Schatzkarte

Schatzkarte

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Classic Tour

Austria Classic Tour

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Naturerlebnis in der Stadt

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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.

Experience the 16 small historic towns

Radstadt

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Radstadt

A Fine Old Town in the Mountains

»Rastat« was first mentioned in documents in 1074. Due to its strategically important location on the old Roman road from Aquileia over the Radstadt Tauern to Juvavum (Salzburg), Radstadt received town rights under Archbishop Rudolf von Hohenegg in 1289.

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Schärding

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Schärding

Town of the Guilds

»Scardigna« was first mentioned in documents in 804; in the course of the 9th and 10th centuries, Schärding became the centre of the county of Vornbach-Neuburg. The Counts of Andech followed in 1160 and the Bavarian Wittelsbachs in 1248.

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Judenburg

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Judenburg

Venetian Charm and Styrian Merchants

The former merchants’ settlement was an important trade centre between venice and vienna. The town preserved the Mediterranean charm from the old days of venetian traders.

Tradition and modernity form a harmonious symbiosis here and folklore finds ample space to unfold – on the farmers’ market, at folk music mornings in rustic inns or at the »Murtaler Autumn festival«.

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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.

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