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Travelers know the free city of Rust as the largest wine-growing center of Burgenland, as well as a place accommodating outstanding historical sites. The history of the city is quite interesting: Rust began to be called a royal free city at the end of the 17th century. In those times, the city was under the rule of Hungary. In order to gain independence, the locals decided to make a petition to Leopold I, King of Hungary. They presented him 60,000 golden guilders, as well as an annual harvest of Ruster Ausbruch wine - 500 buckets of the noble drink. In gratitude for such generosity, the king gave the city the opportunity of self-government. Since 1681, Rust has been called Free.
Each hotel in Rust is unique and attractive in its own way, many hotels occupy very beautiful buildings with a rich history. Fans of active lifestyle often choose Casa Rustica, which is just … Open
It is worthy of note that, contrary to current laws, Rust remains an independent territorial entity despite the fact that the number of its inhabitants is less than 2,000 people (according to the current legislation, to be able to self-government, the population of an Austrian city must be at least 20,000 people). Over the hundreds of years, the city has been improving and developing its rich winemaking traditions. Travelers will have a chance to stroll through many beautiful vineyards and visit some old wineries.
Fans of excursions will be enthusiastic over strolling through charming old streets, visiting interesting museums and the main historic landmark of Rust - the Fishermen's Church (Fischerkirche ). During the walk, attentive tourists will notice one of the most striking features - a huge number of storks, whose nests can be seen literally on all buildings. This surprising feature gave Rust an unofficial name, it is often called the "City of Storks". Since 1980, the Association for the protection of White Storks has been operating in Rust. Its specialists care about increasing the population of these rare birds and providing them with medical care.
Photogallery of Fischerkirche:
Rust has a number of interesting historical symbols, however, the city's most visited attraction remains the Wine Academy. It is a permanent venue for holding the most significant local … Open
Walking through the city streets, in addition to historical monuments, you can see quite interesting home wineries and shops. Without any doubt, it can be said that you can try and buy a delicious local wine literally on every street. These places are also famous for their unique natural attractions. Nature enthusiasts should definitely make a trip to Neusiedler Lake and stroll around the surrounding nature reserves. Amazing nature and unique national color backed by outstanding historical monuments and cultural traditions are the main attractive features of the royal free city of Rust.
Rust still has its historical district in awesome condition. Some gorgeous old buildings have been transformed into museums and cultural centers. The museum of the city is the best place to visit for everyone interested in the history and development of Rust. The museum is open in the old Kremayrhaus house that is easy to recognize because of its richly decorated portal. The museum exhibits an interesting collection of antiquities and artworks. A large archive occupies a part of the building. Don’t forget to see the luxurious fireplace hall of the museum that is regularly used to host various exhibitions, literature meetings, and music concerts.
Each hotel in Rust is unique and attractive in its own way, many hotels occupy very beautiful buildings with a rich history. Fans of active lifestyle often choose Casa Rustica, which is just … Open
The town hall building is another notable landmark of Rust. The orange colored building with the tiled roof was finished at the beginning of the 17th century. Starting from that time and until our days, the town hall hasn’t lost its importance and is still functioning. The Art House is an interesting cultural center that is open in a 17th-century building. In the past, the gorgeous mansion belonged to a local wine seller. Nowadays, the house provides shelter to numerous art studios and artisan workshops. It is a typical location of different exhibitions, during which visitors can purchase works of local painters and sculptors. The center also works as a museum.
Fans of nature usually enjoy relaxing at Lake Neusiedl. This lake is relatively large – its length is 34 kilometers. At a certain time of the year, it is possible to see rare migrating birds near the lake, so there is no wonder why a large part of Lake Neusiedl is a restricted area protected by UNESCO. This region is highly valued for its unique landscape terrain. In warm months, travelers are welcome to explore numerous hiking trails.
Rust has a number of interesting historical symbols, however, the city's most visited attraction remains the Wine Academy. It is a permanent venue for holding the most significant local … Open
If these landmarks are still not enough, consider visiting the nearby region of St Margarethen. Several years ago, a wonderful entertainment park for the whole family opened there. The complex includes numerous amusements and playgrounds for children of different age. Besides that, this region is famous for ruins of ancient Roman quarries that have also become a landmark of an international level. The quarry has been transformed into an open-air concert venue, and an opera music festival takes place there every year.
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Map of all castles
Survived castles around Rust
♥   Castle 'Château de Bernstein' Bas-Rhin, 25.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Château de l’Ortenbourg' Bas-Rhin, 25.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Château de Kintzheim' Bas-Rhin, 25.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Château de Ramstein' Bas-Rhin, 25.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Château de Andlau' Bas-Rhin, 28.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all parks
National and city parks around Rust
♥   Regional Nature Park 'Ballons des Vosges' , 50.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   National Park 'Schwarzwald' , 60.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Regional Nature Park 'Vosges du Nord' , 80.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all art museums
Art galleries in Rust and around
♥   Art museum 'Augustiner Museum' Freiburg im Breisgau, 31.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Sights around Rust from our guide 'Extreme places on Earth'

Bath Friedrichsbad

From the series “Most Extraordinary Thermaes, Baths and Saunas in the World”
Baths of Friedrichsbad are considered one of the most beautiful thermal complexes in the world. Despite their fascinating historical appearance, they are equipped with the latest technology. Visitors will have rest in an atmosphere of complete comfort. The building where the complex is located, has also a huge historical value. It is an excellent example of the Renaissance style. One of the main secrets of Baths of Friedrichsbad is an underground museum, which can be visited by all those wishing to explore the preserved walls of ancient Roman baths, which are more than 2000 years old. … Read further

Riquewihr

From the series “Fabulous Nooks of the World with Striking Colorful Shades”
Place des Trois Eglises houses three major religious attractions at once. Those include the parish church of the 12th century, the church of Notre Dame, which was built in 1337, as well as St. Herard church, which in the 16th century city housed a school for boys. Old fortifications have survived in the city too. It's particularly amazing to walk along the courtyards of old mansions, where hundreds of years ago the wealthiest citizens used to live. … Read further
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