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Famous Places to Visit

Josefsplatz
Country: Austria

In the centre of Josefsplatz stands an equestrian statue (1807) of Joseph II portrayed as a Roman emperor, by Franz Anton Zauner. Behind the statue, to the right, is the entrance to the National Library building designed by Johann Bernhard Fischer ...

Staatsoper
Country: Austria

In May 1869, when Vienna’s State Opera House opened to the strains of Mozart’s Don Giovanni, music lovers rejoiced that it would no longer be necessary to travel to Paris in order to hear good opera. Built in Neo-Renaissance style, the Opera Ho ...

Technische Universitat
Country: Austria

Vienna’s Technical University has a Neo-Classical fa?ade, beautiful colonnades and attic statues by Joseph Klieber. It was built in 1816 by Joseph Schemerl von Leytenbach, to the designs of the Imperial Office of Public Works. Klieber also create ...

Wattens
Country: Austria

The Swarovski factory of decorative glass and glass jewellery and its museum in Wattens are a unique and fascinating experience. Here you can see the world’s largest cut crystal (300,000 carats), and a crystal wall 11 m (36 ft) high, with several ...

Bludenz
Country: Austria

Beautifully situated at the confluence of five alpine valleys, the town of Bludenz is now a popular resort with excellent skiing areas in its environs. An 10th-century document survives in which Otto I gives the Bishop of Chur a church “in loco P ...

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