Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Attnang-Puchheim, Austria


Attnang-Puchheim is a growing town in Austria, located in the Vöcklabruck district, lying between the cities Vöcklabruck and Schwanenstadt. It is twinned with the city of Puchheim in Bavaria.

It is one of our stop-over going to Vienna, Austria. I had an adventure with a friend from UK last year in Austria. That was a real adventure full of fun and excitement!!

History (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Attnang-Puchheim)

Attnang was founded by Bavarian seddlers in the late 8th century. The town of Puchheim is documented the first time in 1135, Attnang about one hundred years later in 1242. In 1912 the community changed it's name from Puchheim to Attnang-Puchheim to acknowledge this growing part of the town.

In World War II, the station served as connection to the Schlier V-2 rocket motor test area. The Attnang-Puchheim marshalling yard was bombed on April 21 1945 at 10:57 by 179 bombers of the US 15th Air Force from Foggia, Italy.

The air raid destroyed/damaged 120 apartments and 277 houses and caused the highest WWII death rate in Austria: 708 of 5,600 residents or 12.9% (compared to 2.5% for Wiener Neustadt). The Allies captured Attnang-Puttheim on May 5, 1945.

2 comments:

twinks said...

Hello sis!
Asus..maski asa ra jud ka makaabot ba..hehehe
Dakilang Lakwatsera dapat ang title sa imong blog..wehehehe
ingat sis..
mwahugs!

Euroangel said...

correct jud ka Sis..hahaha...sa sunod na blog na pud...maghimo ta ana...hahaha..ayo2 diha...mwuahh!!

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