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Gloggnitz
 
Gloggnitz

A small rural village located in a interesting area. Nearby are mountain peaks at around of 2000m. At an hour drive south of Vienna this is region is often visited for day trips and weekend trips.

==== GLOGGNITZ - SIGHTSEEING

Gloggnitz Castle - Gloggnitz Castle is a former medieval Catholic monastery and a later secularised complex of buildings, including the old Catholic parish church of Gloggnitz. It is also the home of the nationally renowned exhibition, Lower Austrian Landesausstellung 1992.

Christkonig Church - This is the new Catholic parish church, designed by the world-famous Austrian architect Prof. Clemens Holzmeister. The church was completed in 1962.

St. Othmar's Chapel - This is one of Gloggnitz's oldest buildings [the estimated date of construction lies between 1001 and 1102 A.D. (dependent upon different historical appraisals)]. It is situated in the town centre.

Also quite phenomenal is the rail-track Semmering-Bahn. This is officially UNESCO world-heritage. It is a rail track consisting of a series of bridges and tunnels linking Vienna with Trieste (Italy). It is a real landmark in engineering.


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