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Palais Trautson
Country: Austria

The Baroque Trautson Palace, built between 1710 and 1712 for Prince Johann Leopold Donat Trautson, to a design by Johann Bernhard Fischer von Erlach, was acquired by Maria Theresa in 1760. She then donated it to the Royal Hungarian Bodyguard, which ...

Staatsoper
Country: Austria

In May 1869, when Vienna’s State Opera House opened to the strains of Mozart’s Don Giovanni, music lovers rejoiced that it would no longer be necessary to travel to Paris in order to hear good opera. Built in Neo-Renaissance style, the Opera Ho ...

Prater
Country: Austria

Originally an imperial hunting ground, the woods and meadows between the Danube and its canal were opened to the public by Joseph II in 1766. The Hauptallee (central avenue) was for a long time the preserve of the nobility and their footmen. During ...

Kufstein
Country: Austria

The remains of a Stone Age settlement have been found in this health resort and tourist centre on the Bavarian border. On a rocky hill to the north of the town stands the Feste Kufstein, a mighty fortress with a small barbican and the Emperor’s T ...

Stortinget
Country: Norway

After parliament was established in Norway in the year 1814, the newly established legislature held their meetings at Christiania Laerde Skole. In the year 1854, the grand hall located at Royal Frederick University was used by legislature. At this ...

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