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Palais Trautson
Country: Austria

The Baroque Trautson Palace, built between 1710 and 1712 for Prince Johann Leopold Donat Trautson, to a design by Johann Bernhard Fischer von Erlach, was acquired by Maria Theresa in 1760. She then donated it to the Royal Hungarian Bodyguard, which ...

Secession Building
Country: Austria

The unusual Secession Building was designed in Jugendstil style by Joseph Maria Olbrich, as a showcase for the Secessionist artists, including Gustav Klimt, Kolo Moser and Otto Wagner, who broke away from Vienna’s traditional art scene. The almos ...

Hallein
Country: Austria

The town of Hallein was founded in the 13th century, but salt was mined here way back in prehistoric times. The long association with the salt trade is apparent from the town’s name: hall is the Celtic word for “salt”. The “white goldâ ...

Aker Brygge
Country: Norway

Today Aker Brygge is a major entertainment and shopping area located in Oslo, Norway, but in the past it was the home of shipyards and the engineering industry of the city. It is located just west of Pipervika, which is off the arm of Oslo Fjord. T ...

Hanko
Country: Norway

Hanko is an island that is in the Oslo Fjord of Norway. The island used to be owned by the Dano-Norwegian King. The king would often hunt deer on the island. Later, the island became one for retreat and some of the more notable visitors to the isla ...

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