The married couple Arthur and Margret Krupp dedicated the church to the inhabitants of the city. The ensemble with the neo-baroque Margaret Church and the two schools is a visible landmark of Berndorf. The interior is dominated by the 20-ton high altar cast in bronze. In the right tower of the church there is a carillon that sounds three times a day.
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The Traisen, which is formed from the source rivers Türnitzer Traisen and illegal travels, is a right tributary of the Danube in the south of Lower Austria. The Gölsen is the only major tributary.
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The Forchtenstein Castle (Fraknó vára) is a late medieval castle in the homonymous community of Forchtenstein in northern Burgenland in Austria.
The first part of the castle with the 50 m high keep was built at the beginning of the 14th century by the Lords of Mattersdorf, who later became lords of Forchtenstein.
Around 1450, the Lords of Forchtenstein died because of missing male descendants and the castle came into the possession of the Habsburgs, who owned them 170 years and pledged, inter alia, to the Counts of Weißbriach and Hardegg. During this time, not much changed at the castle. In 1622, Nikolaus Esterházy, patron of the Esterházy, in exchange for the castle of Emperor Ferdinand II, and the Esterházy received the title of count. Nicholas began with the expansion of the now dilapidated castle to a fortress. He concluded in the years 1630-1634 with the Viennese master builder Simone Retacco and from 1643 with the Pallier Domenico Carlone labor contracts on the new construction of the castle. The construction professionals were all Italians. It was a major contract for three Kaisersteinbrucher masters, Ambrosius Petruzzy, Pietro Maino Maderno and Mathias Lorentisch. Kaiserstein was used for main portals, fountains, cannonballs, etc. The elaborated stones were delivered with large stone wagons pulled by six oxen.
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Visiting old town Steyr
City in Austria
Steyr is a city in Upper Austria, after Linz and Wels the third largest city in the state and the twelfth largest city in Austria. The statutory city at the confluence of the Enns and Steyr rivers is the seat of the district authority of the Steyr-Land district. Wikipedia
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The hunting lodge with world history
Embedded in the Danube floodplains and the enchanting castle park, the imperial hunting lodge Eckartsau tells the exciting story of the end of the Danube monarchy. In 1918/19 it was the last residence of Emperor Karl and Zita in Austria. The rule of the Eckartsauer increased the property and acquired land to the east and west as well as castles, markets and rights. In the 16th and 17th centuries, the residents of Eckartsau changed frequently. Today's magnificent appearance of the palace is largely due to Count Franz Ferdinand von Kinsky. The Bohemian court chancellor bought the property and the Eckartsau lordship in 1720 and had the medieval fortification converted into a baroque hunting lodge. Top artists such as Fischer von Erlach, Daniel Gran and Lorenzo Mattielli played a major role in the elaborate redesign.
The Marchfeld castles east of Vienna combine the splendor of the monarchy with unique encounters with nature and animals. We visited Hof Castle, Niederweiden Castle, Orth Castle, Marchegg Castle and Eckartsau Castle for you.
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