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Famous Places to Visit

Museum fur Volkskunde
Country: Austria

Near a quiet park stands the charming Austrian Folklore Museum. Founded in 1895, it moved in 1917 to its present premises, the former Schonborn Palace, built in 1706—11 to designs by Lukas von Hildebrandt as a homely twostorey mansion, and altere ...

Grinzing
Country: Austria

The quiet villages scattered among the vineyards on the slopes of the Vienna Woods usually come to life during the wine-making season, when large groups of tourists descend on them to sample the new-vintage Heuriger. Originally, the vintners were l ...

Schmiding
Country: Austria

Upper Austria’s largest zoo, covering an area of some 120,000 sq m (30 acres), is based at Schmiding, 7 km (4 miles) north of Wels. This modern zoo, with giraffes, monkeys, crocodiles, exotic birds and 1,500 other animal species, is famous for it ...

Ischgl
Country: Austria

Ischgl, on the Trisanna river at the eastern end of the Silvrettastrasse, is one of the loveliest Austrian resorts. An international ski centre, at an altitude of 1,377 m (4,518 ft), it provides access to 200 km (120 miles) of ski runs and 40 lifts ...

Gmund
Country: Austria

In the 12th century, the Archbishops of Salzburg who ruled Gmund began to encircle the town with mighty fortifications, many of which survive to this day, including old gate turrets and bastions. Two castles tower over the town: the older one, Alte ...

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