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Famous Places to Visit

Freyung
Country: Austria

The square derives its name from the right of sanctuary (frey is an old word for “free”) granted to any fugitive seeking refuge in the Schottenkirche (Scottish church), now at . The priory church was founded by Irish Benedictine friars, who ...

Kahlenberg
Country: Austria

North of the city, on the edge of the Vienna Woods, rise two almost identical peaks. The lower of the two, with ruins visible on top, is Leopoldsberg, the former seat of Margrave Leopold who ruled Austria in the 12th century. The second, with a tel ...

Salzkammergut Lakes
Country: Austria

One of the most picturesque peaks in the area, Schafberg (Sheep Mountain) rises to 1,783 m (5,850 ft) between Attersee and Wolfgangsee. A mountain railway with steam locomotives takes visitors to the summit, although you have to walk the last bit. ...

Lofer
Country: Austria

The town of Lofer, in the green Salzach Valley, has retained much of the charm of an old mountain village. It is surrounded by the snowcovered rocky summits of the Loferer Steinberge (Stone Mountains). These limestone mountains hide many caves stil ...

Worgl
Country: Austria

The industrial town of Worgl, at the fork of Inn river and Brixentaler Ache (a stream), is an important road and rail hub. The earliest settlement on the site, revealed by archaeological finds on the northeastern outskirts of town, date from the Br ...

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