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Famous Places to Visit

Franziskanerkirche
Country: Austria

In the 14th century, the Franciscans took over this church, originally built by wealthy citizens as a “house of the soul” for prostitutes wishing to reform. The present church, designed in the South German Renaissance style by Bonaventura D ...

Stadtpark
Country: Austria

On the Weihburggasse side of the municipal park stands one of the most photographed sights in Vienna, the gilded statue of the King of Waltz, Johann Strauss the Younger. It was designed by Edmund Hellmer in the Neo- Romantic style of the 1920s. The ...

Bruck an der Mur
Country: Austria

This major industrial centre lies at the mouth of the Murz river, where it flows into the Mur. Bruck flourished during the 14th and 15th centuries, thanks to its trade with Venice, when it had the right to store grain and salt. The small but attrac ...

Vorau
Country: Austria

On a remote hill stands the 12th-century Augustinian Vorau Abbey. In the 15th century, the abbey was turned into a fortress; its present form is the result of alterations made throughout the 17th and 18th centuries. The main entrance has symmetrica ...

Judenburg
Country: Austria

This town at the fork of a road is an old mercantile centre that took its name from the Juden, or Jews, who once lived and traded here. When Emperor Maximilian expelled the Jews in 1496, the town went into decline. Not much remains of the medieval ...

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