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Viennese grandeur

Vienna Natural History Museum
Swan Lake and the Sound of Music - Bisecting the Bavarian Alps

August 12th 2008
Tuesday (5th August) I was up early for a five-and-a-half hour train ride from Freiburg to München (Munich), with changes in Neustadt and Ulm. I arrived in Munich at a quarter-past-three, but thanks to the fact that my hostel was directly across the road from the Hauptbahnhof, I was able to check-in, dump my bags and make the twenty minute walk into the main square in time for a four o´clock gui ... read more
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Austrian Flag Once the center of power for the large Austro-Hungarian Empire, Austria was reduced to a small republic after its defeat in World War I. Following annexation by Nazi Germany in 1938 and subsequent occupation by the victorious Allies in 1945, Austria'... ... read more
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