Oberwart (also known as Felsoor) is a town in the Burgenland region of Austria. It is located by the Pinka River, and is the capital of the district of Oberwart. Oberwart dates back to the 11th century. This is a mixed community of German, Hungarian, Croat and Romany people. The small Jewish population was wiped out by the Nazis. The town suffered considerable destruction during World War II, but was rebuilt and modernized.
From your budget hotel in Oberwart you are within easy reach of the town’s attractions. The 18th century Calvinist Church is a rarity in Austria. The Reformed Church, completed in 1773 and designed by Christoph Preising, displays valuable art from the 18th and 19th centuries. Its tower was built in 1808 – 1809 by Matthias Preising. Next to the Reformed Church is the 18th century Baroque Old Rectory, which is now a community center and museum. Behind the church is the old school building which dates back to 1802. The Catholic Church of the Ascension, which was enlarged and rebuilt in the Gothic style in 1463, is famous for its 14th century murals of St. George and St. Michael and its 18th century Baroque furnishings. The Evangelical Church dates back to 1812. On the first Saturday of every month, guests in discount hotels in Oberwart can shop at the town’s flea market. At the Unterwarter Heimathaus a few miles south of town visitors can see what life was like for medieval Magyar peasants.
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