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Famous Places to Visit

Maria am Gestade
Country: Austria

The church of St Mary’s on the Riverbank was once flooded by the waters of an old Danube canal, but today it rises on a steep escarpment, its lofty, 56-m (180-ft) high Gothic steeple dominating the town. The stone helmet at the top of the steeple ...

Theater an der Wien
Country: Austria

The “Theatre on the Wien River”, one of the oldest theatres in Vienna, was founded by Emanuel Schikaneder. A statue above the entrance shows him playing Papageno in the premiere of Mozart’s Magic Flute. Schikaneder, who had written the li ...

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 ...

Lurgrotte
Country: Austria

The Lurgrotte is the largest and most interesting cave in Austria, with superb stalactites and stalagmites. A welllit and clearly sign-posted route leads you through this world of icy wonders, along an underground stream. The largest dripstone, 13 ...

Judenburg
Country: Austria

This town at the fork of a road is an old mercantile centre that took its name from the Juden, or Jews, who once lived and traded here. When Emperor Maximilian expelled the Jews in 1496, the town went into decline. Not much remains of the medieval ...

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