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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.

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Bad Radkersburg

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Bad Radkersburg

Under the Rules of Old Trade Guilds

Trade and crafts have always played an important role in the town on the river Mur. Various trade guilds dominated the economic and cultural life and laid the foundation stone of today’s Bad Radkersburg.

The 17 preserved guild coffres alone bear witness to the old art of crafts. Arcade courtyards, magnificent buildings, the unique museum and the medieval city walls bestow a Mediterranean character to the town.

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Mariazell

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Mariazell

... a gift from heaven

Around the year 1200, Margrave Henry Vladislav of Moravia built the first church and dedicated it to the “Mater Gentium Slavorum” in gratitude for his recovery from a severe illness. About 1370, King Ludwig the Great from Hungary endowed the Mariazell Chapel of Grace that still exists today, to give thanks for his glorious victory over his Eastern enemies of the faith.

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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.

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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.

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