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Table of Contents Austria
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Innsbruck . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Salzburg . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Berlin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Cologne. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Venice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Austria Austria is a German-speaking country in Central Europe that is bordered by the Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Liechtenstein, Slovakia, Slovenia, and Switzerland. It is characterized by mountain villages, baroque architecture, Imperial history and rugged Alpine terrain.
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Bregenz 6 | Country, City
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Bregenz Situated on the westernmost tip of Austria, Bregenz lies between the the foot of the PfĂ¤nder mountain and the shores of Lake Constance. The capital of Vorarlberg, this charming town has plenty to offer.
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Gasthaus Goldener Hirschen If you’re looking for quality Austrian food, look no further than the Hirsch. The Hirsch serves traditional Austrian dishes such as schnitzel, käsespätzle, and more. Located near the old town, the Hirsch is supposedly the oldest Tavern in Bregenz and is frequented by locals.
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Sacred Heart Parish Church (Left)
Situated on a hill, with its twin steeples towering above the town,
Located right in the middle of the town, in the heart of the
The exterior features a statue of the chapelâ€™s namesake, Saint John
The Sacred Heart Parish Church is just one of the notable Churches
pedestrian zone, lies a little chapel. Built in 1757, by a man who
or Nepomuk, and the interior holds an ornate altar and paintings in
in Bregenz. The church was built in 1908 in the Gothic Style, and was
nearly drowned in the lake, the chapel is dedicated to St. John of
the rococo style.
restored after it was heavily damaged during the World Wars.
Nepomuk, who is said to protect those in peril of drowning.
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The Pfänder Going to the top of the Pfänder is a must if you’re looking for a stunning view of Lake Constance. At 1,064-meters-tall, the lookout area is accessible via a 6 minute ride on the Pfänderbahn cable car, or a two hour hike. In addition to the view, the top of the lookout hosts restaurants, a playground, an alpine wildlife park, and plenty of hiking trails.
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Bezau Also located in Vorarlberg, in the district of Bregenz, lies another small town, Bezau. Bezau is a popular location year round, offering sweeping views of the Alps, Alpine Skiing in the winter, and hiking and paragliding in the summer.
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The Bodensee (Lake Constance) One of Bregenzâ€™ most notable features is its location on Lake Constance, Europeâ€™s third largest lake. The Promenade hosts restaurants, piers, sailboats, swimming and more.
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Bregenz Festival (Bregenzer Festspiele) The annual summer Bregenz Festival features an opera on the lake. Featuring many prominent musicians, institutions, and opera stars, the festival is one of the most popular in Europe. The stage, built on two barges, changes every other year. Pictured is the 2017 stage for Carmen.
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Kunsthaus Bregenz The Kunsthaus is one of Bregenzâ€™ most important cultural attractions. The art museum presents temporary exhibitions of contemporary art. The museum is in constant flux, changing the exhibition spaces to accommodate the current display. (Featured photos are from Adrian Villar Rojasâ€™ installations)
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Feldkirch Feldkirch is a medieval city located about 15 minutes from Bregenz, in Vorarlberg. It is most famous for the Schattenburg Castle, which overlooks the town. Built in the 13th century, the castle was residence to the Earls of Bregenz before it became the property of the Habsburg leaders until the late 1700s. Today, the Castle is home to a museum and a restaurant. Other historic buildings in Feldkirch include the Katzenturm, a watch tower leftover from the townâ€™s defensive walls, built between 1491â€“1507 by King Maximillian, and the old water tower (pictured on page 22-23) which sits on the River Ill.
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Market Square Feldkirchâ€™s market square is full of cute cafes, shops, and beautiful fresh flowers at the farmerâ€™s market.
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Innsbruck Innsbruck is the capital of Austriaâ€™s western state of Tyrol. The location of the town is near the Brenner pass of the Alps, which historically made it a cultural and commercial hub. It was once one of the biggest centers of Europe. Evidence of this can be seen in Innsbruckâ€™s most famous landmark, the Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl), in the Old Town. Built by Emperor Maximilian I around 1500, the roof has become the symbol of Innsbruck. It is decorated with 2,657 fire-gilded copper tiles, all still original. Maximilian liked to watch over the town square from his alcove balcony. The building is now a museum filled with artifacts and interactive elements that tell the story of Maximilian and the rest of the city. Now, Innsbruck is a well known location for winter sports. Many luxury resorts and winter sports arenas were built to accommodate visitors when the city hosted the Winter Olympics in 1964 and 1976.
Golden Roof Museum The medieval old town is a great place to shop, sit down at a cafe, or visit the Golden Roof Museum.
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Street Performers Walking the streets of Innsbruck is never boring. Youâ€™re likely to run into a variety of street performers. Austria, Innsbruck | 35
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Salzburg This Baroque city, located on the Salzach River, at the northern boundary of the Alps, is most famously known as the birthplace of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Full of churches, castles, and palaces, Salzburg’s old town is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The city boasts a unique landscape, architecture, art and culture. If you’ve seen The Sound of Music, you’ll find plenty of familiar places while walking the cobblestoned streets. There are entire tours dedicated to taking guests to see the movie sites such as the Schloss Mirabell and Nonnberg Abbey.
Mozart Museum This museum, dedicated to the famous composer, is located in the building he was born in on January 27, 1756. It is one of the most frequently visited museums in the world. Austria, Salzburg | 39
Mirabell Palace Built by Prince-Archbishop Wolf Dietrich to impress his beloved mistress Salome Alt, Mirabell Palace is known for its beautifully manicured gardens. It is the famous site of The Sound of Music’s “Do, Re, Mi” scene.
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Germany Germany is located in Western Europe. It is one of the most influential European nations culturally, and one of the worldâ€™s main economic powers. It features a landscape of forests, rivers, mountain ranges and North Sea beaches, and has plenty of old world charm with over 2 millennia of history.
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Berlin Berlin, Germany’s capital and largest city, has had a turbulent 20th century history. Between World War I & II, being divided by the Iron Curtain, and rapid gentrification, it is a city that is drenched in history. Instead of pushing all that history out of sight, Berlin embraces its past, and wears its history proudly. A walk around the city reveals remains of the Berlin Wall, subway stations that seem like time capsules, and architecture dating back to the 18th century. Berlin is also noted for its street art. While the Berlin wall was still standing, residents in the West began to turn the wall into monuments of their own thoughts and beliefs. Brightly colored bubble letters spelled out political commentaries, not only on Germany’s situation, but of the whole world. By the ‘70s, graffiti artists were using stencils and spray cans to contribute genuine works of art. In 2006, UNESCO appointed Berlin a City of Design, and many believe the city’s well known street art aided in that decision. Now, in addition to the graffiti and street art, the city is filled with enormous murals.
Brandenburg Gate Built in the 18th century, on the orders of Prussian king Frederick William II, the Brandenburg gate has become a symbol of Berlin.
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Nordbahnhof Station While the Berlin Wall was in effect, some subway stations were unable to be used. These “Ghost Stations”, such as Nordbanhof Station, became time capsules of the era. Today, the Nordbahnhof Station is home to the “Border Stations and Ghost Stations in Divided Berlin” exhibit, which sheds light on this unique history from the perspective of both east and west Berliners.
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Eastside Gallery At 1316 metres long, the East Side Gallery is the longest continuous section of the Berlin Wall still in existence. It is located on the banks of the Spree in Friedrichshain and is the largest open air gallery in the world. 118 artists from 21 different countries have painted The Eastside Gallery.
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Berliner Dom (Left) The Berliner Dom has become a landmark among Berlinâ€™s city scape. Built between 18941905, the magnificent church is located on Museum Island in the Mitte borough. It is known as a cathedral, but the church actually just has the status of a parish church. It did, however, serve as the court church to the Hohenzollern dynasty, the rulers of Prussia and later the German Emperors.
Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church (Right) Built in 1895 by Kaiser Wilhelm II to honor his grandfather, the Church was destroyed by a British bombing raid in World War II, leaving behind nothing but its ruined tower. Instead of demolishing the church, it was preserved for posterity. Germany, Berlin | 51
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Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe Designed by architect Peter Eisenman and engineer Buro Happold, the Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe is located a block from the Brandenburg Gate. It is comprised of 2711 rectangular concrete blocks, arranged in a grid formation across 4.7 acres. The stelae are designed to create an uneasy, confusing atmosphere. It represents a supposedly ordered system that has lost touch with human reason. Germany, Berlin | 53
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Cologne Spanning the Rhine river in Western Germany sits the 2,000 year old city of Cologne. Cologneâ€™s biggest landmark is its Cathedral, which is the largest Gothic church in northern Europe. The Cologne Cathedral is an intricate structure, made of incredible masonry. Construction on the Cathedral began in 1248, but was halted in 1473, leaving the cathedral unfinished. Work restarted in the 19th century, and the cathedral was completed, to the original plan, in 1880. The twin towers of the cathedral rise 515 feet (157 metres) above the city centre, and guests are able to climb to the top of the right tower, which offers a stunning view of the rest of the city. The cathedral is known for its beautiful 14th Century stained glass windows, as well as the famed reliquary, which is said to hold the relics of the Magi, sent from Milan in 1164.
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Lindau Across the lake from Bregenz, lies the small German town of Lindau. A walk through Lindau reveals its distinctive charm. Colorful alleys, lively squares, and centuries old buildings are all landmarks of the town. The picturesque harbor is guarded on one side by a Bavarian lion and the other a white lighthouse. Completed in 1856, the lighthouse is one of the most beautiful and photographed lighthouses in Germany. Germany, Lindau | 63
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Munich Munich is the third largest city in Germany, and the capital of Bavaria. Itâ€™s most well known for its annual Oktoberfest, and likewise has numerous beer halls, including the famed HofbrĂ¤uhaus. The main square, Marienplatz, is home to the Neues Rathaus, or New Town Hall. Built between 1867 and 1909. The Neues Rathaus hosts the city government, and is also home to the world famous Glockenspiel. Crowds gather everyday to watch the nearly lifesize figurines give a performance at 11 AM, Noon, and 5 PM. The Altes Rathaus, or Old Town Hall (pictured on pages 64-65), still stands at the east end of the Marienplatz square, and is used for representative purposes for the city council.
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Hofbräuhaus Founded in 1589, the Hofbräuhaus is the world’s most famous tavern. Situated in the heart of Munich, it is the cradle of Bavarian tavern culture. In addition to their world famous beer, the Hofbräuhaus also boasts quality Bavarian food, and has their own butchery, bakery and confectionery.
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Italy Once home to the center of the Roman Empire, Italy has left a powerful mark on Western Civilization. Perhaps best known for its cuisine, Italy is also praised for its fashion and art. With its long Mediterranean coastline, Italy is home to some of the most varied and scenic landscapes on Earth.
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Verona Verona is famously the setting of Shakespeare’s tragedy, “Romeo and Juliet”, and thus, is known by many as “the city of Love”. The medieval old town, built along the meandering Adige River, feels plenty romantic, with its colorful buildings and marble and cobblestone streets. One notable landmark of the city is the Castelvecchio. Built in 1355 by the Scala family, the ruling family of Verona in the middle ages. Visitors can now tour the castle, which is a museum that houses unique art exhibitions. Verona is also home to the Arena di Verona, a Roman amphitheater built in the first century. During Roman times, it was used for gladiator fights. Now, it hosts large-scale opera performances.
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Casa di Giulietta Whether Romeo and Juliet truly existed is under constant debate.
In the courtyard stands a bronze statue of Juliet situated beneath
The Montagues and the Capulets, however, were two real-life
the famed balcony where Romeo professed his love. The walls are
aristocratic families who resided in Verona. Visitors flock to the
covered with graffiti and love notes, written by couples who hope
“House of Juliet”. The house dates back to the 14th century, and the
Juliet will make their love eternal.
Capulet’s emblem can be seen on the facade.
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Venice Known as “the floating city”, Venice is built across over 100 tiny islands in a lagoon in the Adriatic Sea. The islands are connected by numerous bridges and canals. The buildings of Venice were not, however, constructed directly on these islands. Instead, they were built upon wooden platforms and supported by wooden stakes driven into the ground. The salt water the wooden foundations are submerged in has petrified the wood over time, turning them into hardened stone-like structures. Venice’s location over the marshes protected it from countless foreign invasions. Today, people from all over the world flock to Venice to experience gondola rides through the canals, the waterfront palazzos, palaces, and churches, and incredible cuisine.
“Support” The “Support” sculpture, by Lorenzo Quinn, was created for the 2017 Venice Biennale. The sculpture calls to mind the fears that many have: that Venice is sinking due to climate change and rising sea levels. The Piece shows two massive hands rising from the canal to hold up the side of the Ca’ Sagredo Hotel. Italy,Venice | 81
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Santa Maria della Salute Commissioned in the 17th century by Veniceâ€™s plague survivors, as thanks for their salvation, the Santa Maria della Salute guards the entrance to the Grand Canal.
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Basilica di San Marco The original Saint Markâ€™s Church, built in 828, was built to house the relics of St. Mark the Evangelist. After the original church burned down in 976, the current structure was built in 1063. The basilica is considered one of the best examples of Byzantine architecture in the world and is known for its extravagant design and gilded mosaics.
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Venetian Cuisine With its location as a port, Venice of course offers an array of delicious seafood options, but there is plenty of food to try even if you donâ€™t love seafood. Gelato, Tiramisu, and lasagna are all must haves. Italy,Venice | 87
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Florence Florence is the capital of Italyâ€™s Tuscany Region, and was once a centre of medieval European trade. Considered the birthplace of the Renaissance, it is a city that is rich in history and art. It seems as though every building you enter has a story, and there are museums, monuments, and historic homes around every corner.
Santa Maria del Fiore Also known as the Florence Cathedral, or just called the Duomo, this Florentine landmark combines early Christian, Byzantine, Romanesque, and Gothic styles. The cathedral was built over the course of 144 years, beginning in 1296, under the direction of Arnolfo di Cambio. The famous red brick dome was constructed by Brunelleschi, in 1420, after the church went decades with a hole where it now sits. At approximately 150 feet wide, and beginning 180 feet above the ground, it is the largest masonry dome ever built.
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Santa Maria del Fiore (Interior) Due to its emphasis on horizontality, the interior of the Florence Cathedral is one of unmatched spaciousness. The inside of the dome was frescoed between 1572 and 1579 by Giorgio Vasari and Federico Zuccari.
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Palazzo Vecchio & Piazza della Signoria Built at the end of the 13th century, the Palazzo Vecchio is the town hall of Florence. It overlooks the Piazza della Signoria, which has been the center of political life in Florence since the 14th century. The courtyard of the palace is sumptuously decorated with white and gilded stucco work, and a replica of Michelangelo’s “The David”, among other statues, stands guard in front of the entrance.
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La Ménagère A lot of Florence’s charm comes from the multitude of small cafes, restaurants, and shops you can happen upon. One of these is La Ménagère. The space, once the home of the first Florentine home store in 1896, brings together highlevel cooking, flowers and home accessories in an uncoventional, yet inviting, way.
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Galleria dell’Accademia The Gallery of the Academy of Florence is the second most visited art museum in Florence, next to the Uffizi Gallery. Its most famous piece is Michelangelo’s “The David”, but there are also sculptures from Lorenzo Bartolini, such as the Monument to Elisa Bonaparte Baciocchi (featured to the left), and paintings dating back to the fifteenth century.
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The David Created between 1501 and 1504, by Michelangelo, The David is a 14.0 ft marble statue depicting the Biblical hero David. Michelangelo was only 26 years old when he began The David, but he was already the best paid artist at the time. The piece was originally commissioned to be placed about 80 ft. high, in the tribunes of the Florence Cathedral, but once it was unveiled, was deemed too beautiful. The statue ended up being placed in the Piazza della Signoria, since it was the political heart of Florence.
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Milan Milan is the capital of Italy’s Lombardy region. Known for its fashion and high end restaurants and shops, it is also home to the national stock exchange. Milan is full of centuries of art and culture, including The Gothic Duomo di Milano cathedral and the Santa Maria delle Grazie convent, which houses Leonardo da Vinci’s mural “The Last Supper,”.
Duomo di Milano Construction of the Milan Cathedral began in 1386, and took nearly 6 centuries to complete. Its white facade is adorned with 135 spires and 3400 statues, and is made of white marble. The cathedral was originally thought impossible to build. Canals were dug to transport the marble into the city, and as styles came and went, the design of the cathedral changed several times.
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Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II The Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II is the worldâ€™s oldest active shopping mall. It was built between 1865 and 1877 and named for the last king of Italy. Today, it houses many prestigious labels and brand shops, such as Louis Vuitton and Prada.
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Arco della Pace (Left) The Arco della Pace, or “Arch of Peace”, is one of Milan’s many city gates. Built under Napoleon’s rule between 1807–1838, it was made to echo Paris’ Arc du Triomphe. It was built by Luigi Cagnola, in the Neoclassical Style.
Sforza Castle (Right) The Sforza Castle was built in the 15th century by the Duke of Milan, Francesco Sforza. It was built on the remnants of a 14th century fortification, and now houses a fine arts collection. Italy, Milan | 109
Written, photographed, & Illustrated by Kylar MaryEm Ware
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Published on Mar 14, 2018