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Simplon Pass
Country: Switzerland

Simplon Pass Introduction The Simplon Pass is a very tall mountain pass between the Lepontine Alps and the Pennine Alps, in the country of Switzerland. It links up Brig in the Valais Canton with Domodossola, which is located in Piedmont. The pass ...

Josefsplatz
Country: Austria

In the centre of Josefsplatz stands an equestrian statue (1807) of Joseph II portrayed as a Roman emperor, by Franz Anton Zauner. Behind the statue, to the right, is the entrance to the National Library building designed by Johann Bernhard Fischer ...

Scharding
Country: Austria

This town on the banks of the Inn River was, until 1779, owned by the Bavarian family of Wittelsbach, whose influence can be seen in the local architecture. Scharding’s most beautiful feature is its Stadtplatz, the central square cut in half by b ...

Hellbrunn
Country: Austria

Schloss Hellbrunn, once a summer residence of Salzburg’s Archbishop Marcus Sitticus, stands about 4 km (2 miles) south of Salzburg. Sitticus was a nephew of Wolf Dietrich von Raitenau, with an Italian mother. He spent most of his life in Italy, a ...

Bischofshofen
Country: Austria

The Celtic settlement that stood on the site of the present Bischofshofen was once a centre of the copper mining trade; the area was also rich in salt mines. Colonization of the region started well before recorded history and traces of ancient cult ...

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