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Simplon Pass
Country: Switzerland

Simplon Pass Introduction The Simplon Pass is a very tall mountain pass between the Lepontine Alps and the Pennine Alps, in the country of Switzerland. It links up Brig in the Valais Canton with Domodossola, which is located in Piedmont. The pass ...

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 ...

Waldviertel Tour
Country: Austria

Much of the popularity of the idyllically situated town of Durnstein is due to the adventures of the English King, Richard the Lionheart. On the Third Crusade, undertaken with the French King Philip August and the Austrian Margrave Leopold V, Richa ...

Perg
Country: Austria

Perg, a small town with a long history situated 30 km (19 miles) east of Linz, was once owned by the mighty von Perg family, whose last member died in the 12th century, during the Third Crusade. Until the 19th century Perg was the largest centre of ...

Hochosterwitz
Country: Austria

The fortress of Hochosterwitz, one of the symbols of Carinthia, perches on a rock 160 m (525 ft) high and is clearly visible from afar. Although the origins of the castle can be traced back to Roman times, it was built in the 16th century by Domeni ...

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