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Kapuzinerkirche and Kaisergruft
Country: Austria

The Capuchin church stands at the southwestern corner of Neuer Markt, formerly a cereal and flour market. In 1617, Anna of Tyrol, wife of Emperor Matthias, founded a crypt in its vaults in which the Habsburg family members were laid to rest. Today, ...

Herberstein
Country: Austria

Schloss Herberstein, perched on a steep rock amid wild countryside, has remained in the hands of the same family since 1290. Since the Herbersteins still live in the castle, a visit feels a bit like peeping through a keyhole at history. The medieva ...

Kaprun
Country: Austria

Kaprun is a popular winter sports resort. It is also famous for its sophisticated hydroelectric power station, which is acclaimed as a wonder of technology and one of the greatest achievements of human ingenuity. Work on the construction of the Kap ...

Otztal
Country: Austria

Following the course of the Otztaler Ache, a tributary of the Inn river, is the long valley of Otztal. At its southern end, near the border with Italy, rises the Otztaler Alpen range, with many peaks above 3,500 m (11,500 ft): the Wildspitze at 3,7 ...

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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