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Aletsch Glacier
Country: Switzerland

Aletsch Glacier Introduction The Aletsch Glacier is sometimes called the Great Aletsch Glacier. It is the biggest glacier in the Alps, and for that reason it deserves to be on your list of sites to see when you are visiting Switzerland. It stretch ...

Naturhistorisches Museum
Country: Austria

On two sides of Maria- Theresien-Platz are two identical buildings, designed by Gottfried Semper and Karl von Hasenauer. They were both built as museums at the time of Franz Joseph I, as part of the Ringstrasse development. Today, one is an art mus ...

Burg Forchtenstein
Country: Austria

Perched unassailably on the rocky slopes of Rosaliengebirge stands Forchtenstein Castle, built in the 14th century by the Mattersdorfer family. Bought and extended by the Esterh?zys, it now houses a private collection of arms, one of the most magni ...

Magdalensberg
Country: Austria

On top of Magdalene Hill, rising 1,056 m (3,465 ft) from the Glan valley, are the remains of a town believed to be ancient Noricum, dating from the late-Celtic and early- Roman periods. Numerous finds, fragments of statues and the remains of old al ...

Gurk
Country: Austria

Gurk, the former ecclesiastical capital of Carinthia, is dominated by a cathedral church, built in 1140—1200 by Bishop Roman and one of the most outstanding achievements of Austrian Romanesque architecture. The Gothic vestibule is adorned by stai ...

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