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Zurichsee
Country: Switzerland

Lake Zurich Introduction Lake Zurich is a Swiss lake, and it stretches southeast of Zurich. It is sometimes referred to as the Lake of Zurich.  Zurichsee is just the name of the specific part of the lake that is downstream of the Rapperswil ...

Josefsplatz
Country: Austria

In the centre of Josefsplatz stands an equestrian statue (1807) of Joseph II portrayed as a Roman emperor, by Franz Anton Zauner. Behind the statue, to the right, is the entrance to the National Library building designed by Johann Bernhard Fischer ...

St. Lambrecht
Country: Austria

St. Lambrecht, a Benedictine Abbey, was founded in the 12th century by Henry III, Duke of Carinthia. The monastery complex was built in 1640 to designs by Domenico Sciassi. The church dates from the 14th century, but it was rebuilt in the Baroque s ...

Alpbach
Country: Austria

In a high mountain valley on the Alpbach river lies the town of the same name that once a year becomes the intellectual capital of Europe. Every year since 1945, delegates representing the worlds of science, politics, economics and culture have gat ...

Friesach
Country: Austria

Friesach is Carinthia’s oldest town, with a history going back to 860, when the nearby fortress of Petersberg was founded. Traces of the town’s glorious past have survived to this day, including a moated town wall, 820 m (2,690 ft) long, and se ...

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