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 ]