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Famous Places to Visit

Dominikanerkirche
Country: Austria

The Dominican monks came to Vienna in 1226, at the invitation of Duke Leopold VI. They built and consecrated their first church and convent here in the second half of the 13th century. The church that stands now, built between 1631 and 1674, was de ...

Gottweig
Country: Austria

Stift Gottweig, a Benedictine Abbey, crowns a hilltop on the south bank of the Danube, near Krems. Founded in 1083, it was inhabited by Benedictine monks from St Blasien in the Black Forest in 1094. Stift Gottweig is sometimes referred to as the Au ...

Waldviertel Tour
Country: Austria

Much of the popularity of the idyllically situated town of Durnstein is due to the adventures of the English King, Richard the Lionheart. On the Third Crusade, undertaken with the French King Philip August and the Austrian Margrave Leopold V, Richa ...

Eisenerzer Alpen
Country: Austria

You can reach the Eisenerzer Alpen (iron-ore alps) by following the steep, narrow valley of the Enns river. This gorge, called Gesause, begins a short distance from Admont, near Hieflau. The entrance to the gorge presents great views of the river a ...

Outer Trondheimsfjorden
Country: Norway

Name The fjord gets its name from Trondheim – but at first the fjord could have been Pround or Prond in the Old Norse language. That name would have been related to the verb proast, and that translates to “flourish” or “thr ...

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