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Minoritenplatz
Country: Austria

The dominant feature of the square is Minoritenkirche. Built originally by Minor Friars in 1224, the present structure is a Franciscan church from the 14th century. It was rebuilt during the Baroque period, and restored to its original Gothic form ...

Naturhistorisches Museum
Country: Austria

On two sides of Maria- Theresien-Platz are two identical buildings, designed by Gottfried Semper and Karl von Hasenauer. They were both built as museums at the time of Franz Joseph I, as part of the Ringstrasse development. Today, one is an art mus ...

UNO-City
Country: Austria

On the left bank of the Danube is UNO-City, one of only three United Nations headquarters. The complex stands on international, non- Austrian territory; its post office uses its own special postage stamps and UN postmarks. UNO-City consists of four ...

Castle Riegersburg
Country: Austria

On a steep basaltic rock high above the Grazbach stream stands Schloss Riegersburg, a mighty medieval fortress, once Styria’s most easterly outpost against raiders from Hungary, and then Turkey, and, more recently, a German stronghold during Worl ...

Scharding
Country: Austria

This town on the banks of the Inn River was, until 1779, owned by the Bavarian family of Wittelsbach, whose influence can be seen in the local architecture. Scharding’s most beautiful feature is its Stadtplatz, the central square cut in half by b ...

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