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Famous Places to Visit

Am Hof
Country: Austria

The name of the square (meaning “by the Court”) refers to the medieval princes’ residence nearby. It later housed the mint, and then the royal military chancery. Today it is a bank. The main architectural gem of present-day Am Hof is the ...

Augustinerkirche
Country: Austria

The 14th-century Gothic Augustinian church was refurbished in the Baroque style, but some 100 years later was restored again to its original character. Inside is one of the most powerful works by Antonio Canova (1805), the tomb of Maria Christina, ...

Murzzuschlag
Country: Austria

This town on the Murz at the foot of Semmering Mountain is Austria’s oldest winter sports resort. In 1893, Murzzuschlag hosted the first skiing competitions in the Alps, and in 1934 it was the venue for the Nordic Games that later became the Wint ...

Lustenau
Country: Austria

A fairly large town, Lustenau lies 5 km (3 miles) north of the mouth of the Rhine as it joins Bodensee, on the border with Switzerland. It is famous for its beautiful embroidery and lace-making, popular throughout Austria. It was at Lustenau that t ...

Gmund
Country: Austria

In the 12th century, the Archbishops of Salzburg who ruled Gmund began to encircle the town with mighty fortifications, many of which survive to this day, including old gate turrets and bastions. Two castles tower over the town: the older one, Alte ...

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