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Stainzer Warte

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Nearby images in Austria


A: Stainzer Warte

by Harzl Anton, 30 meters away

Wunderbare Aussicht von dieser Aussichtswarte über die gesamte Weststeiermark.

Stainzer Warte

B: Rathausplatz by night

by Harzl Anton, 2.6 km away

2008 renovated place behind the Rathaus of Stainz (municipal office), the northern building has been ...

Rathausplatz by night

C: Stainz Rathaus

by Harzl Anton, 2.6 km away

Stainz Rathaus

D: Stainz Kirchplatz Pfarrheim

by Harzl Anton, 2.7 km away

Stainz Kirchplatz Pfarrheim

E: Stainz Grazer Strasse

by Harzl Anton, 2.7 km away

Stainz Grazer Strasse

F: Stainz Kirche Aussen

by Harzl Anton, 2.7 km away

Stainz Kirche Aussen

G: Stiftskirche Stainz

by Harzl Anton, 2.7 km away

Large baroque Roman Catholic Church, a part from the wellknown Castle of Stainz. 2006 renovating insi...

Stiftskirche Stainz

H: Stainz Kirche Haupteingang

by Harzl Anton, 2.7 km away

Stainz Kirche Haupteingang

I: Stainzer Schloss

by Harzl Anton, 2.7 km away

Stainzer Schloss

J: Stainz Hauptplatz

by Harzl Anton, 2.8 km away

Stainzer Hauptplatz mit Mariensäule

Stainz Hauptplatz

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