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Travel Austria - St. Andrä
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St. Andrä

st andräInhabitants: 11.000

St. Andrä is located in the Eastern part of Carinthia, between the towns of Wolfsberg and Völkermarkt, on a hill, 30 metres over the valley floor.

The municipality of St. Andrä consists of following districts and villages: Eitweg, Fischering, Gemmersdorf, Goding, Jakling, Kleinrojach, Kollegg, Mosern, Oberaigen, Pölling, Schönweg, Teichbauer, Dachberg, Eisdorf, Framrach, Langegg, Lindhof, Paierdorf, Winkling, and Lamm.

Curtis ad Labantam was the first name of St. Andrä in a document in 860. A document of 1234 mentioned the town as "civitas Lauentina". Until the end of the 13th century St. Andrä was known as "Lavant". The town was several times attacked by Turkish soldiers during the 15th century, and suffered many times under the epidemic of the pestilence.

In 1859 the town lost its seat of a bishop. In 1934 St. Andrä was the scene of heavy combats during the July revolt between Austrian Nationalsocialists and the regular Austrian army.

The most important tourism sector of St. Andrä is cycling. The town is a part of a 54km long cycle path. Besides there is also a lake and a public swimming pool in St. Andrä. A popular farmyard for equestrians is also available.

The football team of St. Andrä plays in the 3rd Division.

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On the road: from Völkermarkt to St. Andrä.

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St. Andrä is the town 30 metres above the valley floor.

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The beautiful church of St. Andrä: Maria Loreto.

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Driving through the city gate from the Eastern direction.

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The centre of St. Andrä with the main road through the town.

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The road through from St. Andrä from the south.

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The outskirts of St. Andrä.

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The valley floor, 30 metres below. In the background: the border to Styria and the Koralpe mountains.

Accommodation Hotels:Zellbacherhof Urlaub am BauernhofZellbach 209433 St. Andrä

Gasthof BrennerEvelin Brenner - JägerZellbach 42 9433 St. Andrä

Gasthof-Pension KunterMichael Josef ZernigJausenstation - Komfortzimmer9421 Eitweg 15

Gasthof DeutscherBernhard Wasserbacher9433 St. Andrä 54

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