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Maria am Gestade
Country: Austria

The church of St Mary’s on the Riverbank was once flooded by the waters of an old Danube canal, but today it rises on a steep escarpment, its lofty, 56-m (180-ft) high Gothic steeple dominating the town. The stone helmet at the top of the steeple ...

Kapuzinerkirche and Kaisergruft
Country: Austria

The Capuchin church stands at the southwestern corner of Neuer Markt, formerly a cereal and flour market. In 1617, Anna of Tyrol, wife of Emperor Matthias, founded a crypt in its vaults in which the Habsburg family members were laid to rest. Today, ...

Burg Aggstein
Country: Austria

The impressive ruins of Burg Aggstein, built into the rock, are poised high above the banks of the river. Today the castle lies in ruin, but once it measured some 100 m (330 ft) in length, with tall stairs leading to the Upper Castle. Built by the ...

Historisk Museum
Country: Norway

The Historisk Museum is also called the Museum of Cultural History. It is a part of the University of Oslo in Norway. In 1999, the museum was established when the Universitetets kulturhistoriske museum was merged with the Viking Ship Museum. Since ...

Nobel Peace Center
Country: Norway

Located in Oslo, Norway, the Nobel Peace Center is the showcase for the prize and all that it represents. This is the center where politics and culture merge in order to promote debate, involvement, and reflection on such topics as conflict resolut ...

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