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Universitat
Country: Austria

Vienna University is the oldest university in the German-speaking world and the third oldest in Central Europe, after Prague and Cracow. It was founded in 1365, by Rudolf IV, and flourished and grew in the late 15th century. Its present home, desig ...

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 ...

Burg Aggstein
Country: Austria

The impressive ruins of Burg Aggstein, built into the rock, are poised high above the banks of the river. Today the castle lies in ruin, but once it measured some 100 m (330 ft) in length, with tall stairs leading to the Upper Castle. Built by the ...

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 ...

Gmunden
Country: Austria

This lakeside town, on the northern end of Traunsee, established itself as a trading post in the salt trade. Today, it is a popular and well-run health resort, and it is also known for its fine ceramics. Gmunden’s old town centre is situated betw ...

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