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 ]

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 ]

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 ]

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 ]

Tourist guide to Graz

Tourist guide to Graz

Graz is a city full of history, an economic and cultural center of reference for the Austrian society, the second largest city in the country, but it is often overlooked by tourists. Our brief tourist guide Graz wants to invite you to visit this beautiful city. Becoming a city in the late twelfth century, transformed to an imperial capital when Ferdinand of Habsburg was crowned as emperor of the Holy Roman Germanic Empire. After the division of the country by the Habsburgs, the city becam... [ read more ]

Tourist guide to Gmunden

Tourist guide to Gmunden

Gmunden is a bustling city with southern charm in an idyllic location on the northern banks of the Lake of Traunsee on the River Traun, the the city pottery, lying in the district with the same name in Upper Austria. It is surrounded by an impressive Alpine landscape with mountains. It is very popular and famous health resort, where summer tourists come for health care and relaxation. There are a variety of lakes, salt waters and pine cones baths, a hydropathic institute, rooms for inhalatio... [ 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 ]

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 ]