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Aletsch Glacier
Country: Switzerland

Aletsch Glacier Introduction The Aletsch Glacier is sometimes called the Great Aletsch Glacier. It is the biggest glacier in the Alps, and for that reason it deserves to be on your list of sites to see when you are visiting Switzerland. It stretch ...

Deutschordenskirche St. Elisabeth
Country: Austria

The knights of the Teutonic Order arrived in Vienna in the 13th century. They established their quarters near the Stephansdom, but only the tower still stands today. In the 15th century, they built the present Gothic church of St Elizabeth. Its Bar ...

Urania
Country: Austria

On the south side of Julius-Raab-Platz, on the banks of the Danube Canal, stands a round building with a distinctive dome that is visible from afar. Urania, named after the Greek muse, was built in 1910 to designs by Max Fabian. It is the home of V ...

Klosterneuburg
Country: Austria

This small town, just outside Vienna, was once the main seat of the Babenberg rulers. In the early 12th century, Margrave Leopold III built his castle here, and later the collegiate church, the magnificent Stift Klosterneuburg, supposedly in atonem ...

Murau
Country: Austria

Murau sprang up in the 13th century at a crossroads of trading routes on the scenic Mur river and became a local centre for commerce and industry. The historic town centre of Murau lies on the left bank of the Mur river. Its Renaissance houses are ...

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