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Top attractions in Austria: Swarovski Crystal Worlds

Posted by on Mar 2, 2015

      Daniel Swarovski was born in Bohemia to a family with a small glass cutting factory.               He invented a machine for cutting and polishing crystal...

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Maximilian I lives on in Innsbruck, Austria

Posted by on Feb 22, 2015

The architecture and narrow streets of Innsbruck’s Old Town are reminiscent of fairy tales.  The landmark “Goldenes Dachl”, the Golden Roof, is its hub, a symbol of Innsbruck, and a legacy of its political and...

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Grassmayr Bell Foundry and Museum, Innsbruck, Austria

Posted by on Feb 22, 2015

Innsbruck is the capital of Tirol, one of Austria’s nine states. This city renowned for its alpine scenery and recreation was the site of the 1964 and 1976 Winter Olympic Games and 201 inaugural Winter Youth...

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Top attractions in Austria: Ambras Castle, Innsbruck, Austria

Posted by on Feb 22, 2015

Ambras Castle is high on a hill above the Innsbruck. This Renaissance castle built by Archduke Ferdinand II for the woman he secretly married, Philippine Welser, is filled with art and armor, curiosities, rare and...

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Innsbruck’s holiday villages

Posted by on Feb 22, 2015

Innsbruck, which means bridge over the Inn River, is the capital of Tirol, one of Austria’s nine states. This city renowned for its alpine scenery and recreation was the site of the 1964 and 1976 Winter Olympic...

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Top attractions in Austria: Nordkettenbahnen, Innsbruck, Austria

Posted by on Feb 22, 2015

From Innsbruck’s city center it takes just twenty minutes on the new Nordkettenbahnen to ascend 1000’ by funicular to Hungerburg. The stations were designed by superstar architect Zaha Hadid, who also...

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Innsbruck, Capital of the Alps, and its holiday villages

Posted by on Feb 22, 2015

Innsbruck, , with a name meaning “bridge over the Inn River”,  is a city renowned for its alpine scenery and recreation. It gained international recognition as the site of the 1964 and 1976 Winter...

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The Grand Hotel Europa, Innsbruck

Posted by on Feb 18, 2015

Innsbruck, Austria, renowned for its alpine scenery and recreation, gained international recognition as the site of the 1964 and 1976 Winter Olympic Games and 2012 inaugural Winter Youth Olympic Games. With a name...

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Salzburg : the sounds of music

Posted by on Jan 18, 2015

It was 1965 when an announcement about a field trip to see a movie came over the school’s public address system. Another dull documentary, we all presumed, but, after all, it meant half a day out of school!...

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