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Urania
Country: Austria

On the south side of Julius-Raab-Platz, on the banks of the Danube Canal, stands a round building with a distinctive dome that is visible from afar. Urania, named after the Greek muse, was built in 1910 to designs by Max Fabian. It is the home of V ...

Museum fur Volkskunde
Country: Austria

Near a quiet park stands the charming Austrian Folklore Museum. Founded in 1895, it moved in 1917 to its present premises, the former Schonborn Palace, built in 1706—11 to designs by Lukas von Hildebrandt as a homely twostorey mansion, and altere ...

Schmiding
Country: Austria

Upper Austria’s largest zoo, covering an area of some 120,000 sq m (30 acres), is based at Schmiding, 7 km (4 miles) north of Wels. This modern zoo, with giraffes, monkeys, crocodiles, exotic birds and 1,500 other animal species, is famous for it ...

Wels
Country: Austria

The history of Wels dates back to Roman days, as testified by numerous excavations. Some of the objects discovered are on display in the former Minorites’ Abbey, including the famous Wels Venus, a bronze statuette from the 1st—2nd century AD an ...

Karmoy
Country: Norway

Karmoy is an island that is 30 kilometers long. The word karmr in Norse means protection and the island lies in the shape of a shield protecting the mainland from the sea. Karmsundet is located on the inside. This is a shipping channel that was onc ...

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