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Famous Places to Visit

BohmischeHofkanzlei
Country: Austria

The Habsburg rulers were also kings of Bohemia, which was initially governed from Prague; in 1627, however, Emperor Ferdinand II transferred the administration to Vienna. In 1714, the Bohemian Court Chancery moved into this grand palace, designed b ...

Votivkirche
Country: Austria

Opposite the spot where a deranged man tried to assassinate Franz Joseph I in 1853, stands this Neo-Gothic church with its two 99-m (325-ft) high, lacy steeples completed 26 years later as a grateful offering for sparing the Emperor’s life. The a ...

Schwarzenbergplatz
Country: Austria

The elongated Schwarzenberg Square, one of the city’s grandest spaces, is best seen from the Ringstrasse, from where several important structures come into view together. In the foreground is the equestrian statue of Prince Karl Schwarzenberg, wh ...

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 ...

Sandefjord
Country: Norway

Sandefjord is located in Vestfold county, in Norway. The municipality was established in January of 1838. The rural area of Sandar merged with the city in 1968. The city is well-known for the prosperous whaling industry and the rich Viking history. ...

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