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Wiener Neustadt

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Wiener Neustadt is a city and Vienna suburb in Lower Austria, Austria.


The city was nearly completely destroyed in World War II, therefore there are not many historic buildings left. Traditionally Wiener Neustadt is an industrial suburban town. It's also a commercial center for the surrounding area. There are many schools, among them the primary military academy of Austria. For travellers the city might be a starting point to explore the southern parts of Greater Vienna: to the west there are the foothills of the alps, to the east Neusiedler See and Hungary are not far away, and to the north central Vienna.

History of Zrinski and Frankopan death[edit]

Petar Zrinski and his brother-in-law Fran Krsto Frankopan- Croatian nobles were engaged along with Hungarian nobility in a conspiracy against emperor Leopold I. The conspiracy was started after Vasvar Treaty in 1664which gave up again to Ottomans the territories earlier conquered by Hungarian and Croatian nobles. The conspirators were looking for help in Poland, France as well as Ottoman Empire. The emperor found out about planned conspiracy in 1670. He made a trap for inviting them to Vienna but imprisoned them. The trial sentenced them to death penalty by decapitation. The execution took place 30th of April 1671 at 9 AM. The memory of them survived in many art as well as literary works. Petar Zrinski's last letter to his wife is considered a kind of masterpiece and was translated in different languages.

Get in[edit]

By rail: Frequent suburban trains run from Wien Mitte station in central Vienna on the S6 (via Ebenfurth) and S9 (via Baden) routes, reaching Wiener Neustadt in 75-80 min.

By car: Südautobahn, within 40 minutes from Vienna or 2 hrs from Graz. From Hungary 30 minutes.

By plane: Vienna's International airport 'Schwechat' [2] is approximately 70 km away and can be reached via the A2/S1 highways. Airport shuttle companies do offer affordable fares for the ride from the airport to Wiener Neustadt; for example this airport shuttle [3]

Get around[edit]

The town isn't much big. Most attractions are located nearby themselves. It's a good place for one day trip from Vienna, weekend or transit, f.ex. if you travel from Southern Europe to Central or Northern one.

See[edit][add listing]

Burg Wiener Neustadt
  • Old town
  • Cathedral
  • War Academy building- the oldest worlds' war academy
  • old dungeons and city walls, there's a Jewish memorial
  • Water tower
  • City Park
  • museums

Zrinski/Frankopan memorial places[edit]

  • Zrinski and Frankopan monument is located in city park.
  • The memorial tableau written in Croatian, German and Latin is located in old town, not far from car park of old dungeons.
  • Zrinski and Frankopan were imprisoned in non-existing manor house located in nowadays War Academy building.
  • The first grave of them is located on city's cemetery, there had been their bones buried before moving them to Zagreb Cathedral. You can find the symbolic grave in Feld 49 and Grab 55-103 section.
  • There's their tombstone on the Cathedral walls.

Do[edit][add listing]

Friday or Saturday night go to Herrengasse close to the city center. There are many bars and sometimes fun nightlife.

Go swimming at Aqua Nova and or play Paintball on the outskirts of the city. The paintball field is one of the most modern in all Austria. Contact:

Rest in local parks, especially Schmuckerau area, a big park located on the river, there's also a pond and dog area. You can watch ducks on the pond or the river. There's also a Walter Vogelweide Park with interesting tower and mini-golf places.

There're many ponds on the city's outskirts, some of them have beaches or beach clubs. The most known's Himmelblau Beach Club. Ponds are ideal for walks or sunbathing.


  • On 30th of April and some days before local Croatians and not only celebrate the anniversary of Zrinski and Frankopan death. They use to gather near nobles' place of execution or monument in the city park, sometimes on cemetery. If you're religious, you can participate in holy mass in Croatian. For itineraries, you can ask local Croat associations.

Buy[edit][add listing]

There're many shops and supermarkets.

Eat[edit][add listing]

  • Hartig's Heuriger zum Dom/ Domplatz 2. Good and reasonable prices.

Drink[edit][add listing]

Sleep[edit][add listing]

  • Hotel Corvinus, Beatrix Damm GmbH, A-2700 Wiener Neustadt, Bahngasse 29-33, Tel +43 (0) 26 22 / 24 134, [4].
  • Hotel Zentral, A-2700 Wiener Neustadt, Hauptplatz 27, +43 (0) 26 22/23 169, [1].  edit
  • Hilton Garden Inn.  edit Splurge hotel in old town, near the park.
  • Pension Haus Nova.  edit

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