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Bruck an der Mur

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. Europe is the world's second-smallest continent in terms of area and third-largest continent after Asia and Africa in population.
Bruck an der Mur is a city in the Austrian state of Styria. It is located at the confluence of the Mur and Mürz Rivers. The city has 13,439 Inhabitants with an area of 38.40 square kilometers. It was founded in 1263 by King Otakar II of Bohemia.
Bruck an der Mur was an important medieval trade center. There is a 15th century Gothic church in the city. In the Center you can see the famous Kornmesserhouse, a building in Venetian style, built by Pankraz Kornmess in 15th century. There is also the iron well with its famous lace-like dome. There was the castle of Landskron too, which burned down in the great fire of 1792. After that fire just two of 166 houses were left standing. Near Bruck is a recreation area called Weitental. Every August a well-known artist and clown-festival called Murenschalk is held.
Like some of its sister municipalities and towns, Bruck an der Mur is blessed with beautiful surroundings and a unique natural setting. The picturesque scenery, the majesty of nature, the slow pace of life, and the welcoming nature of its people all combine to make this region one of the most important tourist attractions in Europe.

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