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Academy of Fine Arts
Country: Austria

The Academy of Fine Arts is not only an educational establishment, but also one of the finest galleries of Old Masters. It was built in 1872—6, by Theophil Hansen, as a school and museum. In 1907, Adolf Hitler applied to be admitted but was refus ...

Murzzuschlag
Country: Austria

This town on the Murz at the foot of Semmering Mountain is Austria’s oldest winter sports resort. In 1893, Murzzuschlag hosted the first skiing competitions in the Alps, and in 1934 it was the venue for the Nordic Games that later became the Wint ...

Zurs am Arlberg
Country: Austria

Zurs, a tiny resort some 6 km (4 miles) south of Lech, lies at an altitude of 1,716 m (5,630 ft). Along with neigh-bouring Lech, Zurs places a great emphasis on the protection of the natural environment. As a rule, the few hotels and pensions accep ...

Kongsberg
Country: Norway

The town of Kongsberg was founded in the year 1624 by Christian IV, a Danish-Norwegian king. The original name was Konings Bierg and the town was founded as a mining community. A royal charter of trade was granted to the town in 1802. Today the tow ...

Nordkapp
Country: Norway

Nordkapp is a municipality in Norway, in Finnmark County. Honningsvag is the administrative hub of the municipality, and that is where most of the people in the county live. Some of the other settlements in the municipality include the small towns ...

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