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Sankt Polten

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Sankt Polten
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By Air

The airfield Voltendorf is located on the grounds of the former garrison Voltendorf training area.

By Train

In St. Polten are twelve stations of which St. Polten Central Station which is currently under construction is the greatest.Western Railway is an electrified main railway in Austria, which was originally the privileged Imperial Empress Elisabeth Railway was built and operated.It leads in the states of Vienna, Lower Austria, Upper Austria and Salzburg from Vienna via Linz to Salzburg and part of the core network of Austrian Federal Railways (OBB).Leobersdorfer train opens up the Leobersdorfer Triesting, Golsen and Traisental, ie the area south and southwest of Vienna, with many tourist destinations in the Vienna Woods.It connects Leobersdorf about Hainfeld with St. Polten.A branch line led initially by Traisen after Turnitz and Kernhof. Together with the Erlauftal and Gutensteiner train she was the Southwest Lower Austrian railways.

By Bus

The junction of Wieselbus lines which connect the capital of a star shape with the various regions of Lower Austria, is the weasel-bus in the government district.Municipal bus concept "LUP" network of 10 lines on working tourist train connects the town with the mansion district."Shooting star" with 16 stops night bus runs from Thursday to Saturday from 4.20 bis 20.20 clock clock.

By Road

The city lies at the intersection of the A1 highway to the expressway S33 Kremser and run by the Vienna road crosses (B 1).Furthermore the connection node of the currently hotly debated in the planning stage and Traisental expressway S34 in St. Polten.

By Bicycle

Ten percent of all roads are completed in St. Polten on a bicycle.The existing route network should be in the coming years, expanding from 165 to 219 kilometers and links.A hybrid of bicycle paths, sidewalks and bicycle paths bicycle lanes multi-purpose strip is planned.In 2005, the pedestrian zone in the inner city was open to cyclists.To speed up connection between the center and the districts to allow some are one-way streets for cyclists also open in the opposite direction.To increase the safety of bike paths, currently running a pilot project to ensure, in the red markings in the area of road crossings for better visibility.In addition, St. Polten starting point for many cycling routes, mainly along the reaching of Mariazell to the Danube bike trail Traisental.

Key places to visit
FM4 Frequency Festival, Festspielhaus St. Polten, Cathedral of St. Polten, State Museum of Lower Austria, Festspielhaus St. Polten, Bridge Exhibition, Lovely Days Festival


Places to Visit

FM4 Frequency Festival

is a music festival that took place near Salzburg until 2008 Austria, usually every August. In 2009 the Festival moved to St. Polten.It is promoted by one of Austria's national radio stations, FM4, and is generally associated with the alternative part of mainstream music.The lineups accumulate acts of various genres such as rock, electronica and hip hop, usually covering great parts of the German and Austrian alternative, indie and guitar pop scenes, but also featuring well-known international top-acts.The festival was established in 2001. The first year it took place as a rather small event featuring six artists on each of the two days of the festival, which were Friday, the 8th and Saturday, the 9th of June. Musicnet, the company that organizes the Frequency festival, rented the open air stage of the Arena Wien, one of Vienna's leading concert locations. The festival, called Vienna City Festival at that time, became an instant success - not only financially, but it was also very much liked by the audience. This quickly lead to the decision of moving it to another location, which would also feature camping facilities.

Festspielhaus St. Polten

is a Festival Theatre in St. Polten, the capital of Lower Austria.It is located next to the Landesmuseum (museum of the country of Lower Austria), the Ausstellungshalle (exhibition hall), the Landesbibliothek (public library of the country of Lower Austria), the Landesarchiv (archive of the country of Lower Austria) and the Klangturm in the cultural district of St. Polten.The Festspielhaus was opened on March 1, 1997.Already one year later the house was regularly used for music theatre and dance. Since September 2009 the German dancer, choreographer and director Joachim Schloemer is the artistic director of Festspielhaus St. Polten. The Festspielhaus is also residency of the Tonkünstlerorchester Niederöstereich, the orchestra of Lower Austria, which presents about 15 concerts, operas – contemporary and classic ones – and other performances in the Festspielhaus each year. Andres Orozco-Estrada is the principal conductor, additionally guest conductors like Andreas Delfs, Heinz Holliger, Carlos Kalmar, Hugh Wolff, Eiji Oue or Lothar Zagrosek are leading the orchestra.

Cathedral of St. Polten

is the Cathedral of the Diocese of St. Polten and was previously the seat of the monastery of St. Polten.The building appears despite well-preserved late-Romanesque core, as a Baroque building.In 1150 one was have transepts loose church with twin towers as a western plant built, which was rebuilt already 1267-1280 generous after a fire.This church was in 1228 by Bishop Gebhard rather Assumption into heaven, consecrated (Assumption) that Patotrozinium that leads to the Cathedral today.1512 it burned devastating throughout the city, then the North Tower was demolished and never rebuilt.The current picture of the cathedral was built in the 17th Century.After a fire in 1621 the diocese of today's building was designed in the early Baroque.Recent high point in architectural history experienced the former convent at Provost John Michel leader.He was of the high baroque splendor of neighboring residences as the Melk Abbey and was enthusiastic in the living in the city of Jacob Prandtauer a like-minded partners.The planned renovation would expand the Diocese of building a second floor and the exterior of the church tower was a three-game (similar to the Seitenstetten ) with the existing tower at its center.This plan could not be fully implemented, mainly because leaders took the pencil and was financially bankrupt almost, as he resigned 1739th In addition to the large reorganization of the entire interior especially by Daniel Gran and Bartolomeo Altomonte was only the tower increases and provided with a new dome.

State Museum of Lower Austria

is a museum of the province of Lower Austria in St. Polten.Before it in 2002 moved to St. Polten, had the museum, which was founded in 1902 by the Association for Cultural Studies, some locations in Vienna . So it was up in the period 1912 1923 in the Wallnerstrabe and from 1923 to 1997 in the Palais Mollard-Clary housed.The emergence of the new capital of St. Polten, the National Museum in the Cultural District was moved there.Represents the area of ​​the country's history, a new, approximately 300 m2 exhibition space for special exhibitions is available, which creates the opportunity to present the history and culture of the country in an outstanding manner.The latest technology in the first museum-3D Cinema Austria the country's history and its habitats is presented with multimedia from various aspects: as Lower Austria as a communication space, residential space, utility room, etc. In the museum laboratory are virtual work stations where visitors their own way through Choose the story.The wide range of masterworks provides a comprehensive overview of the Austrian artwork from the Middle Ages to contemporary trends with a focus on Lower Austria. The collection focuses on stocks of the 19 and 20 Century, from Biedermeier to Expressionism. In the collection are works by the likes of senior forest Ferdinand Georg Muller, Friedrich Gauermann, Egon Schiele and Oskar Kokoschka to Adolf Frohner, Arnulf Rainer, Krystufek, Heinz Cibulka and Hermann Nitsch, and many others.

Festspielhaus St. Polten

is a festival hall in the Lower Austrian capital St. Polten.It belongs next to the National Museum, the National Library, the National Archives and the bell towers of the cultural district of the city.On 1 House opened in March 1997 was a year later placed on the regular concert life beyond the opera stage and in particular as a dance house. Directors of the Festspielhaus were Dieter Rexroth (conceptual 1995/1996), Mimi Wunderer (1997 to 2002) and the former solo dancer of the Vienna State Opera Michael Birkmeyer (2002 to 2009). Since September 2009, the German dancer, choreographer and director Joachim Schloemer artistic director of Festival Hall.The Festspielhaus conducts about 70 events held each season and has about 70,000 visitors a year.Subscription twelve cycles are utilized by nearly 4,000 subscribers.In September 2009, new spaces in the form of the transformation were the Haydn Hall in the so-called "box" and the opening of Cafe Publik with curator Andrew Fraenzl ( Bauchklang created).The cafe offers DJ lines, concerts, live acts, parties, lectures, discussions as well as new formats such as Pecha Kucha.In addition, the Festspielhaus is a focus in youth work in the regional roots.It also offers regular tango - workshops on choral and vocal and organized the Jugendklub/300, gather every year in which 300 young people between 15 and 25 years and many different workshops with artists such as Kitty Medusa or monochrome participate.

Bridge Exhibition

is a gallery for contemporary art in the country of Lower Austria.It is located in the governmental district of St. Polten and connects the third floor of the office building with the government building so the houses 1 and 1A.Ten exhibitions a year take place mostly in Lower Austria with visual artists.The exhibition is to bridge the Lower Austrian museums and collections.

Lovely Days Festival

is a music festival , which since 2006 in Austria takes place.The first Lovely Days Festival on 21 and 22 July 2006 at the Open Air Gelande St. Pölten performed.Organizers were Nova Music, MusicNet and NXP, the operator of the TSD (event center) St.Polten.Musical focus were bands and musicians of the 1960s to the 1980s.We counted about 20,000 visitors.The camping area was on the green belt along the river Traisen housed.The festival site had paved access roads and car parking and direct access to the Motorway (A1) and the western railway line.A week before the Lovely Days Festival on the grounds that - also hosted by Nova Music and Musicnet - Nuke Festival conducted, which meant the organizers of a massive cost savings, since much of the infrastructure could be used by both festivals.The magistrate St. Pölten estimated the indirect returns through the two festivals for the region to approximately five million euros.The promotional value - even for the St. Polten tourism - exceeded that amount considerably.

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January - July
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