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 ]

3 architectural attractions in Feldkirch

3 architectural attractions in Feldkirch

We present you 3 architectural attractions of the beautiful city of Feldkirch. The St. Nicholas Cathedral is located at the Cathedral Square of Feldkirch and it is the largest Gothic church in the Province of Vorarlberg. The Katzenturm was built between 1491-1507 as part of the old city wall, presently situated in the city center. The tower has a height of 40 m, and its circumference is 38 m. The Churertor Gate is situated in the old center of Feldkirch, at the intersection with the Montf... [ read more ]

Tourist guide to Feldkirch

Tourist guide to Feldkirch

Feldkirch is a historic city in the western part of the Austrian Land of Vorarlberg, in a privileged position of the Rhine Valley, at just 5 minutes from the border with Liechtenstein and at 30 minutes from Switzerland and can be entirely explored in one afternoon. The beautiful city preserved its medieval character until today and it is located in a picturesque place at the junction of three valleys. It was first mentioned in 1218, after Count Hugo von Montfort built Schattenburg, a cast... [ read more ]

The Esterhazy Castle in Eisenstadt

The Esterhazy Castle in Eisenstadt

The Esterhazy Castle is situated in Eisenstadt, in the Austrian region of Burgenland, being the emblem of the city The castle dates back to the 13th century, being a royal residence during the years. Between the years 1364-1445 it belonged to the Kanizsai Hungarian noble family, and after 1445 went into possession of the city. From the year 1622 the castle becomes the possession of the Esterhazy family. In the 16th century the Esterhazy Castle in Eisenstadt is modified and transformed to ... [ read more ]

Tourist guide to Eisenstadt

Tourist guide to Eisenstadt

Eisenstadt is one of the cities in Austria which attracts thousands of tourists every year. Besides the beautiful natural scenery, Eisenstadt is the birthplace of the famous Hungarian noble family of the Esterhazy counts. The very great composer Joseph Haydn lived here a periodic occasion of great pride for city residents. Eisenstadt is at 12 km from the border with Hungary, on the Wulka River and stretches to the south of the Leitha Mountains. The name the city - the city of iron - has i... [ read more ]

Tourist guide to Ehrenhausen

Tourist guide to Ehrenhausen

Ehrenhausen is one of the most interesting tourist destinations in Austria, being situated in the south eastern province of Styria. Although the number of inhabitants is just above 1,000, the city offers a wide range of opportunities, therefor you can spend here an unforgettable holiday. We present you a short tourist guide to Ehrenhausen including some major tourist attractions of the city. From the entrance of the city, you will be greeted by the Duke Ruprecht von Eggenberg mausoleum, ... [ read more ]

Tourist guide to Eisenerz

Tourist guide to Eisenerz

Eisenerz is and old fair and mining town in Styria, Austria. It is located in the deep Erzbach Valley surrounded by extraordinary mountains that look like giant shields that protect the city. Every mountain is a fountain of energy and surprises. In Eisenerz, the landscape becomes a passion. People who visited this beautiful city can not decide if the mountains are more beautiful in summer or winter, so come here in all four seasons. Diverse landscape includes a mountain lake, sunny hills ... [ read more ]

The Parish Church and the main street of Durnstein

The Parish Church and the main street of Durnstein

Durnstein is located in the region of Wachau in the north-east of Austria, on the Danube and has a population of under 1,000 inhabitants. It is at approximately 80 km to the north-west from Vienna. From Vienna it can be reached on the motorways A22-S5 or A1-S33 or by train until the station in the town of Krems an der Donau, located at just a few kilometers away. Durnstein can also be accessed on the Danube. Durnstein is mainly famous for its castle, but there are many other sites that wo... [ read more ]

The Castle of Durnstein

The Castle of Durnstein

Dürnstein is a picturesque town situated on the Danube in the Krems-Land district, Wachau, at approximately 80 km in north-west of Vienna and it is one of the most visited destinations in Lower Austria. A lot of tourists spend time in this wine region that has a special charm with its narrow cobbled streets, a monastery and a castle where history almost comes alive. It is not accidentally called the Pearl of Wachau. In Dürnstein you can find cozy hostels, family run but also 5 star hote... [ read more ]

Tourist guide to Durnstein

Tourist guide to Durnstein

In 2008, the town of Durnstein counted only 911 inhabitants. Meanwhile this number has increased, but not very much. However, each year thousands of tourists visit Durnstein attracted mainly by its attractions. The city is situated on the Danube, in southern Austria, in the region of Wachau, the district of Krems –Land. It is a vineyard region, being largely covered by forests, which our tourist guide to Durnstein recommends everyone who is looking for relaxation. The city has a beautif... [ read more ]