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Schwyz
Country: Switzerland

Schwyz Introduction The village of Schwyz, with a population of about 14,00, is the capital of the Schwyz Canton in Switzerland. History The word Schwyz is first used in 972, and it is as the village Suittes. It might be related to the old Germa ...

St. Lambrecht
Country: Austria

St. Lambrecht, a Benedictine Abbey, was founded in the 12th century by Henry III, Duke of Carinthia. The monastery complex was built in 1640 to designs by Domenico Sciassi. The church dates from the 14th century, but it was rebuilt in the Baroque s ...

Bischofshofen
Country: Austria

The Celtic settlement that stood on the site of the present Bischofshofen was once a centre of the copper mining trade; the area was also rich in salt mines. Colonization of the region started well before recorded history and traces of ancient cult ...

Soll
Country: Austria

Soll, a small town in the foothills of the Hohe Salve, part of the Wilder Kaiser (Wild Emperor) massif, grew around the Church of St Peter and St Paul. Built in 1361 but completely altered in the Baroque style in 1768 by Franz Bock of Kufstein, it ...

Reutte
Country: Austria

Reutte is the largest town in the Ausserfern district, a remote area that was cut off from the world for a considerable time: it is said that the first car arrived here only in 1947. Reutte can be reached from Innsbruck via the Fern Pass, a route f ...

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