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Schwedenplatz
Country: Austria

Schwedenplatz, the Swedish Square, is one of Vienna’s busiest spots. Here, on the banks of the Danube Canal, under Schwedenbrucke, is a landing stage with riverboats inviting visitors on to a variety of pleasure cruises. Another attraction awaits ...

Wotruba-Kirche
Country: Austria

Standing on hillside close to the Vienna Woods, this church was designed in uncompromisingly modern style in 1965 by the Austrian sculptor Fritz Wotruba (1907—75), after whom it is named. It was built in 1974—6 by Fritz Mayer. The church is mad ...

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 ...

Leoben
Country: Austria

Leoben, Styria’s second largest town, is an industrial and academic centre. Beautiful mansion houses line Hauptplatz (main square), and the adjacent streets bear witness to the town’s early wealth derived from the local iron deposits. There is ...

Hallein
Country: Austria

The town of Hallein was founded in the 13th century, but salt was mined here way back in prehistoric times. The long association with the salt trade is apparent from the town’s name: hall is the Celtic word for “salt”. The “white goldâ ...

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