Spitz (Austria)

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Region
Europe Rivers

Local Time
03:10 21 Jul 2017

Coordinates
48.36614 N, 15.41111 E

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Spitz an der Donau is a Danube River cruise port in Austria, and a market town in the Krems-Land district. The town covers a total area of approx 23,83 km2 (9,20 ml2) and has a population of around 1,620 people (2016 census).

  • Spitz an der Donau is situated in Lower Austria state on the left bank of Danube River, further down from Willendorf.
  • Occupied since Celtic times, Spitz was mentioned for the first time in 830. A hill named the "Hill of a Thousand Buckets" ("Tausendeimerberg") is so called due to the many grapes growing there, as Wachau valley, that the town is in, is popular for them. To the south of Spitz an der Donau lies the famous fortress of Hinterhaus.
  • In February 2008, Spitz an der Donau made an appearance in local news following the poisoning of the mayor Dr.Hannes Hirtzberger.
  • Among Spitz' landmarks and attractions are the St Maurice church and Hinterhaus fortress. The Late Gothic church to Saint Maurice is well known for its Apostles (1380) and altarpiece by Kremser Schmidt. 

The Spitz cruise port map is interactive. It shows the port's exact location, along with the real-time cruise ship traffic (if any) in its vicinity - today, and right now. By zooming-out you can see other cruise ship ports located near Spitz, Austria.

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