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Famous Places to Visit

Ruprechtskirche
Country: Austria

The church of St Ruprecht, rising on an escarpment overlooking Ruprechtsplatz, is Vienna’s oldest church. At one time, an arm of the Danube flowed nearby with a landing stage for salt transported from Salzburg. According to legend, the church was ...

Am Hof
Country: Austria

The name of the square (meaning “by the Court”) refers to the medieval princes’ residence nearby. It later housed the mint, and then the royal military chancery. Today it is a bank. The main architectural gem of present-day Am Hof is the ...

Hotel Sacher
Country: Austria

The Hotel Sacher is one of the “must-see” places in Vienna. It was founded by the son of Franz Sacher, who was said to have created the famous Sachertorte in 1832. Although this cake can now be bought in any caf?, the genuine article is sti ...

Wagner Villas
Country: Austria

Hidden behind dense, leafy greenery, at the start of a road to Kahlenberg, stand two villas built by the architect Otto Wagner. The oldest, built for himself, still has some Classical elements such as Ionic columns, once favoured by Wagner. It was ...

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 ...

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