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Burg Aggstein
Country: Austria

The impressive ruins of Burg Aggstein, built into the rock, are poised high above the banks of the river. Today the castle lies in ruin, but once it measured some 100 m (330 ft) in length, with tall stairs leading to the Upper Castle. Built by the ...

Bischofshofen
Country: Austria

The Celtic settlement that stood on the site of the present Bischofshofen was once a centre of the copper mining trade; the area was also rich in salt mines. Colonization of the region started well before recorded history and traces of ancient cult ...

Forsvarsmuseet
Country: Norway

The Forsvarsmuseet shares the history of the armed forces of Norway. The name of the museum used to be Haermuseet, which stood for the army museum, and before that it was called the artillery museum. For this reason, the exhibits consist mostly of ...

Sarpsborg
Country: Norway

Sarpsborg was founded by King Olav in the year 1016. This makes the town the third oldest in Norway. The history of Sarpsborg can actually be traced back over 7000 years as there were primitive fortifications, rock carvings, stone monuments, and bu ...

Borre National Park
Country: Norway

Borre National Park is the site of an extensive collection of graves from the former kings of Scandinavia. The park has 21 small burial grounds as well as 7 large ones. Excavations that took place near the end of the 1980s show that many of the old ...

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