[ source: 43208 ]

Have a question about Sachsenburg? Ask a local resident for special Sachsenburg insider tips ...

In case you have a specific question for Sachsenburg or would like a Sachsenburg insider tip from one of our local property owners and Sachsenburg experts. Simply add your question and enter your email address. You will typically receive responses from us soon, in many cases within less than 24 hours! Please note: We do not share your email address with with anyone. Responses will solely be sent from us.

I would like to also receive an occasional Live Like a German newsletter with special travel tips (at most once a month) and last minute Germany travel deals.
Thanks for submitting your question about Sachsenburg.
Thanks for submitting your question to Live Like a German. We have currently one local expert assigned to Sachsenburg.

Thanks for submitting your question to Live Like a German. We have currently more than local experts assigned to Sachsenburg.





What is your insider travel tip for Sachsenburg?

Travel Insider Tips for Sachsenburg

Sachsenburg is a market town on the Drava river in the Spittal an der Drau district in Carinthia, Austria. The municipality comprises the Katastralgemeinden of Sachsenburg and Obergottesfeld.

Sachsenburg is a market town on the Drava river in the Spittal an der Drau district in Carinthia, Austria. The municipality comprises the Katastralgemeinden of Sachsenburg and Obergottesfeld.

[ source: wikipedia ]

More about the History of Sachsenburg

The origin of the name is uncertain: an affiliation with the far apart mediƦval Duchy of Saxony has never been established; however the coat of arms probably awarded in the 16th century shows a Saxe, a kind of pan formerly used for gold prospecting within the nearby Hohe Tauern mountain range.

Two fortresses at the strategically important narrow place of the Drava valley (Sachsenburger Klause) were first mentioned in a 1213 deed. Sachsenburg is documented as the administrative seat of a Salzburg exclave within the Duchy of Carinthia in 1292. It was therefore often under attack by the forces of the Carinthian dukes as well as by the Counts of Gorizia at Lienz. The Salzburg archbishops granted the settlement market rights in 1326, it also received city fortifications, that were not razed until in 1813, when Upper Carinthia belonged to the French-occupied "Illyrian Provinces".

During the Revolution of 1848, several citizens on March 20 proclaimed an independent "Republic of Sachsenburg", they were however immediately suppressed by the Austrian military.

[ source: wikipedia ]

Sachsenburg is a market town on the Drava river in the Spittal an der Drau district in Carinthia, Austria. The municipality comprises the Katastralgemeinden of Sachsenburg and Obergottesfeld.

Where to stay in Sachsenburg?

Check out our selection of hand-selected and quality Sachsenburg vacation rentals and holiday apartments.