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Sankt Pölten, mostly abbreviated to the official name St. Pölten, is the capital and largest city of the State of Lower Austria in northeast Austria. With 52,716 inhabitants as of 1 January 2015, it is Lower Austria's largest city. St Pölten is a city with its own statute (or Statutarstadt) and therefore it is both a municipality and a district in the Mostviertel.GeographyThe city lies on the Traisen river and is located north of the Alps and south of the Wachau. It is part of the Mostviertel, the southwest region of Lower Austria.TransportThe city's main railway station, St. Pölten Hauptbahnhof, is located directly on the West railway of the ÖBB and is also the terminus of the Leobersdorfer Railway, the Mariazellerbahn, the regional railway to Tulln and the regional railway to Krems. It is at the intersection of the Western Motorway A1 and the Kremser Speedway S33, and is traversed by the Vienna Road B1. St Pölten is a junction of the Wieselbus bus lines, which provides radial connections between the capital and the different regions of Lower Austria.In the cityBetween 1911 and 1976, a tramline operated in St Pölten. Today, a network of eleven bus lines operates at regular intervals within the city. Every summer, a free tourist train in the city centre connects the ancient parts of the city with the government district.A visit to Stadtmuseum Sankt Pölten represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Sankt Polten road trip planner to plot your vacation.
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The archeological collection on the ground floor is grand! It's small but the items ---all found locally--- are beautifully displayed. The Art Niveau collection on the 1st floor is lovely and...
The archeological collection on the ground floor is grand! It's small but the items ---all found locally--- are beautifully displayed. The Art Niveau collection on the 1st floor is lovely and... more »
Since the reopening of the Stadtmuseum on November 17, 2007, the house has become one of the cultural attractions in the beautiful old town of St. Pölten. As part of the renovations, the entrance to the entrance, both inside and outside, was completely redesigned. By stems in steel-glass construction, the museum received a modern, sculptural character, which refers to the function of the building. The foyer, café and ticket counter were designed according to the designs of the designers Doris Zichtl and Marcello Hrasko. They continue what already emerged in the design of the Art Nouveau department in 2004 as a new signature of the Stadtmuseum. In the inner courtyard of the museum, a glass-steel lift was also located, which blends perfectly into the historic building structure of the Karmeliterhof. The City Museum St. Pölten is thus completely accessible to visit. The baroque courtyard of the museum has also been redesigned. It came to a deconstruction of the planting, the character of the court as a "baroque garden" could be reinforced again. The aim is to increase the use of the court for various events, including concerts or readings. But not only the museum building and its infrastructural facilities were massively upgraded, also in terms of content, the museum has been renewed. With the new archaeological department, the rich collection of prehistoric and prehistoric objects as well as the exhibits from the "Roman" St. Pölten, a further showpiece of the house can be visited in addition to the Art Nouveau department. In 2008, this transformation and renewal was rewarded with the Museum Quality Seal. The award ceremony took place in a ceremony at the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna.
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