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Melk Abbey (Melk)
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$79* and up
Ranked #1 of 146 attractions in Lower Austria
Travelers' Choice™ 2014 Winner Attractions
Category: Religious Sites; Historic Sites; Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
Owner description: Melk Abbey is one of the biggest and most beautiful European Baroque Ensembles. Its splendid architectur ist famous worldwide... more » Owner description: Melk Abbey is one of the biggest and most beautiful European Baroque Ensembles. Its splendid architectur ist famous worldwide an part of UNESCO´s World Cultural Heritage. Since 1089, Benedictine Monks have continually been living and working in Melk Abbey. Following the rules laid down by St. Benedict, they try to translate into action the words ORA et LABORA et LEGE (pray, work and read) by working in pastoral care, education as well as organizing numerous cultural Events. A visit to the abbey includes the abbey museum, the marble hall, the balcony, the library, the church, the abbey park with the baroque garden pavillion (open May-October)and the Bastion.April to September: Visits are possible daily with (10.55 a.m. and 2.55 p.m.)or without guided tourOctober to March: Visits are possible only with a guided tour. For individuals: 10.55 a.m. and 2.55 p.m. / tour for Groups may be reserved.Recommended time to spend at the abbey: 2,5 hoursADVISE for your visit: If possible, visit Melk Abbey around midday or in the afternoon, it´s not so crowed. Large monastery parking lot free of Charge. « less
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Ranked #2 of 146 attractions in Lower Austria
Category: Valleys; Nature and Parks
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Kurpark (Baden)
Ranked #3 of 146 attractions in Lower Austria
Category: Nature and Parks
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Kuenringer Castle (Durnstein)
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$79* and up
Ranked #4 of 146 attractions in Lower Austria
Category: Castles; Landmarks
Owner description: Castle Kuernriger (Schloß Kürnriger) is the main attraction of Durnstein (Dürnstein). It is the ruins of the castle in which... more » Owner description: Castle Kuernriger (Schloß Kürnriger) is the main attraction of Durnstein (Dürnstein). It is the ruins of the castle in which Richard Leoncoeur, King of England was held prisoner for a year while returning from a Crusade. The ransom was used by the Duke of Babenberg to build the city walls of Vienna. This is a popular historical attraction especially for British people. « less
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Ranked #5 of 146 attractions in Lower Austria
Category: Ancient Ruins; Landmarks
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Stift Klosterneuburg (Klosterneuburg)
Ranked #6 of 146 attractions in Lower Austria
Category: Religious Sites; Landmarks
Owner description: Just a few years after relocating their residence to Klosterneuburg, Margrave Leopold III and his wife, Agnes, founded the... more » Owner description: Just a few years after relocating their residence to Klosterneuburg, Margrave Leopold III and his wife, Agnes, founded the monastery near their castle as a religious, social and cultural center in 1114. They handed the monastery over to the Canons Regular of St. Augustine in 1133. « less
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Ranked #7 of 146 attractions in Lower Austria
Category: Nature and Parks
Owner description: The castle garden of Laxenburg with its huge area, the old castle, the Blauer Hof or Franzensburg castle is one of the most... more » Owner description: The castle garden of Laxenburg with its huge area, the old castle, the Blauer Hof or Franzensburg castle is one of the most famous monuments of garden design in Austria. The arrangement today from the 18th and 19th century follows a long tradition since the 13th century. « less
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Ranked #8 of 146 attractions in Lower Austria
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
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Ranked #9 of 146 attractions in Lower Austria
Category: Historic Sites; History Museums
The site of a brutal Nazi concentration camp that saw the deaths of over 100,000 prisoners.
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Archaeological Park Carnuntum (Petronell-Carnuntum)
Ranked #10 of 146 attractions in Lower Austria
Category: Ancient Ruins; Landmarks
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Ranked #11 of 146 attractions in Lower Austria
Category: Nature and Parks
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Ranked #12 of 146 attractions in Lower Austria
Category: Historic Sites; Landmarks
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Burg Liechtenstein (Maria Enzersdorf)
Ranked #13 of 146 attractions in Lower Austria
Category: Castles; Landmarks
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Schloss Hof (Schlosshof)
Ranked #14 of 146 attractions in Lower Austria
Category: Castles; Landmarks
Owner description: With a size of over 50 hectares, Austria's largest rural Palace complex is only an hour's drive from Vienna. As the country... more » Owner description: With a size of over 50 hectares, Austria's largest rural Palace complex is only an hour's drive from Vienna. As the country seat of Prince Eugene of Savoy and later Maria Theresa and Joseph II. Schloss Hof has seen many splendid celebrations and illustrious guests. Today, visitors can not only see the imperial living quarters in the bel Etage, but also attend numerous Events and activities for the whole Family that continue the opulent traditions of the past. « less
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Essl Museum (Klosterneuburg)
Ranked #15 of 146 attractions in Lower Austria
Category: Museums
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Ranked #16 of 146 attractions in Lower Austria
Category: Castles; Landmarks
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Maria Taferl (Maria Taferl)
Ranked #17 of 146 attractions in Lower Austria
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
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Stift Durnstein (Durnstein)
Ranked #18 of 146 attractions in Lower Austria
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
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Casino Baden (Baden)
Ranked #19 of 146 attractions in Lower Austria
Category: Casinos
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Schallaburg (Schallaburg)
Ranked #20 of 146 attractions in Lower Austria
Category: Castles; Landmarks
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Stift Heiligenkreuz (Heiligenkreuz)
Ranked #21 of 146 attractions in Lower Austria
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
Ranked #22 of 146 attractions in Lower Austria
Category: Castles; Landmarks
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Ranked #23 of 146 attractions in Lower Austria
Category: Museums
Owner description: Arnulf Rainer’s hometown of Baden pays tribute to this versatile and busy painter with a museum devoted to his work – and... more » Owner description: Arnulf Rainer’s hometown of Baden pays tribute to this versatile and busy painter with a museum devoted to his work – and housed in a former bath that is a gem of 19th-century architecture. « less
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Zauberberg (Semmering)
Ranked #24 of 146 attractions in Lower Austria
Category: Ski/ Snowboard Areas
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Ranked #25 of 146 attractions in Lower Austria
Category: Castles; Landmarks
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Naturpark Hohe Wand (Maiersdorf)
Ranked #26 of 146 attractions in Lower Austria
Category: Nature and Parks
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Art Brut Center Gugging (Klosterneuburg)
Ranked #27 of 146 attractions in Lower Austria
Category: Art Galleries; Architectural Buildings
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Schloss Rosenburg (Rosenburg)
Ranked #28 of 146 attractions in Lower Austria
Category: Castles; Landmarks
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Stift Zwettl (Zwettl)
Ranked #29 of 146 attractions in Lower Austria
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
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Loisiarte (Langenlois)
Ranked #30 of 146 attractions in Lower Austria
Category: Architectural Buildings; Landmarks
Owner description: From the center of the vineyards rises the aluminium-clad cube of the Visitors’ Centre Loisium, a symbol of how adept the... more » Owner description: From the center of the vineyards rises the aluminium-clad cube of the Visitors’ Centre Loisium, a symbol of how adept the winegrowing town of Langenlois is at linking the modern and the traditional. This theme is also taken up each year in March by the Loisiarte music and literature festival. « less
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