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MozarthausVienna
Country: Austria

Domgasse 5 is the most famous of Mozart’s various homes in Vienna. He lived here with his family in 1784—7, and composed many of his masterpieces here, including The Marriage of Figaro. Restored for the anniversary year of 2006, the Mozarthaus ...

Alte Burg
Country: Austria

The Imperial Palace is a vast complex. Its construction was started by the Babenbergs, but the Neue Burg (New Castle) was not completed until 1913. A part from housing several museums, including in the royal apartments a museum dedicated to Empress ...

Josephinum
Country: Austria

Designed by Isidor Canevale and built in 1783—85, this building once housed the Military Surgical Institute. Life-sized anatomical wax models, commissioned by Joseph II to teach human anatomy to his army surgeons, are now the main attraction of t ...

Zurs am Arlberg
Country: Austria

Zurs, a tiny resort some 6 km (4 miles) south of Lech, lies at an altitude of 1,716 m (5,630 ft). Along with neigh-bouring Lech, Zurs places a great emphasis on the protection of the natural environment. As a rule, the few hotels and pensions accep ...

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 ...

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