Wiener Neustadt Things to Do

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    Probably the best spa in Lower Austria

    by Penelope4 Updated May 8, 2011
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    Want to visit a spa while you are in Austria? Visit Linsberg Asia Therme. It is about 40 minutes from Vienna. This spa is inspired by Asian principles - hence the name Linsberg Asia Therme. The place has a 4-star hotel, is known for its restaurant, spa and thermal pools. It is an excellent place to relax, feel refreshed, younger and, and, and...

    You need to book your treatments to ensure an appointment. Please check the prices and packages as given in their Website. The cost for spending the day is 28 Euros. You may use all the facilities (sauna, solarium, thermal pools).

    The architecture, the design, temperature of the water, cleanliness of the place - are just above standard.

    If you're travelling alone, with a partner, or with kids or friends, the place will be perfect for you!

    You may save some Euros if you bring your own bathrobe (Euro 7), slippers and towel.

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    Military Academy of Emperess Maria Theresa

    by desert_princess Updated Oct 11, 2005

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    Formerly the castle of the provincal princess. Built in the 13th century, this castle, defended by four towers, originally belonged to the sovereign, and was expanded during the 15th century to become residence of the Habsburg Emperor Frederick III. During the mid 15th century, the Chapel of St George was built into the western section of the castle.The Gothic hall church features valuable glass paintings and a wall covered with coats of arms. The Emperor Maximilian I was born here in 1459. He was buried in the Chapel of St.George in 1519. Maria Theresa chose the castle in 1752 as the site of her newly founded military academy. The earthquake of 1768 destroyed all but the north-western tower ( the "Rakoczy Tower" - Rakocky meaning Austrian in czech language ). The castle has continued to house the Theresian Military Academy to this day, excepting the periods of 1919 to 1934 and 1938 to 1958. Extensively damaged by bombs during the Second World War, Rebuilding work began on the castle and the St George cathedral in 1963, in accordance with the original plans.

    Visiting is possible Monday to Friday - 8.00 to 11.00h and 14.00 to 16.00h
    for groups please call 02622/381, klappe 2031
    For single visitors, register by the guards at the South door of the park

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    The hedquarters of the secret police - GESTAPO

    by desert_princess Written Oct 10, 2005

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    The hedquarters of the secret police - GESTAPO
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    In this house were located during the nazi occupation ( 1938 - 1945) the headquarters of the secret citypoliceman - GESTAPO ( originating from GEheimen STAatsPOlizei ). Here were tortured for their democratic and freedom beleifs or their opposition to the hitler regime countless to be sent at the end in the concentration camps and in jails ,where many of them lost their lives...

    The house is presently transformed into a Youth Hostel

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    Town Hall

    by desert_princess Updated Oct 10, 2005

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    Earliest town records date from 1401. The Gothic town hall was remodelled in Renaissance style between the the second half of the 16th century and early 17th century. After the great fire in 1834, a neo-gothic spire was added to the hall's tower ( originally built in 1590) and the building's facade was redesigned in the classical style. The coats of arms on the facade originally came from the town gates, which were dismantled in 1860.
    Innside you can take a look at a scale model of the town as it was before, when it was all surrounded by fortified walls.

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    Wiener Neustadt Canale Grande

    by desert_princess Updated Aug 3, 2005

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    Canale Grande of Wiener Neustadt

    Somewhere in the outskirts you will find the Canale Grande of Wiener Neustadt.
    It's a good place to go fishing, canoeing with your family, cycling on the side...
    If you follow that water path, it will take you all the way to Vienna !!!

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    "Cemetary Gates"

    by desert_princess Updated Jul 27, 2005

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    "Cemetary Gates" .....a great song by Panthera
    Take a walk in this garden of peace....
    The Cemetary is open for visitors as it follows
    april, september and october - 6.00 till 19.00h
    may till august - 6.00 till 20.00h
    november till march 7.00 till 18.00h
    on the 31 october, 1 november, 2 november and 24 and 31 december the cemetary doors are open till 22.00h

    Take a walk with me innside

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    Mary's Column on the Main Square - Mariensäule

    by desert_princess Updated Jul 26, 2005

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    Mary's Column on the Main Square - Mariens��ule

    The column was comissioned by the bishop of Wiener Neustadt, Count Leopold Kollonitsch to commemorate the marriages of Emperor Leopold I's sisters held in the Chirch of St George of Wiener Neustadt Castle in 1678 and present Military academy. The Balustrade surmounted with statutes of the " Plague Saints" was added in 1714.
    P.S . Due to reconstruction , Mary was taken away to a safer place I guess

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    Gothic Path Pillar " The Spinner at the cross"

    by desert_princess Updated Jul 26, 2005

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    Gothic Path Pillar

    Gothic Path Pillar " The Spinner at the cross"
    Donated at the end of the 14th century by the Wiener Neustadt city judge, that later became the city's governor - Wolfahrt von Schwarzensee.
    Is considered to be the work of the herzog architect Michael Knab.
    Has been restaured many times, for the last time under the reign of governor Peter Wittmann in 1993/94 with funds from "association for conservation of Spinnerin am Kreuz"

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    Casemates

    by desert_princess Written Jul 24, 2005

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    Casemates entrance

    Between 1551 and 1557 a subterranean system of "casemates" was constructed along the southwest town wall for storing ammunition, following plans made by architect Johann Tscherte. The entrance to the casemates , a mighty Renaissance portal, is crowned with a stone dated 1557 which bears the coat-of-arms of Austria,Tyrol and Wiener Neustadt

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    Water Tower

    by desert_princess Written Jul 24, 2005

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    Water Tower

    The Water Tower was built in 1909/10 to plans by the Viennese architects Theiss and Jansch. The architects may have been inspired by the famous "Corvinus Cup" of Wiener Neustadt - they designed the tower (which soon became a well known symbol of the town) in the stylised shape of a lidded goblet.

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    City Wall

    by desert_princess Updated Jul 24, 2005

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    City Wall

    The city walls built between the end of the 12th and the beginning of the 13th century were partly financed by ransom money paid for the release of the English King Richard the Lionheart. Some of the stones of this wall are joined in the form of "opus spicatum" '(spicated stone work).

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    Provostry

    by desert_princess Written Jul 24, 2005

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    In the early 13th century, this building served as the great hall for the Barenberg Duke Leopold VI, From 1469 to 1785 it was Episcopal Residence, and today it is used as a provostry. The Chapel of St Catherine dominates the front section and contains the crypt of Count Franz Anton Puchheim ( died in 1718 ) , Bishop of Neustadt. He also built the Baroque gate, embelishing it with his coat of arms.
    P.S. Presently in reconstruction

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    St Peter an Der Sperr / City Museum

    by desert_princess Updated Jul 23, 2005

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    St Peter an Der Sperr / City Museum

    This former Dominican church and convent, dating from the 13th century, was handed over to the Dominican Monks in 1444 and was remodelled by the imperial architect and master builder Peter von Pusica sometime after the middle of the 15th century. It contains a remarkable Gothic portal on the south side. First the Monastery was secularised in the 16th century, followed later in the 18th century by the church. From 1964 to 1992, the former monastery housed the municipal archives. In 1994 the city museum moved into the old monastery building as well as into an extention built in 1992/ 93. The restored church has been used for art exhibitions since 1966.

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    Church and Monastery of Neukloster

    by desert_princess Updated Jul 23, 2005

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    Church and Monastery of Neukloster

    Church and Monastery of Neukloster
    Built in 13 century as a monastery church for the Dominicans.Served as a Domenican church between 1444 and 1544 than was transferred to the Cistercians until 1574 by Emperor Frederick III.This Gothic hall of the church was built during the 15th century,and has a precious baroque interior. The grave of Elcanor of Portugal (died in 1467) ,wife of empror Frederick III, is situated behind the high altar. (altar piece - "Assumption of the Virgin" by Anton Schoonjans) .The church has a library, chapter hall and a refectory decorated with ceiling frescoes by Johann Bergl.
    Damaged during the earthquake in 1768

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    Jewish Tombstones

    by desert_princess Written Jul 23, 2005

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    Jewish Tombstones from 13 and 14 century

    These Jewish Tombstones were found when the old fortifications were razed in 1846. They originally belonged to the Jewish Cemetary which was used until 1496 and was situatec outside of the city walls. The tombstones embedded in the western city wall date from the 13th and 14th century.

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