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Small historic towns

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You will still find here what many of us have already lost: more time for a chat, more sensitivity for the little things in life and more pleasure in enjoying some of the joys that life gives to us.

15 Small Historic Towns hidden all over Austria like special gems allow you to participate in history and ambiance, pleasures of the table and very special hospitality, far from all hectic rush and the noise of the city.

Small historic towns Experience the 16 small historic towns

Gmunden

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Gmunden

At the Lake Source of the River Traun

A lively town with southern charm at the shores of lake traunsee, surrounded by mountains – that is the town of ceramics, Gmunden.

Not a big town, but no sleepy small village either. A town with culture and atmosphere, romantic and lively. A place with charm, a place of contrasts, a place of boisterous hours and quiet moments. Gmunden invites you to stroll, to shop or simply enjoy.

Gmunden Visit City

Baden bei Wien

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Baden bei Wien

Town of Roses and Horticulture

A certain Gottlieb Biedermeier – in his capacity of invented literary figure – lent his name to an entire epoch and is considered the epitome of this era, its people and lifestyle.

Baden bei Wien
is Biedermeier through and through and a nostalgic place. Zest for life, entertainment and fun are the dominating forces; the town hosts the biggest casino of central europe, a modern roman spa and an operetta theatre renowned far beyond Austria’s borders.

Baden bei Wien Visit City

Hallein

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Hallein

The historical city

The town itself was first mentioned in a document in 1198, salt mining on the Dürrnberg Mountain already in 1191. The town charter was awarded between 1218 and 1232. Hallein has become known above all for its salt production and the archaeological finds dating back to the Celtic period.
The old saline buildings and salt mine recall the times in which salt was not only essential for life but meant above all money and power.

Hallein Visit city

Bad Ischl

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Bad Ischl

The Emperor’s Great Love

There are many places in Austria where you can still feel the imperial atmosphere. But nowhere else can this special time in Austrian history be better felt than here, in the middle of the salzkammergut region.

The hapsburg family selected Bad Ischl to spend their summers and to find peace and quiet away from their duties at court.

Bad Ischl Visit City