Tulln, on the right bank of the Danube river, was the site of the Roman camp of Comagena. Two structures remain from that period: the 3rdcentury Roman Tower, probably the oldest structure in Austria, and a milestone. Tulln is famous as the birthplace of Egon Schiele, one of the foremost painters of the turn of the 20th century, best known for his provocative nudes. The Egon-Schiele- Museum, housed in an old prison on the banks of the Danube, shows 90 original works by the artists and the permanent exhibition Egon Schiele and his Times. In Minoritenkloster is a new museum complex, the Tullner Museen, devoted to the small town’s history. The Romanesque Pfarrkirche St Stephan, the parish church of St Stephen, was built in the 12th century, but subsequently altered, first in Gothic, then in Baroque style. It has an interesting Romanesque portal with 12 reliefs, probably representing the apostles. Next to the church is the 13th-century mortuary, one of the more interesting historic sites in town. It holds the cemetery chapel of the Three Wise Men, the largest and most famous in Austria, combining elements of late-Romanesque style with early Gothic, and featuring a beautifully decorated portal and well-preserved murals. The remains of the old city walls are also still preserved.

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