Author: Liz

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Vienna – on the Blue Danube

Capital of modern Austria, Vienna was also the focal point of the Hapsburg Empire which ruled for over six centuries. A UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2001 and in the top two of the...

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Melk and its stunning Abbey

Magnificently situated high on a bluff overlooking the Danube, the Baroque Melk Abbey is one of the most impressive sights of Lower Austria. Here, the river Melk and the river Pielach join the Danube,...

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The Old Town of Regensburg

The Altstadt of Regensburg and the settlement of Stadtamhof, on an island north of the town, became Germany’s 32nd World Heritage site in 2006. Once the important Roman city of Castra Regina, it developed...

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Bamberg – the Franconian Rome

Built on seven hills flanking the River Regnitz and containing centuries of historic architecture, the Old City of Bamberg inevitably drew comparisons with Rome and was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1993,...

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Würzburg

With a beautiful riverside setting and a rich cultural and architectural heritage, Würzburg is a popular tourist destination, particularly as an important centre of Franconian wines. It is hard to believe that much of...

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Wertheim am Main

Located at the confluence of the Main and Tauber rivers, Wertheim relied on this strategic position, and defensive wall with 18 towers, to maintain its independence from surrounding cities during the Middle Ages. It...