Great majority of Styrians are catholics, as well as the most of Austrians. Catholicism has long tradition in Austria, eversince it was the part of Holly Roman Empire. Austrians worshiping a Virgin Mary very much, there are columns in her honour in every town, all over the country....more
I was attracted by a small terrace just in front of the restaurant and decided to test its cuisine after visiting Seggauschloss. Although Februar 24th, the day was just perfect, sunny and warm around 18 C degrees and very comfortable for dining on the terrace. The owner is Greek guy, very friendly character who suggested to take mixed grilled meat...more
A pub with nice atmosphere, good music, and variety of Irish and other beers ,whiskeys, coffee, and other drinks.We went there for a drink, and everyone took beer, of course. Except me. I don't like beer at all, so I had a shot of whiskey :)Sadly, I only have picture from outside :) Paddy Irish whiskey is good :) Very good :) Price for a shot of...more
I travelled by train because it is comfortable and the cheapest way to get to Leibnitz. The return ticket cost 40 euros. The distance between Zagreb and Leibnitz is about 120 kilometres only but the train ride is around 4 hours. There are several local stops but it is not the only reason why ride take so long. The first stop is soon before passing the border between Croatia and Slovenia, another long stop is in Maribor and the soon at Spielfeld in Austria. All this stops serving for embarkations of the local police and custom officers and the same routine is on a way back.
There is pretty nice city park right in the center of the town, very close to the parish church. Austrians do care alot about the environments, the town of Leibnitz is full of greenery and in particularly its surroundings. Those who love nature and spending peacefull free time in almost idyllic environments will find Leibnitz as a good choice.more
It is longtime tradition in Central Europe to eat lots of donuts in the times of a carnival. All city pastry shops must have donuts in their offer during carnival but it is also the tradition to make them at home too. Hosting friends at home cannot be imagine without donuts, and this tradition worth for Austria, Slovenia, Hungary and Croatia.more
If you are there when the autumn festivals are held, be careful no to step into the horse sh*t cause there is pretty much of it on the streets....
There is fine looking manor-house right next to the castle but right now in a pretty bad conditions. It is not abandoned, people still stay inside of it but doesn't seems they care much about the look of the house, or maybe they just not able to pay for its reconstruction. Too bad because to me it has even more attractive appearance then the castle itself.
Leibnitz is very small town in southern Styria and it has no more then ten thousand inhabitants. The town has pretty long history and the first settlement around here dates from the Roman period. Just a few kilometres south is Leibnitz is location of Wagna where famous Roamn settlement Flavia Solva used to be.
Fondest memory: The town has nice and attractive central part where most of a must sites could be found. Everything here is in a walking distance, even Seggauschloss (Seggau Castle) which is situated on a top of a hill just 2 kilometres far from the center of Leibnitz.