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Musikverein
Country: Austria

Next to the Kunstlerhaus is the Musikverein, headquarters of the Society of the Friends of Music. It was designed by Theophil Hansen in 1867—9 and features terracotta statues and balustrades. The Musikverein is the home of the famous Vienna Philh ...

Baden bei Wien
Country: Austria

The spa town of Baden, on the eastern slopes of the Vienna Woods, was already known in Roman times, when it was called Aquae Pannoniae, and Emperor Marcus Aurelius praised its sulphuric springs. Today, its 15 hot springs make Baden a popular destin ...

Castle Riegersburg
Country: Austria

On a steep basaltic rock high above the Grazbach stream stands Schloss Riegersburg, a mighty medieval fortress, once Styria’s most easterly outpost against raiders from Hungary, and then Turkey, and, more recently, a German stronghold during Worl ...

Wels
Country: Austria

The history of Wels dates back to Roman days, as testified by numerous excavations. Some of the objects discovered are on display in the former Minorites’ Abbey, including the famous Wels Venus, a bronze statuette from the 1st—2nd century AD an ...

Otztal
Country: Austria

Following the course of the Otztaler Ache, a tributary of the Inn river, is the long valley of Otztal. At its southern end, near the border with Italy, rises the Otztaler Alpen range, with many peaks above 3,500 m (11,500 ft): the Wildspitze at 3,7 ...

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