Sankt Polten

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Sankt Polten which includes modern architecture

Enjoy historic sights, cultural activities, waterfront attractions and natural treasures in one of Austria's oldest cities.

Romanesque vaults, Baroque façades and medieval towers stand alongside ultra-modern architecture in Sankt Pölten, the capital city of the state of Lower Austria. Explore the city's old and new buildings, swim in a freshwater lake and fill your shopping bags at the markets.

Look for the many well-preserved historic buildings in the old city. Study the mixed architectural styles of the City Hall (Rathaus) with its Renaissance tower, Baroque façade and Gothic niches. Visit Pharmacy Löwen-Apotheke, the oldest building in Sankt Pölten, serving the population’s health needs since 1545. Appreciate the art and architecture of the 11th-century cathedral, rebuilt in the 18th century. Enjoy a drink and schnitzel in a café while surfing the Internet on your tablet or cell phone using the city’s free Wi-Fi access.

Adjacent to the old part of Sankt Pölten is Landhaus, part of the government and cultural district. Attend a dance or musical performance at the Festival Playhouse. Learn about local art, nature and history at the Museum of the Province of Lower Austria. See the city from the viewing platform of the 252-foot (77-meter) Tower of Sound.

Enjoy an entire day at the Viehofner Lakes. Swim, rent a boat or go windsurfing. Visit, or avoid, the nudist area here. Walk or cycle along waterfront trails. The lakes are a breeding ground for numerous bird species, so look for kingfishers and black-necked grebes.

Shoppers can browse the small, independent boutiques lining the country’s second-oldest pedestrian zone. For bargain hunting, go to the markets at Herrenplatz and the Sunday flea markets throughout the city.

Get acquainted with the city’s landmarks aboard the free narrated 50-minute trolley tram. The “Hauptstadt-Express” operates from just before Easter until the end of December. Onboard audio guides are available in English and German.

Sankt Pölten is 40 miles (65 kilometers) from Vienna, Austria’s capital. The city’s central location in Lower Austria makes it a good base to explore the castles and countryside of Wachau-Danube Valley and the monasteries of Herzogenburg and Lilienfeld.

Hotel Metropol
Hotel Metropol
4 out of 5
Schillerpl. 1, Sankt Polten, Niederösterreich, 3100
The price is Rs10,574 per night from 24 May to 25 May
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly hotel in Sankt Polten. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi and room service. Popular attractions Sankt Polten Synagogue and ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (27 reviews)
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"Schönes Zimmer, freundliches Personal, gutes Frühstück, drei Getränke kostenlos pro Tag in der minibar. Aus meiner Sicht uneingeschränkte Empfehlung 😀"

Reviewed on 3 Sep 2021

Hotel Metropol
Cityhotel D&C
Cityhotel D&C
4 out of 5
Völklplatz 1, Sankt Polten, Lower Austria, 3100
The price is Rs11,095 per night from 24 May to 25 May
Stay at this 4-star spa hotel in Sankt Polten. Enjoy free WiFi, a full-service spa and room service. Our guests praise the breakfast and the WiFi in their reviews. ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (72 reviews)
"Wehadaniceovernightstayandsleptwell.Thestaffandbartenderwereallhelpful."

Reviewed on 28 Oct 2019

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Hotel Graf
Hotel Graf
3 out of 5
Bahnhofpl. 7, Sankt Polten, Niederösterreich, 3100
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly hotel in Sankt Polten. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi and free parking. Popular attractions Sankt Polten Town Hall (Rathaus) ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (5 reviews)
"The hotel staff are very helpful, although the reception isn't open 24/7 and the way to contact that would be via the phone in the room (especially in the afternoon). The rooms are very clean, and the hotel is easily accessible from the main train station."

Reviewed on 3 Sep 2019

Hotel Graf
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GOLDEN STAR - Premium Apartments
GOLDEN STAR - Premium Apartments
4 out of 5
Sterngasse 17, Melk, 3390
The price is Rs5,585 per night from 25 May to 26 May
Stay at this 4-star apartment in Melk. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and a Smart TV. Popular attractions Melk Abbey and Schloss Schallaburg are located nearby. ...
4.2/5 Very Good! (5 reviews)
Centrally located in Melk
"Clean, well kept, and convenient location in Melk. Summer travelers beware, no AC but it usually cools off at night. It would have been a little nicer if a fan were provided."

Reviewed on 16 Aug 2021

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Wachau-Living
Wachau-Living
5 out of 5
Dürnstein 82, Durnstein, 3601
The price is Rs14,395 per night from 24 May to 25 May
Stay at this 5-star luxury apartment in Durnstein. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and breakfast. Popular attractions Stifskirche and Burgruine are located nearby. ...
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Heritage Dürnstein
Heritage Dürnstein
3.5 out of 5
Dürnstein 35, Durnstein, 3601
The price is Rs16,185 per night from 24 May to 25 May
Stay at this 3.5-star business-friendly cabin in Durnstein. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast and a sauna. Our guests praise the convenient parking and the comfy rooms ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (7 reviews)
"Beautiful location, great for a family. There were no toiletries at all, which we did not know, so we had to buy soap and shampoo."

Reviewed on 15 Mar 2019

Heritage Dürnstein
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