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Waidhofen an der Ybbs

waidhofen 
 an der ybbsInhabitants: 12.000

Waidhofen an der Ybbs is known as the "beautiful town of towers" and is located on the Ybbs river, in the South Western part of Lower Austria, on the border to Upper Austria.

During the centuries Waidhofen was an important place for the iron processing industry.

The municipality consits of following districts and villages: Waidhofen/Ybbs, Konradsheim, Kreilhof, Rien, St. Leonhard/Walde, St. Georgen in der Klaus, Windhag, Wirts, Zell-Arzberg and Zell.

Waidhofen was mentioned the first time in 1186 as "waidhouen und einer capella".

During the centuries the town was always threatened by foreign soldiers. In 1490 Hungarians tried to take Waidhofen without success. In 1532 the Turkish army tried the same. 500 citizens of Waidhofen were able to beat the Turkish soldiers. The Turks escaped and had to leave their rich treasures. Later the citizens of Waidhofen sold the Turkish treasures, and erected another tower of the achieved money, to remember their brilliant feat of arms.

In 1809 Waidhofen was occupied by 40.000 French soldiers for 8 months, and the citizens of Waidhofen had to supply them with food.

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The picturesque "town of towers" on the Ybbs river. It's easy to fall in love with Waidhofen an der Ybbs.

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Houses with a view on the calm and smoothly flowing Ybbs river.

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The houses on the other side of the river.

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Ybbs river with both banks. The centre is located on the right.

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One of Waidhofens beautiful towers: the city gate.

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This tower was built to remember the victory over the Turkish troops.

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A playing child as symbol of the fountain in the centre of Waidhofen.

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The castle and the museum of Waidhofen.

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Looks like Gothic style.

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The church is located directly next to the castle. Waidhofen was one of the centres of the Protestant religion during the 16th century.

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There are a lot of music festivals during summer.

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The festival "Home And Garden" in the centre of Waidhofen.

Accommodation Hotels:

Centro Appartements N & S FlaschUnterer Stadtplatz 193340 Waidhofen an der Ybbs

Das Schloss an der EisenstrasseAm Schlossplatz 13340 Waidhofen an der Ybbs

Hotel-Restaurant MoshammerKir chenplatz 33340 Waidhofen an der Ybbs

Pension Hoher MarktHoher Markt 183340 Waidhofen an der Ybbs

Zulechner Franz u VeronikaWeyrer Strasse 873340 Waidhofen an der Ybbs

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