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Maria am Gestade
Country: Austria

The church of St Mary’s on the Riverbank was once flooded by the waters of an old Danube canal, but today it rises on a steep escarpment, its lofty, 56-m (180-ft) high Gothic steeple dominating the town. The stone helmet at the top of the steeple ...

Kufstein
Country: Austria

The remains of a Stone Age settlement have been found in this health resort and tourist centre on the Bavarian border. On a rocky hill to the north of the town stands the Feste Kufstein, a mighty fortress with a small barbican and the Emperor’s T ...

Hochosterwitz
Country: Austria

The fortress of Hochosterwitz, one of the symbols of Carinthia, perches on a rock 160 m (525 ft) high and is clearly visible from afar. Although the origins of the castle can be traced back to Roman times, it was built in the 16th century by Domeni ...

Friesach
Country: Austria

Friesach is Carinthia’s oldest town, with a history going back to 860, when the nearby fortress of Petersberg was founded. Traces of the town’s glorious past have survived to this day, including a moated town wall, 820 m (2,690 ft) long, and se ...

Oscarshall Slott
Country: Norway

King Oscar I from Sweden and Queen Josephine from Norway and Sweden, commissioned a palace to be built in Oslo. The summer palace was designed by Johan Henrik Nebelong and built from the years 1847 through 1852. The palace was named Oscarshall and ...

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