St. Veit an der Glan
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St. Veit an der Glan

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 the beautifully decorated Rathaus (town hall) of 1468, altered in the Baroque style. It has a lovely 16th-century arcaded courtyard. The 12thcentury Pfarrkirche St. Veit (parish church of St Vitus) contains stone carvings from various periods; the altars are made in the Baroque style. The most recent symbol of St. Veit is the unusual Kunsthotel Fuchs Palast, a modern hotel built in 1998 to designs by the outstanding artist, Ernst Fuchs. It is themed around the signs of the zodiac. Also worth a visit is the Karntner Eisenbahnmuseum (Carinthian Railway Museum), which has exhibits and documents on the history of the local railways.

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