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Simplon Pass
Country: Switzerland

Simplon Pass Introduction The Simplon Pass is a very tall mountain pass between the Lepontine Alps and the Pennine Alps, in the country of Switzerland. It links up Brig in the Valais Canton with Domodossola, which is located in Piedmont. The pass ...

Franches-Montagnes
Country: Switzerland

What Is Franches-Montagnes?  The district of Franches-Montagnes is a district in the Jura canton in Switzerland. Saignelegier is the capital of the district. The district speaks French, and there are more than 10,000 people living there. Mer ...

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 ...

Neues Rathaus
Country: Austria

The new town hall, built in 1872—83 by Friedrich Schmidt, lies in an attractive park. The symmetrical, triple fa?ade of the Neo-Gothic building faces Ringstrasse. Its huge central tower, 98 m (321 ft) high, is topped by the statue of a knight-in- ...

Vocklabruck
Country: Austria

In 1134, Wezelo von Schondorf built a bridge over the Vockla River, and next to it a church and a hospital. Soon a trading settlement sprang up which later became a large town. The only original structures that have survived are two medieval towers ...

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