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Deutschordenskirche St. Elisabeth
Country: Austria

The knights of the Teutonic Order arrived in Vienna in the 13th century. They established their quarters near the Stephansdom, but only the tower still stands today. In the 15th century, they built the present Gothic church of St Elizabeth. Its Bar ...

Karl Marx-Hof
Country: Austria

In the 1920s, Vienna was governed by a socialdemocratic town council, elected mainly thanks to the votes of first-time women voters, a period known as Red Vienna. The council formed the ambitious plan to build houses for its entire working populati ...

Bruck an der Mur
Country: Austria

This major industrial centre lies at the mouth of the Murz river, where it flows into the Mur. Bruck flourished during the 14th and 15th centuries, thanks to its trade with Venice, when it had the right to store grain and salt. The small but attrac ...

Brenner
Country: Austria

At an altitude of 1,374 m (4,508 ft), the Brenner Pass is the lowest passage across the Eastern Alps, and as such one of the most easily accessible routes connecting northern Europe with Italy. Separating the Stubai Alps from the Zillertal Alps, th ...

Villach
Country: Austria

The town of Spittal is dominated by the Goldeck peak (2,142 m/7,028 ft). The history of the town began in the 12th century, when Count Ortenburg founded a church and a Spittal or hospice on this site. The town owes its Renaissance character to the ...

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