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Pilatus
Country: Switzerland

Mount Pilatus Intro Mount Pilatus is a mountain that overlooks Lucerne in the central part of Switzerland. It is comprised of many summits, and the tallest is called Tomlishorn. It is over 2,100 meters high. Esel is another summit that is situated ...

Castle Riegersburg
Country: Austria

On a steep basaltic rock high above the Grazbach stream stands Schloss Riegersburg, a mighty medieval fortress, once Styria’s most easterly outpost against raiders from Hungary, and then Turkey, and, more recently, a German stronghold during Worl ...

Judenburg
Country: Austria

This town at the fork of a road is an old mercantile centre that took its name from the Juden, or Jews, who once lived and traded here. When Emperor Maximilian expelled the Jews in 1496, the town went into decline. Not much remains of the medieval ...

Hellbrunn
Country: Austria

Schloss Hellbrunn, once a summer residence of Salzburg’s Archbishop Marcus Sitticus, stands about 4 km (2 miles) south of Salzburg. Sitticus was a nephew of Wolf Dietrich von Raitenau, with an Italian mother. He spent most of his life in Italy, a ...

Maria Saal
Country: Austria

The first church was erected at Maria Saal in the 8th century, and a secondary Christianization was conducted from here, which is why it became known as the cradle of Carinthia. The pilgrimage church, built in 1430—56, has a stone statue of the V ...

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