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Heldenplatz
Country: Austria

imperial forum that was to adjoin the old Hofburg complex, surrounded by new buildings housing the emperor’s art collection. Neue Burg (New Castle) was completed in 1913, but by then the monarchy was dying out. The vast, undeveloped Heroes’ Squ ...

Karlsplatz Pavilions
Country: Austria

Otto Wagner (92) was responsible for designing and engineering many aspects of Vienna’s early underground system in the late 19th century. His plans, however, did not materialize until the 1960s, when work on the metro started. One of the undergr ...

Gottweig
Country: Austria

Stift Gottweig, a Benedictine Abbey, crowns a hilltop on the south bank of the Danube, near Krems. Founded in 1083, it was inhabited by Benedictine monks from St Blasien in the Black Forest in 1094. Stift Gottweig is sometimes referred to as the Au ...

Scharding
Country: Austria

This town on the banks of the Inn River was, until 1779, owned by the Bavarian family of Wittelsbach, whose influence can be seen in the local architecture. Scharding’s most beautiful feature is its Stadtplatz, the central square cut in half by b ...

Lienz
Country: Austria

The town has been the capital of East Tyrol since 1919 but its origins date back to the Middle Ages. The Stadtpfarrkirche St Andra (parish church of St Andrew), a triple-nave Gothic basilica, was built in the 15th century; western sections include ...

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