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Culture of Rust. Places to visit - old town, temples, theaters, museums and palaces

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 events: beautiful festivals and wine tastings, ceremonies, and musical concerts. The Wine Academy provides travelers with a special information center where they can buy a pass to many city wineries. Tere are more than 20 wineries in Rust, and they all can be found in ordinary courtyards. Holders of a special pass have the exclusive opportunity to taste all varieties of wine in all wineries of the city for absolutely free. It is little wonder that walks through the ancient wineries are a favorite entertainment for guests of the miniature town. Most of them are housed in incredibly beautiful historic buildings, so tasting fine drinks can be successfully combined with admiring unique architectural monuments.
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 … Open
As for the historical symbols, the most significant and famous one is the Fishermen's Church (Fischerkirche). The first Romanesque church was built on its site back in the 11th century, and in the Middle Ages it significantly expanded and was rebuilt in the Gothic style. The last major reconstruction of the church took place more than 60 years ago. In the course of the works, unique treasures such as original frescoes, mosaics and glass paintings were discovered here. Besides that, the church houses one of the oldest organs in Europe brought here in the early 18th century. Also, the old church has unique acoustic characteristics, therefore in the summer classical music concerts are regularly held within its walls.
Prominent architectural monuments of Rust include Kremayr House (Kremayrhaus), which is considered one of the most spectacular and original city buildings. Until 1986 the building belonged to the city patron Rudolf Kremayr, and then it was presented to the city and converted into an interesting museum. From an architectural point of view, the old Powder Tower is also noteworthy. It's a strict stone building with a tiled roof, part of the surviving fortifications. Copyright
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
As part of a large-scale national program for the restoration of historic monuments launched in 1975, it was possible to restore and a significant part of the medieval fortification walls in Rust. Their construction began in 1512 and lasted more than a hundred years. More than 800 meters of the wall have been restored. Curious tourists should definitely visit the Museum of Art, whose founder is the famous artist Katharina Zika. The museum occupies a beautiful 17th-century building and hosts a permanent exhibition of paintings, as well as regular events dedicated to national crafts.
If you're a fan of natural attractions, you won't be disappointed as well. They will have the opportunity to walk along the shore of Europe's largest lake - Neusiedler. On the shore of the lake, you can find several attractive restaurants serving delicious fish dishes. Among the city's outstanding tourist sites is Europa-Park, the largest theme park in Germany. The large-scale and incredibly beautiful, it offers visitors a lot of original rides and cozy places to relax. There are exciting roller coasters, a beautiful lake with ducks, and a carousel for the youngest guests, as well as a huge pool with fountains.
In the section below, you can get one of our excursion, activities or city discovery tours over Rust and surroundings. Our website offers 10-30% lower ticket prices, when compared to the offline purchase on the spot.

City tours, excursions and tickets in Rust and surroundings

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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
Map of all churches
Cathedrals and basilicas near Rust
♥   Basilique Notre-Dame, Marienthal, 57.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Basilique Notre-Dame de Thierenbach, Jungholtz, 58.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Église Sainte-Marie, Arlesheim, 64.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Basilique du Sacré-Cœur, Lutterbach, 65.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Unique spots in Rust and near

Europa Park

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To the fans of the breathtaking attractions one can recommend 'France', where one of the most dangerous roller coasters of the park - 'Silver star' is located. The height of the roller coaster is 73 meters. 'Italy' and 'Spain', where the special arenas are equipped, will please the theatrical friends. The park, which is visited by approximately 5 million people annually, is situated on the extensive territory with the area of ​​62 hectares. At the disposal of the visitors, it offers more than hundred original attractions and the interesting daily entertainment program. … Read further


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Colmar is often compared with Venice because of an abundance of channels. The city even has a scenic area called Little Venice that is one of the most visited tourist destinations. The main value of the town is a number of well-preserved medieval buildings, which makes it different from many other modern cities. The permanent symbols of Colmar are House of heads, the Church of St. Matthew, which was built in the 13th century, as well as the Dominican monastery, which is a unique monument of the 13th century. Colmar is a real open-air museum sharing its unique cultural and gastronomic traditions. … Read further
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Excursions over cultural sights of neighbours of Rust

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