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Walensee
Country: Switzerland

The Walensee Introduction  The Walensee is one of the bigger lakes in Switzerland, and about 66% of its surface is in the St. Gallen canton and about 33% of its surface is in the Glarus canton. It is sometimes called Lake Walenstadt or Lake W ...

Kapuzinerkirche and Kaisergruft
Country: Austria

The Capuchin church stands at the southwestern corner of Neuer Markt, formerly a cereal and flour market. In 1617, Anna of Tyrol, wife of Emperor Matthias, founded a crypt in its vaults in which the Habsburg family members were laid to rest. Today, ...

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 ...

Freistadt
Country: Austria

Freistadt, the largest town in the Muhlviertel region, was once the last border fortress on the route leading from the alpine countries to Bohemia. Much of the medieval town wall has survived to this day, including several bastions and two impressi ...

Vocklabruck
Country: Austria

In 1134, Wezelo von Schondorf built a bridge over the Vockla River, and next to it a church and a hospital. Soon a trading settlement sprang up which later became a large town. The only original structures that have survived are two medieval towers ...

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