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Famous Places to Visit

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 ...

St. Wolfgang
Country: Austria

On the northern shore of Wolfgangsee lies the popular town of St. Wolfgang. According to legend it arose around a chapel built by Wolfgang (died 994), Bishop of Regensburg in Germany and teacher of Emperor Henry II. Although he died a hermit, Wolfg ...

Zell am See
Country: Austria

This picture-postcard town on the western shores of Zeller See has a long history. First recorded as the Roman settlement of Bisontio, in medieval times Zell was a mining centre. Among its more interesting historic sights are the 13th-century Vogtt ...

Millstatt
Country: Austria

The greatest attraction in Millstatt, on the northern shore of Millstatter See, is a Benedictine Abbey dating from 1070. From then until 1469 it was run by the Hirsau Benedictines; later the monastery and church passed into the hands of the Order o ...

Aker Brygge
Country: Norway

Today Aker Brygge is a major entertainment and shopping area located in Oslo, Norway, but in the past it was the home of shipyards and the engineering industry of the city. It is located just west of Pipervika, which is off the arm of Oslo Fjord. T ...

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