31. From Brnck to Villach and TJdine (Venice).
Comp. Maps, pp. 2"4, 2U0. 172.
210 31. Railway to (127i/2 31.) Villach in .V/i-TA: hrs.; to Udine in 9-13 hrs.
The route from Vienna to Venice via the "Pontebba Railway is 87 M. shorter
than that via Nabresina and Cormons; express to Venice in 1572 hrs. (fares
74 fr. 10, 51 fr. 70 c).
Bruck, see p. 180. The train diverges to the right from the
main line, crosses the Mur, and turns to the W. into the narrow
Murthal. 71/7> M. Niklasdorf. It then crosses the Mur to —
IOI/2 M. Leoben (1745 ft,; "Hotel Garner, Franz-Josef.--Platz,
•/4 M. from the station; "Hot. Siidbahnhof, at the station; Kindler;
"Mohr. etc.; "Rail. Restaurant), a town of 70011 inhab., with old
walls and towers, on a peninsula formed by the Mur, is the seat of a
noted school of mining. A miner forms the Fountain Figure in the
market-place. View from the height 5 min. above the modern Church
of the Redemptorists, on the Mur. — To Vcrdernberg and Eisenerz,
see p. 186.
The train describes a wide circuit round the town, and to the S.
of the suburb of Waasen stops at the (12M.) Staats-Bahnhof'or State
Railway Station. It then follows the left bank of the Mur (passing
the old Schloss Qbss on the left) to (18 M.) St. Michael ("Rail.
Restaurant; "Hotel Kronprinz Rudolf, at the -tation), the junction
for Selzthal (R. 26).
2OI/2 M. Kaisersbery. — 2872 M. St. Lorenzen. In the Kobenz-Thal,
41/2 M. to the N., lies Seckau, with |a fine abbey-church. — 33 M.
Knittelfeld (2115 ft.; Finze; Pissel; Eck), a prettily-situated in¬
dustrial town (5800 inhab.), with the workshops of the state-rail¬
way. An ancient monument in the chief square commemorates the
ravages of the plague, the Turks, and locusts. Important cattle-
fairs are held here on Aug. 24th and other dates. About 2 M. to
the W. lies Schloss Spielberg (2300 ft.), commanding a fine view.
The valley of the Mur now expands to its greatest width. —
371/2 M. Zeltweg (Gumjd), with extensive iron-work-.
42V2M. Judenburg (2380ft.; "Post or Krone; 'Brand; Nowolny;
Frank, with garden), a very ancient town (4642 inhab.), is situated
on a height on the right bank of the Mur, at the foot of the Seethal
Alps. The principal church dates from the 16th century. In the
Platz rise the Rbmerthurm ('2.-15 ft,), built in 1449-1509 (fine view
from the gallery, 10 kr.), and a column in memory of the plague,
erected in 1719. Fine view from the "Anlagen on the N. and E.
.-ides of the town; also from the "Calrarienbery. To the E. (1'4 hr.)
rise the chateau and the ruin of Liechtenstein.
46 M. Thalheim; 61 M. St. Georgen an der Mur. — 54 M. 1111-
markt. On the opposite bank is the ruined Frauenburg, with a chapel
containing the tombstone of the minstrel I'lrich von Liechtenstein.
Feom L'nzmaekt-Fraukm:i kg to BIutrrndorf, 47 31., railway in 5 hrs.,
via (I6V2 31.) Hurau (2610 It.; "Post; tonne; Brau), a small town with three
old churches, commanded by the castle of Ulcr-Murau. For details, see
Baedeker's Eastern Alps.