Spitz, Austria

Spitz, Austria

Spitz an der Donau is a market town in the district of Krems-Land in the Austrian state of Lower Austria, further down from Willendorf on the left bank of the Danube. Occupied since Celtic times, it was first mentioned in 830. A hill "Tausendeimerberg" (the "Hill of a Thousand Buckets") is so named because of the many grapes that grow there, for the Wachau valley, for which Spitz is in, is famous for them. The Late Gothic church to St. Maurice is famous for its Apostles (1380) and an altarpiece by Kremser Schmidt. To the south of Spitz is the famous fortress of Hinterhaus.

Recently, Spitz has been in the news because of the poisoning of the mayor Dr. Hannes Hirtzberger.

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  • http://www.planetware.com/austria/spitz-a-n-spitz.htm

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