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Sankt Poelten is a city located near Vienna. This is the oldest Austrian city, largest city in the federal state Lower Austria and the young capital of the administrative area. The city was founded on the site of the Benedictine Abbey of St. Hippolytus in 771. Sankt Poelten gained the official status of the city in 1159.
There’s no wonder why Sankt Poelten is known for its amazing broad squares, the concentration of cultural life and magnificent baroque buildings, because the majority of architectural structures have appeared around the time of the famous baroque architect Jakob Prandtauer moving to Sankt Poelten. He created today's architectural monuments of the city - the central building of the Institute of the Blessed Virgin and the Female Monastery of the Order of Carmelites.
The cultural heritage of Sankt Poelten is represented by the Town Hall Square with the Column of the Holy Trinity and the Franciscan church located next to city hall and decorated in the baroque style. It may be very interesting to visit the Im Hof museum located on Hessshtrasse, Shallaburg palace, Abbey Gertsogenburg and Museum of the episcopate Bischofshofen, the city’s cultural center with its Exhibition Hall, Festival Hall and a modern tower, Palace Pottenbrun with a collection of medieval goblets, Historical Museum and the Museum of Modern Art in a baroque palace Karmeliterhof Romano Gothic Cathedral House, Dinosaur Park and Nussdorf and park dinosaurs Traysmauer. Also in Sankt Pilten you will find the region of magnificent vineyards in Wachau valley, which is surrounded by picturesque lakes and pine forests. Copyright
The city still has an ancient Wasserburg castle. The first written mention of it dates back to 1185. The first owner of the castle was the noble aristocrat Dietmar von Wassenburg. His descendants owned the castle until the end of the 13th century. Over the war years, the magnificent Baroque castle was used as a place for soldiers' rest. Despite the difficult history, it managed to preserve its unique appearance. Now, the castle is located in the territory of a vast park with a nice pond with dots. In summer, a swimming pool, a golf course, tennis courts and other sports grounds operate there.
Cathedral of the Assumption of Mary Nearby, is another interesting fortification, Oksenburg castle. It is located on the bank of the river Traizen. The castle was built on a small rocky ledge, whose height is 30 meters. Built in the 14th century, it has been run by various monasteries and religious organizations for the years of its existence. During the Second World War, it was used as a military hospital. Recently, the ancient castle is available for various ceremonies. Wedding events are often held there.
At the intersection of the historic Kremsergasse and Venerstrasse you can see a small old house with a beautifully decorated facade. In 1545 a pharmacy was opened in it. It is still operating now and is an important historical symbol for the city. The pharmacy has an amazing old interior. Here, you can purchase quality organic cosmetics of local production, balsams, and a lot of other nice souvenirs.
In summer, guests of the city should definitely visit Mitterar castle. It is best appreciated in a warm season. In summer, the façade of the old castle is practically covered with a wild grape, which gives the building a fabulous view. The fortress was built in the 17th century and was part of the city fortifications. From the middle of the 18th century, its external appearance remained almost unchanged. On its territory is an old chapel. For more than 200 years the entire territory and the castle itself have been privately owned. In the immediate vicinity of the historic building originate excellent hiking trails. Most tourists visit these places in the warm season.

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Map of all castles
Survived castles around Sankt Polten
♥   Castle 'Schloss Walpersdorf' , 12.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Burgruine Aggstein' , 20.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Burg Neulengbach' , 20.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Schallaburg' , 20.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Burgruine Dürnstein' , 23.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all parks
National and city parks around Sankt Polten
♥   Nature Park 'Jauerling-Wachau' , 24.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Nature Park 'Sandstein-Wienerwald' , 40.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Nature Park 'Föhrenberge' , 43 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Nature Park 'Sparbach' , 43.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Nature Park 'Eichenhain' , 46.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Sights around Sankt Polten from our guide 'Extreme places on Earth'

Toilet of Modern Art

From the series “Public Toilets, Who Makes it Extravagant”
The original 'Toilet of the Contemporary Art' is still an outstanding masterpiece of the world-famous architect Friedensreich Hundertwasser. Since the inauguration many curious tourists visit the toilet not to do the emergency, but to graze on the incredible room design and make the original photos. Like the other unique architectural masterpieces of Hundertwasser, the unusual modern toilet became the place of the world. … Read further

Mozarthaus Vienna

From the series “Houses of Famous People and Stars Currently Open to Tourists”
For many years, Mozart's House Museum has served as a permanent venue for interesting exhibitions and music concerts. In the museum the exciting excursions for the children are performed, so it is worth seeing for the whole family. In contrast to many other museums, photo and video recording is allowed in the museum of Mozart, which is a pleasant addition to the excursion. … Read further

St Stephens Cathedral

From the series “Gothic Architecture – Magnificent Monuments”
They are nothing more than an old underground cemetery. It was founded by order of Emperor Charles VI in the early 18th century. The Emperor forbade burying people in the old city cemeteries. More than 11,000 people were buried underground during his reign, according to rough estimates. Vienna Cathedral never ceases to amaze with its luxurious design and impressive size. The height of its southern tower is more than 136 meters. Ancient coats of arms adorn the roof of the cathedral after the last reconstruction. This is not typical of most old churches. … Read further
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Hilton has announced that it will soon begin a project to build a new hotel in Kyoto. It will be located in the heart of the city, in the prestigious area of Sanjo-Kawaramachi. Guests will be able to easily reach all areas of interest in the dynamic city, many popular attractions and recreation areas will be within a walking distance from the hotel. Read this


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