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Famous Places to Visit

Minoritenplatz
Country: Austria

The dominant feature of the square is Minoritenkirche. Built originally by Minor Friars in 1224, the present structure is a Franciscan church from the 14th century. It was rebuilt during the Baroque period, and restored to its original Gothic form ...

Heldenplatz
Country: Austria

imperial forum that was to adjoin the old Hofburg complex, surrounded by new buildings housing the emperor’s art collection. Neue Burg (New Castle) was completed in 1913, but by then the monarchy was dying out. The vast, undeveloped Heroes’ Squ ...

Seckau
Country: Austria

The small town of Seckau, established in the 13th century, has some interesting houses and the late-Gothic chapel of St Lucia in the town square. But the main claim to fame lies with Seckau Abbey, originally Augustinian and taken over by the Benedi ...

Kufstein
Country: Austria

The remains of a Stone Age settlement have been found in this health resort and tourist centre on the Bavarian border. On a rocky hill to the north of the town stands the Feste Kufstein, a mighty fortress with a small barbican and the Emperor’s T ...

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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