Things to see and do - Sankt Veit an der Glan
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Hauptplatz : Michelin's recommendations
Narrow alleys lead to the main square, which is a sea of flowers from Spring to Autumn. It is surrounded by characteristic, mostly three-storey houses. Of the three structures which distinguish the square, the most interesting stands next to the traditional Plague Column: the Key Fountain (Schlüsselbrunnen), whose ancient basin is thought to have adorned the forum of the Roman town of Virunum. It is topped by a small, grotesque, bronze figure from 1566, in a 16C miner's costume, the "Schlüsselbrunnbartele", and now the town mascot. On the western side of the square, stands the Walther von der Vogelweide Fountain (1676), whose bronze statue dates from 1960 and represents the most famous German troubadour, who once performed at St Veit's court. The Town Hall ( Rathaus*) is an elegant Gothic building with Baroque stuccowork, whose inner courtyard is one of the finest in Carinthia. The Regional Military Headquarters, built in 1780, (Bezirkshauptmannschaft) lines the square's western edge. It has a marble doorway and was built in the Baroque and colder Neo-Classical styles. Carinthia House (Carinthia-Haus) lies to the east, closing the Unteren Platz. This imposing, three-storey building boasts a Medieval framework and a mid-16C gateway.
- Address : Hauptplatz A - 9300 St-Veit-an-der-Glan9300St-Veit-an-der-Glan