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Bear Park
Country: Switzerland

What Is Bear Park? Bear Park sounds like a strange name. What is it? The Barengraben, also called the Bear Pit or Bear Park, is a major tourist attraction in Bern, the Swiss capital. It is a bear pit. A bear pit is an enclosure with bears inside, ...

Stans
Country: Switzerland

Where Is Stans? Stans is the capital of the Nidwalden Canton in Switzerland. Geography  The area of Stans is roughly 4.28 square miles. A lot of the land inside the borders of Stans is set aside for agriculture use (about 44%), and about 37 ...

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 ...

Turracher Hohe
Country: Austria

This small ski resort nestles at an altitude of 1,700 m (5,575 ft) high in the Nocky Mountains, one of Austria’s most scenic Alpine rangeson the border between Styria and Carinthia. The town makes a great base for yearround walks in the woods and ...

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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