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    Our Cultural Promenade starts with the Cathedral

    by desert_princess Updated Jul 23, 2005

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    It is the first thing that attracts your attention when arriving by train to Wiener Neustadt - The white towers of the cathedral that can be seen from afar.

    The late Romanesque cathedral was consecrated in 1279. In the 14th century, the Romanesque apse was replaced by a Gothic transept and a Gothic choir. From 1469 to 1785, it served as an Episcopal cathedral.
    Situated next to the Bridal gate ("Brauttor") are the tombstones of the two magnates Zriny and Frangepany, executed in 1671. At the end of the 15th century the nave was decorated with wooden statues of the Twelve Apostles, created by a local artist Lorenz Fuchsberger, who also produced the Annunciation group under the triumphal arch. The early Baroque pulpit was donated by Cardinal Melchior Klesl who administrated the diocese from 1588 until 1630. His Memorial tablet is located in the choir, the CArdinal's bust is said to be the work of G.L. Bernini.The late Baroque high altar by Gianbettino Cignaroli depicts the Assumption of the Virgin Mary. Due to its dilapidated state, the entire western part of the Cathedral had to be razed in 1886 but was rebuilt in accordance with the original plans between 1892 and 1899.
    Do you know the fisherman's towers in Budapest? My mind made a strange reference with them while I was watching the Cathedral....go figure....maybe because it's white...

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    Circle "1522"

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    The circle marks the place where the scaffold was said to have stood during the "bloody assizes" that were held in Wiener Neustadt ( Wiener Neustadt Blutgericht) in 1522. The most prominent members of the new corporate government, constituted against the will of Emperor Maximilian I and of his successor Ferdinand I, were beheaded on this spot, including the Mayor of Vienna , Dr Martin Siebenbürger.

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    The fortified walls

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    The fortified walls

    Once upon a time the whole town was surrounded by fortified walls, from which you can still see the remains today, aswell as the towers that were guarding the corners.
    The fortified walls near the Parking at Grazer strasse

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    The Dom by night

    by desert_princess Updated Jul 23, 2005

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    The Dom by night

    The Dom by night
    It's always nice to see the night face of buildings....Nice shot....could be a postcard...

    Here's a story about the Dom - I went innside with a friend just before the closing hour, and I was kinda surprised to see a fully dressed in leather motorrider to pop up behind the altar and walk in the hall. I realezed afterwards that this was the preacher , getting ready to leave his workplace and fly on his motorbike to an unknown to me destination. He was very patient with us as he saw we were taking a look at the altars and tombstones, and said " Take your time, most people use the cathedral as a shortcut through the sqare and don't pay attention at the innside anyways..." Ummm no comment here....

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    Main Square

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    The Wiener Neustadt center is a pedestrian only area. In the heart of the main square there is a monument that is presently in reconstruction, surrounded by cafes, shops and galleries. Sculpture exhibition of modern art will be decorating one of the sides of the square all summer long.
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    Church and residence St Leopold of the Jesuits

    by desert_princess Updated Jul 13, 2005

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    Church and Residence St Leopold of the Jesuits

    Between 1737 and 1745 a church and presbytery residence were built on the outskirts of Wiener Neustadt and then donated to the Jesuits by the Turkish Family Zungaberg / Czonkabeg who had converted to Catholicism .After the Order's abolition in 1773 the Jesuit Residence became a military hospital. From 1904 to 1992 it hosted the municipal museum. The town archives were moved in 1992 in the Baroque building on its left side.

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    P.S. - It is is the first time I hear somebody turning from Islam to Catholicism!!!

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    The Old Crown Pharmacy

    by desert_princess Written Jul 24, 2005

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    The Old Crown Pharmacy

    Alte Kronen Apotheke
    The firts mention of this pharmacy, as a regional pharmacy in Lower Austria dates back to the 16th century.

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    City Theater

    by desert_princess Written Jul 23, 2005

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    Former church of the Carmelite Monastery ( 1678 - 1782) after being secularised under Emperor Joseph II in 1792/ 94 was turned into a theater. Since 1974 it has been a Municipal Theater

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    Surveyor's Reference Points for the Town

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    Surveyor's Reference Points for the Town

    This was the point calculated by surveyor Erwin Reidinger, from which the town was marked out when it was founded in 1192. Historians date the founding of Wiener Neustadt back to 1194.

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    The Red Cross Building

    by desert_princess Updated Jul 23, 2005

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    The Red Cross Building

    The Red Cross Building
    Not quite sure why there are yellow ( first aid )helicopters fling over the town all day long. Is Wiener neustadt some kind of medical emergency center?...

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    Flower Market on the main Square

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    On the main square you will find the flower market, just make sure you are there before they close - this is somewhere around 19h

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    Lokomotive "Fanny" G4

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    Lokomotiv Factory of Wiener Neustadt

    This little locomotive, produced in 1870 in the Lokomotiv Factory of Wiener Neustadt, for internal transport purposes was in 1973 turned into a monument of Gratitude to the industry.

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    A Flower Shop in Front of a Church

    by desert_princess Updated Jul 12, 2005

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    A flower shop

    A Flower Shop in Front of a Church -
    The Flowers are flowing from the windows and around the door , innondating you with colors and beauty and aromas

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    A billboard on the streets of Wiener Neustadt

    by desert_princess Updated Jul 2, 2005

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    Evil Woman

    Devil Woman on a Bilboard Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr
    I just looooved the woman and decided 2 share ..hehehehehe
    I just figured out this is an ad for a magazine with tests!!! All sorts of them....

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    The House for Old People

    by desert_princess Written Jul 1, 2005

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    The House for Old People

    The House for Old People looks nice from the outside. Well maintained and decorated with flowers. Almost like a hotel...

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