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Waldviertel Tour
Country: Austria

Much of the popularity of the idyllically situated town of Durnstein is due to the adventures of the English King, Richard the Lionheart. On the Third Crusade, undertaken with the French King Philip August and the Austrian Margrave Leopold V, Richa ...

Stubing
Country: Austria

After several earlier attempts, the Osterreichische Freilichtmuseum (Austrian Open- Air Museum) was started in 1962, when work was begun in the Styrian village of Stubing by the renowned scholar Professor Viktor Herbert Pottler. It now occupies an ...

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 ...

Achensee
Country: Austria

Situated between the Inn and the Isar river basins is Achensee, the largest lake in Tyrol, about 9 km (6 miles) long. On its northern shore the Karwendel mountain range extends up to Innsbruck. On its eastern shore are the Rofan Mountains, with the ...

Sarpsborg
Country: Norway

Sarpsborg was founded by King Olav in the year 1016. This makes the town the third oldest in Norway. The history of Sarpsborg can actually be traced back over 7000 years as there were primitive fortifications, rock carvings, stone monuments, and bu ...

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