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Famous Places to Visit

Perg
Country: Austria

Perg, a small town with a long history situated 30 km (19 miles) east of Linz, was once owned by the mighty von Perg family, whose last member died in the 12th century, during the Third Crusade. Until the 19th century Perg was the largest centre of ...

St. Wolfgang
Country: Austria

On the northern shore of Wolfgangsee lies the popular town of St. Wolfgang. According to legend it arose around a chapel built by Wolfgang (died 994), Bishop of Regensburg in Germany and teacher of Emperor Henry II. Although he died a hermit, Wolfg ...

Zurs am Arlberg
Country: Austria

Zurs, a tiny resort some 6 km (4 miles) south of Lech, lies at an altitude of 1,716 m (5,630 ft). Along with neigh-bouring Lech, Zurs places a great emphasis on the protection of the natural environment. As a rule, the few hotels and pensions accep ...

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 ...

Horten
Country: Norway

Visitors that approach the town of Horten from the north are greeted by Hortenspiken. This bronze statute is known as the girl from Horten and is a welcoming site for those that come here. The girl in the statue is holding a boat, which shows that ...

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