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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 ...

Karntner Strasse
Country: Austria

Karntner Strasse was once the main road running south across town to Karnten (Carinthia), hence its name. Today, the view down the street is blocked at its Ring end by the silhouette of the opera house, and at the Stock-im-Eisen-Platz end by the mo ...

Soll
Country: Austria

Soll, a small town in the foothills of the Hohe Salve, part of the Wilder Kaiser (Wild Emperor) massif, grew around the Church of St Peter and St Paul. Built in 1361 but completely altered in the Baroque style in 1768 by Franz Bock of Kufstein, it ...

Bludenz
Country: Austria

Beautifully situated at the confluence of five alpine valleys, the town of Bludenz is now a popular resort with excellent skiing areas in its environs. An 10th-century document survives in which Otto I gives the Bishop of Chur a church “in loco P ...

Karmoy
Country: Norway

Karmoy is an island that is 30 kilometers long. The word karmr in Norse means protection and the island lies in the shape of a shield protecting the mainland from the sea. Karmsundet is located on the inside. This is a shipping channel that was onc ...

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