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Famous Places to Visit

Castle Riegersburg
Country: Austria

On a steep basaltic rock high above the Grazbach stream stands Schloss Riegersburg, a mighty medieval fortress, once Styria’s most easterly outpost against raiders from Hungary, and then Turkey, and, more recently, a German stronghold during Worl ...

Kefermarkt
Country: Austria

The main attraction in this little town is its 15th-century Wallfahrtskirche (pilgrimage church), built by Christoph von Zelking, the master of Kefermarkt’s castle, Schloss Weinberg. He also commissioned its altar dedicated to his favourite saint ...

Tratzberg
Country: Austria

A short way from Schwaz, in the Inn river valley, stands the impressive Renaissance Schloss Tratzberg. This castle was once a frontier fortress which guarded Andechs county against the Bavarians. It changed hands many times and is now the private p ...

Zurs am Arlberg
Country: Austria

Zurs, a tiny resort some 6 km (4 miles) south of Lech, lies at an altitude of 1,716 m (5,630 ft). Along with neigh-bouring Lech, Zurs places a great emphasis on the protection of the natural environment. As a rule, the few hotels and pensions accep ...

St. Veit an der Glan
Country: Austria

From 1174 to 1518, St. Veit an der Glan was the seat of the dukes of Spanheim, who ruled Carinthia during the Middle Ages; it then lost its position to Klagenfurt. Many historic buildings are preserved in the old town around Hauptplatz, including t ...

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