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History

Council building in Constance

Lake side of the council building Constance

In this building, Pope Martin V was elected in the year 1417. This was a very important event during the Council of Constance (1414-1418). The name of this building still reminds on this event: Council Building (Konzilgebäude).

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Castles History

Info boards at Dürnstein Castle

Info boards at Dürnstein Castle, Austria

After climbing a steep trail up to Dürnstein Castle I came across a couple of information boards which told me some details about the life of Richard I of England also known as King Lionheart.

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History Monuments

Napoleonic war memorial in Loiben

Napoleonic war memorial in Loiben, Austria

Riding the Wachau Railway I always wondered about the meaning of this big memorial just next to the tracks. After a visit at the Domäne Wachau I had the chance to learn more about it: It is a memorial about an engagement between French, Austrian and Russian troops during the Napoleonic Wars on Nov 11th, 1805.

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History

Reconstructed huts of Hallstatt culture

Reconstructed huts of Hallstatt culture in Großklein, Austria

On my yearly Easter walk, I came across these small huts. It was a reconstruction of a village of Hallstatt culture built on a hill near the Styrian place Großklein. By the way, there is also a museum about the Hallstatt culture nearby.