Town hall of Retz

Town hall of Retz, Austria

The Retz town hall originated from a Gothic chapel. After damages in the Hussite wars, there was not enough money for a complete restoration. As a result, the municipal community started to use half the chapel as a town hall. [German]


Karmel Mayerling in Alland

Schloss Mayerling in Alland, Austria

The estate in the Vienna Woods was first mentioned in the 13th century. In 1887, the Austrian Crown Prince Rudolf converted the facility into a hunting lodge (Mayerling Castle). On January 30, 1889, Rudolf and his mistress Baroness Mary Vetsera died here under circumstances that were not completely solved. [German]