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Academy of Fine Arts
Country: Austria

The Academy of Fine Arts is not only an educational establishment, but also one of the finest galleries of Old Masters. It was built in 1872—6, by Theophil Hansen, as a school and museum. In 1907, Adolf Hitler applied to be admitted but was refus ...

Amalienbad
Country: Austria

Public baths may not seem like an obvious tourist attraction, but the Jugendstilstyle Amalienbad (1923—6) is a fine example of a far-sighted municipal authority providing essential public facilities for the local working population, and doing so ...

Wiener Neustadt
Country: Austria

This large town, some 40 km (25 miles) south of Vienna, is an industrial city and an important road and rail transport hub, and also the largest shopping city of Lower Austria. In the centre of the town is the attractive Hauptplatz, with a part-Got ...

Achensee
Country: Austria

Situated between the Inn and the Isar river basins is Achensee, the largest lake in Tyrol, about 9 km (6 miles) long. On its northern shore the Karwendel mountain range extends up to Innsbruck. On its eastern shore are the Rofan Mountains, with the ...

Elverum
Country: Norway

On the 9th of April in the year of 1940, Germany invaded Norway. This was the same day that the Elverum Mandate was approved by the Norwegian parliament. This mandate gave the fleeing government of Norway a large amount of powers during the remaini ...

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