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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 15 small historic towns

Steyr

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Steyr

1000 Years of Romanticism

Around 980 the Ottakar margraves in Styria built today’s Lamberg Castle. The settlement around the castle and the parish church are first mentioned in official documents in 985. In 1186, the town fell into the ownership of the Babenbergers.

Steyr Visit City

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

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.

Rust 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

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