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  • 1 Lake Almsee Recommended Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    A - Grünau im Almtal

    The surrounding mountains form a vast corrie that closes the valley behind this picturesque lake. A quiet road takes you there. Less touristy than the region's other sites, this small lake offers an opportunity to walk along the banks and observe the..

  • 2 Hohenbrunn Castle Museum Recommended Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Hohenbrunn 1 A - 4490 Markt-Sankt-Florian

    Built between 1722 and 1732 and occupying an attractive rural setting, Hohenbrunn Castle resembles a Palladian villa, its refined façades boasting many windows and arcades. Restored by the regional authorities in 1963, it has since 1967 housed an int..

  • 3 Schloss Esterházy Recommended Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Esterházyplatz A - 7000 Eisenstadt

    This was one of the favourite residences of the Esterhazy family, who helped the Habsburg establish their rule in Hungary. From 1663 to 1672, on the site of a Medieval fortress, Prince Paul Esterhazy commissioned Carlone to build this quadrilateral f..

  • 4 Cathedral Recommended Recommended

    Religious buildings

    Domplatz 11 A - 9342 Gurk

    Gurk Cathedral is a masterpiece of Romanesque architecture that remained almost forgotten before being rediscovered in the late 19C. Its works of art include the exterior West Porch foliage decoration, interior Episcopal Chapel Romanesque murals, the..

  • 5 Church Recommended Recommended

    Religious buildings

    Domplatz 1 A - 9063 Maria-Saal

    The pilgrimage church of Maria Saal cuts a fine figure with its twin tuff towers and greenish sandstone-tiled roof. Note its exterior Romanesque ossuary and baptistry. The surprising Roman low reliefs and splendid Keutschach tombstone are incorporate..

  • 6 Schareck Recommended Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    Hof 94 A - 9844 Heiligenblut

    The Schareck summit (altitude 2 604 m) can be reached by cable-car. It offers an impressive panorama which stretches over the pyramidal Schildberg and the Grossglocknergruppe to the west, and to the east the Gjaidtroghöhe, the highest point of the sk..

  • 7 Artstetten Castle Museum Recommended Recommended

    Museums and art

    Schlossplatz 1 A - 3661 Artstetten

    This castle, which acquired its characteristic appearance in 1912 with the addition of onion domes to its turrets, was home to the Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife Sophie Chotek prior to their assassination at Sarajevo in June 1914 (the event wh..

  • 8 Pfarrkirche St. Virgil Recommended Recommended

    Religious buildings

    Pfarrgasse A - 6240 Rattenberg

    The Gothic Church of St Virgil (1473), abutting the castle hillock, has outstanding external pink-marble stonework. Inside, its twin naves, separated by four columns with capitals of Antique design, are vibrant with a festive harmony of white and pin..

  • 9 Trida Sattel Recommended Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    A - 6561 Ischgl

    From the mountain terrace restaurant, splendid views extend southwards over the sheer Stammerspitze, Muttler and Piz Mundin peaks, to the south-east over the Otztaler Alps, and northwards over the ski slopes across the Swiss border, at the foot of th..

  • 10 Stift Stams Recommended Recommended

    Religious buildings

    Stiftshof 1 A - 6422 Stams

    The Cistercian Abbey of Stams, founded in 1273, was greatly remodelled in the Baroque style. Visitors entering the church will notice the Rose Grille, a wrought-iron masterpiece from 1716, then the nave balustrade under which lie the Tyrolean princes..

  • 11 Hofkirche Recommended Recommended

    Religious buildings

    Universitätsstr. 2 A - 6020 Innsbruck

    Ferdinand I had this hall-church built in the middle of the 16 th century, in order to house the extraordinary Mausoleum of Emperor Maximilian. Its Gothic style is partially masked by Renaissance and Baroque additions. It also became the Tyrol's nati..

  • 12 Silberne Kapelle Recommended Recommended

    Religious buildings

    Burggraben A - 6020 Innsbruck

    The Silver Chapel was built by Ferdinand II, Governor of Tyrol, in the late 16C, in order that he might rest beside his wife. It owes its name to the silver Madonna which sits imposingly on the wood altarpiece, surrounded by the symbols of the Litani..

  • 13 Tyrolean Provincial Museum (Ferdinandeum) Recommended Recommended

    Museums and art

    Museumstr. 15 A - 6020 Innsbruck

    The "Ferdinandeum" is a museum devoted to Fine Arts. It displays a few items from the late Prehistoric period, an important medieval, Gothic, Baroque and modern collection, and a fine selection of Dutch Old Masters. Numerous works are of hi..

  • 14 Hafelekar Recommended Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    Rennweg A - 6020 Innsbruck

    A car or funicular excursion to the Hungerburg or even better, a cable-car journey to the Hafelekar (altitude of 2,334 m) will enable you to enjoy magnificent views of Innsbruck and neighbouring mountains. To the south, with the Stubai Alps in the ba..

  • 15 Mönchsberg Recommended Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    Gstättengasse 13 A - 5020 Salzburg

    From the Mönchsberg terrace, to which you arrive by lift, just below the Café Winkler, you can see how Salzburg is divided in two, between an anonymous and modern city, mainly spead out on the Salzach's right bank, and the town nestling between the r..

  • 16 Hohensalzburg Recommended Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Moenchsberg 34 A - 5020 Salzburg

    At 120 m above the Salzach, the familiar, big, crenellated towers of the Archbishops' Castle, leaning on powerful bastions, watch over the city. With its towers, barbicans, armouries and arms depots, it is a real mini town perched on the Mönchsberg. ..

  • 17 St. Peter's Cemetery Recommended Recommended

    Religious buildings

    Bezirt-Platz A - 5020 Salzburg

    The touching and romantic thing about Salzburg's oldest cemetery, St. Peter's Cemetery, are the chapels cut into the vertical rock face of the Mönchsberg. They are delimited by Baroque arcades and wrought iron grilles and are the last resting places ..

  • 18 Benediktinerstiftskirche St. Peter Recommended Recommended

    Religious buildings

    Bezirt-Platz A - 5020 Salzburg

    If the Benedictine abbey-church, founded by St. Rupert in the 8th century, retains sections from the Romanesque period (West portal and St. Catherine's Chapel), it was greatly remodelled in the 17th and 18th centuries. At the entrance, a wrought iron..

  • 19 Nature House (Natural History Museum) Recommended Recommended

    Museums and art

    Museumsplatz 5 A - 5020 Salzburg

    The " Nature House " is, first of all, a very fine museum which, in a modern way, shows, throughout its 90 rooms, almost everything that you would wish to know about the natural environment of this region and elsewhere. Highlights of the to..

  • 20 Getreidegasse Recommended Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Getreidegasse A - 5020 Salzburg

    Like all the Old Town's streets, squashed between the river and mountain, the Getreidegasse or "Grain Street" spreads out, narrowly, between its old four-to-five-storey houses that lodge courtyards and passages within their depths. Sculpted..

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