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Staatsoper
Country: Austria

In May 1869, when Vienna’s State Opera House opened to the strains of Mozart’s Don Giovanni, music lovers rejoiced that it would no longer be necessary to travel to Paris in order to hear good opera. Built in Neo-Renaissance style, the Opera Ho ...

Academy of Fine Arts
Country: Austria

The Academy of Fine Arts is not only an educational establishment, but also one of the finest galleries of Old Masters. It was built in 1872—6, by Theophil Hansen, as a school and museum. In 1907, Adolf Hitler applied to be admitted but was refus ...

Musikverein
Country: Austria

Next to the Kunstlerhaus is the Musikverein, headquarters of the Society of the Friends of Music. It was designed by Theophil Hansen in 1867—9 and features terracotta statues and balustrades. The Musikverein is the home of the famous Vienna Philh ...

Achensee
Country: Austria

Situated between the Inn and the Isar river basins is Achensee, the largest lake in Tyrol, about 9 km (6 miles) long. On its northern shore the Karwendel mountain range extends up to Innsbruck. On its eastern shore are the Rofan Mountains, with the ...

Arendal
Country: Norway

Arendal is the oldest town of Sorlandet’s. It is the administrative center for the region as well as for Aust-Agder County. The town was established during the 16th century. At that time it was called Arendall. There was not a formal town sta ...

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