History and UNESCO in Upper Austria

Tassilo* tells the story...

… of the world’s oldest salt mine. Of submerged pile dwellings and Roman legionnaires. He takes us to magnificent monasteries and mighty ruins, guides us through beautiful cities and shows us the magical places built for summer retreats. Because where we come from determines who we are.


*Tassilo III. (741-796), Duke of Bavaria. He is credited with founding Kremsmünster Abbey in Upper Austria — legend has it at the site where his son had a hunting accident. One of Upper Austria’s most significant art treasures, the Tassilo Chalice, is attributed to him.

1,100 years of Saint Wolfgang


When Saint Wolfgang was in exile, he determined the location of the first church on Lake Wolfgang with a miraculous axe throw. In the Middle Ages, the pilgrimage to St. Wolfgang became one of the most important religious pilgrimages.

On the 1,100th anniversary, Lake Wolfgang celebrates its patron with a Wolfgang Play on the lake, an international art festival and much more.

Museums in Upper Austria

The Romans in Upper Austria

For 500 years, Upper Austria was part of the “Imperium Romanum”. Today, we know Ovilava and Lauriacum as Wels and Enns. Half a millennium that left lasting traces. The Romans were aware of the fertile soil in the Innviertel region and the recreational value of Lake Attersee. They also guarded the Danube border, the Limes.

© Foto Huemer: Legionär mit Feldzeichen
Legionär mit Feldzeichen beim Römerfest in Enns.