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Franziskanerkirche
Country: Austria

In the 14th century, the Franciscans took over this church, originally built by wealthy citizens as a “house of the soul” for prostitutes wishing to reform. The present church, designed in the South German Renaissance style by Bonaventura D ...

Kahlenberg
Country: Austria

North of the city, on the edge of the Vienna Woods, rise two almost identical peaks. The lower of the two, with ruins visible on top, is Leopoldsberg, the former seat of Margrave Leopold who ruled Austria in the 12th century. The second, with a tel ...

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 ...

Obernberg am Inn
Country: Austria

Until the late 18th century, Obernberg belonged to Bavaria and was ruled by the bishops of Passau. In 1779, it transferred to Austria. The old market town has preserved its lovely Marktplatz, the central town square, lined with pretty houses with e ...

Krimmler Wasserfalle
Country: Austria

In the northwestern part of the Hohe Tauern National Park (p278—81), on the border between the provinces of Salzburger Land and Tyrol, are the famous Krimmler Wasserfalle, the waterfalls of the Krimmler Ache, the stream flowing from the glacier o ...

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