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Friesach, Carinthia's oldest town, is particularly appealing with its three ruined castles, churches and fortifications. Its main square is lined with fine houses and features a beautiful fountain produced by Italian sculptors in 1563. St Nikolaus von Myra, Carinthia's largest church, St Blasius with its magnificent high altar, as well as the Petersberg and its local museum, are worth visiting.

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  • Town Fountain Interesting

    Hauptplatz A - 9360 Friesach

    The main square, lined with handsome houses, features this fountain carved by Italian sculptors in 1563. It originally adorned Keutschach Castle's courtyard, then was moved to Friesach in 1802. The octagonal basin frieze presents scenes from Greek my..

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  • Fortifications

    Grabenring A - 9360 Friesach

    The fortifications, which retain the only water-filled moat in the whole German-speaking world, surround the town centre with a 11m-high, nearly 1.5m-thick and 820m-long crenellated wall, consolidated by fine rubble stone. Only three of the original ..

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  • St. Nikolaus von Myra is Friesach's Dominican monastery church. It was founded in 1217 and was the order's first establishment in a German-speaking country. It is Carinthia's largest church and has a simplicity of style in keeping with Mendicant Orde..

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  • Landhotel Metnitztalerhof

    Hauptplatz 11 A - 9360 Friesach

    Located on the main square of the historic town of Friesach in Northern Carinthia, Landhotel Metnitztalerhof offers rooms with free Wi-Fi, a traditional restaurant, and a spa area. The rooms at this family-run 4-star hotel feature cable TV, a safe, ..

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