St. Pölten



St. Pölten has been the capital of the federal state of Lower Austria since 1986, making it the youngest state capital in Austria. The city has about 54,000 inhabitants. St. Pölten is a city with its own statute, i.e. with its own city constitution based on a state law.

The Roman settlement Aelium Cetium existed in the area of ​​the city center of St. Pölten from the 2nd to the 4th century. Later the settlement was called Traisma. St. Pölten was granted town charter in 1159. St. Pölten has the oldest preserved town charter in Austria. St. Pölten is a modern industrial city with a baroque center, but offers more than baroque buildings and modern architecture. Local recreation, sport, enjoyment, art or culture - everything is possible in St. Pölten. St. Pölten has a historically grown, beautiful city center with an abundance of baroque, art nouveau and modern buildings, a year-round, varied cultural and event program with its own cultural district, a good mix of branches for shopping experiences in Austria's second oldest pedestrian zone and in the shopping centers, natural recreational areas in the middle of the city plus top sports and leisure activities as well as a wide range of restaurants and accommodation options


Cathedral of the Assumption. 1230-1270, 1722-1745 modified in baroque style
Josefskirche. (1924-1929).
Lourdes Church. (1959-1961).

Castles, chateaux and palaces
The Pottenbrunn renaissance castle (16th century) can be found in the Pottenbrunn district.

If you want to explore St. Pölten by bike, you will find rental bikes at several stations in the city.

Institute of the English Misses. (1706). edit info
Town hall. (1503). edit info
To the south-east of the city center, on the banks of the Traisen, the post-modern "government district" and the "cultural district" have emerged in recent years, including with sound tower (Ernst Hoffmann), festival hall and state museum. http://www.kultur

Trinity Column. (1767-1782).

Museum Lower Austria, Cultural District 5. Tel .: +43 (0) 2742 908090 100, Fax: +43 (0) 2742 908099, E-Mail:  Open: Tuesday to Sunday, public holidays 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., closed on Mondays. Price: Admission: Adults € 8, concessions € 7, families € 16, children and young people from 7 to 18 years € 4, tour fee or audio guide € 2.50.
City Museum St. Pölten, Prandtauerstraße 2. Tel .: +43 (0) 2742 333-2643, Fax: +43 (0) 2742 333-2609, E-Mail: Open: Tuesday to Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Price: Admission: adults € 1.60, children € 0.80.

Sparkassenpark. (1884)
Stadtwald (or also called Kaiserwald)
South park (Südpark)


Getting there

By plane
1 Vienna-Schwechat Airport Website of this facility (IATA: VIE), Einfahrtsstraße, 1300 Vienna Airport. Tel .: +43 (0) 1 700 70. Vienna-Schwechat Airport in the media directory Wikimedia Commons. Vienna International Airport is the nearest airport with international connections. The airport, which is about 86 km away, can be reached free of charge by long-distance trains (Railjet and ICE) that run several times an hour (travel time approx. 45-60 minutes).
2 Linz Airport Website of this facility (IATA: LNZ), Flughafenstrasse 1, A-4063 Hörsching. Tel .: +43 (0) 7221 60 00, Fax: +43 (0) 7221 60 01 00, E-Mail:  Linz Airport in the Wikipedia encyclopedia Linz Airport in the Wikimedia Commons media directory. Linz Airport, about 127 km away, offers several international connections as well as charter flights. It can be reached by train via Linz Central Station. last change:

By train
The 3 main station St. Pölten is the stop of most international trains. Travel time from Vienna (main station) approx. 30 minutes; from Linz (main station) approx. 1 hour; there are free connections several times a day, etc. from Munich, Innsbruck and Budapest. Coming from Vienna there are the following options, which are identical in price (see also Verkehrsverbund Ost Region (VOR)):

International long-distance trains (Railjet, ICE) from Central Station or Meidling; Travel time from Vienna-Meidling without stopping about 20-25 minutes
Regional express trains (REX200) from the main train station or Meidling; Travel time via Tullnerfeld approx. 30-40 minutes)
Regional trains from Westbahnhof; Travel time via Hütteldorf and Rekawinkel approx. 60 minutes
Trains of the private railway company Westbahn from Westbahnhof with stops in Hütteldorf and Tullnerfeld, travel time approx. 30 minutes, VOR network tickets are not valid!
S-Bahn line S60 from Vienna Franz-Josefs-Bahnhof via Klosterneuburg and Tulln, travel time over two hours.
In regional traffic there are good connections from the Waldviertel with the S-Bahn S60 and changing in Tulln.

St. Pölten Hauptbahnhof is the start of the Mariazellerbahn, a narrow-gauge railway to the famous pilgrimage site of Mariazell.

By bus
The Wieselbuses ( connect numerous larger towns in Lower Austria and Vienna directly with St. Pölten. The timetables are usually optimized for servants in the country house.
Regional buses travel to the city from numerous surrounding villages, the most important bus hub is the station forecourt.
Long-distance buses: The closest connections to long-distance bus services are the Vienna International Bus Terminal (VIB) in Vienna-Erdberg and the Vienna bus terminal in Vienna-Leopoldstadt.

By road
By car, take the A1 (West Autobahn) to the St. Pölten Süd junction. From the north you travel via the Kremser Schnellstraße (S33), which passes the city to the east and joins the A1. An expressway in the western part of the city is being planned with the “Traisental Schnellstraße” (S34).

Other highways that lead via St. Pöten or end there are:
the Wiener Straße B1,
Wiener Straße B1a, St. Pölten (S33) –St. Pölten (B1),
Mariazeller Straße B20, from Kapfenberg to St. Pöltner Europaplatz and
the Pielachtal Straße B39, from Winterbach (B28) to St. Pölten.


Around the city

The city center can easily be visited on foot. Otherwise there is an urban bus service and regional bus service.
A free capital express runs every hour from Rathausplatz along the objects of interest to tourists. From Maundy Thursday to the end of December, the train runs through St. Pölten every hour from Thursday to Saturday (except on public holidays) from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

If you want to explore St. Pölten by bike, you will find rental bikes at several stations in the city.