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Travel Austria - Enns
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Enns

ennsInhabitants: 11.000

Enns is Austrias oldest city. The town received its town privilege certificate in 1212.

Enns is located in the most Eastern point of Upper Austria and builds the border to Lower Austria.

The municipality of Enns consits of following districts and villages: Einsiedl, Enghagen, Enghagen am Tabor, Enns, Ental, Erlengraben, Hiesendorf, Kottingrat, Kristein, Kronau, Lorch, Moos, Neu Gablonz, Rabenberg, and Volkersdorf.

The place in and around Enns was already colonized 4.000 years ago. In 400 BC Celtic tribes were living there. In the year 15 the settlement joined the Roman Empire. 6.400 Roman soldiers were living inside of the Roman fortress "Lauriacum".

Enns received the certificate being a Roman city in 212 by Emperor Caracalla. Enns had 30.000 inhabitants in that time.

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The city tower on the main square in the centre of Enns.

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The city tower of Enns was built between 1564 and 1568 und der reign of Emperor Ferdinand I and his son Maximilian II.The tower was used as bell, watch and clock tower.

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The basilica of Enns has the name "St. Laurenz", Roman foundations, as well as Early Christian remains of a church. The basilica was built during the 13th century.

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The very individual construction of a fountain.

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Frauenturm Johanniterkapelle - the "womans tower" was bui lt during the 14th century.

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The "Castle Ennsegg" was built in 900 as fortress against Hungarian warriors, who were quite battlesome in those days.

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The park of the castle.

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One of the towers of the former fortress.

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The main square to the Southern direction.

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The main square to the South Western direction.

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The museum Lauriacum in the centre of the town show things and informations about Enns during the Roman time.

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The town hall of Enns on the Northern part of the main square.

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The main square to the North Western direction.

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The Eastern part of the main square. There is a hotel and restaurant in the yellow building.Gasthof Hotel zum Goldenen Schiff (hotel to the golden ship)Hauptplatz 234470 EnnsI ordered one glass of Pago strawberry juice 0,2 l for 2,40 EUR.

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Cafe Bäckerei AichbergerMauthausnertrasse 104470 EnnsYou can buy the "Original Enns Rolls" there.

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Betti's Kunst Eck: the souvenir shop in Enns.Mauthausnerstrasse 1, 4470

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The view from the castle park to the border of Lower Austria in the Eastern direction.

Accommodation Hotels:

Hotel LauriacumWienerstrasse 5-74470 Enns

Gasthof-Hotel Reiter "Zum Schwarzen Bären"Mauthausnerstrasse 124470 Enns

Hotel am LimesStadlgasse 2b4470 Enns

Pension zum RömerMauthausnerstrasse 394470 Enns

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