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Vienna, Austria

Karlskirche (St. Charles's Church)

Built to give thanks for the passing of a plague epidemic, this cathedral is a one-of-a-kind architectural hybrid.
Vienna, Austria

Schmetterlinghaus: The Imperial Butterfly Park

A tropical paradise just a short trip from the opera house, filled with beautiful winged creatures for your enjoyment.
Vienna, Austria

Votivkirche (Votive Church)

A neo-Gothic church built to thank God for saving the Emperor of Austria from an assassination.
Vienna, Austria

Naturhistorisches Museum

Beautiful Austrian natural history museum with carved ceilings and row after row of ancient taxidermy.
Vienna, Austria

House Attack

The house that took a plunge into the facade of a museum.
Riegersburg, Austria

Riegersburg Castle

A centuries old castle atop a dormant volcano houses museums devoted to both women and witches.
Klosterneuburg, Austria

Gugging House of Artists

This outsider art house has gone from clinical creation to astounding artwork.
Vienna, Austria

The Observation Tower

Located right outside of Vienna, visitors can take in expansive views of an ethereal forest.
Aschau im Burgenland, Austria

Uhrenstube Aschau

One man's little-known private clock museum hides inside a historic farmhouse, set amidst the Austrian countryside.
Eggenburg, Austria

Eggenburg Charnel

Artfully arranged bones of 5,800 Austrians.
Tarsdorf, Austria

Fucking, Austria

American soldiers discovered Europe's best one-liner at the end of World War II.
Krems an der Donau, Austria

The Cemetery Library

A three-shelf library serves as a memorial in the Jewish cemetery of Krems.
Salzburg, Austria

Mozart's Skull: University Mozarteum

Mozart's skull may be held in this collection, but definitive proof continues to elude scientists.
Salzburg, Austria

St. Peter's Stiftskeller

Quite possibly the world's oldest restaurant.
Salzburg, Austria

Dom Museum's Kunst und Wunderkammer

The amazing wonder cabinets of a very rich Austrian archbishop.
Salzburg, Austria

St. Sebastian’s Cemetery

Terrifically morbid cemetary and site of famous Paracelsus' grave.
Graz, Austria

Styrian Armoury

The world's largest historic armory was established by independent citizens to defend themselves from the wars of larger forces.
Gemeinde Sankt Florian, Austria

St. Florian Ossuary

The personal charnel house of Anton Bruckner.
Graz, Austria

Burgruine Gösting (Gösting Castle Ruins)

The shell of a medieval fortress offers commanding views of the area it once protected.
Langseitenrotte, Austria

Mariazellerbahn

Narrow-gauge railway with its own personal power grid.
Hallstatt, Austria

Hallstatt Charnel House

An Austrian house of bones filled with hundreds of intricately painted skulls.
Bärnbach, Austria

Church of St. Barbara

Bizarrely-painted church designed by a controversial artist.
Tal, Austria

Green Lake

Each year melting snow turns these Austrian hiking trails into scuba zones.
Vienna, Austria

Wolf and Cow Playing Backgammon Mural

A silly medieval mural preserved on the side of a Viennese house.