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 ]

Tourist guide to Dornbirn

Tourist guide to Dornbirn

In Vorarlberg, Austria, lies the city of Dornbirn, which serves as the administrative center of the region. It also includes the cities of Hohenems and Lustenau. It is the largest city in the region and around the tenth largest city in Austria. Therefore, Dornbirn is considered to be a major shopping center, ideal destination for shopping tourism. Nature enthusiasts will be glad to know that Dornbirn is located in the Rhine Valley at 437 meters above sea level, a height from which you hav... [ read more ]

Top 3 tourist attractions in Bad Aussee

Top 3 tourist attractions in Bad Aussee

Bad Aussee is a beautiful small town in a majestic surrounding that can be visited in summer and winter as well. We present you the top 3 tourist attractions in Bad Aussee, so you can plan in advance to visit them. Currently, the salt mine in Bad Aussee is the only one functional salt mine in Austria. Tourists also have the opportunity to discover the Kammerhof Museum, which is housed in a building raised in the early 17th century. The gingerbread factory is a very sweet attraction of the... [ read more ]

Tourist guide to Bad Aussee

Tourist guide to Bad Aussee

Bad Aussee is a city in Austria located in Styria. The landscape that the tourists can admire there it is extremely special because it is the meeting point of the three tributaries of the River Traun and the because of the richness of the forests surrounding the town. This city is a cultural and economic center for the entire region, even if the population exceeds with only a very little the number of 5000 inhabitants. We would like to include in our brief tourist guide to Bad Aussee some... [ read more ]

Tourist guide to Bregenz

Tourist guide to Bregenz

The capital of the Vorarlberg region, Bregenz is the westernmost Austrian Federal district. We offer you a short tourist guide to the city of Bregenz. Located on the eastern shore of Lake Constance, it has an admirable relief: a plateau consisting of several terraces at the foot of Mount Pfänder. Great news for the lovers of alpine tourism is that this mountain has a height of 1,064 meters and borders a really great landscape. The splendid environment is one of the reasons why a large nu... [ read more ]