The Basilica originally had been built in gothic style, in the 17th century they added baroque elements. You can see the older gothic spire in the middle and to it`s left and to it`s right baroque spires. It`s church bell is the biggest one in Styria. The high altar`s design is by Johann Bernhard Fischer von Erlach (who planned also the famous...more
For all tourists, for the inhabitants, but to only for the many pilgrims, who come up to Mariazell, the basilica is the most important objective.The church was built in three phases. In the year 1200 began the construction works to a Romanesque church. Later, in the 1340, was added a Gothic choir to the construction. From this second style, is...more
The Chapel is in the middle of the church placed.It is an edifice of gold and silver that houses the statue of the Madonna.This sacred place has seen the effects of the centuries:The main choice is Romanesque.The beams of the Gnadekapelle with the images of King Louis of Hungary are in Gothic style.The extraordinary stucco decor is Baroque.more
One cannot talk about Mariazell without saying something about the basilica.That is the most important tourist attraction in the town.It is a piece of jewellery that impresses, with its slim and fashionable line, its brightness, its splendid architecture, its marble embroideries, and its valuable treasures.The church was erected in several...more
The pilgrimage church, with a length of 85m and a width of 30m, was erected into several construction steps.The first church was Romanesque. Its construction started in1200The second (1340), was a Gothic church, and the Gothic middle tower (90m) is its visible rest. The present-day Basilica was built through rebuilding in the baroque time, with...more
Most tourists, who come in Mariazell, visit the 1267m up Bürgeralpe. In the year 1928, was built, on the Bürgeralpe, the first funicular of the Styria. The gondola, with 25 places, drives with a speed of 5 m per second. The rope has a length of 1432m. The funicular drives in 10 minutes, over 6 supports, from the valley to the mountain station. On...more
It is a traditional hotel, with a familiar atmosphere, clean and comfortable rooms, a beautiful...more
Wienerstrasse 6, Mariazell, 8630, Austria
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Grazerstrasse 1, Mariazell, 8630, Austria
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This elegant and comfortable restaurant is a great gastronomically objective in the heart of Mariazell.Into a familiar and friendly atmosphere, one can enjoys here, daily, an exquisite meal, a good coffee, or an excellent ice. The lovely summer terrace is an agreeable place, to eats, to relax and to admire the splendid area.more
An elegantly and well arranged restaurant, placed in centre of Mariazell, exactly opposite from basilica, in the Main Place of the town.The family Pirker is famous in Mariazell, for the miraculous and delightful gingerbread, but also for the modern hotel and restaurant, that is for the tourists a real attraction. A show bakery is beside the...more
A favourable specialty restaurant. A cafe terrace. own „Egger – Kamelbräu“ There is here an agreeable and comfortable atmosphere, clean, funny, and informal surroundings. Good Food and Drinks.All inquiries, table reservations, park leaderships: 0664/1111012 It is a joy to spend one day into this surroundings and to enjoy the hospitality of the...more
The town Mariazell is an attraction, for many tourists that live in Austria, or visit this country.
The town is also in the night exactly so beautiful, as on the day.
The lights give a special magic ness to the constructions.
Remaining at least a few days and nights in Mariazell is an unforgettable experience.
Although the town is very small, there are many possibilities, to spend the time beautifully.
This manger is built in a private house, at the Kalvarienberg.It shows 12 scenes from the new will, with 130 movable figures.Bruno Habertheuer manufactured the manger, in 18 winters.This laudable handiwork is to be viewed anytime, in the house of the family Habertheuer, in Mariazell.Address: Kalvarienberg, 1, Mariazellmore
The gingerbreads are a sweet tradition in Mariazell."The entire bee " is a sightseeing program, where you have the possibility to see the tradition, and the old craft of Mariazell. This town is famous for its gingerbreads and the wonderful creations from this sweet dough.More info and pictures find you in the web page.more
Mariazell is a centre of Central European spiritual lives.Approximately one million pilgrims from whole world come annually to Mariazell.They come here to pray and to admire the lovely landscape.Many of these believers like to come, specifically on the four weekends before Christmas, to the Mariazeller Advent.The town is in this time, a real winter...more
The way, through the mountains, to Mariazell is magical.The street cuts the mountain and runs like a snake in direction Mariazell. It is possible that sometimes, one gets nausea, from so many sharp curves. In winters, there is also, the danger, to slide.It is necessary to drive carefully and alertly every time.The danger is higher in the morning...more
The less-used roads around Mariazell are like this for several months during the winter, making snow tyres essential. I was amazed at how effective snow tyres are. England has a pretty mild winter most years so people just use their normal tyres year-round. On the odd occasion that we get snow the whole country just grinds to a halt because cars...more
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The construction of 1985-1986 is placed behind the basilica of Mariazell.The pilgrims frequent, very often, this place of thinking and pray.The candle grotto is equipped with a modern ventilation installation. That is a necessity, to the many candles, that burns, every day here.more
Little of go minutes behind the house with the same name, falls the Marie waterfall.After some kilometres, it leads into the Salza.The peculiarity of this waterfall is that it falls over a steep rock wall, in which a Madonna stands in a niche of sandstone.I think that the Mariazells surrounding is a blessed place.more
This romantically situated sea was positioned by the industrialist-family Krupp about the turn of the century. The sea was named, after the sacred Hubertus, the protection patron of the hunters.The whole surroundings, the shores of the sea, and the nature in this area, are a real paradise for plants and animals, and a splendid spa for the tourists.more
Yes, really! It is possible to dive in the mountains in a lake called Erlaufsee which is a few km to the north-west of Mariazell.The water is supposedly very clear but, I would imagine, extremely cold. Elevation is 828m so you can test your 'diving at altitude' skills as well as your freshwater diving skills. Maximum depth is 38m. According to some...more
Skiing is the number 1 sport in Austria and Mariazell is no exception.It is a common sight in the town to see skiers traipsing along in their ski boots to and from the ski-lift. Within 10 minutes it is possible to be on the slopes of Bürgeralpe.When I went up to take a look I was about the only person not skiing! Equipment is available to hire (or...more
The sea lies in Walstern, not far from Mariazell, at the border of Low Austria and Styria.Dozens brooks lead into the always crystal-clear lake, that was positioned in 1906, as storage lake.The sea and its influx, the Walster are flying fishery waters of world reputation.A whole network of footpaths lies around the lake.The water of the lake...more