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Wagna

steiermark styria wagnaInhabitants: 5.200

Wagna is located at the gates of the city Leibnitz in the southern part of the federal state Styria. During Roman time the town was known as "Flavia Solva". There is still a museum and a football club in Wagna with the name "Flavia Solva".

Wagna is also located at the confluence of the two rivers Sulm and Mur. The "Landschabrücke" is one of Austria's oldest bridge sites. Even in the Hallstatt Period (800 - 600 B.C.) a bridge was situated there already.

The area was populated by Celts when the Romans founded a settlement there in about 15 A.D., which was then decreed to chartered city status in 70 A.D. by the Roman emperor Flavius Vespasian. The name "Flavia Solva" contains the name of the founder of the city, "Flavius", and the name of the river, "Sulm - Solva". The city Flavia Solva was one of the eleven Roman settlements in today's Austria, which was vested with the Roman city charter, and the only chartered Roman city in the area of today's Styria.

Flavia Solva became Rome's administration capital, and the province belonging to it contained parts of middle, eastern, western and southern Styria and even a considerable part of today's Slovenia, which is why the city can be called "the Roman capital of Styria".

Its houses were mostly built with bricks of calcareous sandstone from the area of today's Aflenz resulting in the development of the "Roman Caves" in this cadastral municipality of Wagna. Between the city and the temple area lay the Roman burial ground "Gräberstrass¸e".

In about 170 A.D., during the wars against the Marcomanni, Flavia Solva was pillaged, rebuilt and later -during the Migration of Nations - completely destroyed.

Most of the surviving population withdrew to the s urrounding hills, especially onto the Frauenberg. Starting from this hill the plain below was populated anew.

In the 13th century the name Wagna appears in documents for the first time as "Wagnach" (= settlement at the ford). This settlement was probably near today´s Sulmbridge. In 1445 Wagnach contained altogether 18 "fireplaces" (= households).

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The parish church in the centre of Wagna.

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The municipal office in Wagna.

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The centre of Wagna.

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Entrance of the ground of the football club "Flavia Solva". In the 80's "Flavia Solva" even played in Austrias second highest league.

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At the moment the club plays in the 5th Styrian league (Oberliga).

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Flavia Solva was founded in 1952.

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It was in 1985 when Flavia Solva almost promoted into Austrias highest football league.

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The main road next to the ground.

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A cosy restaurant in the centre of Wagna in Roman style.

Accommodation Hotels:Winzerhof Hödl - Karheinz Hödl GmbHAfl enzer Kogel 8A-8435 Wagna

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