The Vienna Woods Share: Fabled in song and a favorite getaway for the Viennese, the Vienna Woods also hold a number of interesting attractions for tourists, including a beautiful monastery, historic sites, and natural wonders. A good place to begin is atop the meter Kahlenberg, Vienna's own "mini-mountain," with magnificent views across the city and the Danube all the way to the Little Carpathians and the Schneeberg region. The Baroque Kahlenberg Church St. The Cistercian Abbey of Heiligenkreuz, constructed in , is the oldest continuously occupied Cistercian monastery in the world and one of the most beautiful medieval monasteries. Its highlights include the vaulted Romanesque nave ; the 13th-century ribbed vaulting; and the 13th-century choir, considered a masterpiece of Austrian Gothic.
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Other factors in the constitutional changes were continued Hungarian dissatisfaction with rule from Vienna and increasing national consciousness on the part of other nationalities or ethnicities of the Austrian Empire. Hungarian dissatisfaction arose partly from Austria's suppression with Russian support of the Hungarian liberal revolution of — However, dissatisfaction with Austrian rule had grown for many years within Hungary and had many other causes. By the late s, a large number of Hungarians who had supported the —49 revolution were willing to accept the Habsburg monarchy. They argued that while Hungary had the right to full internal independence, under the Pragmatic Sanction of , foreign affairs and defense were "common" to both Austria and Hungary. The new foreign minister, Count Friedrich Ferdinand von Beust , wanted to conclude the stalemated negotiations with the Hungarians. In particular, Hungarian leaders demanded and received the Emperor's coronation as King of Hungary and the re-establishment of a separate parliament at Pest with powers to enact laws for the lands of the Holy Crown of Hungary.
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Medieval Burg Hochosterwitz Share: To the east of St. Veit, on a crag rising some meters above the valley, sprawls the imposing Burg Hochosterwitz, Austria's most important medieval castle. The steep access road to the castle, the Burgweg, winds its way up through the 14 defensive gates to the beautiful arcaded courtyard where you'll find the little chapel with its wall and ceiling paintings from and the church at the southwestern end of the castle with its high altar dating from The Grossglockner Hochalpenstrasse from Bruck, in the Pinzgau, to Heiligenblut, at the foot of the Grossglockner, was constructed between and
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