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Ruprechtskirche
Country: Austria

The church of St Ruprecht, rising on an escarpment overlooking Ruprechtsplatz, is Vienna’s oldest church. At one time, an arm of the Danube flowed nearby with a landing stage for salt transported from Salzburg. According to legend, the church was ...

Augustinerkirche
Country: Austria

The 14th-century Gothic Augustinian church was refurbished in the Baroque style, but some 100 years later was restored again to its original character. Inside is one of the most powerful works by Antonio Canova (1805), the tomb of Maria Christina, ...

Karlsplatz Pavilions
Country: Austria

Otto Wagner (92) was responsible for designing and engineering many aspects of Vienna’s early underground system in the late 19th century. His plans, however, did not materialize until the 1960s, when work on the metro started. One of the undergr ...

Wotruba-Kirche
Country: Austria

Standing on hillside close to the Vienna Woods, this church was designed in uncompromisingly modern style in 1965 by the Austrian sculptor Fritz Wotruba (1907—75), after whom it is named. It was built in 1974—6 by Fritz Mayer. The church is mad ...

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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