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Famous Places to Visit

Musikverein
Country: Austria

Next to the Kunstlerhaus is the Musikverein, headquarters of the Society of the Friends of Music. It was designed by Theophil Hansen in 1867—9 and features terracotta statues and balustrades. The Musikverein is the home of the famous Vienna Philh ...

Gottweig
Country: Austria

Stift Gottweig, a Benedictine Abbey, crowns a hilltop on the south bank of the Danube, near Krems. Founded in 1083, it was inhabited by Benedictine monks from St Blasien in the Black Forest in 1094. Stift Gottweig is sometimes referred to as the Au ...

Wattens
Country: Austria

The Swarovski factory of decorative glass and glass jewellery and its museum in Wattens are a unique and fascinating experience. Here you can see the world’s largest cut crystal (300,000 carats), and a crystal wall 11 m (36 ft) high, with several ...

St. Veit an der Glan
Country: Austria

From 1174 to 1518, St. Veit an der Glan was the seat of the dukes of Spanheim, who ruled Carinthia during the Middle Ages; it then lost its position to Klagenfurt. Many historic buildings are preserved in the old town around Hauptplatz, including t ...

Gurk
Country: Austria

Gurk, the former ecclesiastical capital of Carinthia, is dominated by a cathedral church, built in 1140—1200 by Bishop Roman and one of the most outstanding achievements of Austrian Romanesque architecture. The Gothic vestibule is adorned by stai ...

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