3 attractions in Gmunden

3 attractions in Gmunden

The Lake of Traun, with its depht of 191 m, is the deepest lake in Austria and the second largest in the region of Upper Austria, after Lake Attersee. With a length of 12 km and a width of 3 km, it occupies a total area of 24 km ² and is located at 422 m above sea level. The beach of Gmunden in on the Lake of Traun (Traunsee). The Esplanada is a promenade that stretches on the shore of the Traunsee, between the Tuscany Park and the City Hall of Gmunden, along the road artery of the Schar... [ read more ]

The Ort Castle in Gmunden

The Ort Castle in Gmunden

Gmunden is not a big city, but it is also not a small sleepy village. It is a city with a pleasant atmosphere, a secular culture, romantic and lively, a seductive place of contrasts, with noisy or more quiet hours, which invites you to a walk, to go shopping, to enjoy all the perfect accommodation facilities in Gmunden, to engage in sport activities, simply enjoying all these and many others that are at your disposal. At a distance of 170 km to the west from Vienna, Gmunden is surrounded ... [ read more ]

Tourist guide to Gmunden

Tourist guide to Gmunden

Gmunden is a bustling city with southern charm in an idyllic location on the northern banks of the Lake of Traunsee on the River Traun, the the city pottery, lying in the district with the same name in Upper Austria. It is surrounded by an impressive Alpine landscape with mountains. It is very popular and famous health resort, where summer tourists come for health care and relaxation. There are a variety of lakes, salt waters and pine cones baths, a hydropathic institute, rooms for inhalatio... [ read more ]

The Parish Church and the Saint Peter Church of Friesach

The Parish Church and the Saint Peter Church of Friesach

The Parish Church of Friesach in its current form dates back to the late nineteenth century, when it was restored after a fire that severely affected it, but it was first mentioned in a document from 1187. The church was damaged over the centuries by numerous fires, each time being rebuilt, so over time many changes occurred to its construction. The church dedicated to "Saint Peter" is a Roman Catholic church and it is located on a hill in the town Friesach. The first document relating to... [ read more ]

Tourist attractions in Friesach

Tourist attractions in Friesach

Friesach is a small historic town in Austria, located in the district of Sankt Veit an der Glan in Northern Carinthia. First mentioned in a document from the year 860, is known as the oldest city in Carinthia. Besides the medieval buildings in the city, residents are doing their best to keep alive the atmosphere of the past. In late August each year it is being organized a medieval culture festival. Therefor, on the 30th of August everyone turns back to the everyday life of the medieval t... [ read more ]

The medieval town of Friesach

The medieval town of Friesach

The romantic settlement of Friesach is famous for its medieval heritage which consists besides of a series of walls and fortifications mostly in an event that is annually commemorated by a festival of medieval culture called "Spectaculum". This event was a great tournament organized here by the Duke of Babenberg, Leopold VI of Austria in 1224. Every self-respecting knight across Central Europe came to Friesach for this occasion, gathering around six hundren brave men. It must have been a ... [ read more ]

Historical attractions in Freistadt

Historical attractions in Freistadt

Also known as the Cathedral of St. Catherine, the Parish Church of Freistadt is the most important religious building of the city. It is located in the Dechanthofplatz Market no.1. The church is dedicated to St. Catherine of Alexandria and was built in the 13th century, and the first documents of the church are dating from 1288. The Castle Museum of Freistadt was founded in 1926 and is the only museum in the city. It is located in the south wing of the castle and contains over 20,000 exhi... [ read more ]

Tourist guide to Freistadt

Tourist guide to Freistadt

Freistadt is a small town in Upper Austria in the Mühlviertel region. Freistadt was an old medieval town that separated the Habsburg land from the Bohemian land. Its history dates back to the Babenberger family who ruled Austria before the Habsburgs. The fortifications, the double exterior and interior walls, the moats, towers and gates that surrounded the old town, all built between 1363 and 1393, still exists today. Due to its strategic position, the welfare of the city increased very ... [ read more ]