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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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Hallein

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Hallein

Lebendige Kleinstadt mit Geschichte und Lebensfreude

Der Ort ist erstmals 1198 urkundlich nachweisbar, der Salzabbau bereits 1191. Die Stadterhebung erfolgte zwischen 1218 und 1232. Bekannt ist Hallein vor allem durch die Salzgewinnung und die historischen Funde aus der Zeit der Kelten.

Die alten Salinenhallen und das Salzbergwerk erinnern noch heute an eine Zeit, in der Salz nicht nur lebenswichtig war, sondern vor allem auch Geld und Macht bedeutete.

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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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Rust

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Rust

All About Storks, Fine Wines and a Royal »R«

First mentioned in records in 1317 under the name of »Ceel« – the Hungarian word for elm. First mentioned as Rust in 1385. In 1524, Queen Mary of Hungary granted the people of Rust the right to brand a crowned »R« on their barrels, which ensured the town enormous tax advantages.

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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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