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Europe is one of the five inhabited traditional continents of the Earth. Physically and geologically, Europe is the westernmost peninsula of Eurasia, west of Asia. Europe is bounded to the north by the Arctic Ocean, to the west by the Atlantic Ocean, to the south by the Mediterranean Sea, and to the southeast by the waterways adjoining the Mediterranean to and including the Black Sea and the Caucasus Mountains. On the east, Europe is divided from Asia by the water divide of the Ural Mountains and by the Caspian Sea.
Eisenerz is an exclusive touristic city located in Europe. It is a market place and old mining town in Styria, Austria. Located almost 68 miles to the North West of Graz by railway, Eisenerz has a total population of 6,400 inhabitants as of 2001 census. It is also positioned in the deep Erzbach Valley, dominated on the east by the Pfaffenstein, on the west by the Kaiserschild and on the south by the Erzberg.
Eisenerz blends a prosperous historic past and a vibrant present. It has an interesting example of a medieval fortified church, a Gothic edifice founded by Rudolph of Habsburg in the 13th century and rebuilt in the 16th century. At the turn of the past century the Erzberg furnished such rich ore that it was quarried in the open air like stone, in the summer months. There is documentary evidence of the mines having been worked as far back as the 12th century.
The other tourist attractions in and around Eisenerz include the castle of Leopoldstein which is located a few miles to the North West. The castle has an astonishing architecture and a beautiful Leopoldsteiner Lake. This lake, with its dark-green water is situated at an elevation of 2028 feet, and surrounded on all sides by high peaks. The depth of this lake is as deep as 520feet.
Eisenerz was connected with the mines by the Erzberg railway, a bold piece of engineering work, fourteen miles long, constructed on the Abt's rack-and-pinion system. It passed through descends to Vordernberg, an important center of the iron trade situated on the south side of the Erzberg.

Even though Eisenerz meant the partial loss of its tourist profile due to urbanization, some features of its past times of splendor still remain, with hotels and hostelries that are swarmed by thousands of visitors each year.

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