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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 ...

Wiener Neustadt
Country: Austria

This large town, some 40 km (25 miles) south of Vienna, is an industrial city and an important road and rail transport hub, and also the largest shopping city of Lower Austria. In the centre of the town is the attractive Hauptplatz, with a part-Got ...

Seckau
Country: Austria

The small town of Seckau, established in the 13th century, has some interesting houses and the late-Gothic chapel of St Lucia in the town square. But the main claim to fame lies with Seckau Abbey, originally Augustinian and taken over by the Benedi ...

Kremsmunster
Country: Austria

Perched high above the Krems river stands the 8thcentury Benedictine Abbey of Kremsmunster, its present appearance dating mostly from the 17th century. The abbey was completed by Jakob Prandtauer, to designs by Carlo Carlone. Two of its most remark ...

Gmund
Country: Austria

In the 12th century, the Archbishops of Salzburg who ruled Gmund began to encircle the town with mighty fortifications, many of which survive to this day, including old gate turrets and bastions. Two castles tower over the town: the older one, Alte ...

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