Stadtplatz and Leopoldibrunnen, Steyr
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Stadtplatz and Leopoldibrunnen, Steyr

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A: Steyr, Stadtplatz

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B: Mainsquare and Town Hall of Steyr

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C: Steyr, Stadtplatz and the Rococo Town Hall

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D: Steyr, a Clockwork Arcade

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E: Stadtpfarrkirche Steyr

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Stadtpfarrkirche Steyr

F: Steyr, courtyard of the Lamberg Castle

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Steyr, courtyard of the Lamberg Castle

G: Steyr, Grünmarkt and the Städtisches Heimathaus

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Steyr, Grünmarkt and the Städtisches Heimathaus

H: Viewpoint in front of the castle Steyr

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Viewpoint in front of the castle Steyr

I: Steyr, the bridge over Enns river

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Steyr, the bridge over Enns river

J: Pedestrian bridge over Steyr river

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Pedestrian bridge over Steyr river

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