Attractions

Cathedral in Wiener Neustadt

Dom

This cathedral runs an architectural gauntlet from the Romanesque (it dates from the late 13th century) to the Gothic and beyond to the baroque. The simplicity of the facade and clear lines are striking from the out…
Square in Wiener Neustadt

Hauptplatz

The town's main piazza is closed off on one side by the Rathaus, which is something of a hybrid of styles. It began life as a Gothic building, was given some Renaissance flourishes from the late 16th century, and th…
Church in Wiener Neustadt

Neukloster

This church's claim to fame is as the venue for the very first performance of Mozart's Requiem in 1793. Architecturally, the 14th-century church is fairly straight up and down Gothic, with a vaulted ceiling and high…
Museum in Wiener Neustadt

Stadtmuseum

Partly housed in the former St Peter’s monastery, the city museum has artefacts from the Dom and other displays on town history. Its prize item is the 15th-century Corvinus Chalice that, according to legend, was a p…
Castle in Wiener Neustadt

Militärakademie

Dating from the 13th century, this former castle was turned into a military academy in the mid-18th century (founded by Empress Maria Theresia) and was even commanded by the young Rommel in his pre-‘desert fox’ days…
Landmark in Wiener Neustadt

Wasserturm

Just south of the Militärakademie, rising between the convergence of two busy roads, is the town’s water tower from 1910. Its shape intentionally apes the gilded goblet donated to the townsfolk by King Matthias Corv…