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    WALK THE HISTORIC CENTRE

    by balhannah Written Aug 5, 2012

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    Walking is the best way to see Horn. The historic centre is quite compact, and has three Churches of varying ages. The Town square has some nice buildings, one with sgraffito and statues on the top of the building. I found a fountain, a plague column and shops to browse. The town also has town walls, ancient towers and three gates.
    Quite a pleasant town to spend an hour or two!

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    SCHLOSS HORN

    by balhannah Written Aug 5, 2012

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    Quite a nice looking Schloss that can only be seen by peering through the fence, as it is privately owned and lived in. It was built in the 16th century.
    Outside the gates, two Lion statues are on guard.

    Located in the historic centre of Horn

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    ST. GEORGE CHURCH

    by balhannah Written Aug 5, 2012

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    St. George Church

    Located in the main square of Horn, is St. George Church, built in 1593 as a Protestant church.
    I wasn't able to go inside this Church, but I didn't mind. On the outside, this Church has a most beautiful Spire that was built in the 1800's. They call it a "late-romantic" Spire!
    This is one of the largest Protestant churches in the whole of Austria. If you are able to go inside, take note of the wooden Rococo pulpit built in 1772, which is decorated with gilded and silvered ornamentation

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    HORN MUSEUM

    by mel_bee Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Tower at the museum

    The Hobarth or Mader Museum is housed in a former hospital. Here you can find exhibitions on prehistory, early history, local people and town history as well as the famous Grasel collection in honour of Georg Grasel (1790-1818) and an agricultural collection. This museum and park marks the gateway to the natural and cultural area called the "Kamptal".

    A-3580 Horn, Stadtgemeinde, Rathausplatz 4, Tel. 02982- 2656

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    PARISH CHURCH OF ST. GEORGE

    by mel_bee Updated Aug 18, 2003

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    View of the church

    I like this church which is in the heart of the town and dedicated to my country's patron saint. This church is located in the main square and was built as a protestant church in 1593. The tower was finalized in a late romantic style at the end of the 18th century. The stone doors near the tower date back to the renaissance period and the south outer wall and the chancellory are in a rococco style. The "Taufbecken" is late renaissance. The church is decorated with two pictures - the Black Madonna by Alt-Brünn and St. Thekla by Martin Johann Schmidt, also known as "Kremser Schmidt".

    A-3580 Horn, Hauptplatz; Pfarramt: Thurnhofgasse 19, Tel. 02982-23 12

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    KUNSTHAUS

    by mel_bee Updated Aug 18, 2003

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    Arcade at the Kunsthaus

    This building has been around since the late 16th century. It was once a convent and a grammar school and is now an arts centre with seminar rooms, galleries and some accommodation.

    the Kunsthaus is the headquarters of the Austrian Chamber Music Festival called "Allegro Vivo" and is also a summer academy for the festival. The concerts take place in the inner courtyard (which has renaissance arcades from 1591) as well as in the library and the small gallery.

    To find out more about the music festival see www.allegro-vivo.music.at

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    HISTORICAL HORN - OLD SHOPS

    by mel_bee Written Aug 18, 2003

    In an area steeped in history its not surprising that some of the local business go back centuries. I liked this old pharmacy sign on the corner of the main square.

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    HISTORICAL HORN - OLD BUILDINGS

    by mel_bee Written Aug 18, 2003

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    Apart from the Sgraffito house you will find many old buildings as you walk around the streets of Horn. I found this old sign on one of the buildings behind the Parish church.

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    RIVERSIDE

    by mel_bee Updated Aug 18, 2003

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    Views of Horn

    Take the pedestrian walkway from Wienerstrasse and you will find yourself walking over a bridge with a great view of the river, castle and kunsthaus.

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    MAIN SQUARE

    by mel_bee Written Aug 18, 2003

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    The small main square leads into a cobbled stoned shopping area. There are a few benches round the fountain where you can sit and observe the centre of town from.

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    RELAXING IN THE MUSEUM PARK

    by mel_bee Written Aug 18, 2003
    A hard day sightseeing!!

    In front of the museum is a small park with some historical artifacts, a map of the region and works by local artists. I particularly liked this stone rocking chair!!

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    SGRAFFITO HOUSE

    by mel_bee Written Aug 18, 2003

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    Facade of the house

    You will find this painted house on Wienerstrasse opposite the parish church. It was restored in the 20th century.

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    WHAT ELSE TO SEE...

    by mel_bee Updated Aug 18, 2003

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    The town hall

    If you have more time in the town, especially during the music festival - there is also the townhall in Florianigasse, Vereinshaus on Hamerlingstrasse and St. Stephan's Church on Pragerstrasse.

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