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Kramgasse
Country: Switzerland

What Does Kramgasse Mean? What Is It? The Kramgasse translates in English to “Grocers Alley”, and it is one of the main streets in the Old City of Bern, the medieval city center in the capital of Switzerland. It was once the center of ...

Simplon Pass
Country: Switzerland

Simplon Pass Introduction The Simplon Pass is a very tall mountain pass between the Lepontine Alps and the Pennine Alps, in the country of Switzerland. It links up Brig in the Valais Canton with Domodossola, which is located in Piedmont. The pass ...

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 ...

Laxenburg
Country: Austria

This small town, situated 15 km (9 miles) outside Vienna, is a favourite place for day-trips from the capital. It began as a hunting lodge, Lachsenburg, around which a settlement grew. Destroyed during the last Turkish wars, but restored and enlarg ...

Stadl-Paura
Country: Austria

Stadl-Paura, a small town on the right bank of the Traun River 2 km (1 mile) south of Lambach, has an imposing Dreifaltigkeitskirche (church of the Holy Trinity). Construction of the church was started in 1714 in thanksgiving for the sparing of the ...

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