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Famous Places to Visit

Maria am Gestade
Country: Austria

The church of St Mary’s on the Riverbank was once flooded by the waters of an old Danube canal, but today it rises on a steep escarpment, its lofty, 56-m (180-ft) high Gothic steeple dominating the town. The stone helmet at the top of the steeple ...

Kahlenberg
Country: Austria

North of the city, on the edge of the Vienna Woods, rise two almost identical peaks. The lower of the two, with ruins visible on top, is Leopoldsberg, the former seat of Margrave Leopold who ruled Austria in the 12th century. The second, with a tel ...

Waidhofen an der Ybbs
Country: Austria

In the 16th century, this charming little town in the Ybbs valley was an important centre of iron processing and arms production. Its medieval old town is dominated by church spires and two towers, remains of the medieval fortifications: the 13thce ...

Vocklabruck
Country: Austria

In 1134, Wezelo von Schondorf built a bridge over the Vockla River, and next to it a church and a hospital. Soon a trading settlement sprang up which later became a large town. The only original structures that have survived are two medieval towers ...

Gamlebyen
Country: Norway

During the middle ages the city of Oslo had its center in Gamlebyen. This area is often called Old Town. From around the 12th century through 1624, when a great fire destroyed the area, almost all of the development of the Old Town area was between ...

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