Top Historic Sights in Saalfelden am Steinernen Meer, Austria

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Dorfheim Castle

Dorfheim estate history in Saalfelden dates to the 12th century. The castle was rebuilt in 1601 by Josef Hunt. It was almost completely destroyed by a fire in 1901 and rebuilt by Martin Hartl from 1912. Today there is a restaurant in the ground floor.
Founded: 1601 | Location: Saalfelden am Steinernen Meer, Austria

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Historic Village of Olargues

Olargues is a good example of a French medieval town and rated as one of the most beautiful villages in France. It was occupied by the Romans, the Vandals and the Visigoths. At the end of the 11th century the Jaur valley came under the authority of the Ch√Ęteau of the Viscount of Minerve. The following centuries saw a succession of wars and epidemics, and it was not until the 18th century that Olargues became re-established. This was due to the prosperity of local agriculture and artisanal industry.

The Pont du Diable, 'Devil's Bridge', is said to date back to 1202 and is reputed to be the scene of transactions between the people of Olargues and the devil. The old village is clustered around the belltower, which was formerly the main tower of the castle (Romanesque construction). The old shops have marble frontages and overhanging upper storeys. A museum of popular traditions and art is to be found in the stairs of the Commanderie.