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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 ...

Volkstheater
Country: Austria

Famed as a venue able to combine classic and modern drama with popular Viennese plays, the Volkstheater (People’s Theatre) was, for many years, a staging post for directors and actors on their way from the provincial theatres to the estimable Bur ...

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 ...

Horten
Country: Norway

Visitors that approach the town of Horten from the north are greeted by Hortenspiken. This bronze statute is known as the girl from Horten and is a welcoming site for those that come here. The girl in the statue is holding a boat, which shows that ...

Lysefjorden
Country: Norway

Lysefjorden is located in the southwest part of Norway. The name means light fjord and it is thought that the name comes from the rocks that are lightly colored along the sides. The fjord was carved out by glaciers during the ice ages and was then ...

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