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Sankt Polten Travel Guide, Austria

Sankt Polten, Travel Guide – Location

Sankt Polten is a beautiful tourist city located in eastern Austria on the banks of Traisen River. It is close to Linz and Graz. Sankt Polten travel guide will make a short introduction for this captivating tourist destination.

Sankt Polten, Travel Guide – Topography and Climate

Located in a large basin with hilly surroundings, Sankt Polten is a picturesque city impressing its visitors with the numerous unspoiled green areas and clean environment.

Climate here is temperate with four distinct seasons with important differences in temperature and precipitation. Summers in the city are usually warm with a maximum average temperature of 26ºC in July and a minimum average of -4ºC in January. Precipitations are also unevenly distributed registering a peak in June and a down in February, but still providing a normal level of humidity all year round.

The hydrograph network in Sankt Polten is made up of the underground waters and Traisen River. The presence of the river brings an additional charm to the city, its green banks and surroundings being very popular for diverse outdoor activities.

Sankt Polten, Travel Guide – Flora and Fauna

The numerous green areas found within and nearby the city are populated with small groups of deciduous trees, small bushes and decorative plants especially along main roads and park alleys while the banks of the river abound in Lombardy poplars, elms, willows and other such plants.

Fauna is also diverse here and is mainly represented by numerous bird species like the wild ducks, pigeons, aquatic species like toads, ring snakes and countless insects especially dragon flies and many more species.

Sankt Polten, Travel Guide – Population

Sankt Polten is the home of 51.000 Austrians and is the favorite holiday destination for thousands of tourists from all over the world. The dominating religion in Sankt Polten is Catholic and the official language is German, still numerous locals speak English so you don’t have to worry about communication. The city is an important cultural, economic and educational centre in Austria housing numerous elementary schools and the Sankt Polten University of Applied Sciences, several multinational companies and countless cultural institutions.

Sankt Polten, Travel Guide – Culture and Arts

Sankt Polten is proud to be a city with numerous cultural attractions from the baroque architecture monuments for which the city is famous, to the four theatres, six museums and local philharmonic orchestra one can find here all forms of art. The city is an important centre for the contemporary artistic forms of dance and music and is also famous for its “Paradiso Cinema” who is internationally recognized and awarded. Modern architecture is yet another element that comes and completes the aspect of the city internationally, creating a unique combination between the old and new.

Sankt Polten, Travel Guide – Transport

Sankt Polten is set in a strategic position within Austria thus benefiting of a modern and efficient transportation network represented by broad motorways, high speed railways and a nearby modern airport. The nearest airport is located half an hour away from the city, the Langenlebarn Airport, and is easily reachable by car, taxi or regular bus routes.

Within the city there is a wide public transportation system made up of trams and buses but tourists can also choose to rent a car or a bike in order to get to see more of Sankt Polten. If you arrive here in summer and wish to visit the baroque city centre then you will have the pleasant surprise to get free transportation from local officials connecting the main tourist attractions from downtown.

Sankt Polten, Travel Guide – Festivals

Sankt Polten is the host of many public events throughout the year, almost all connected to music and film. Some of the most popular festivals here are the International film and music Festival which gather numerous artists from Europe and other continents, Sankt Polten Hofefest which takes place on the streets of the city and the Capital City Festival.

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