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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

Bludenz

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Bludenz

Market place and heart of five alpine valleys

In 830, Bludenz was first mentioned in the so-called “Churrätisches Reichsurbar” document as “Pludono” and “Pluteno”. In 1265, Bludenz was officially established as a town by the Counts of Werdenberg, the town charter was awarded by Hugo I. von Werdenberg in 1274.

Bludenz Visit City

Feldkirch

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Feldkirch

Jesters, Fine Wines and the Magic of History

The first settlements were established in the Bronze Age; the German name »Feldkirch« was for the first time mentioned in an inventory of possessions of 842: »Ecclesia sancti Petri ad Campos id est Feldkircha – St. Peter bei den Feldern church, that’s Feldkirch«.

Feldkirch Visit City

Lienz

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Lienz

A Little Bit of Italy between Drau and Isel

A lively settlement since the Bronze Age in the valley floor between the Drau and Isel rivers. Excavations of the Roman town of Aguntum (A.D. 50–450).

The original settlement was expanded by the Counts of Gorizia in the 11th and 12th centuries who built, among others, Bruck Castle and the Carmelite monastery.

Lienz 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