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Sankt Polten (St. Polten), Austria



Sankt Polten (St. Polten),Austria is the capital of Lower Austria , and the city rests on the Traisen river and is situated north of the Alps and south of the Wachau . It is a section of the Mostviertel ,
the southwest region of Lower Austria .

Built on the site of the ancient Roman city Aelium Cetium , the age of the oldest part of Sankt Polten (St. Polten),Austria is almost between the 2nd and the 4th century. It was named Treisma , in the year 799.The city was declared the capital of Lower Austria with a resolution by the Lower Austrian parliament on July 10, 1986. The Lower Austrian government has been hosted in Sankt Polten since 1997.

Its name Sankt Polten, Austria is derived from Hippolytus of Rome . The city was renamed to Sankt Hippolyt, then Sankt Polyt and finally Sankt Polten.

Location - Sankt Polten (St. Polten), Austria's coordinates lie on 48°13'N, 15°37'E


Reaching there - The city is placed right on the Austrian Western Railway of the oBB and is also the terminal station of the Leobersdorfer Railway , the Mariazellerbahn, the regional railway to Tulln and the regional railway to Krems.

Sankt Polten (St. Polten), Austria is at the crossing of the Western Motorway A1 and t he Kremser Speedway S33, and is traversed by the Vienna Road B1 .

Sankt Polten is a connective spot of the Wieselbus bus lines , which provides radial links between the capital and the different regions of Lower Austria.

A mesh of eleven bus lines runs at regular intervals within the city. Every summer, a free tourist train in the city centre links the ancient parts of the city with the government district.


Sightseeing - The sights of the wonderful Sankt Polten (St. Polten), Austria are all related to its past and its cultural heritage and provide a comprehensive insight into the past of Austria itself. A few of the most prominent attractions are:
  • Lower Austrian state theatre
  • Diocese museum St. Pölten
  • Museum im Hof
  • Private museum "Wilhelmsburger ornament and utensil dishes"
  • City museum St. Pölten
  • Former Synagogue
  • Klangturm (tower), the city's landmark
  • Stadtsäle (public event hall)
  • Tonkünstler Orchestra
  • International culture and film festival
  • Parliament festival
  • Sankt Pölten festival weeks "Klangweile"
  • Capital city festival


Accommodations - Sankt Polten (St. Polten), Austria is a small city but it provides few options in tourist accommodations. But its proximity to Vienna makes it possible to commute to it days in and days out.

Other features - Sankt Polten (St. Polten), Austria is famous for two things the Annual ecclesiastical concert and ATP tennis tournament , every year in the third week of May, in the multiple local tennis stadiums. ankt Polten (St. Polten), Austria is a beautiful Austrian nostalgia, once experienced cherished always.



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