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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 ...

Am Hof
Country: Austria

The name of the square (meaning “by the Court”) refers to the medieval princes’ residence nearby. It later housed the mint, and then the royal military chancery. Today it is a bank. The main architectural gem of present-day Am Hof is the ...

Josephinum
Country: Austria

Designed by Isidor Canevale and built in 1783—85, this building once housed the Military Surgical Institute. Life-sized anatomical wax models, commissioned by Joseph II to teach human anatomy to his army surgeons, are now the main attraction of t ...

Bad Ischl
Country: Austria

Unusually potent saltwater springs were discovered in this region as early as the 16th century, but Bad Ischl did not become a popular health resort until the early 1800s, when the court doctor ordered saline treatments for the infertile Archduches ...

Arendal
Country: Norway

Arendal is the oldest town of Sorlandet’s. It is the administrative center for the region as well as for Aust-Agder County. The town was established during the 16th century. At that time it was called Arendall. There was not a formal town sta ...

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