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city tower of Enns

Enns is the oldest town in Austria! For the first time Enns received its town charter in 212 as a civil settlement of the Roman legionary camp Lauriacum (Lorch). Exactly a thousand years later, in 1212, the city was once again granted the still oldest town charter in present-day Austria.

The landmark is the almost 60m high freestanding city tower from the 16th century in the middle of the main square.


View from the hotel window to the main square

Basilika St. Laurenz

The St. Laurenz Basilica of Enns Lorch rises above the foundation walls of a 2nd century building from which a first early Christian church developed around 480 AD

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