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Schwyz
Country: Switzerland

Schwyz Introduction The village of Schwyz, with a population of about 14,00, is the capital of the Schwyz Canton in Switzerland. History The word Schwyz is first used in 972, and it is as the village Suittes. It might be related to the old Germa ...

Michaelerplatz
Country: Austria

Michaelerplatz faces the grand main entrance into the imperial residence, the Michaelertor (St Michael’s Doorway), which leads to the Hofburg’s inner courtyard. On both sides of the doorway are 19th-century wall fountains, designed by Rudolf We ...

Bruck an der Mur
Country: Austria

This major industrial centre lies at the mouth of the Murz river, where it flows into the Mur. Bruck flourished during the 14th and 15th centuries, thanks to its trade with Venice, when it had the right to store grain and salt. The small but attrac ...

Igls
Country: Austria

This small town south of Innsbruck, which had long been popular as a holiday centre and winter-sports resort, was given a new face for the 1976 Winter Olympic Games when modern toboggan and bobsleigh runs were built. The nearby Patscherkofel (2,247 ...

Tratzberg
Country: Austria

A short way from Schwaz, in the Inn river valley, stands the impressive Renaissance Schloss Tratzberg. This castle was once a frontier fortress which guarded Andechs county against the Bavarians. It changed hands many times and is now the private p ...

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