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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 jewelry stones and chose Wattens, then a village of 500 inhabitants, for his crystal jewelry production facility because it had a train connection and water resources.

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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 cultural history.

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Grassmayr Bell Foundry and Museum, Innsbruck, Austria

Posted by on Feb 22, 2015

The Grassmayr family has been casting bells since 1599 — for churches, cows, houses, clocks, horses, holidays and special occasions — that ring in over a hundred countries throughout the world.

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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…

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Innsbruck’s holiday villages

Posted by on Feb 22, 2015

Whether stopping for a leisurely meal or for an extended vacation, picturesque holiday villages are well worth a visit. As in the Old Town, many homes and other buildings are decorated with religious imagery.

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