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Famous Places to Visit

Peterskirche
Country: Austria

St Peter’s church, one of Vienna’s oldest, was, according to legend, founded in 792 by Charlemagne, as commemorated in a marble relief on the church’s fa?ade, The Placing of the Cross by Charlemagne, by Rudolf Weyr (1906). The site was occupi ...

Schwaz
Country: Austria

During the 16th century, this busy commercial town in the Inn river valley was the second largest in the Tyrol. Schwaz suffered extensive damage during the battle of 1809, but it has preserved some lovely historic sights. The most impressive of the ...

Bludenz
Country: Austria

Beautifully situated at the confluence of five alpine valleys, the town of Bludenz is now a popular resort with excellent skiing areas in its environs. An 10th-century document survives in which Otto I gives the Bishop of Chur a church “in loco P ...

Villach
Country: Austria

The town of Spittal is dominated by the Goldeck peak (2,142 m/7,028 ft). The history of the town began in the 12th century, when Count Ortenburg founded a church and a Spittal or hospice on this site. The town owes its Renaissance character to the ...

Borre National Park
Country: Norway

Borre National Park is the site of an extensive collection of graves from the former kings of Scandinavia. The park has 21 small burial grounds as well as 7 large ones. Excavations that took place near the end of the 1980s show that many of the old ...

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