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Bear Park
Country: Switzerland

What Is Bear Park? Bear Park sounds like a strange name. What is it? The Barengraben, also called the Bear Pit or Bear Park, is a major tourist attraction in Bern, the Swiss capital. It is a bear pit. A bear pit is an enclosure with bears inside, ...

Sils
Country: Switzerland

Sils im Domleschg Introduction Sils im Domleschg is located in the Hinterrhein district, and it is a municipality in the Graubunden Canton. It has a population of a little less than 900. History The municipality was first described in 1149, and ...

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 ...

Lainzer Tiergarten
Country: Austria

Vienna Woods, once an imperial hunting ground, was enclosed within a 25-km (16- mile) long wall on the orders of Maria Theresa. The wall still stands today and successfully stops herds of deer and wild boar escaping as well as building development ...

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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