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Freyung
Country: Austria

The square derives its name from the right of sanctuary (frey is an old word for “free”) granted to any fugitive seeking refuge in the Schottenkirche (Scottish church), now at . The priory church was founded by Irish Benedictine friars, who ...

Parlament
Country: Austria

Today’s assembly hall of Austria’s two-chamber parliament originally served as the location of the highest legislative body of the Austrian part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. An imposing Neo- Classical building, the Parlament was completed in ...

Gottweig
Country: Austria

Stift Gottweig, a Benedictine Abbey, crowns a hilltop on the south bank of the Danube, near Krems. Founded in 1083, it was inhabited by Benedictine monks from St Blasien in the Black Forest in 1094. Stift Gottweig is sometimes referred to as the Au ...

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 ...

Stavern
Country: Norway

Stavern is a small town in Norway that is located in the municipality of Larvik. The naval base and port of Stavern were named Fredriksvern until the year 1930. Stavern became a municipality on the first of January in 1838. While the area was an im ...

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