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Famous Places to Visit

Ruprechtskirche
Country: Austria

The church of St Ruprecht, rising on an escarpment overlooking Ruprechtsplatz, is Vienna’s oldest church. At one time, an arm of the Danube flowed nearby with a landing stage for salt transported from Salzburg. According to legend, the church was ...

Alte Burg
Country: Austria

The Imperial Palace is a vast complex. Its construction was started by the Babenbergs, but the Neue Burg (New Castle) was not completed until 1913. A part from housing several museums, including in the royal apartments a museum dedicated to Empress ...

Kunstlerhaus
Country: Austria

Commissioned by the Vienna Artists’ Society as an exhibition hall for its members, the Kunstlerhaus (Artists’ House) was built in 1868. The society favoured grandiose, academic styles of painting in tune with the historicist Ringstrasse archite ...

UNO-City
Country: Austria

On the left bank of the Danube is UNO-City, one of only three United Nations headquarters. The complex stands on international, non- Austrian territory; its post office uses its own special postage stamps and UN postmarks. UNO-City consists of four ...

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 ...

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