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Encyclopedia > Mariazell
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Basic Information
Country: Austria
State: Styria
District: Bruck an der Mur (BM)
Area: 6.44 km²
Population: 1,723 (15 May 2001)
Population density: 267.5/km²
Elevation: 868 m
Area Code: 03882
Postal Code: 8630
Coordinates: 47° 46' 36" N, 15° 19' 35" E
Official website www.stadt-mariazell.at
Politics
Mayor: Helmut Pertl (ÖVP)

Mariazell is a small city in Austria, in Styria, well known for winter sports, 143 km N. of Graz. It is picturesquely situated in the valley of the Salza, amid the north Styrian Alps. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... For other uses, see Country (disambiguation). ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Styria (Steiermark in German, Štajerska in Slovenian) can refer to: Styria - a federal state of Austria Styria - an informal province in Slovenia Styria - a duchy of the Holy Roman Empire and crownland of Austria-Hungary This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that... attention Cities grow, often absorbing many towns and/or villages that may retain their names, or they may be described by a number after having been absorbed by the city. ... Bezirk Bruck an der Mur is a district (Bezirk) in the Austrian state of Styria. ... Area is a physical quantity expressing the size of a part of a surface. ... is the 135th day of the year (136th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 2001 Gregorian calendar). ... Elevation histogram of the surface of the Earth – approximately 71% of the Earths surface is covered with water. ... To call an Austrian phone number from outside Austria, you will need to dial: International access code + 43 (country code) + area Code + Telephone Number. ... . ... See Cartesian coordinate system or Coordinates (elementary mathematics) for a more elementary introduction to this topic. ... A mayor (from the Latin māior, meaning larger, greater) is the modern title of the highest ranking municipal officer. ... The Austrian Peoples Party or Österreichische Volkspartei is an Austrian political party. ... Styria redirects here. ... A winter sport is a sport commonly played during winter, usually a sport played on snow or ice. ... The Grazer Schloßberg Clock Tower Graz [graːts] (Slovenian: Gradec IPA: /gra. ... The Salza (also Mariazeller Salza) is an eastern tributary of the Enns. ...


It is the most important pilgrimage site in Austria and also has great meaning for Catholics in the neighboring countries to its east. The object of veneration is a miracle-working image of the Virgin, carved in lime-tree wood. This was presented to the place in 1157, and is now enshrined in a chapel lavishly adorned with objects of silver and other costly materials. The large church of which the chapel forms part was erected in 1644 as an expansion of a smaller church built by Louis I, King of Hungary, after a victory over the Turks in 1363. In the vicinity of Mariazell is the pretty Alpine lake of Erlaufsee. Pope Benedict XVI will visit it when he visits Vienna, Austria in September 2007. Saint Mary and Saint Mary the Virgin both redirect here. ... Events Births September 8 - King Richard I of England (died 1199) Leopold V of Austria (died 1194) Hojo Masako, wife of Minamoto no Yoritomo (died 1225) Deaths August 21 - King Alfonso VII of Castile (born 1105) Agnes of Babenberg, daughter of Leopold III of Austria Sweyn III of Denmark Yury... // Events February to August - Explorer Abel Tasmans second expedition for the Dutch East India Company maps the north coast of Australia. ... Louis the Great. ... Centuries: 13th century - 14th century - 15th century Decades: 1310s 1320s 1330s 1340s 1350s - 1360s - 1370s 1380s 1390s 1400s 1410s Years: 1358 1359 1360 1361 1362 - 1363 - 1364 1365 1366 1367 1368 See also: 1363 state leaders Events Magnus II, King of Sweden, is deposed by Albert of Mecklenburg. ... This article is becoming very long. ...

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History

In pre-Christian times and in the first century after Christ there is no trace of large or enclosed settlements in the area of modern Mariazell. The large number of Illyrian and Celtic mountain and river names in the region, such as for example the Erlauf, however give hints of small settlements of these tribes. The salt springs in Halltal were not unknown to the groups. This article is about an ancient civilization in southeastern Europe; see also Illyria (software), Illyria (character in the TV series Angel). ... This article is about the European people. ... Erlauf is a town in the district of Melk in the Austrian state of Lower Austria. ... Edible salt is mostly sodium chloride (NaCl). ...


A.D. 16: The Romans are already familiar with the salt roads of Halltal and the Traisental. According to some accounts, there also was also a Roman road going to Neuhaus. Events A Roman army of 90,000 men commanded by Germanicus gains a victory at Idistaviso, defeating the German war chief Arminius and capturing his wife Thusnelda, and recovering the lost eagles of Varus legions. ... Motto Senatus Populusque Romanus (SPQR) The Roman Empire at its greatest extent. ... The Traisen is a river in Lower Austria. ...

A.D. 6: The Slavs, under the leadership of the Avars, take control of the land and settle themselves in the mountain region and begin farming. The expansion of these peoples also accounts for the existence of some of the town and mountain names. Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (1125x1500, 407 KB) Description: Frontal view of Mariazell basilica, Styria - Frontalansicht der Basilika von Mariazell, Steiermark own image - eigene Aufnahme, Jan. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (1125x1500, 407 KB) Description: Frontal view of Mariazell basilica, Styria - Frontalansicht der Basilika von Mariazell, Steiermark own image - eigene Aufnahme, Jan. ... Basilica Mariä Geburt, Mariazell The Mariazell Basilica (also the Basilica Mariä Geburt or in English the Basilica of the Birth of the Virgin Mary) is the most important pilgrimage destination in Austria and one of the most important in Europe. ... For other uses, see 6 (disambiguation). ... The Slavic peoples are the most numerous ethnic and linguistic body of peoples in Europe. ... Late Avar period Map showing the location of Avar Khaganate, c. ...


1025: Emperor Conrad II gives his sister-in-law Beatrix - married to Adalbero of Eppenstein - parts of the county in the Mürztale as a gift. With this gift come around 100 Huben, which also belong to the territory of the future market of Mariazell. Yearlong strife over this present is fought before the Reichsgericht and even the Pope. Eberhard, Archbishop of Salzberg, decides in 1151 in the case of the Monastery of St. Lambrecht. It is allowed to attend to part of the parish territory of Mariazell and the of dominion of Aflenz. Through a document from Pope Adrian IV we receive the date December 21, 1157 - still traditionally celebrated as the date of Mariazell's establishment, even though it is not historically provable. Events April 18 - Boleslaw I Chrobry is crowned as the first king of Poland. ... Conrad II (circa 990 - June 4, 1039) was the son of count Henry of Speyer. ... Adalbero of Eppenstein (980 – November 29, 1039) was Duke of Carinthia from 1011 or 1012. ... The Archbishopric of Salzburg was an ecclesiastical state of the Holy Roman Empire, consisting of roughly of the present-day state of Salzburg in Austria. ... Events Ghazni is burned by the princes of Ghur Geoffrey of Anjou dies, and succeeded by his son Henry, aged 18. ... St. ... Aflenz Kurort is an Austrian municipality in the District of Bruck an der Mur, Styria. ... Adrian IV (also known as Hadrian IV), born Nicholas Breakspear ( 1100 - September 1, 1159) was pope from 1154 to 1159. ... December 21 is the 355th day of the year (356th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Events Births September 8 - King Richard I of England (died 1199) Leopold V of Austria (died 1194) Hojo Masako, wife of Minamoto no Yoritomo (died 1225) Deaths August 21 - King Alfonso VII of Castile (born 1105) Agnes of Babenberg, daughter of Leopold III of Austria Sweyn III of Denmark Yury...


1157: Monk Magnus comes into the Zellertal and founds the first chapel there, around which the town later grew. Events Births September 8 - King Richard I of England (died 1199) Leopold V of Austria (died 1194) Hojo Masako, wife of Minamoto no Yoritomo (died 1225) Deaths August 21 - King Alfonso VII of Castile (born 1105) Agnes of Babenberg, daughter of Leopold III of Austria Sweyn III of Denmark Yury...


1344: Mariazell is elevated to the status of market town. Events English king Edward III introduces three new gold coins, the florin. ... The market town is a medieval phenomenon. ...


1340-1380: The church is rebuilt in the gothic style. Events Europe has about 74 million inhabitants. ... September 8 - Battle of Kulikovo - Russian forces under Grand Prince Dmitri Donskoi of Moscow resist a large invasion by the Blue Horde, Lithuania and Ryazan, stopping their advance at Kulikovo. ... Gothic architecture characterizes any of the styles of European architecture, particularly associated with cathedrals and other churches, in use throughout Europe during the high and late medieval period, from the 12th century onwards. ...


1420: The Turks come to Mariazell for the first time and burn the church and the town. Events May 21 - Treaty of Troyes. ...


1474: Another fire devastates the town. Events December 12 - Upon the death of Henry IV of Castile a civil war ensues between his designated successor Isabella I of Castile and her sister Juana who was supported by her husband, Alfonso V of Portugal. ...


1532: The Turks return to Mariazell and set more houses on fire. This time the church remains untouched. Events May 16 - Sir Thomas More resigns as Lord Chancellor of England. ...

Gothic Portal
Gothic Portal
The Grazerstraße
The Grazerstraße

1644: The "baroque-ization" of the church is begun by Abbot Benedikt Pierin, and the commission is given to Master Builder Sciassia. After his death the construction is continued by various other workers before being completed in 1780. Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (1500x1150, 507 KB) Description: Gothic main entrance of Mariazell basilica, Styria - Gotisches Hauptportal der Basilika von Mariazell, Steiermark own image - eigene Aufnahme, Jan. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (1500x1150, 507 KB) Description: Gothic main entrance of Mariazell basilica, Styria - Gotisches Hauptportal der Basilika von Mariazell, Steiermark own image - eigene Aufnahme, Jan. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2000 × 1500 pixel, file size: 677 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Description: Grazerstraße in Mariazell, Styria - Die Grazerstraße in Mariazell, Steiermark own image - eigene Aufnahme, Aug. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2000 × 1500 pixel, file size: 677 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Description: Grazerstraße in Mariazell, Styria - Die Grazerstraße in Mariazell, Steiermark own image - eigene Aufnahme, Aug. ... // Events February to August - Explorer Abel Tasmans second expedition for the Dutch East India Company maps the north coast of Australia. ... Adoration, by Peter Paul Rubens. ... 1780 was a leap year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ...


1679: Emperor Leopold I visits the shrine, and a valet in his entourage brings the plague to Mariazell. Fear and terror take hold as 156 townspeople fall victim to the disease. Events January 24 - King Charles II of England disbands Parliament August 7 - The brigantine Le Griffon, which was commissioned by René Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle, is towed to the southern end of the Niagara River, to become the first ship to sail the upper Great Lakes. ... Leopold I, Holy Roman Emperor Silver coin of Leopold I, 3 Kreuzers, dated 1670. ...


1683: Fears of a new Turkish invasion cause the holy statue as well as the treasury images to be sent to St. Lambrecht, from which they were returned later that year. Events June 6 - The Ashmolean Museum opens as the worlds first university museum. ...


1742: The Empress grants Abbot Eugen Inzaghi the privileges of an Archabbot over Gollrad and Aschbach, as well as over the Mariazell cast iron works. // Events January 24 - Charles VII Albert becomes Holy Roman Emperor. ...


1786: Emperor Joseph II dissolves the Monastery of St. Lambrecht, from which Mariazell was serviced, in the course of his cloister abolishments. The pilgrimages are hampered and later completely forbidden. 1786 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... Joseph II may refer to either: Joseph II, Holy Roman Emperor Joseph II, Orthodox Patriarch of Constantinople This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ...


1798: A conflagration destroys the town; the area of Wiener Straße is especially hard hit. Year 1798 (MDCCXCVIII) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Friday of the 11-day slower Julian calendar). ...


1805: The first French invasion and combat operations occur in the area of Mariazell. 1805 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... Combatants Great Britain Austria Prussia Spain[1] Russia Sardinia Ottoman Empire Portugal Dutch Republic[2] France The French Revolutionary Wars were a series of major conflicts, from 1792 until 1802, fought between the French Revolutionary government and several European states. ...


1809: Faced with the French advance, church treasures are brought to Temesvár in Hungary for security. A few weeks later, the French arrive at Mariazell. Combat operations, requisition, and crop failures lead in these years to a massive decrease in population. Year 1809 (MDCCCIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar). ... County Status County Capital Mayor Gheorghe Ciuhandu, Christian-Democratic Peoples Party, since 1996 Area 129. ...


1816: A great famine takes place. Archduke Johann introduces the potato and plants it in the poor fields of the area to combat hunger. 1816 was a leap year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... Archduke Johann (or John) of Austria (January 20, 1782 - May 11, 1859) was the 13th child of Grand Duke Leopold of Tuscany, who later became Leopold II, Holy Roman Emperor. ... For other uses, see Potato (disambiguation). ...


1818: Archduke Johann buys the Brandhof. 1818 (MDCCCXVIII) is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar or a common year starting on Saturday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar. ...


1827: Mariazell's largest fire, which incinerates almost the entire town, and leaves the church with great fire damage, occurs on All Souls' Night. Year 1827 (MDCCCXXVII) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian Calendar (or a common year starting on Wednesday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... This article is about the Christian religious holiday. ...


1828 - 1832: The town is rebuilt with great hardship and suffering. Year 1828 (MDCCCXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian Calendar (or a leap year starting on Thursday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... Year 1832 (MDCCCXXXII) was a leap year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian Calendar (or a leap year starting on Friday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ...


1892: The idle boring machine of the cast-iron factory is converted to a power plant; the following year, Mariazell gets electric power for the first time. 1892 (MDCCCXCII) was a leap year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ...


1896: The building of the first public water service begins. Year 1896 (MDCCCXCVI) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display calendar). ...


1898: The Mariazell cast iron factory is shut down. Year 1898 (MDCCCXCVIII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Monday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar). ...


1907: The Mariazellerbahn, finished the previous year, is opened for public transport. That same year, the Mariazell Basilica is elevated to a Basilica Minor. Year 1907 (MCMVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Monday of the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ... Special pilgrims journey near Kirchberg an der Pielach The Mariazellerbahn (Mariazell Railway) is an electrically operated narrow-gauge railway of the Österreichische Bundesbahnen with a track gauge of 760 mm (Bosnian gauge) which connects the Lower Austrian capital Sankt Pölten with the Styrian pilgrimage centre of Mariazell. ... Basilica Mariä Geburt, Mariazell The Mariazell Basilica (also the Basilica Mariä Geburt or in English the Basilica of the Birth of the Virgin Mary) is the most important pilgrimage destination in Austria and one of the most important in Europe. ... St. ...


1911: The Mariazellerbahn becomes electric. Year 1911 (MCMXI) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Saturday of the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ...

Monument to the builders of the Mariazellerbahn
Monument to the builders of the Mariazellerbahn
The cemetery in deep snow
The cemetery in deep snow

1924: The first festival in the newly built festival theatre is begun. Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1500 × 1125 pixel, file size: 442 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Description: Memorial for the builders of the Mariazellerbahn in Mariazell, Styria - Denkmal für die Erbauer der Mariazellerbahn in Mariazell, Steiermark own image - eigene Aufnahme... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1500 × 1125 pixel, file size: 442 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Description: Memorial for the builders of the Mariazellerbahn in Mariazell, Styria - Denkmal für die Erbauer der Mariazellerbahn in Mariazell, Steiermark own image - eigene Aufnahme... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 533 pixelsFull resolution (1200 × 800 pixel, file size: 542 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Bearbeitung vonImage:Mariazell friedhof 1. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 533 pixelsFull resolution (1200 × 800 pixel, file size: 542 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Bearbeitung vonImage:Mariazell friedhof 1. ... Year 1924 (MCMXXIV) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


1925: The festivals reach their high point. In the following years, financial decline brings them to an end. Year 1925 (MCMXXV) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


1928: A gondola to the Bürger Alps becomes the first funicular to be built in Austria. That same year, the water system in expanded around the "Student-Quelle". Year 1928 (MCMXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Angels Flight, Los Angeles, California with gantlet track configuration Duquesne Incline, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania with full length parallel tracks The Gütschbahn in Lucerne, Switzerland – from an 1893 guidebook A funicular, also called funicular railway, inclined railway, inclined plane, or, in the United Kingdom, a cliff railway, is a system of...


1945: The Red Army enters Mariazell and takes accommodations for 5,000 men. Year 1945 (MCMXLV) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar). ... For other organizations known as the Red Army, see Red Army (disambiguation). ...


1948: Mariazell is elevated to the status of a city. Year 1948 (MCMXLVIII) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will display the 1948 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


1955 - 1957: A general restoration of the church takes place. During these years, a by-pass and a new post office are built. Year 1955 (MCMLV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays the 1955 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1957 (MCMLVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1957 Gregorian calendar). ...


1966: The fathers of the Kremsmünster Monastery separate from the fathers of the Schottenstift, who had been in charge of the ecclesiastical leadership of Mariazell since 1949. In the following years, extensive restoration work is done on the church, the priory, and the nearby chapel. The new rosary path is also built during this time. Year 1966 (MCMLXVI) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the 1966 Gregorian calendar. ... Schottenstift The Schottenstift is an abbreviation of Benediktinerabtei unserer Lieben Frau zu den Schotten (lit, Benedictine Abbey of Our Fair Lady to the Scots) is a monestary founded in Vienna in 1155 when Henry II brought Irish-Scotish monks to Vienna. ... A priory is an ecclesiastical circumscription run by a prior. ...


1976: Mariazell gains an indoor swimming pool and, a few years later, the enlargement of its Hauptschule. Year 1976 Pick up sticks(MCMLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Rütli-Hauptschule, Berlin-Neukölln. ...


1983: Pope John Paul II visits Mariazell. The papal altar is built in the main plaza. In the course of this great event, the entire city receives a façade facelift, the main plaza is redesigned, and parks are created. Year 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays the 1983 Gregorian calendar). ... Official papal image of John Paul II. His Holiness Pope John Paul II, né Karol Józef Wojtyła (born May 18, 1920 in Wadowice, Poland), is the current Pope — the Bishop of Rome and head of the Roman Catholic Church. ...


1990: Thanksgiving and freedom pilgrimages from the former Eastern Bloc states bring 25,000 participants to Mariazell. Year 1990 (MCMXC) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 1990 Gregorian calendar). ... A map of the Eastern Bloc 1948-1989. ...


1992: The Bendictines of Kremsmünster transfer the duty of pastoral care for the pilgrimages into the custody of the founding monastery and mother cloister of St. Lambrecht. Year 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1992 Gregorian calendar). ... St Benedict of Nursia (c. ... Kremsmünster is a town in Kirchdorf an der Krems (district), in Upper Austria. ...


2004: Central European Catholic Day - a pilgrimage of the people to Mariazell brings over 100,000 visiters. Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Politics

Municipal Council

The municipal council consists of 15 members and since the 2005 elections consists of the mandates of the following parties: Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...

The Austrian Peoples Party or Österreichische Volkspartei is an Austrian political party. ... The Social Democratic Party of Austria (Sozialdemokratische Partei Österreichs, SPÖ) is a political party in Austria. ... The Austrian Freedom Party (Freiheitliche Partei Österreichs, abbreviated to FPÖ) is an Austrian political party usually associated with the name of Jörg Haider. ...

City Council

The city council consists of the following members:

  • Helmut Pertl (ÖVP) – Mayor
  • Josef Demmerer (ÖVP) - Vice-Mayor
  • Gottfried Schöggl (SPÖ) - Financial Officer

Coat of Arms

The city coat of arms shows a black shield with a stylized depiction of the gothic archway of the Mariazell Basilica in gold. Before it stands the gold-crowned Mariazeller Madonna with a similarly crowned Christ Child on her right arm. The Madonna wears a blue cloak and is wrapped in a silver-white robe, as is the Christ Child. The chests of both figures are adorned with a small cross.


Sister Cities

Basilica in Esztergom. ...

Culture and landmarks

Holy image of Magna Mater Austriae
Holy image of Magna Mater Austriae

Most notable about the Mariazell Basilica, built in the 14th and 15th centuries but with a superb baroque interior, are the three towers on its western front. The church houses the Magna Mater Austriae (Great Mother of Austria) in its so-called Gnadenkapelle. The holy image is a small wooden Marian statue from the 13th century, which is clothed in a splendid garment and plays a great role in the popular devotions of many Austrian Catholics. Image File history File linksMetadata Mariazel_gnadenbild. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Mariazel_gnadenbild. ... Basilica Mariä Geburt, Mariazell The Mariazell Basilica (also the Basilica Mariä Geburt or in English the Basilica of the Birth of the Virgin Mary) is the most important pilgrimage destination in Austria and one of the most important in Europe. ... This 14th-century statue from south India depicts the gods Shiva (on the left) and Uma (on the right). ... (14th century - 15th century - 16th century - other centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 15th century was that century which lasted from 1401 to 1500. ... “Our Lady” redirects here. ... (12th century - 13th century - 14th century - other centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 13th century was that century which lasted from 1201 to 1300. ... Austrian dioceses since 1968 The Roman Catholic Church in Austria is the largest Christian denomination of Austria, with 5. ...


Business and infrastructure

Mariazell lies on the highway B 20, which goes from St. Pölten over the Seebergsattel to Kapfenberg im Mürz Valley. There is a connection through the Salza Valley to the east either over the Gscheid to St. Aegyd am Neuwalde, into the Piesting Valley und then further into the Viennese Basin (B 21) or over the Lahnsattel into the Mürz Valley and onward to Mürzzuschlag (B 23). St. ... The Seebergsattel (Slovene: Jezerski vrh) connects the Austrian state of Carinthia (the District of Völkermarkt) with the Slovenian Region of Upper Carniola. ... Kapfenberg (around 22. ... The Mürz is a river in Austria. ... The Salza (also Mariazeller Salza) is an eastern tributary of the Enns. ... St. ... The Piesting is a river in southern Lower Austria. ... The Viennese Basin (German: Wiener Becken, Czech: Vídenská kotlina, Slovak: Viedenská kotlina) is a tectonic basin between the Alps and the Carpathian Mountains. ... Mürzzuschlag is a town in Styria, Austria, with a population of 9,569 (2001). ...


Mariazell is also the southern endpoint of the Mariazellerbahn; however, the station lies around 1 km from the city center in the municipal territory of Sankt Sebastian. Special pilgrims journey near Kirchberg an der Pielach The Mariazellerbahn (Mariazell Railway) is an electrically operated narrow-gauge railway of the Österreichische Bundesbahnen with a track gauge of 760 mm (Bosnian gauge) which connects the Lower Austrian capital Sankt Pölten with the Styrian pilgrimage centre of Mariazell. ... Sankt Sebastian is a municipality in the district of Mayen-Koblenz in Rhineland-Palatinate, western Germany. ...


References

  • This article incorporates text from the Encyclopædia Britannica Eleventh Edition, a publication now in the public domain.
  • The information in this article is based on that in its German equivalent.

Encyclopædia Britannica, the eleventh edition The Encyclopædia Britannica Eleventh Edition (1910–1911) is perhaps the most famous edition of the Encyclopædia Britannica. ... The public domain comprises the body of all creative works and other knowledge—writing, artwork, music, science, inventions, and others—in which no person or organization has any proprietary interest. ...

External links

  • Eurovia - Association for the Estblishment of European Pilgimage Routes
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