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Ardagger

The town is located in Ardagger the Danube valley in the heart of the vineyards Mostviertel. Ardagger is often called the gateway to the Specialities, a picturesque section of the Danube river with high rocky shores. This commune consists of four parts: Ardagger Markt, Ardager Pin, Callisburg and Stefanshart.

The main attraction of Ardager is the eponymous Abbey, founded in 1049. In 1784 it was closed by order of Emperor Joseph II. The old monastic buildings and the adjacent buildings of the XVII century in 1813 was converted into a castle. When you visit you can see the building of the Basilica of St. Margaret, the design of which are elements characteristic of the epochs of Gothic, Baroque, classicism. Be sure to see the window Margarita, created in the years 1230-1240, which is considered the oldest stained glass window in Austria.

The district of Ardagger Markt, where in former times there was a crossing over the Danube, famous for its ancient Church of St. Nicholas, which is built on a hill with a height of 275 meters above sea level and dominates the village. Romanesque Church surrounded by the cemetery, first mentioned in 1049. It was subsequently expanded with Gothic additions. Massive South tower appeared in the middle Ages. An altar with four columns dated to the middle of the XVIII century.

Near the town of Ardagger, you can find two interesting museums. One of them is dedicated to the history of the local peasantry, and the second is the Museum of the Wehrmacht - the story of the weapons and the organization of life in the German army in the first half of the twentieth century.