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Famous Places to Visit

Grinzing
Country: Austria

The quiet villages scattered among the vineyards on the slopes of the Vienna Woods usually come to life during the wine-making season, when large groups of tourists descend on them to sample the new-vintage Heuriger. Originally, the vintners were l ...

Bruck an der Leitha
Country: Austria

This small town, situated 30 km (19 miles) east of Vienna, was established as a Babenberg fortress in 1230, and formed the main border point between Austria and Hungary. Its present form dates mainly from the turn of the 17th century, but the remai ...

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 ...

Freistadt
Country: Austria

Freistadt, the largest town in the Muhlviertel region, was once the last border fortress on the route leading from the alpine countries to Bohemia. Much of the medieval town wall has survived to this day, including several bastions and two impressi ...

Outer Trondheimsfjorden
Country: Norway

Name The fjord gets its name from Trondheim – but at first the fjord could have been Pround or Prond in the Old Norse language. That name would have been related to the verb proast, and that translates to “flourish” or “thr ...

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