"Sankt Poelten - my lovely hometown" Sankt Pölten by PetraG

Sankt Pölten Travel Guide: 55 reviews and 130 photos

oldest city of Austria

St. Poelten is a town in eastern Austria, about 60km west of Vienna. It's the capital of Lower Austria, the biggest of the 9 parts of Austria.
St. Poelten is the odlest city of Austria and the second oldest of Europe (at least they say so). The romans founded Aelium Caetium as their first settlement in Austria. Around 791 the two lords Adalbert & Ottokar founded here a monastary called St. Hyppolyt. In 1159 it became a "town" and was called St. Poelten.
About 50.000 inhabitants live here in many different districts. It's still the biggest town of Lower Austria.

City Centre

The City Centre of Sankt Poelten is full of beautiful baroq architecture, shops, bars and restaurants.
It's nice to walk through it on a sunny day and relax in one of the "Schanigaerten" (open air area of a restaurant).
The main place (Rathausplatz) offers a lot of events and activities in summer and winter. The most popular one is the annual "Art and Culture Festival" which lasts from the end of July till the beginning of September.

Parks and relax areas

There are a lot of "green places" in my town. Lovely little parcs (for example the "Stadtpark") or big forest areas (e.g. the "Kaiserwald").
Through the town goes the river Traisen which offers a lot of relaxing and sports possibilities. The ways along the river are very popular for joggers, bikers and skaters. The little parks are nice, quiet places to relax watch people go by...

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Quiet and pieceful little town
  • Cons:absolutely boring on Sundays
  • In a nutshell:perfect place to live in
  • Intro Updated Jul 26, 2004
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  • RickinDutch's Profile Photo
    Mar 2, 2006 at 3:54 PM

    Thanks for sharing your hometown! Looks very scenic and peaceful - my kind of destination!

  • dinhyen's Profile Photo
    Feb 24, 2005 at 1:24 PM

    I couldn't agree more about the beauty of baroque architecture. It's a lovely town you live in. Jacob Prandtauer is a name that seems to come up a lot in Austria.

  • Gentleman75's Profile Photo
    Jul 22, 2004 at 2:55 PM

    Great photos and tips about Your hometown. Thanks for all information.

  • Renescheffer's Profile Photo
    Jun 14, 2004 at 3:13 PM

    Petra Gute seite uber deinen hometown St Polten...guten hoteltips und nice pics ! Rene.

  • masc4s's Profile Photo
    Mar 10, 2004 at 10:40 AM

    Your hometown looks beautiful. I used to live in Switzerland but never made Austria... it's on my wish list.

  • fool_moon's Profile Photo
    Jan 19, 2004 at 8:09 AM

    Schöne Seiten, du hast dir wirklich Mühe gemacht ,it den Fassadenfotos ! Schade eigentlich dass man an St. Pölten immer vorbeifährt.

  • IceBear7's Profile Photo
    Dec 22, 2003 at 10:24 AM

    schöne Seite, da muss ich mir doch glatt noch ein bisschen mehr ansehen :-) Schöne Weihnachten!

  • Jonathan_C's Profile Photo
    Nov 12, 2003 at 2:40 PM

    Thanks for the lovely pages Petra. It brought back memories of trips I took the year I lived in Moedling.

  • basstbn's Profile Photo
    Oct 21, 2003 at 8:11 AM

    Very nice page! I love to visit Austria.

  • 850prc's Profile Photo
    Aug 9, 2003 at 9:12 AM

    Petra, this is a lovely page. I didn't know that Sankt Polten was the oldest city in Austria. You have such a beautiful homeland. One of my favorite destinations.

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