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Academy of Fine Arts
Country: Austria

The Academy of Fine Arts is not only an educational establishment, but also one of the finest galleries of Old Masters. It was built in 1872—6, by Theophil Hansen, as a school and museum. In 1907, Adolf Hitler applied to be admitted but was refus ...

Schwarzenbergplatz
Country: Austria

The elongated Schwarzenberg Square, one of the city’s grandest spaces, is best seen from the Ringstrasse, from where several important structures come into view together. In the foreground is the equestrian statue of Prince Karl Schwarzenberg, wh ...

Eisenstadt
Country: Austria

This small town in Burgenland lies on the southern slopes of the Leitha Hills, 50 km (31 miles) south of Vienna. It became the capital of Burgenland province in 1925, when the larger and more notable Odenburg — today the Hungarian town of Sopron ...

Lofer
Country: Austria

The town of Lofer, in the green Salzach Valley, has retained much of the charm of an old mountain village. It is surrounded by the snowcovered rocky summits of the Loferer Steinberge (Stone Mountains). These limestone mountains hide many caves stil ...

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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