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Fribourg is located on both sides of the river Saane, and is an important economic, administrative and educational centre on the cultural border between German and French Switzerland. Fribourg also has one of the most prestigious universities in Switzerland.  Its Old City, is one of the best maintained in Switzerland. There is a very old funicular […]

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Le Treport

Le Treport is a small fishing port situated in the Pays de Caux, some 34 km  northeast of Dieppe.  The mouth of the Bresle river meets the English Channel here, in between the high 110 metres chalk cliffs and the pebbly beach. Le Tréport is also a sea-side resort with a free  funicular that takes you […]

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Fortress Museum

Within the walls of the Salzburg Fortress are a number of exhibits and museums.  The €25 family pass takes you up to the Fortress on the funicular, and gives you access to the whole place plus an audio guide which is great.  This place was  time spent well –  dry, warm and very interesting.  

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Salzburg Fortress

Hohensalzburg Castle  is a fortress on top of  the Festungsberg mountain overlooking Salzburg.  It is easily  accessible by funicular which is easier than the 15 min walk up the hill.  The first funicular to the fortress was built  in the 1900s.  The fortress was never taken in war, it was however given up once when Napoleon and his army came knocking.  Salzburg Fortress […]

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