Things to see and do - Spittal an der Drau
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Architecture, castles and historic districts
Burgplatz 1 A - 9800 Spittal-an-der-Drau
This cube-shaped castle, framed by corner turrets, was begun in 1527 and is a rare example of Italian-style palaces on Austrian soil. It was built by Gabriel Salamanca, a brilliant financier who was General Treasurer to the Archduke Ferdinand until 1..
Nature and gardens
Zur Seilbahn 10 A - 9800 Spittal an der Drau
This 4 km-long cableway carries visitors, in two stages, to an altitude of 2 050 m, with a difference in height of 1 500 m. The upper station offers a fine panorama of Spittal, the surrounding mountains and Lake Millstatt.
Archaeological and historical sites
Sankt Peter in Holz A - Spittal-an-der-Drau
The former capital of the Celtic Torisc tribe, then Roman city of Teurnia was found here. Excavations have revealed the existence of two residential terraces, a forum, baths and a temple devoted to the Healer god Grannus. In the 5C and 6C, the episco..