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Rathaus
Country: Switzerland

Rathaus Introduction  A Rathaus is a German word, and the literal translation is a “council house”, which means it is the seat of a local government. Rathaus is a common word for “town hall” or “guildhall” ...

St Gotthard Pass
Country: Switzerland

St. Gotthard Pass Overview The St. Gotthard Pass, sometimes called the Gotthard Pass, is a very tall mountain pass in the country of Switzerland, between Goschenen in the Uri Canton and Airolo in the Ticino Canton, and it connects the Italian-spea ...

Dominikanerkirche
Country: Austria

The Dominican monks came to Vienna in 1226, at the invitation of Duke Leopold VI. They built and consecrated their first church and convent here in the second half of the 13th century. The church that stands now, built between 1631 and 1674, was de ...

Wotruba-Kirche
Country: Austria

Standing on hillside close to the Vienna Woods, this church was designed in uncompromisingly modern style in 1965 by the Austrian sculptor Fritz Wotruba (1907—75), after whom it is named. It was built in 1974—6 by Fritz Mayer. The church is mad ...

Kongsberg
Country: Norway

The town of Kongsberg was founded in the year 1624 by Christian IV, a Danish-Norwegian king. The original name was Konings Bierg and the town was founded as a mining community. A royal charter of trade was granted to the town in 1802. Today the tow ...

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