Herzlich Willkommen in St. Pölten!
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Austria: St. Pölten
St. Pölten is the capital of Lower Austria and one of the country’s oldest cities—the area was already populated in the Stone Age. The city has many historical buildings to offer, ranging from baroque churches to castles. There are several theatres and museums as well as the Cinema Paradiso, a charming repertory cinema. The city is part of the Mostviertel, an area that is rich in lush meadows and fruit trees. Not far from St. Pölten lies the Wachau, a beautiful valley that was formed by the Danube and is part of the UNESCO List of World Heritage Sites. Here you can find impressive castle ruins, go to a Heuriger (as the taverns are called here) and taste apricots.
Besides the beautiful landscape, the state of Lower Austria is well known for many cultural events and festivals, which include music, theatre and performing arts. In the town of Laxenburg, the Filmarchiv Austria administers Austria’s largest film collection—the repositories hold 205,000 titles. Lower Austria is also very popular with filmmakers: 116 productions were realized here in 2017.