Visitors guide to Heiligenkreuz

Visitors guide to Heiligenkreuz

The name of the city means "Holy Cross" in German, and is mainly due to the Heiligenkreuz monastery, a place of great interest worldwide among Christians that consistently organizes pilgrimages to this place. The monastery addresses to also those tourists who wish to spend their holidays in beautiful and peaceful places, the prices being some of the lowest in the whole of Austria, and services some of the most pleasant and civilized. The best time to visit the city of  Heiligenkreuz is s... [ read more ]

The Parish Church and the Chapel in Hallstatt

The Parish Church and the Chapel in Hallstatt

The town of Hallstadt lies at 75 km to southeast from the city of Salzburg. The Parish Church of Hallstatt was built in 1505, but the tower is preserved from the old church dating from the twelfth century. The church is dedicated to the Assumption and was built on the cliffs in Gothic style, the first constructions appearing here as a result of the development of the salt mines. Due to lack of space in the local cemetery at approximately every 10-20 years were exhumed the bones, bleached ... [ read more ]

Best reasons to visit Hallstatt

Best reasons to visit Hallstatt

In the middle of the mysterious region of Salzkammergut lies Hallstatt, the oldest city in Austria, whose culture dates back from the eighth century BC. Its prosperity since medieval times was based on salt mining, the word Hallstatt meaning "place of salt", which stand testament to its primary function. Probably the most photographed Austrian city, Hallstatt is framed by the Lake Hallstättersee and the massive Dachstein mountain range, whose giant cliffs rise steeply from narrow valleys. ... [ read more ]

The Celtic Museum in Hallein

The Celtic Museum in Hallein

In Celtic, the name "Hallein" means "City of Salt " (hall - saline). The strong influx of immigrants, due to the development of other industries, such as wood, the city got the nickname of "Little Istanbul". Despite its economic importance, Hallein remained an important tourist destination. This is mainly due to short trips from Salzburg made ​​by tourists to visit the salt mines, which are now a series of mines organized in a form of exhibition and also the Celtic Museum in Hallein (... [ read more ]

The Salzburg salt mine in Hallein

The Salzburg salt mine in Hallein

The Salzburg Salt Mine is one of the oldest mines pf this type, currently being used as a tourist attraction. It is located near the town of Hallein, at approximately 15 km south of Salzburg. The address of the salt mine is Ramsaustraße no. 3.  Over time it had a very high importance in the development of Salzburg. The first salt mines here were made by the Celts, approximately in the year 600 BC. In 1542 there were more than 20,000 tons of salt, but the peak production was reached in 1... [ read more ]

Things to know about Hallein for visitors

Things to know about Hallein for visitors

Hallein is a historic town in the Austrian state of Salzburg, the capital of the Hallein district. It is located in the region of Tennengau, at about 15 km in the south of Salzburg, along the Salzach River in the shadow of the Untersberg Mountains, near the border with Germany. With a population of about 20,000 people, Hallein is the second largest city in the state of Salzburg and because of its salt mines in Mount Dürrnberg was also the main source of wealth of the region since the Mid... [ read more ]

Visiting the Cathedral of Gurk

Visiting the Cathedral of Gurk

The Cathedral of Gurk located in the eastern part of the city was built in Romanesque style between 1140-1200, has two towers with a height of 60 m, a crypt, three apses and it is considered one of the most important religious buildings in Europe. Since 1174 the church houses the relics of Saint Hemma of Gurk, who raised churches and monasteries and who belonged to the nobility of the Austrian region of Carinthia, the region to which belongs the city of Gurk as well. We will give you some... [ read more ]

Visitor guide to the city of Gurk

Visitor guide to the city of Gurk

In the green valleys of southern Austria, near Klagenfurt, you will find Gurk, a pilgrimage place, a former episcopal residence and trade city located in the district of Sankt Veit an der Glan, Carinthia. The name "Gurk" comes from the river with the same name. The area began to be inhabited about 2,000 years ago, but got some importance only after Carinthia was included to Bavaria. The community is surrounded by vast meadows and forests perched on nearby peaks. The city is the center of ... [ read more ]

The Schlossberg Hill in Graz

The Schlossberg Hill in Graz

Graz is a city with an undeniable charm and a rather surprising trendy air. The architecture around the city of Graz is punctuated occasionally by some strange buildings, and nothing can be more unexpected as the Art House known as the Kunsthaus, which at first glance seems to be a suspended balloon. The Hauptplatz marks the Old Town, linking several major streets. The city of Graz is dominated by the fortress called the Grazer Schlossberg. The Schlossberg is among the main attractions in... [ read more ]

Must see attractions with history in Graz

Must see attractions with history in Graz

The university city of Graz, the second largest settlement after Vienna is the capital of the federal state of Styria (Steiermark) and sits on the River Mur in southeastern Austria. Graz is the seat of the provincial government, a major industrial city with a Technical College and a University, various institutions, an Academy of Music and Dramatic Art. In the 19th century Graz became an important cultural center. In 1938 the city reached the current size of the expansion, incorporating s... [ read more ]