"J U D E N B U R G" Judenburg by coccinella169

Judenburg Travel Guide: 11 reviews and 14 photos

Medieval commercialtown

In Middle ages, Judenburg used to be an important commercial town, which was founded at the intersection of old roman routes. They especially kept trade relations with Venice. You`ll notice the venetian influence when looking at Judenburg`s landmark- the city tower, which was built in a similar style as Venice campanile. Furthermore, you can still see in Judenburg parts of the medieval city walls, nice old buildings and courtyards with arcades. In the past decades they commited some "crimes against taste and architecture" and added a lot of awful new buildings. In addition they restored old buildings in a tasteless way, which unfortunately destroyed the character of the old town a bit.

City tower- "Judenburger Campanile"

The city tower, located close to the main square, has the function of the bell tower for the church St. Nikolaus, which has no spire of it`s own (which is rather unusual). Recently they opened a Planetarium on the top of the tower. You can either walk up the tower or take the new glass lift (nothing for the ones suffering from acrophobia :)).

Nature and sports

Judenburg is located at the river Mur and surrounded by forests and alps (the so called "Seetaler Alpen"). The highest mountain is the "Zirbitzkogel" with an altitude of about 2.400 m. You`ll find some nice paths for walking, hiking and cycling in the area. The closest skiing grounds ("Lachtal") are an about 15, 20 min drive away. More fun are the skiing grounds at "Kreischberg", about 65 km from Judenburg and once scene of the snowboard world championship.

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  • Jim_Eliason's Profile Photo
    Jun 22, 2008 at 2:04 AM

    Nice page!

  • morgenhund's Profile Photo
    Aug 28, 2007 at 2:58 AM

    Ah Judenburg... San Marco war als Pizzeria vor 10 Jahre das Beste in der Stadt - ich bin erst einmal seit dem Rückkehr nach Österreich in Judenburg gewesen... lg Mike

  • globetrott's Profile Photo
    Jan 28, 2007 at 4:13 AM

    das alte Kloster sieht interessant aus...mal sehen wie lange es diesen Ortsnamen noch gibt, in Zeiten der Politischen Correctness...

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