The sleek city of Schwechat is renowned for its delicious, locally brewed beer and close proximity to the captivating Austrian capital of Vienna. Schwechat possesses a rich architectural appeal that stems from the colourful and charismatic facades of its historic building; the Main Square is a visual treasure trove of Baroque beauty and ornate clock towers. The pretty and picturesque river, of the same name as the city, runs through the centre, creating perfect picnic spots while also dividing the metropolis into distinct districts. A rich historic heritage dates back to the Roman Empire, when the city’s prosperous status was first mentioned in a document dated 1334.
The city’s social centre is undoubtedly the Main Square, upon which a number of significant sights reside. Arguably the most prominent feature is the richly embellished spire of the City Church, the colours of which create an arresting effect. Sit in a quaint café or rustic restaurant in order to enjoy a refreshing pint of the city’s renowned beer.
Saturated with imperial majesty and regal resplendence, Schwechat’s close proximity to Vienna means the captivating Austrian capital simply must be seen during your sojourn. Pristine palaces exude an air of decided grandeur; contemporary museums present fascinating collections of exquisite art; and grand theatres host regular performances of the operatic music Vienna is famed for.
It’d be a culinary crime to visit Schwechat without tasting a pint of their internationally renowned beer. An atmospheric eatery in which traditional dishes are paired with effervescent glasses is Rauhaus Schwechat, a brewery whose food is as hearty and it is flavoursome. Feast upon a platter of grilled meat with traditional Austrian sides for an authentic taste of the region. (Mautner Markhof Strasse, Schwechat, Austria)