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 ]