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Academy of Fine Arts
Country: Austria

The Academy of Fine Arts is not only an educational establishment, but also one of the finest galleries of Old Masters. It was built in 1872—6, by Theophil Hansen, as a school and museum. In 1907, Adolf Hitler applied to be admitted but was refus ...

Wien Museum Karlsplatz
Country: Austria

Visitors to the Historical Museum of the City of Vienna are greeted by a vast model of the city from the era when the Ringstrasse was developed. The exhibition covers nearly 3,000 years of urban history. It illustrates the lives of its first settle ...

Scharding
Country: Austria

This town on the banks of the Inn River was, until 1779, owned by the Bavarian family of Wittelsbach, whose influence can be seen in the local architecture. Scharding’s most beautiful feature is its Stadtplatz, the central square cut in half by b ...

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 ...

Krimmler Wasserfalle
Country: Austria

In the northwestern part of the Hohe Tauern National Park (p278—81), on the border between the provinces of Salzburger Land and Tyrol, are the famous Krimmler Wasserfalle, the waterfalls of the Krimmler Ache, the stream flowing from the glacier o ...

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