Sankt Polten (St. Polten) is the capital city of the Austrian State of Niederosterreich (Lower Austria). With app. 51,000 inhabitants it is Lower Austria's largest city. Sankt Polten is a city with its own statute (or Statutarstadt) and therefore it is both a municipality and a district in the Mostviertel. St. Poelten lies on the river Traisen in the extensive plain between the Danube and the Alpine foothills. Find property for sale in St. Polten.
The first records of the city date back to 1100, and is situated on the site of the Roman camp Aelium Cetium. For the longest part of its history, St. Polten was a sleepy village in Lower Austria. This changed a little bit in 1860, when the rapidly developing Austrian Empire (soon to become the Austro-Hungarian Empire) built a railway network that connected St. Poelten with Vienna. In the late 20th century, another boost made of the town what it is today: A peculiar mix of a historic core with some late 19th century houses and a brand-new, super-modern government district. Get your own property in St. Polten.
St. Polten became the capital of Lower Austria, after the people of the province had decided that Vienna did not meet their standards of a proper provincial centre. Equipped with the new administrative responsibility and a whole lot of money, the rulers of the province hired several important architects and ordered the construction of the new Landhaus governmental district.
St. Poelten was once a princely town and in 1986 became capital city of the federal land. It is an important industrial centre and possesses many secondary schools. In 1996 the modern local government quarter was completed, which includes the land archive and library, a television and radio studio, a theatre and a concert hall. The city is also home to the Institute for Economic Support (WIFI) and the Low Austria Chamber of Commerce. As well as the new local government buildings, the historical centre of the city and its baroque architecture is also of great interest. Buy your real-estate (flat, apartment, house, luxury villa, land or business/commercial property) in St. Polten.
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