National Geographic : 1929 Dec
ALPINE VILLAGERS OF AUSTRIA CHURCH-GOING FOLK HAVE WORSHIPED HERE FOR 1,300 YEARS One of the most interesting places in Carinthia is Maria-Worth, on a peninsula in the Worther See. The ancient church is believed to date from the 6th century. Approached by the covered stairway is a second historic chapel hidden by trees. © National Geographic Society Autochromes by Hans Hildenbrand WALLS AND MOATS OF FRIESACH RECALL FEUDAL TIMES Appropriate to the medieval setting are these young people's folk costumes. Near the town are the half-ruined castles of Petersberg and Lavant. The Dominican church dates from 1251.