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Famous Places to Visit

Pollau
Country: Austria

Pollau lies at the centre of a national park, surrounded by woodland, vineyards and walking trails. The town’s main attraction is the former Augustinian Abbey and, above all, the lovely St Veit’s church. Built between 1701 and 1712 by Joachim C ...

Hallein
Country: Austria

The town of Hallein was founded in the 13th century, but salt was mined here way back in prehistoric times. The long association with the salt trade is apparent from the town’s name: hall is the Celtic word for “salt”. The “white goldâ ...

Elbigenalp
Country: Austria

The Lech river valley, which is parallel to the Inn river valley and snakes between mountain passes, cuts a deep ravine between the Allgauer Alps and the Lechtal Alps. About half-way between the towns of Reutte and Warth lies Elbigenalp, a small vi ...

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 ...

Lysefjorden
Country: Norway

Lysefjorden is located in the southwest part of Norway. The name means light fjord and it is thought that the name comes from the rocks that are lightly colored along the sides. The fjord was carved out by glaciers during the ice ages and was then ...

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