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Museum fur Volkskunde
Country: Austria

Near a quiet park stands the charming Austrian Folklore Museum. Founded in 1895, it moved in 1917 to its present premises, the former Schonborn Palace, built in 1706—11 to designs by Lukas von Hildebrandt as a homely twostorey mansion, and altere ...

Neuhofen an der Ybbs
Country: Austria

Neuhofen is a small town on the Ybbs River, in the foothills of the Alps. Its centre is occupied by a Gothic church with a tall spire. The town was once a stopping place for pilgrims travelling to nearby Sonntagsberg, whose basilica is the central ...

Kremsmunster
Country: Austria

Perched high above the Krems river stands the 8thcentury Benedictine Abbey of Kremsmunster, its present appearance dating mostly from the 17th century. The abbey was completed by Jakob Prandtauer, to designs by Carlo Carlone. Two of its most remark ...

Volkermarkt
Country: Austria

This town lies on the banks of a reservoir created by damming the Drau river, 25 km (16 miles) east of the Carinthian capital, Klagenfurt. It grew up around the bridge across the Drau and the 12thcentury church of St Rupert, whose Romanesque tower ...

St. Veit an der Glan
Country: Austria

From 1174 to 1518, St. Veit an der Glan was the seat of the dukes of Spanheim, who ruled Carinthia during the Middle Ages; it then lost its position to Klagenfurt. Many historic buildings are preserved in the old town around Hauptplatz, including t ...

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