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Famous Places to Visit

Schwyz
Country: Switzerland

Schwyz Introduction The village of Schwyz, with a population of about 14,00, is the capital of the Schwyz Canton in Switzerland. History The word Schwyz is first used in 972, and it is as the village Suittes. It might be related to the old Germa ...

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 ...

Leoben
Country: Austria

Leoben, Styria’s second largest town, is an industrial and academic centre. Beautiful mansion houses line Hauptplatz (main square), and the adjacent streets bear witness to the town’s early wealth derived from the local iron deposits. There is ...

Lienz
Country: Austria

The town has been the capital of East Tyrol since 1919 but its origins date back to the Middle Ages. The Stadtpfarrkirche St Andra (parish church of St Andrew), a triple-nave Gothic basilica, was built in the 15th century; western sections include ...

Horten
Country: Norway

Visitors that approach the town of Horten from the north are greeted by Hortenspiken. This bronze statute is known as the girl from Horten and is a welcoming site for those that come here. The girl in the statue is holding a boat, which shows that ...

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