley, stands the impressive Renaissance Schloss Tratzberg. This castle was once a frontier fortress which guarded Andechs county against the Bavarians. It changed hands many times and is now the private p ...

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