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  • 1 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..

  • 2 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..

  • 3 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..

  • 4 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..

  • 5 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..

  • 6 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..

  • 7 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..

  • 8 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..

  • 9 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..

  • 10 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. ..

  • 11 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 ..

  • 12 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..

  • 13 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..

  • 14 Residenz Recommended Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Residenzplatz 1 A - 5020 Salzburg

    In 1595, the former 11th-century bishop's palace was replaced by this fastuous building, on the initiative of Wolf Dietrich von Raitenau. The north-west wing only dates from the end of the 18th century. Young Mozart played numerous concerts in the Co..

  • 15 Gaisbergstraße Recommended Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    Gaisbergstr. A - 5020 Salzburg

    Near Salzburg, the Gaisberg enables you to overlook the whole region. On the road leading to the summit, the view faces West towards Salzburg, the Salzach gap, then Bavaria and much further afield, the Salzburg Alps. When reaching the top, at 1,288 m..

  • 16 Old Town Recommended Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Hauptplatz A - 8011 Graz

    Graz's Old Town is included in the UNESCO World Heritage List. From the top of the picturesque Schlossberg Hill overlooking it, visitors can enjoy a scene of reddish-brown roofs crowned by onion-shaped belfries. This partly-pedestrianized district su..

  • 17 Landhaus Recommended Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Herrengasse 16 A - 8010 Graz

    Seat of the former Styrian Diet since the 16C, the Landhaus is one of Graz's finest Renaissance palaces. The main façade, with its handsome round-arched windows and elegant doorway, hides the Italianate elegance of its three-storey arcaded courtyard ..

  • 18 Mausoleum Recommended Recommended

    Religious buildings

    Burggasse 2 A - 8011 Graz

    The magnificent Mausoleum of Emperor Ferdinand II is undoubtedly Graz's most unusual building. It gracefully combines Mannerist Austrian Baroque with the theatrical splendour of Rome's great churches. The initial work of the Italian Pietro de Pomis w..

  • 19 Eiserner Brunnen Recommended Recommended

    Museums and art

    Koloman-Wallisch Platz A - 8600 Bruck-an-der-Mur

    The wrought-iron well made by local craftsman Hans Prasser in 1626 is considered to be the finest example of this art in Styria. The forged section, on a stone base, particularly the canopy with delightful Renaissance motifs, was produced in an outst..

  • 20 Admont Abbey Recommended Recommended

    Religious buildings

    A - 8911 Admont

    The Benedictine Admont Abbey has been one of Christendom's great cultural centres since its foundation in the 11C. It remains so today, with a library that boasts some 1 400 manuscripts and 150 000 volumes. It is a splendid Rococo building, worthy of..

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