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Kunstlerhaus
Country: Austria

Commissioned by the Vienna Artists’ Society as an exhibition hall for its members, the Kunstlerhaus (Artists’ House) was built in 1868. The society favoured grandiose, academic styles of painting in tune with the historicist Ringstrasse archite ...

Waidhofen an der Ybbs
Country: Austria

In the 16th century, this charming little town in the Ybbs valley was an important centre of iron processing and arms production. Its medieval old town is dominated by church spires and two towers, remains of the medieval fortifications: the 13thce ...

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 ...

Hochosterwitz
Country: Austria

The fortress of Hochosterwitz, one of the symbols of Carinthia, perches on a rock 160 m (525 ft) high and is clearly visible from afar. Although the origins of the castle can be traced back to Roman times, it was built in the 16th century by Domeni ...

Villach
Country: Austria

The town of Spittal is dominated by the Goldeck peak (2,142 m/7,028 ft). The history of the town began in the 12th century, when Count Ortenburg founded a church and a Spittal or hospice on this site. The town owes its Renaissance character to the ...

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