Wiener Neustadt Sights and Landmarks Guide, Austria
As a former imperial city, Wiener Neustadt introduces to its visitors the gems of its heyday from the edifices of its medieval splendor to the recently constructed establishments. Guests will see for themselves why Wiener Neustadt Sights are considered great portions of the most attractive provincial towns in Austria.
Wiener Neustadt Sights – Notable Landmarks
Many of the city’s identifying landmarks are connected to history, especially those that have survived the wreckages that repeatedly damaged the city in the course of its history. These attractions are as enticing as those seen in Salzburg Sights.
Domplatz. Sanctified in 1279 and functioned as a cathedral from 1469 to 1785, this church has Late Romanesque front and nave, and Gothic transepts and choir. Twelve statues of the Apostles (life size) were added on its halls in the 15th century. Today, the church is known as Liebfrauenkirche (parish church of the Assumption) since the transfer of the see to St. Pölten in 1784.
Military Academy. Founded in 1751 by Maria Theresa of Austria, the former castle fortress is now where the officers of the Austrian Armed Forces are trained. The Theresian Military Academy or TherMilAk is considered the oldest military academy in the world.
St. George Chapel. Also located inside the former castle fortress and built in the 15th century, this chapel is where Maximilian I was born and later buried. It is famous for its glassworks and of course, the tomb of Emperor Maximilian I.
Medieval Walls. The city was once heavily fortified and covered with walls built from the ransom paid for the release of King Richard the Lionheart of England, but the destructive earthquake destroyed most of the castle fortress and left little remnants today.
Wiener Neustadt Sights – Museums
Many museums are found in the city. These diverse museums showcase the rich and unique history of Wiener Neustadt. Many intangible treasures are also exhibited in these places.
Municipal Museum. This former Jesuit College (1737 – 1743) is now known as the Municipal Museum. One of its important exhibits is the replica of the Corvinusbecher (Corvinus Cup, 1487), a goblet engraved with the insignia of King Matthias Corvinys of Hungary and Frederick III, which was given as a present to the people of Wiener Neustadt when the city was once invaded by Hungary.
St. Peter an der Sperr. Built in the 13th century, this former Dominican friary now exhibits the Municipal Archives. The church interior itself is utilized as the exhibition hall while the courtyard functions as a concert venue.
Flugmuseum Aviaticum. This museum houses exhibits about the aviation history in Austria. The Flugmuseum Aviaticum was established in 1999 complete with its own airfield.Vacationers may find Wiener Neustadt Sights to be the same as other tourist attractions in Austria. You may extend your stay in the country then have the chance to compare and contrast it with Linz Sights.
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