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Famous Places to Visit

Avenches
Country: Switzerland

Originally the capital of the Helveti, the Celtic tribe that once ruled western Switzerland, Avenches was conquered by the Romans in the 1st century BC. Named Aventicum, it became the capital of the Roman province of Helvetia. At its peak in the 2n ...

Schwedenplatz
Country: Austria

Schwedenplatz, the Swedish Square, is one of Vienna’s busiest spots. Here, on the banks of the Danube Canal, under Schwedenbrucke, is a landing stage with riverboats inviting visitors on to a variety of pleasure cruises. Another attraction awaits ...

Salzkammergut Lakes
Country: Austria

One of the most picturesque peaks in the area, Schafberg (Sheep Mountain) rises to 1,783 m (5,850 ft) between Attersee and Wolfgangsee. A mountain railway with steam locomotives takes visitors to the summit, although you have to walk the last bit. ...

Urnes Stavkirke
Country: Norway

The queen of Norway’s stave churches, Urnes is also the oldest. It appears on UNESCO’s list of World Heritage sites along with Roros, the Alta rock carvings and Bryggen in Bergen. Built around 1130—50, it contains beams from an 11th-century c ...

Nordkapp
Country: Norway

It was the English sailor, Richard Chancellor, who named Nordkapp (the North Cape) in 1533, during his attempt to find the Northeast Passage to China. Various important people travelled to view the North Cape, including the French king, Louis Phili ...

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