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Introducing Freistadt

Just 10km from the Czech border as the bird flies, Freistadt has some of the best-preserved medieval fortifications in Austria, and the beer isn’t bad either; indeed locals are so passionate about Freistädter brews that they avoid places where it isn’t on tap. Beer aside, pleasure can be had by strolling through the town’s narrow streets to gate towers and the gardens that have taken root in the original moat.