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Famous Places to Visit

Votivkirche
Country: Austria

Opposite the spot where a deranged man tried to assassinate Franz Joseph I in 1853, stands this Neo-Gothic church with its two 99-m (325-ft) high, lacy steeples completed 26 years later as a grateful offering for sparing the Emperor’s life. The a ...

Wiener Neustadt
Country: Austria

This large town, some 40 km (25 miles) south of Vienna, is an industrial city and an important road and rail transport hub, and also the largest shopping city of Lower Austria. In the centre of the town is the attractive Hauptplatz, with a part-Got ...

Burg Forchtenstein
Country: Austria

Perched unassailably on the rocky slopes of Rosaliengebirge stands Forchtenstein Castle, built in the 14th century by the Mattersdorfer family. Bought and extended by the Esterh?zys, it now houses a private collection of arms, one of the most magni ...

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 ...

Ehrwald
Country: Austria

Nestling below the western side of Zugspitze (2,965 m/ 9728 ft), the highest peak of the Bavarian Alps, is the resort village of Ehrwald. On the German side of the mountain is the resort of Garmisch- Partenkirchen, the most popular winter sports ce ...

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