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Famous Places to Visit

Vorau
Country: Austria

On a remote hill stands the 12th-century Augustinian Vorau Abbey. In the 15th century, the abbey was turned into a fortress; its present form is the result of alterations made throughout the 17th and 18th centuries. The main entrance has symmetrica ...

Oberwolz
Country: Austria

This small town, which grew rich through its trade in salt and the smelting of silver excavated in the surrounding hills, has preserved some of its former glory. In the surrounding area many archaeological finds from the Hallstatt period have been ...

Perg
Country: Austria

Perg, a small town with a long history situated 30 km (19 miles) east of Linz, was once owned by the mighty von Perg family, whose last member died in the 12th century, during the Third Crusade. Until the 19th century Perg was the largest centre of ...

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 ...

Halden
Country: Norway

For individuals that are traveling to Norway from Sweden, the town of Halden is the gateway town. The town is set between forests and lakes on one side and a gorgeous archipelago on the other. It sits back on Iddefjorden.  Halden was develope ...

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