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Heldenplatz
Country: Austria

imperial forum that was to adjoin the old Hofburg complex, surrounded by new buildings housing the emperor’s art collection. Neue Burg (New Castle) was completed in 1913, but by then the monarchy was dying out. The vast, undeveloped Heroes’ Squ ...

Kirche am Steinhof
Country: Austria

At the edge of the Vienna Woods rises the conspicuous copper dome of the astonishing Church at Steinhof. Built in 1902—7 by Otto Wagner, the church is considered to be one of the most important works of the Secession. It is an integral part of th ...

Hainburg
Country: Austria

Hainburg on the Danube was once a fortified border town of the Eastern Margravate, and it is still a gateway into Austria from the east. The ruins of an 11th-century castle and three substantial town gates remain from this period. The small town ha ...

Piber
Country: Austria

Piber houses the stud farm for the Spanish Riding School horses. When the town of Lipizza was incorporated into Slovenia after World War I, it was in a former castle in Piber, a small Styrian village, that the famous Lippizaner horses found a new h ...

Friesach
Country: Austria

Friesach is Carinthia’s oldest town, with a history going back to 860, when the nearby fortress of Petersberg was founded. Traces of the town’s glorious past have survived to this day, including a moated town wall, 820 m (2,690 ft) long, and se ...

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